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Messages - Russell Sova

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Washburn XB120 TBL Bass Guitar
« on: November 08, 2004, 06:29:00 AM »
Not bad, but the tuners aren't the best. The necks need adjusting more often on any inexpensive bass. The more expensive Washburn basses are great. The T24 can be picked up for under $400 if you shop around and will last a life time. Not just saying this, the more exensive Washburn's could be sold for two or three times what they get for them.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Pickguard for the XB-100 ?
« on: October 17, 2004, 08:41:09 AM »
I don't have the template anymore. I remember that there was a bass made in the 80's that was very similar and had a pickguard. I don't know what Washburn it was but if you email the company they may be able to help.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Pickguard for the XB-100 ?
« on: October 17, 2004, 08:37:13 AM »
I don't have the template anymore. I remember that there was a bass made in the 80's that was very similar and had a pickguard. I don't know what Washburn it was but if you email the company they may be able to help.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Pickguard for the XB-100 ?
« on: October 16, 2004, 07:58:19 AM »
I had an XB 100 for a little while and I made a paper pickguard to be used as a template for the real thing. I sold the bass before having the pickguard done. I agree a pickguard would make the bass better looking. But they really are beginners models. You'll find you can get a better Washburn bass for only $400 or so and still have a quality instrument. The other manufacturers just charge more. The better basses from Washburn are very good.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Washburn T24/T25 vs. ...
« on: September 29, 2004, 03:58:51 PM »
My first bass was a Fender Precision and I like my T24 much better. It's like you said, it is an awsome instrument. Check out Sadowski's and other customs that look just like it for about $3000. It plays smooth and the feel is as you say. It made me a better bassist and I've been playing since 1973.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / help me please
« on: September 27, 2004, 10:59:57 AM »
This is common. Just try adjusting the bridge screws to lift the strings off the neck. If this doesn't work all the way because the neck needs adjustment, then you'll have to get a 1/4 inch allen wrench and adjust the truss rod. This is also common. You have to loosen the strings - a must - then remove the little black cover on the head with a little phillips screw driver, and turn the truss rod counter clockwise about 1/4 turn. Retune the strings. If they are still too close loosen the strings again and turn it another 1/4 turn counter clockwise. Retune again. I've had to do this on basses and it's not as hard as it sounds and takes a total of about 30 minutes. Sometime you have to do this 3 or 4 times. Also, throughout the life of the bass you may have to occasionlly do this again. No sweat.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / T24 back cover
« on: September 16, 2004, 02:01:29 PM »
Howdy, I'd screw those back in without messing with the cover. If it is a two pickup T24 it is passive, period. Some prototypes, T34 with other pickups, were active. There was also a T14 that was passive.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / T25 frets -- help
« on: September 16, 2004, 01:57:58 PM »
OK Syre, sir, it's just that all the basses I've bought including a Fender and two Washburns had the same problem with the E string and moving the bridge saddle up did the trick each time....dats all...

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / T25 frets -- help
« on: September 16, 2004, 05:52:20 AM »
You can remedy this by adjusting the bridge. I don't know if I'd be stuffing anything in the nut slot as it would deaden the sustain. You can adjust the bridge using a small screw driver. What you descibe is common and it is the reason basses have adjustable bridge screws. If the bridge for that particular string is slid forward, i.e., slid toward the neck, the string will rise slightly. Keep doing this until the string has the sound you want. Just go a little at a time. It's very easy to do. Every bass I have ever owned has the same situation you just described. When you change strings, to say .125 to .45, you may have to make this adjustment, again alittle at a time, for all the strings. The strings that came on my T24 were of smaller diameter than the replacements I bought. Try flatwounds. They'll make it sound real smooth.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / AB90 Hollow Body bass
« on: September 06, 2004, 07:01:42 AM »
They're full scale. They look small scale due to the large body. Haven't had the pleasure to play one yet.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / MB40 or XB 920 or somethin` else
« on: August 22, 2004, 05:46:50 AM »
I'm not sure if you can exchange the pickups as they may be a different size. The USA shop does not produce the MB40 so I think you have to buy them as is, but maybe you should just play it as is for a while first. I'm sure they sound awesome, all the Washburns I've bought do.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Is this a good beginner's bass?
« on: August 13, 2004, 07:09:04 AM »
The only problem with beginners basses is that quality is sporatic. People get rattles, tuners that won't stay in tune, necks that need adjustment with weather changes. Otherwise the feel for the bass can be developed with one of these. You might try to get a better one sooner. The better ones hardly ever go out of tune and almost never get truss rod rattles, etc. I didn't say this to discourage you but to encourage you to stay with it.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / How Long Do you Practice?
« on: August 09, 2004, 07:48:10 PM »
Just wondering how long you folks practice every day. I try to get in at least one hour minimum. How about you? It's also tougher to concentrate in the summer on bass for me.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / T24 with gold hardware?
« on: August 08, 2004, 02:38:25 PM »
Well, how did it go?

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / my first washburn! need your help
« on: August 05, 2004, 06:31:14 AM »
I'd email the company and ask them. They usually respond pretty quick. Usually gold hardware means it's a presentation model. How's it sound?

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