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Offline the_high_number

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« on: August 01, 2009, 11:30:44 AM »
So it arrived yesterday!!

huzzah!!!

First things first, great service from teh Funkeh Munkeh!!  would definitely buy from them again!

so the guitar, still not 100% sure about the finish, but it's not as bad as i first thought, but Nick says that the rest should have a relicing more like the N4s, as they've now shown the Indonesian guys how they do it.

I can't compare it to an N4, unfortunatly, but it completely outstripped the N61 i tried a while back.  feel wise i think it's pretty much the same as the N2 relic i tried a little while ago, which would make sense!!

to play it is a very nice guitar, better than anything i already own (which includes a US 57 reissue strat, Epi les paul, KC-40)  can't give you any technical detail about neck shapes, or fret sizes, cos i don't know about that gubbins, though the frets are bigger than anything i have.

it has been well put together, small gap in the SEC but the frets are niceley dressed, no sharp edges, everything seems level, action is nice and low, slight buzz on the 6th string, but it's traveled a lot so can't expect everything to be set up perfectly (i've bought guitar with much worse set ups in the UK)

Again sounds wise it's brilliant!!  the BL USA L500 could almost be described as a bit harsh (certainly compared to anything else i have), washburn neck PUP is obviously mellower, coil tap to the single coils brightens everything up, but no real loss of volume.

the sustain seems to go on forever!!!  very very impressed by that!!

it has the matt clear coat finish like the other N2s which i quite like, arm glides accross it very smoothly!!

Got my self a form fit case as well, figured it a good idea as it was the prototype.  the case is amazingly small, and fits the guitar absolutely perfectly, definitely a good idea for your N!!
 

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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 03:48:29 AM »
Here's some pics to go with it!!

SO it fits perfectly in the N4 form fit case



Little gap in the SEC nothing major



Bridge is nice and tight to the body (well compared to my KC any ways!!)



Humbucker mode



Split coils



Neck at the nut end



Neck and the fancy end



Coulda had an extra two frets in there  =OP



Back of the SEC



Some bugger's written on it!!!!


 

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 05:54:10 AM »
Nice one Jake, glad it arrived safely. Play Away.

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009, 06:52:49 PM »
I feel so dumb! I have had my N2 for over a year, and your picture of the split coils (by pulling the volume up) just told me how to actually do that! Geez... I'm going to go sit a corner... Don't mind me...


Sick guitar, btw!

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2009, 02:08:56 AM »
Silly!!!

you shoulda asked someone!!
 

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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2009, 11:55:28 AM »
Probably should have. Lol. Aw well, I was doing fine with just buckers, But now im doing awesome with the coil split!

Besides, The guys at the local guitar shop are... Well... Kinda dimwits...

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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2009, 12:44:55 PM »
glad you dig it!

I played that thing for 45 minutes when it showed up!  that guitar is a great platform for washburn to move forward with and expand!

(are you guys listening!?!?)
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2009, 08:55:05 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by funkymunky
(are you guys listening!?!?)



Always!
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2009, 09:26:53 AM »
How much are these guitars going to run?  Other than the weird and unnatural relicing, I'm not seeing anything negative about it at all.  Great idea to go ahead and do the coil split, which many players wind up modding theirs to do anyway.  I like it.
 

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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2009, 11:15:35 AM »
The finish is growing on me, but then that might just be because it's my guitar!!

i believe the standard price will be $699, but i'm sure Jon will correct me if i'm wrong!!

i'd definitely reccomend them!!! =O)
 

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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2009, 02:22:56 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by the_high_number
Some bugger's written on it!!!!

Sweet! Laughed hard.

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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2009, 06:20:43 AM »
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Originally posted by the_high_number

i believe the standard price will be $699, but i'm sure Jon will correct me if i'm wrong!!



Same price as the N61, then?

Still mucho irritating that Washburn prices in the UK seem to be $1:$1.
 

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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2009, 06:42:10 AM »
couldnt agree more.  Maybe the limited number of Uk dealers just put the prices up as they see fit?
if you cant afford it, build it

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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2009, 06:46:23 AM »
Its a shame as it often forces buyers to look further afield (the US) for better deals. (Theres a nice used MW N4 on the bay at the moment for under $800 if anyone is interested.)
 

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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2009, 07:04:48 AM »
Hows the N24 playing High_Number?  The more I see your pics the more I like it [:)]

if you cant afford it, build it