Get this Fretless?
Came across a Washburn XB-100 Pro Fretless bass (unlined but with side markers) in a pawn shop today that I entered on a whim. Cosmetically perfect. So no sweat there. Action was already perfect height for me and pretty low. Not a buzz or dead spot anywhere on it. Fretboard is rosewood looking but just a bit lighter in color than I usually think of rosewood--surprisingly, fretboard showed no wear. Fretboard solidly in place, everything looking good.
2 pots: front one is Vol and second is Tone. Looks like 1 P-bass Quarterpounder SPB-3.
Played it for about 20 minutes through a 1x10, old Crate amp--actually sounded good even through that. Feels like the set up was good and the strings felt like half-rounds. Bass itself was very light. Neck solid and straight, bolt-on. Played really easily, fingering accuracy felt as natural as a fretted.
Price asked was $279.00 + tax puts it about $299.00 and I could do it on a lay-away plan.
Did not ask about a case--dummy me.
Napalm---the best solution for so many problems.
Washburn Club, #44
Last edited by MEKer : 03-07-2013 at 03:53 PM.