2012 Wyn WSB-6 Review

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  1. BSR6P-Bob

    BSR6P-Bob Supporting Member

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    I just acquired this bass from Dan at Luthiers Access Group to replace my recently sold Tobias. It was on consignment there by the original owner.

    Basic Specs:
    WSB-6 6 String Fretted (Built in 2012)
    AAAAA Quilt Maple Full Top
    Matching AAAAA Quilt pickup covers
    Matching AAAAA Quilt Headstock Overlay
    Bubinga Truss Rod Cover
    Wenge Tone Plate
    Black Walnut Body Wings
    Neck Thru Construction
    Maple/Wenge/Bubinga Neck
    Pau Ferro Fretboard
    Bone Nut
    24 Fret 35" Scale
    String Spacing at Bridge: 19mm
    Nordstrand Fat Stack Pickups
    Hipshot Gold Brass Bridge
    Hipshot Ultralight frosted gold aluminum tuners
    Controls: Rosewood Knobs
    Aguilar 3 Band Preamp
    Vol (active/passive)
    Pan
    Passive Tone (push/pull coil split)
    Treble
    Middle (push/pull 400/800)
    Bass
    Weight: 11.5 lbs.
    with Leather Wyn Gig bag and Leather Wyn Strap
    Price paid $3,100.00


    I was looking for a bass like my Pre-Gib Tobias 6 but with full 19mm spacing like my Smith CR6 fretless. This definitely fits the requirement.

    Played acoustically it has a wonderful clear tone and thru my Demeter/Accugroove rig it's very articulate and clear all over the fingerboard. Kind of MTD articulate. I have medium hands and there is no fatigue from the 35" scale. I've strung it up with Fodera Diamond Nickels and I really like the tone and tension of these on this instrument. The neck is super stable and adjusts perfectly with its single double action truss rod.

    Once I pick it up I can't put it down and I can jump from chord melody stuff to slap to walking bass parts very effortlessly. Balances perfectly on the leg or on a strap.

    I couldn't be happier and in addition I reached out to Randy (Wyn) Fullmer prior to purchase with some questions and can say his patience and kindness reflect very well on his brand.
    If I was in the market for a new one I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him direct.
     

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  2. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Supporting Member

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    That's a fantastic bass! Randy makes some amazing instruments. :cool:
     
  3. mtdkingstonheir

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    BSR6P-Bob: What a beautiful bass! Congratulations and have fun with it.:p
     
  4. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

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    It's gorgeous! That neck must be HUGE as a 6er with 19mm spacing!
     
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  6. BSR6P-Bob

    BSR6P-Bob Supporting Member

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    Incredibly comfortable. A great neck carve is probably why.
     

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