My new sexy ride!

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  1. Ironbar

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    OK, I think I scored a major coup. :hyper: I've been in the market for a back-up bass for a while, and I've had to pass on a couple used basses I've found on CL for one reason or another. I kept telling myself that I missed those other opportunities because something better was bound to show up.

    Today it did.

    I bought a Washburn Force ABT for $120.00 from a private seller on CL. I thought the electronics might have been wonky on it, but fortunately I was wrong.

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    All I did to it is replace the set screws on the bridge, replaced the battery, added Dunlop Strap Locks, added new DR Nickel Lo-Riders, and cleaned the dickens out of it.

    The thing plays like a dream! The action is good but needs a slight truss rod adjustment, the intonation is almost dead-on, and the sound is amazing! It's also a LOT more forgiving when fretting notes, and I don't have to be nearly as careful in order to avoid fret buzz. I'd say the neck is like a cross between a Fender P bass and a jazz bass. It's not as fast as my other bass, but I imagine I'll get used to it. It doesn't have that classic Fender "growl" that I like, but hey, that's why we get more than one bass right?

    This thing may become my primary player!
     
  2. kesslari

    kesslari Supporting Member

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    I think that's the sexiest $120 bass score I've ever seen.
    Congrats!
     
  3. Ironbar

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    Thanks!
     
  4. BassCliff

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    Hi,

    You done good! You stole that thing. Enjoy!

    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
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  6. GM60466

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    did you get a case?
     
  7. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

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    Awesome score.

    Yet, I can't help but to comment on how interesting it sitll is to me how people's tastes differ. IMO, that would be at the top of my list of least sexy basses :).

    When I think sexy, I think more along these lines:

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    Not trying to diss your bass. I'd be happy if I scored that at the price you did, and would have bought it too. Just entertained by your description.

    Contrats, and best of luck with it.
     
  8. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

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    Nice score, OP - congrats...


    - georgestrings
     
  9. Gundecker

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    Nice grab Ironbar!
    Sexy is in the eye of the bass holder.
     
  10. VerryBerry

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    Wow! Fantastic!


    . . . . Going to check my local Kijiji listings (Canada's CL) now . . .
     
  11. ejmy

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    Now that's funny !
     
  12. dabbler

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    That was witty, but it IS true! Different strokes for different folks!
     
  13. Ironbar

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    Here's the difference in our thinking- when I look at that bass you referenced, I think of this:
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    When I look at my bass, I think of this:
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    Both are sexy, just in different ways!
     
  14. Smallmouth_Bass

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  15. frankieC

    frankieC A swell guy from Warren Harding High

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    Geez! Nice find and score, OP! There's more than $120.00 worth of wood there, alone! lol
     
  16. Joe Nerve

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    Yep. Definitely different taste. That butt looks kinda fake almost to me. Does nuthin for me at all. This is more like it...

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