The Official Washburn Club (Part 2)

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  1. smperry

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  2. MEKer

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    Thanks for the part II. We have a great club. Will our newly-closed part 1 still be freely available for reading and referencing back?

    NOTE TO READERS OF THIS THREAD:
    Updated Member List is on Post #111 of this thread...and the database of Washburn basses owned by Club Members is kept on Post #65 of this thread (as well as on it's own separate thread).
    Just type in "WASHBURN DATABASE" on the SEARCH function.
  3. smperry

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    Yes...it won't be deleted.

    I don't join clubs, but I did once own a Washburn AB35. That was a great bass.
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    Welcome to part II
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  6. Melonthief

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    Force 40 at Worcester Palladium
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    B20 at Cambridge show with guitar legends Joe Stump, Edu Ardanuy and Mike Kerr.
    The B20 is going to be my main bass from now on, it sounds amazing and people who know what it is really get a kick out of it.
  7. iriegnome

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    Hey MEKer, have you dove into the brass circle fret dots as opposed to the solid fret dots?
  8. psp742

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    someone won the Wasburn bass... Melonthief was it you?
  9. Randy Washburn

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    Assume you're talking about the B-5? Think it went cheap.... $200 or so? Hope it was a roomie
  10. Randy Washburn

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    The B-20 is gorgeous Melon... Original maroon finish? Not sure I've seen one before... 1980?
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    Tends to diminish one's RH stamina a bit.....

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  12. Randy Washburn

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    Long ago in a far away omniverse....

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  13. Melonthief

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    Yes the B20 is original maroon finish with cream colored binding and pup covers. I've never seen the finish on another one either.
    No I didn't win the B5, my limit was $100.
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    "Mearly a Flesh wound. I've ad worse!!" Said the Brave Black Knight
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    Found the SN on my B-20. It was on the wooden control cavity cover under some foil (and I cannot remember ever putting foil on there
    !!!!!). Printed "570122" with a pencil "B-20"
    Can anyone help me date it? I'm pretty sure it was bought new in 81-82 ish. I mean I know it was new when I got it, but when?
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    ???? I had them on my 1980 B-20 (I sold it dammit). Whazzup?


    Heya Thud Thud Thud----that serial number is weird and does not compute at all. I can understand no SN at all as that sometimes happened with Washburns in the early 1980's---so go with what you remember that it is a 1981-2. Did you post pics of your bass?


    Heya Randy---Is that your shoulder? Dammmmmnnnn---wot hoppened----escaped from the house at the end of Elm St.?!
    Coincidentally---I actually live on ELM St!
  17. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

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    When I was at Washburn, there were comments about the brass circle inlay models being of higher quality. Don't remember any other differences, but I do know the owner of the company was looking for them.
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    I have the brass circle inlays in the neck.
    Odd on the SN. That's the only number on it. Thanks for looking.
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    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

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    From what I know, the brass inlay guitars and basses are more rare. Not unheard of, but more rare. Maybe early production or prototype, but much more uncommon than the standard round dot inlays
  20. ThudThudThud

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    The brass circles look awesome with the brass fretline inlays on the now-fretless neck....:bassist:

    Shame I hacked up the binding a bit during the defret.
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