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The Official Washburn Club (Redux!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ronaldpdbrandt, Dec 6, 2011.


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  1. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

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    Okay, so I tried joining both Washburn clubs since I got my Force 8 a while back, but I realized that the OPs of both threads are long gone, and no one's handing out numbers any more. So let's try this again! If you request a number, you will be added to the list below:

    1 - ronaldpdbrandt
    2 - droppedurpocket
    3 - bigthor
    4 - vbchaos
    5 - dereksilloway
    6 - Rust2Rods
    7 - Thundar
    8 - Staccato
    9 - Washburn1216
    10 - Sumtingwong
    11 - tabdog
    12 - hrodbert696
    13 - ThudThudThud
    14 - weston417
    15 - AlvarHanso

    Okay, let's see those Washburns!
     
  2. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

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    And as always here on TB: no pics, no bass!

    Here's mine, a 1982 Washburn Force 8, in near-mint condition:

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  3. droppedurpocket

    droppedurpocket

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    Subbed. I would like a #.

    This is my xb900 I picked up over summer. I love this bass. She treats me well haha

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  4. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard, droppedurpocket! You're #2.

    Gotta say I love mine, too. It's got the best neck of any bass I've ever played.
     
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  6. droppedurpocket

    droppedurpocket

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    I have no complaints whatsoever about mine. Aside from a scratchy volume pot, she's everything I need.

    Unless I'm GASing over something else, which is almost always :D
     
  7. bigthor

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    About 10 years ago I played in a club. I was equipped with my hi-fi jazz bass, ya know the kind-emgs, badass, ect. Played the first set and sounded good. Some kid in the next band had a Washburn RB2502. His technique was good enough for a rock player but his tone schooled mine. Tight, punchy and gnarly. I returned to my home town shortly after and purchased one of the same. I since have played numerous clubs in several country’s and have for the most part used the same bass: Washburn RB2502. Not to talk sh=t, but that bass blows most other cats off the stage. Has anybody has a similar experience?
     
  8. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

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  9. hrodbert696

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    Umm... I was #12 in the Washburn Club. Are we starting numbers over here or do I keep that one or what?
     
  10. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

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    hrodbert696, how about you keep #12 then? Sounds good to me!

    So, to anyone else who was a member in one of the two old Washburn clubs, the first to claim the old number gets to keep it, the second will have to switch to the next number in the queue.
     
  11. vbchaos

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    OK, again:
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    Me, a couple of years ago (was 2007 I guess) with my Washburn XB-500. I love it, still have it and dig the overdrive coming from its pre-amp.
    NO, the Mesa stack in beyond is not mine, the trace top, is :)

    Can I have a number?
     
  12. bigthor

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    Yea, I hear what your saying about the overdrive coming from the pre-amp. I thought it was just an anomaly, but It makes for a gnarly rock tone. I have players ask me how I got that sound live/studio, and I said with a bass and a cable.
     

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  13. dereksilloway

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    Used to own a Bantam bass with factory installed tremolo. Loved that bass, sad that I sold it.'
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    I also used to own a XB100
    Now im looking for a nicely priced 6 string Washburn if I could ever get my hands on one. Either way ive been incredibly happy with all ive played and want more Washburn basses in the near future
     
  14. Rust2Rods

    Rust2Rods

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    You can put me down for a number....

    I have a "so called" XB925 series out of the custom shop.

    I bought it out of a local music go round for $308.00! It seemed awfully cheap, pair of active Bartolini soapbar pickups, buzz feiten tuning system...
    I bought it for the way it felt, played and looked. Has a quilted pillow top on it. Never seen another one like this.

    I knew something was up when after I paid for it the guy goes, oh...there's case for it in back. Brings out an aluminum Washburn flight case... I just smiled and kept my mouth shut.

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  15. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

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    Okay,

    bigthor is #3, vbchaos is #4, dereksilloway is #5, and Rust2Rods is #6!

    PMs sent shortly...
     
  16. hrodbert696

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    OK cool. For the record, here's my Taurus T-25, pretty much my main player...

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  17. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

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    Here is my oddball Washburn X4000 "proto/one off", I call it. No information on it anywhere, not even from Washburn themselves. I'll take a number!

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  18. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

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    I'll take a number, thanks! Here's my T-24...
     

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  19. Rust2Rods

    Rust2Rods

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    That looks a lot like my Cort Curbow...

    I wonder if they were going to make them instead of Cort... Almost damn identical!

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  20. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

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    That is exactly what I wondered, many years ago when I bought it....I too had a Cort Curbow and wondered if Washburn was trying to build these basses prior to them being made by Cort....OR if Cort was the builder all along, and was going to market them initially as Washburns, and then decided to just build their own...who knows.
     
  21. dereksilloway

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    Thundar, either way that is a cool looking bass!
    Any more pictures?!
     

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