Reviews by MEKer

  1. MEKer reviewed a Bass in the category Bass Guitars.

    Washburn SB-40EQ Bass

    5/5,
    "1982 Washburn SB-40EQ is a gem!"
    The original SB-40 came out for 1981 and this SB-40EQ came out only in 1982. They are often referred to as the Holy Grail of Washburns and both are quite rare. As I luckily own 2 SB-40's and the SB-40EQ you see here, I was able to take them both to an electrical engineer to get some insight on them. The only 2 differences are: 1) 1982 SB-40EQ has blackened aluminum cavity covers while the preceding 1981 SB-40 has natural color (silver-gray), brushed aluminum cavity covers. 2) 1982...
  2. MEKer reviewed a Bass in the category Bass Guitars.

    Washburn DB-30 prototype bass

    5/5,
    "2009 Washburn DB-30 Proto-type (passive)"
    There were 16 made, evidently all samples for Washburn to see if they wanted to "mass market" them. For some reason Washburn declined. MISTAKE! GREAT BASS! According to the guy at Butler Music who bought them all, they were to be retailing around $800. Advertised as Made in China---Nope, Made in Indonesia. Oh, it came with a PERFECT set-up (and a very nice, stiff padded Washburn bag)! Surprised me. BTW, I like very low action--this is low as heck and no buzz anywhere. There were a few...
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