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Does anyone else play a washburn?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AWillis93, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. AWillis93


    May 29, 2012
    Statesboro, Ga
    I am wondering if anyone else plays a washburn bass? Because i have been going through thread after thread trying to fine someone that may play one as well and i haven't seen the first one. If so what kind do you play and do you like it? I personally own a washburn t24 tarus and IMO its the best bass i have every played.
  2. GreaserMatt


    Sep 4, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I used to own a white washburn 'stage' bass; it had an ebony fretboard, I think, and it had those round circles for fret markers, intead of dots. Great bass... the body looked a bit like a cut up explorer...
  3. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    The Official Washburn Club (Redux!) is a thread here you should look up and join------get a member number. Lots of Wash players here. Me too of course--I play SB-40s, Force 40's. (early '80s basses. Love'em!
  4. stingbear


    Jul 4, 2006
    I have an XS-5 (5 string). It's a pretty decent bass, not bad tone from the B string. But I haven't touched it after I bought a Precision some months ago.
  5. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    I have a T-14 that I modified to my taste.
    It has worked out very well,


  6. DeMayunn


    Dec 12, 2012

    I also own a T14, i like the design and especially the neck, its thin and fast. But quality control is all over the place: Misaligned Pickups with the cavity, mismatched pieces of wood in the body, improperly rubbed grain filler, stupid string gauge from factory etc.

    But they still sound great and play great, just be sure that you pick a good one.
  7. guyzo


    Feb 8, 2013
    so cal
    Its a fretless Bantam...I' ve no idea what year it is, but i must say, it plays nicely and has fairly versitile tonal pallet. I bought it from a pawn shop back in '99 for $200. It has a good, quick neck, and a relatively light overall weight. While not my favorite fretless, i would still recomend it for someone looking for a decent reasonably priced fretless bass which is capable and useful in most contexts.
  8. waynos51


    Nov 17, 2012
    Hi guys, I bought my Washburn back in 1981 since have upgraded to semore duncan pups years ago, I still play regular club gigs . I have now got a 2012 MIA Fender Jazz but still fall back to the old Washburn lots of times , it sounds and plays great and a lot lighter.
  9. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Suffolk County, NY
    Sponsored by The Letter Z
  10. thebates


    Jan 2, 2011
    I have a Force 4. I am getting ready to modify the neck to jazz bass dimensions. I have small hands. I am deciding on the best way to do this. I like the bass a lot.
  11. matt11


    May 19, 2006
    I've got an early 80s Force 8 p-bass, black pickguard on white, maple board. It's one seriously fat rock bass. Love it. Very comfortable neck. I'll see if i can find a pic.
  12. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    Yes, yes! Pic please:hyper:
    And serial number! Any documentation?