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My new sexy ride!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ironbar, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    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 Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    I think that's the sexiest $120 bass score I've ever seen.
  3. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
  4. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    You done good! You stole that thing. Enjoy!

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  5. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    did you get a case?
  6. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    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:


    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.
  7. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Nice score, OP - congrats...

    - georgestrings
  8. Gundecker


    Mar 29, 2013
    Nice grab Ironbar!
    Sexy is in the eye of the bass holder.
  9. VerryBerry

    VerryBerry Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    Wow! Fantastic!

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


    Nov 30, 2008
    Now that's funny !
  11. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD

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


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    Here's the difference in our thinking- when I look at that bass you referenced, I think of this:

    When I look at my bass, I think of this:

    Both are sexy, just in different ways!
  13. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    I'll go with #2!
  14. frankieC

    frankieC A swell guy from Warren Harding High

    Jul 21, 2012
    Geez! Nice find and score, OP! There's more than $120.00 worth of wood there, alone! lol
  15. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Yep. Definitely different taste. That butt looks kinda fake almost to me. Does nuthin for me at all. This is more like it...