My Washburn XB-102 came!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by telemike, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. telemike


    Jul 7, 2003
    I needed a starter bass and I only had about $120 to spend. I couldn't afford the Essex LPB Jazz Bass that I wanted so I found this washburn being blown out (74% off list) at Musician's Friend for $99.

    It's pretty decent. Not the best, but playable. The fret ends are a little sharp and the pickups are just "ok". FOr the money I paid it will work until I can afford to step up to a better one.

    Here's the stock pic:


    Here's the specs:

    Qty Item Description Mfg/Brand Color
    Body Material China ALDER OEM Gloss
    Top Overlay Yes
    Binding None
    Scale 864mm
    Number of frets 20F
    Nut width 40mm
    Joining style Bolt on
    Joined at 16F
    Neck material Maple Natural Mat
    Neck Depth-1st fret 15.2mm
    Neck Depth-9th fret 17mm
    Headstock Shape Washburn XB Headstock BLK Gloss
    Headstock Binding None
    Headstock Graphic Same XB100
    Logo Style Print WH Logo"Washburn Bantam Series"
    Radius R400mm
    Fingerboard Sonokelin Oil stain
    9pcs Inlay Pattern ?6.3mm
    Inlay Material Pearl White Acryle
    Binding None
    1set Fretwire SBB-23
    Pickguard None
    1pc Bridge Common 4 string bass bridge, Chrome WSC
    Tailpiece None
    1pc Nut ABS Ivory WSC
    2pcs End Pin ST style Chrome WSC
    Control Layout 1V, 1T, 3-Way Toggle Switch
    Pickup rings None
    Preamp None
    1pc Neck pickup Standard open ceramic style, Black WSC
    Middle pickup None
    1pc Bridge pickup Ceramic magnets style, Black WSC
    1pc Capacitors 0.047?F WSC
    1pc Jack plate Football style, Chrome WSC
    1pc Jack type 1/4" mono WSC
    1pc Switch knob Black WSC
    Switch plate None
    1pc Switch 3-Way Toggle Switch WSC
    2pcs Potentiometers B250K 1V & A250K 1T WSC
    2pcs Potentiometer knob Dome Style Chrome Metal WSC
    1set Tuning machine Diecast Chrome
    Strap buttons Chrome
    1pc Control plate BLK Matte
    1pc Truss rod cover B/W/B Gloss W/WH Logo"XB102" WSC
    Battery plate None
    1pc Neck plate CR W/ "Washburn Pro" Logo WSC

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  2. Fliptrique


    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses
    looks cool, have fun with it:)
  3. telemike


    Jul 7, 2003
    I'll post some actual pics this week. The photoflame top is not my top choice in finish...but it don't look too bad from 10 feet away.
  4. Ben Jammin'

    Ben Jammin' Guest

    Jul 13, 2003
    Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
    it might be easier to just upgrade it bit by bit, which spreads the cost of buying a new bass and is also more versatile. Until then, good luck
  5. telemike


    Jul 7, 2003
    It plays failry well. No buzzes and I likethe way ti plays. Someday I might get a Select by EMG P-J set for $45 and a badass bridge....
  6. telemike


    Jul 7, 2003
    Would a set of Duncan Active Lighting Rods make it sound better than passives?