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Obscure Washburn - any insight?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DominicL, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. DominicL


    Mar 5, 2013
    Hi there
    Just joined talkbass - I'm reviving my interest after a long layoff and thought I'd start with a question: does anybody recognise this?

    I've had it a while, but it's only recently come back out of the case. The few Washburn Force 42 pictures I've seen show solid paint - so I don't know if the through neck and sandwich wings were standard.

    Also, this control layout is different: the switches and master volume work but the other two add minimal interest to proceedings.

    If there are any '80s Washburn experts out there who know this model, it would be good to hear from you.

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  2. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Never seen one before, looks familiar tho. Doesn't Status make one like that out of graphite?
  3. digitalmoney


    Nov 13, 2011
    Appleton WI
  4. DominicL


    Mar 5, 2013
    Thanks for the responses.

    Washburn collaborated with Status and made a bass with Status hardware, pick-ups & circuitry: same shape, but wood not graphite. It seems the Force 42 was their home grown successor to the Washburn Status, but information on it is a bit thin on the ground.

  5. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Suffolk County, NY
  6. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    Washburn Status IV IIRC.

    I remember them from magazines in the '80's. Wish I had one, they still give me GAS after all these years.

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