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Washburn Replacement p'ups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by neptune, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. neptune


    Feb 2, 2001
    Hey Folks, Have any of you heard of Jazz-style replacement pickups that would drop into a Washburn XB-500? I've heard the original Washburns are an off-size. Appreciate any info.
  2. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    This would be better suited for the Pickups Forum. So, that is where it now is.;)
  3. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I'm not sure if they're drop-ins, but from what I can see in this pic...


    ...RioGrande 'Powerbuckers' might work, though string spacing
    could be an issue (they come with covers) -


  4. neptune


    Feb 2, 2001
    This Washburn I just bought has single-coil J type pickups, not the HB's. Man! What is that old P-style bass in the 2nd pic. My favorite body style! Who made THAT?
  5. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    If it has an oddball string spacing, you might consider S/D
    67/70 or 70/74 single coil Jazz fivers. Just get a good (metric)
    machinist's rule and check out your current spacing.
    It's a Robin "Freedom II".

    Robin is outta' Houston - probably why they used
    a lotta' RioGrande pups (also in Houston).

    Here's some more...

    5363238. 5363217.