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Washburn XB900

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Xavier, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. Xavier


    Jan 3, 2000
    I bought a Washburn xb900 bass off ebay for $300.00 and am very happy with it. It has a swamp ash body natural color, duncan basslines pickup, and nice construction. Its made in the USA.. I have been looking for a second bass for awhile (my 1st bass is a MIM fender jazz). This is very lightweight and plays incredibly fast. The electronics are very powerful and offer a wide range of tones. Just wanted to share this and let people know you can get some great deals on EBAY.
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That is a GREAT price for that bass. The XB-900 basses sell new for about $1150!!!!

  3. wardak


    Dec 3, 2001
    Looked like it'd be a heavy instrument. I'm on the lookout for the right 5-string--it's a bass emergency, I have no bass right now! Perhaps the XB925...
  4. I've played a XB-900 before. Good bass man! The basslines system really "makes" that bass. The electronics would be about $160 new. So treat it like you got a USA made bass with good construction / hardware for $140. That's a smoking deal.

    Plus I liked the bass so much, that it skewed me to look at a alternative MM p/u'ed bass. So I went for a warmoth w/ the Basslines SMB-D4s electronics. And prolly spent 3 times the amount you did.

    Ya done right man. The ones I played were used and about $550-$700 depending of finish.

    DANG. These things are $1440 from musician's friend . Superb man.
  5. Dude, I just did like the same thing! My first bass is a MIM Fender Jazz bass V and I just bought a Washburn XB-600 (6 strings). It is great, I really love it. I paid $205 for it off of ebay, so I think I got a pretty good deal.
  6. Here's another pic!
  7. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    I also got my used XB-900 off eBay for about $300. The one I got is the Bartolini version (two Bart humbuckers & preamp) and it is simply awesome, especially for the price! Has a nice fat tone and responds really well to fingering dynamics too, I still can't get over how cool it is!

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=480852">
  8. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    The XB925 is a KILLER bass. I really like the sound and they play absolutely awesome.

    A store in town wen't out of business last year and I could have bought one brand new with case for $600!!! I kick myslef every time I think about it.

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