Washburn XB920 - Any opinions out there?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I have an MIA Fender Jazz with a J-retro. I want a fuller sound and there's a guy who wants to trade me his Washburn XB920 + $200 for it. The XB920 has a bartolini 3-band pre and the similar Bart pickups as the MTD 435/535. Has anybody out there played one? It looks really nice and he says it's really clean. How big is the body compared to the Jazz?


  2. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    The XB920 is a really nice bass... I've owned a couple. But IMO, the resale value is so low that you shouldnt trade for it. The bass is lightweight, has a pretty good sound and can be set up well. But they sell for less than $500 on the used market. You should get a better return for your jazz. I sold my XBs, and kept my jazzes...
    I also dont know if you could call it a fuller sounding bass.
  3. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Yep..the resale is crap. I'd either find a way to buy the Washburn if you like that bass, or maybe look into a Lakland 5501 or 5502. Those have the "thicker" sound you describe.