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Washburn Electric Assembly

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Dirty Steve, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Dirty Steve

    Dirty Steve Tele-Holic

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    I don't see thread for Washburn yet, so since I recently acquired one I'll get the ball rolling -- assuming there are other Washburn owners here -- with my trans-red WI64:

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  2. jkingma

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    A few years ago my Mom was in Walmart and saw these "Paul Stanley" guitars and figured that since I was a KISS fan as a kid I might like one so she picked it up for me. It's a "Lyon... by Washburn". It came in a fancy box with a bunch of bling and is actually pretty cool looking and not bad for an inexpensive guitar. I only had it out once for a short while to try it out and then I put it back in the box. It wouldn't take much to make it a real player. Some day I will probably hand it down to my son... but not yet.

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  3. Dirty Steve

    Dirty Steve Tele-Holic

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    Because you got some shredding to do first? :twisted:
     
  4. 64Strat

    64Strat Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    a P3 Custom Shop with some experimental 'buckers.... one piece mahogany body, fantastic Gibson-esque neck, 1 Vol / 1Tone..... other than the weird body shape, this guitar is really well made and now that I have better pups in it, it also sounds great. 9k in the bridge and 6.9k in the neck position. The SD Trembucker was too hot and muddy, the JB in the neck was okay but took it out anyway.


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    Old Cane Poster Extraordinaire

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    I made a ton of money with this guy.

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  6. agony

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    here's my red Idol 64. A lot of guitar for a little money...think I paid less than $150 for it with a hardcase. Not a big fan of the VCC circuitry. I may install some hotter buckers and change the wiring to a more conventional tone control:

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  7. nic0c

    nic0c TDPRI Member

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    Here`s mine, a WI66V

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  8. stax

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    My MIJ HB 35, and a very sparkly J9v.
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  9. Dirty Steve

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    Same guitar! How about that. I share your feelings about the VCC, although I'm thinking of going for more vintage-voiced pickups with standard wiring.
     
  10. bek

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    I have this Washburn Laredo. It's pretty much a perfect Tele, I think. It's in my avatar, except I put back the stock Duncans. I may sell it, as it's just a bit heavy for me (bad shoulder) and I keep wanting a semihollow, like one of the Thinlines.
     
  11. yoreel

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    Washburn P2

    Here's mine a 97 Washburn P2, a great sounding player.

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  12. EdMan57

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    I have an '07 USA WI70 Pilsen XL in gloss black with cream bezels and amber knobs.Only mod was to change out the stock bridge Duncan Custom Custom for a Duncan Custom 5.

    Also,have a '94 USA Laredo LT-92 "Tele" in natural ash with maple board [just like bek's].I installed a nice looking tortious shell guard and a Duncan Jerry Donahue Custom at the bridge,with a Duncan Alnico II Pro Tele at the neck.

    Lastly,a '94 USA Grover Jackson designed MG-120 "Super Strat" in quilted maple top sunburst.It still has the stock mid/neck Duncan SSL-5 Customs,but I added a zebra Duncan Custom 5 at the bridge.




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  13. onewhiteduck

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    Gotta join this club. :cool:

    '79 Washburn Raven (MIJ, Matsumoku era)

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  14. lucalm

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    I guess I'm in too

    this is my girl's Pink Idol... I play it more than she does (she prefers my tele) 042408211652.jpg

    nice action, 2 Humbuckers, string through, LP Layout

    except for a rear side ding this thing is mint. It came with strap & gig bag for 69 (taxes in)

    how cool is that?
     
  15. stranded horse

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    I'm interested in acquiring one of those Washburn Wing series guitar, mostly because I dig the looks. Is yours good quality? Do you think they can be got cheap?
     
  16. Borodog

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    Washburn Maverick Series BT-4, '97 I think:

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    It's very purply.
     
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  17. weeladdie

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    Here's a club I can join!

    My 335 clone HB35, stock except for flatwound 11's.

    I did try a set of Gibby 57/57+ Classics, but couldn't tell if there was any improvement so I put the stockers back in.

    Anyone want to buy a set of pickups???? :lol::lol:
     

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    I visited our Pittsburg office this week and our VP of Sales has one of these hanging on his wall. Bought it at Target a few years back. Same deal; not a guitarist, but a big KISS fan (he has KISS dolls, I mean "action figures" in his office).
     
  19. Bluez2move

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    Here's a pix of my WI26 that I picked up
    at Guitar Center, 4 Xmas, 4 $100 :cool:

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    It was used, but in like new
    condition & I like it a lot :D

    The VCC is pretty cool, but I wish
    it also had a tone knob :neutral:

    I'm gonna see if I can have one knob
    control the VCC (push/pull)
    and one for a normal tone ;)
     
  20. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Friend of Leo's

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    I've had a fotoflame HB-35, the pickups did not impress and I did not have the nerve to try changing the wiring through the F holes, so it went. I still have a HB-15 (ES-125 copy) with single coil attached to the end of the fretboard. Again the tone is not great, but it gets plenty of acoustic play around the house, and our singer uses it when we do a Rock & Roll or rockabilly set, I keep him very low in the mix, and it looks the part. Will put up a photo later.
     
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