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PostSubject: washburn b series.....   Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:58 am

this one isnt mine but mine looks exacly the same ... just a more beat up for the before pic ......



OMG that washburn bridge was horrible.

anyhow ... i stripped it down nekid like and like i posted ... this thing is 20 ply. just real cheap wood too. the plys to the edge with the grain ending is porous and couldnt get the paint finish smooth. eh ... i did the best i could and it looks 300% better and 500% cooler.





dont tell washburn i reproduced their vintage logo for the headstock. i'm even gonna burnish the original serial numbers on the back of the headstock.

the neck got stripped down to remove the gig rash. i just put the first coat of tongue oil finish on it this morning ... it looks nice. this is the neck thats got the truss rattle. after another setup, it didnt rattle all summer so i never did anything about it. after i took the strings off and the bass apart, you can feel it shakin around in there. i tried re - humidifying it but its not good enuff. i'm gonna get it together and get the setup right then i'm gonna inject some swell lock in there. that should do the trick.

also thinking of replacing the dimarzio split p with an emg unit ... just to make it more sellable.

this bass will be for sale in about a month.
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PostSubject: Re: washburn b series.....   Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:31 pm

Lookin' good, Bro! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: washburn b series.....   Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:30 pm

The b2 is 95% done.

This was the bass with the truss rod rattle. I tried rehydrating ... no good. I tried that ethylene glycol wood swell stuff ... that didn't work either. I didn't want to do this. I drilled holes to the Tess cavity and injected it multiple times with watered down wood glue. Then I filled the holes with rosewood dust and crazyglue ... semi noticable. But ....

With the new finish including the take down and tongue oil finish on the neck and the truss repair, this plays like a dream. The sustain is better and the notes resonate better and just sound crisp and bright.

I decided to nix the dimarzio split p (too much bass output) and go with an emg select p humbucker. For an inexpensive emg ... this thing sounds awesome. Im suprised. I think ill use more emg in the future.

I just have some accessory stuff to do, dunlop strap locks,knobs, truss plate etc, and total up my time and expenses to come up with a price and this bass will be for sale.

Ill post pics tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: washburn b series.....   Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:05 pm

refurbished 1986 washburn B2 bass.

and the color shift ....


matching color headstock face even refurbed the vintage logo ....

the only imperfections from the work on the truss ......
hairline crack on the back of the neck ......

and filled in the holes i drilled in the fretboard to access the truss cavity ....


emg select pickup.
new pots.
new wiring.
new machine heads (grover).
dunlop strap locks.
all new screws.
setup and new rotosound rs66ld.

FOR SALE: $300
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PostSubject: Re: washburn b series.....   Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:11 pm

Wow....nice!

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PostSubject: Re: washburn b series.....   Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:10 pm

Next one is gettin a trem eric.
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PostSubject: Re: washburn b series.....   Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:52 am

what a transformation Smile
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PostSubject: Re: washburn b series.....   Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:31 am

That turned out great. Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: washburn b series.....   Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:17 am

this one is still for sale too!!!

price drop for you guys ... $200

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