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4-string bass guitar from Washburn belonging to the XB Bantam series.

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  • xavier145xavier145

    Washburn XB400Published on 02/19/08 at 23:53
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    In which country she does doing? (USA, Japan, Mexico, France ...)
    I need regular.
    - How many frets, what kind of microphone and their configuration?
    IDEM
    - What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)?
    - What are the rglages (volume, Tone slecteur micro ...)?
    IDEM
    - What type of race?
    REDOUTABLE

    USE

    Is the handle enjoyable?
    a treat (after three days of rglages !!!)

    - The access to acute (desti- nations most recently freight) is it easy?
    This is not a bass solo but very comfortable in the fast phras

    - Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
    a hair too heavy but very equilibrbr />
    - Gets it easy to sound good ...?

    simply yes (well that's ano…
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    In which country she does doing? (USA, Japan, Mexico, France ...)
    I need regular.
    - How many frets, what kind of microphone and their configuration?
    IDEM
    - What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)?
    - What are the rglages (volume, Tone slecteur micro ...)?
    IDEM
    - What type of race?
    REDOUTABLE

    USE

    Is the handle enjoyable?
    a treat (after three days of rglages !!!)

    - The access to acute (desti- nations most recently freight) is it easy?
    This is not a bass solo but very comfortable in the fast phras

    - Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
    a hair too heavy but very equilibrbr />
    - Gets it easy to sound good ...?

    simply yes (well that's another thing)

    SONORITS

    - Appropriate your style of music?
    ready-made

    With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
    Hartke head + cabinet + combo old record with 400 hp Celestion (a marvel)

    - What kind of sound you get and with what rglages ("crystalline", "fat", ....)
    pretty decent but the bass will undergo a radical intervention (installation + micro electro CREL)

    - What are you sonorits prfrez, you dtestez?
    near victor victor bailey and wooten
    but we are happy with what we have !!!

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    How long have you use it

    very short time
    before I was playing on a Larrive db2 / a various esh / Ergodyne 700 /
    this bass is awesome once rgle slap and fusion game.

    - What is the particular feature you like best and least?
    The +: the balance gnl.la finish this versatile little gamme.le its origin, but with its own character.

    - Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

    yes I wanted a low inexpensive and robust day at home (pure son)
    after having tried gl tribute a4 and b4 + + Cort Ibanez btb ...
    I'm falling in love with the gl but a week after the xb400 cross my path and bingo !!!

    - How do you report qualitprix?

    buy 150 and yes the bowl !!!
    in a near state of new
    this bass is equivalent to pr-cits instruments by far (all depends on his style)

    With experience, you do again this choice? ..

    Yes !!!!
    and quickly
    but I ordered a pair of micro crel to the beast ... so follow ...
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  • lvmaxlvmax

    The best qual price / time

    Washburn XB400Published on 01/29/13 at 06:05
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Bantam XB series
    Active bass made in Korea, the mid-90s.
    4 strings
    24 frets
    2 microphones Washburn Humbuckers series WB940
    Maple neck
    Alder body
    4 settings (low, acute, volume, volume balance between the pickups)
    We feel the quality.

    UTILIZATION

    This is a low light with a long handle end.
    It is easy, fun to play.
    It does not quickly disrupts what is really a nice surprise.
    Very suitable for fast gaming.
    However I occasionally occur on the micro tape when I play. Should be noted that I do the strings for more distance between the strings and the pickups.

    SOUNDS

    Thanks to its wide range of settings, we can already travel in a wide range of sounds.…
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    Bantam XB series
    Active bass made in Korea, the mid-90s.
    4 strings
    24 frets
    2 microphones Washburn Humbuckers series WB940
    Maple neck
    Alder body
    4 settings (low, acute, volume, volume balance between the pickups)
    We feel the quality.

    UTILIZATION

    This is a low light with a long handle end.
    It is easy, fun to play.
    It does not quickly disrupts what is really a nice surprise.
    Very suitable for fast gaming.
    However I occasionally occur on the micro tape when I play. Should be noted that I do the strings for more distance between the strings and the pickups.

    SOUNDS

    Thanks to its wide range of settings, we can already travel in a wide range of sounds.
    It has fishing and nature in its innocent.
    Can get a round and warm like climbing in acute and dry.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have the XB400NM (Natural Matte).
    This is the kind of bass you would bet that not one euro and yet it is an outsider.
    Beautiful aesthetic, balanced, fun to watch.
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  • MGR/Jonathan LayneMGR/Jonathan Layne

    Washburn XB-400

    Washburn XB400Published on 09/30/02 at 15:00
    I bough this bass at a local music shop to upgrade from a Peavey Patriot, I paid US$270
    and I really believe it is worth every penny

    For starters I love the red see through finish, the neck hasnt warped or moved in the 3 years I have been playing it

    The electronics are not very good, about a month after I bought it they sounded crackly, but I got that fixed. But you dont have much good tonal variation, you have a really nice deep sound and when you try to ged a little more mids, you end up getting way too much trebble

    The construccion is really sturdy, like I said have been using it for about 3 years and it has held up playing gigs every week.

    I believe it is the most reliable bass in …
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    I bough this bass at a local music shop to upgrade from a Peavey Patriot, I paid US$270
    and I really believe it is worth every penny

    For starters I love the red see through finish, the neck hasnt warped or moved in the 3 years I have been playing it

    The electronics are not very good, about a month after I bought it they sounded crackly, but I got that fixed. But you dont have much good tonal variation, you have a really nice deep sound and when you try to ged a little more mids, you end up getting way too much trebble

    The construccion is really sturdy, like I said have been using it for about 3 years and it has held up playing gigs every week.

    I believe it is the most reliable bass in its category.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • boss0110boss0110

    Washburn XB400Published on 11/06/05 at 09:43
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Already said

    UTILIZATION

    The handle fits me perfectly, fast and precise.
    access to acute nikel, but it is true that for the ring, sometimes it's easy ps!
    you can get good sound, but on some frets ca vibrates, I did settle, but it makes me always does a little bit, but that consensus on the amp so it goes.
    she goes to slap my bass teacher (who sold it to me) is trying to buy me every time that I was ready!

    SOUNDS

    No style of music, but it's going for just about everything.
    I use a Fender Rumble 100.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is not far off a year that I have now.
    I like its shape, and this is my first bass so between us There's a great story!
    is one of t…
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    Already said

    UTILIZATION

    The handle fits me perfectly, fast and precise.
    access to acute nikel, but it is true that for the ring, sometimes it's easy ps!
    you can get good sound, but on some frets ca vibrates, I did settle, but it makes me always does a little bit, but that consensus on the amp so it goes.
    she goes to slap my bass teacher (who sold it to me) is trying to buy me every time that I was ready!

    SOUNDS

    No style of music, but it's going for just about everything.
    I use a Fender Rumble 100.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is not far off a year that I have now.
    I like its shape, and this is my first bass so between us There's a great story!
    is one of the only models I had the opportunity to try up to now.
    quality price ratio, bah ca depends how much you offer me, I bought 150 of OCCAZ PRAF and is in condition, I did a wholesale business mga!
    Not a fault, I made the right choice, and if you must, I do it again!
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  • BassistutaBassistuta

    Washburn XB400Published on 02/10/06 at 03:11
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Corenne to Bolt trs enjoyable (end).
    24 frets
    2 active pickups
    Washburn aluminum easel.
    1 rglage theft, a serious, a needle selector 1 low / med / aig
    The look is unique, to love (and oversized horn suprieur rocker n'apprcie that not all stands) but hey, there's not that the Jazz Bass in life to get out ... !

    UTILIZATION

    The freight AIGS in the extreme + are not empty do "sound" but no problemo if proper technique.
    But at gunpoint, c a pleasure.
    Not too long, especially lgre, it should all sizes, men and women.
    The sound is easy to find ds when we know what we want. Indeed, its capabilities go far in the spectrum depending on the style of music we play and renderi…
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    Corenne to Bolt trs enjoyable (end).
    24 frets
    2 active pickups
    Washburn aluminum easel.
    1 rglage theft, a serious, a needle selector 1 low / med / aig
    The look is unique, to love (and oversized horn suprieur rocker n'apprcie that not all stands) but hey, there's not that the Jazz Bass in life to get out ... !

    UTILIZATION

    The freight AIGS in the extreme + are not empty do "sound" but no problemo if proper technique.
    But at gunpoint, c a pleasure.
    Not too long, especially lgre, it should all sizes, men and women.
    The sound is easy to find ds when we know what we want. Indeed, its capabilities go far in the spectrum depending on the style of music we play and rendering being sought.

    SOUNDS

    A little goes everywhere even if far from the quality Jazzbass (for versatility).
    Trs comfortable on the mtal or hard rock. A little more limited in serious piece funk. Some work as well for balance AIGS and serious for the slap.
    DEFINITIONS It is more comfortable on all that smack of the active pickups give excellent results.
    Fusion, Heavy, Groove without PB. Jazz Funk and vintage banned on pain of nerve in the pursuit of his ultimate.
    Mias must take an instrument according to what he can make, we will not attempt to play trombone with a cello!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Rgulire use for 2 years.
    Strengths: The active pickups Washburn, quality price ratio, its happening throughout fiddling a bit and made good after the amp.
    Weakness: lack of roundness in the bass the most extreme.
    Every time I try to tip in the hardware store. If the seller sees it and tries, he always tries to want me back, without seeming to ... but it is the well l.
    Buy new 335 euros (2,200 francs the era) and is 6 years in its cover, for me, objectively, in terms of markets and competitors in its class, it's worth more. Mine is in perfect state.
    Instrument mconnu but acknowledged more n'tant manufacture, hill climbs ...
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  • JackyetcorbierJackyetcorbier

    Washburn XB400Published on 03/29/06 at 02:41
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Lower Korean

    24 frets, 2 humbuckers active Washburn preamp

    Brass easel type Schaller

    Bolt thin, solid alder body

    UTILIZATION

    Handle extremely pleasant. can play quickly and without fatigue.

    Easy access to acute.

    Lower average weight, easy to carry, well balanced

    The sound is its strong point: large output level and chattering sounds great. Ideal for slap and fusion. Its always very clean.

    SOUNDS

    I found this bass soon after its release in late 90s.

    I've done many concerts and studios with him.

    It is perfectly in keeping with my style (slap)

    Its very punchy and never too serious.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 10 years.

    Sound and l…
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    Lower Korean

    24 frets, 2 humbuckers active Washburn preamp

    Brass easel type Schaller

    Bolt thin, solid alder body

    UTILIZATION

    Handle extremely pleasant. can play quickly and without fatigue.

    Easy access to acute.

    Lower average weight, easy to carry, well balanced

    The sound is its strong point: large output level and chattering sounds great. Ideal for slap and fusion. Its always very clean.

    SOUNDS

    I found this bass soon after its release in late 90s.

    I've done many concerts and studios with him.

    It is perfectly in keeping with my style (slap)

    Its very punchy and never too serious.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 10 years.

    Sound and look are the elements I like.

    I tested many other models before buying but no even twice as much had his character.

    Excellet QPR

    Low chances but is expensive in price. I had several bid but I wish to part with it.
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  • GrenouillèreGrenouillère

    Compact and powerful!

    Washburn XB400Published on 07/06/11 at 20:21
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Therefore made in Korea / 24 frets / Bridge Washburn good (sounds like a Wilkinson reinforced?) / Pickups: Dual Humbucker (no notion of the Washburn brand surely?) / Settings: 4 volume knobs == 1 / 1 setting acitf / passive fader / balance a microphone bass / treble / balance a knob for serious ... acute. Moreover very versatile!
    I wish I had a switch to switch between active rather than passive knob (for the volume it's dual use ??!!).

    UTILIZATION

    Channel: As described below, is a highway! In fact it is quite wide at nut (40 mm approx.). Paradoxically it is easier to play a jazz bass neck (38 mm at nut) ... Surprising? Yeah I know! But I prefer to handle this than my jazz bass…
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    Therefore made in Korea / 24 frets / Bridge Washburn good (sounds like a Wilkinson reinforced?) / Pickups: Dual Humbucker (no notion of the Washburn brand surely?) / Settings: 4 volume knobs == 1 / 1 setting acitf / passive fader / balance a microphone bass / treble / balance a knob for serious ... acute. Moreover very versatile!
    I wish I had a switch to switch between active rather than passive knob (for the volume it's dual use ??!!).

    UTILIZATION

    Channel: As described below, is a highway! In fact it is quite wide at nut (40 mm approx.). Paradoxically it is easier to play a jazz bass neck (38 mm at nut) ... Surprising? Yeah I know! But I prefer to handle this than my jazz bass classic! So ... To access the treble: AR! Unless there are more boxes if the universe has P-bass and Jb! Otherwise, it's still in the stadard access to acute! Sound: easy to get! Just know what you want!

    SOUNDS

    Then there is the key! say that I had heard that this bass lacks "serious" ... Um Frankly I do not! With the preamp tech, Vol same, and the equation well regulated, well we have a big bass sound very deep, which can beat up if desired! So the crystal clear sound, Heu / / / Yes I think too! This bass makes me think of a bass studio: no breath (humbuckers !!!), large output level (ideal for sending potatoes on stage with powerful notes very accurate), accurate, comfortable, fast, etc.. ..

    Since I, it replaces my bass fetish progessive (JB) to work and repeated ... I took it on a whim because it was green (I love color ...) And in the end it's a big revelation!
    The type of instrument on which one would not bet a Kopek, and then ... a lil miracle happens: we love!

    It's easy to play bass una, light (more than my pretty !!!), JB (must love the look but hey ...), sending big time with a precision of hell! I love!

    In defects: stack accessible through a hatch screwed (shame!) / Look older / Must be set to sound know! / Crachotent knobs that time (like all vintage how low!).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it recently, and I was passive bass pro, I begin to change my tune ... I admit that for the price it was a bass that looks a bit like a Warwick in terms of sound: strong / hot / powerful / "Original"

    For the price it's really an interesting alternative! But it is better to make sure everything is functional before it cracked!

    Go for it ...
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