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Washburn XB600

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XB600, 5+ string bass guitar from Washburn in the XB Bantam series.


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Washburn XB600 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Washburn
  • Model:XB600
  • Series:XB Bantam
  • Category:5+ string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 05/05/2003

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Washburn XB600 user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 2 reviews )
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j'arrete demain01/02/2007

j'arrete demain's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Washburn XB600
It is a model customized by Bantam guitar workshop in Paris
unshrinking
removal of all electronic active selectors: it delivers pure sound from what it was in the belly: good wood good round
they made me a pickguard to hide the holes in the knobs retités

UTILIZATION

Handle end for 6 strings
very good access to acute
well balanced, light
the sound is binary, as there is no setting: we love it or hate it
Sounds wood, that's all
is very accurate but not modern (or so you have to dig in preamp)

SOUNDS

I play on a Gallien Krueger at noon with the settings: nothing to add or remove, I take it as it is

OVERALL OPINION

I have only criticized him: his output level a little low
is compensated at the input gain of the amplifier, which is fine because it delivers no background noise
low nature and uncompromising
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A.h02/09/2008

A.h's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Washburn XB600
Made in USA.
24 Cases, two microphones in Washburn W671 handle and 673 Bridge.
Easel-like Wilkinson.
Buttons: Volume Generale, bass, treble, and a micro selector 3 positions.
Channel attached by six screws.

UTILIZATION

The handle is very nice. It is not huge and I think the change from 1 May to 1 June strings is really insurmountable.
Access to acute is really easy.
It is agréble to play. But it would have been better a hollow back to Warwick. But it's still a good average so low I think it's going. It is really light, light as a 4-string Jazz Bass (with respect to a Ergodyne 705 on which I play, everything is light anyway lol).
The sound is fairly easy to solve.

SOUNDS

I think it suits a lot of music style.
The bass is deep, it does not force the mediums, and there are a lot of treble.
I prefer when you put the mic selector in the middle (I think it's both pickups combined) with acute low-level and a lot of bass that sounds a little Jazz Bass.
In any case, it is better not to adjust treble in depth because the highs are already present.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had about 6 months. I bought on a whim I do not use it that much. Am to 4 strings.
I like the sound, but I do not like its fragility. Just do not be careful when changing the strings and that's full of traces of strings on the body.
I have played on another 6-string before buying, making a Korean brand I forgot it was not great. A good look but the sound was not there ...
It is a good low anyway, a good sound. The finish is not exactly top notch but that's what it is.
I buy it back cheaper, but still. JMe'm a little ripped off. She came back in just € 450.
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