Become a member
Become a member

or
Log in
Log in

or
Add this product to
  • My former gear
  • My current gear
  • My wishlist
Washburn XB925
Images
1/7

Washburn XB925

5+ string bass guitar from Washburn belonging to the XB Bantam series

2 reviews
Price engine
Classified Ads
Forums

XB925 classified ad

Send me a notification via email whenever there is a new ad on this product

Images

Reviews

Average Score:
( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
2 reviews
100 %
Write a user review
MGR/Mark H.MGR/Mark H.

Washburn XB 925

Washburn XB925Published on 09/12/02 at 15:00
Purchased from Brookmays during a red tag final clearance sale last year for $800...a STEAL (the only model they had in the whole country, and it happened to be in my town)! This bass goes for $1,475 at Musicians Friend as of 9/2002. After having played it for a year, I'd say it's well worth 15 C-Notes.

This bass is crafted by Washburn's USA Custom division in Chicago, and it shows. The XB925 is a beautiful J Bass 5 string with special touches throughout. The Flame Maple top over a Swamp Ash body gives great tone through all settings. A two piece maple neck and rosewood fingerboard compliment a jazz neck that is just the right size for a player (like myself) that doesn't have huge...…
Read more
Purchased from Brookmays during a red tag final clearance sale last year for $800...a STEAL (the only model they had in the whole country, and it happened to be in my town)! This bass goes for $1,475 at Musicians Friend as of 9/2002. After having played it for a year, I'd say it's well worth 15 C-Notes.

This bass is crafted by Washburn's USA Custom division in Chicago, and it shows. The XB925 is a beautiful J Bass 5 string with special touches throughout. The Flame Maple top over a Swamp Ash body gives great tone through all settings. A two piece maple neck and rosewood fingerboard compliment a jazz neck that is just the right size for a player (like myself) that doesn't have huge hands. Great action and very playable. Then, you've got bartolini pick-ups and electronics, the Buzz Feiten Tuning System, a switch to go between active and passive pick-up, 3 band EQ on board...just a well designed and constructed bass. You can set this bass to play just about anything, from a light jazz flavor to a deep groove. It is my favorite bass.

While I don't use it much, I find the XB925 more difficult to slap than my Fender American Jazz. I've got to believe it's just me, though, since Bootsy Collins has played this mama! Also it's sustain is not as prevalent as the Fender (but how many are?).

Again, well constructed and solid. The XB925 is lighter than my Fender, which is a plus for long sets. I'm very careful with it as I'm not sure how much abuse it can take..but then I love my basses and treat them all well. It keeps tune fairly well but should have a pro set-up done after purchase (like all guitars require). Along with the aforementioned switch to go between active and passive, you've got a single volume control, a phase control to balance volume between the 2 pick-ups, a dual stacked bass/treble control and a mid-range knob. Firm buttons.

This is an excellent instrument. Clearly each person has to find the bass that fit's them right and gets you the sound you want. The XB925 must be underated or undiscovered by some people. It's played by Rick Savage (Def Leppard), Michael Bradford, Kenny Ames and others, but that's not why you buy a bass. This instrument is so versatile you can dial in heavy rock, funk, jazz, country, just about any feel you want. The action is crisp. The fretboard is so smooth....! If you have average size hands and want a truly professional bass, give this one a try. Keep it LOW and in the pocket.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
See less
»
NicocelloNicocello

Washburn XB925Published on 02/17/07 at 00:53
(This content has been automatically translated from French)
Custom Shop USA
24 cases
Bartolini pickups and Pramp
Volume, Tone mdium, bass / treble, slecteur active / passive
Systm Buzz-Feiten (precision of the tuning)
Px: $ 1850

UTILIZATION

Channel enjoyable trs
Acute Accs just a little bit (especially for large hands)
Much lower equilibrium
Big sound!

SOUNDS

You need a good amp and especially good to support the baffle so bad, because the level of output is powerful trs. I love to push a little mdiums (the pastoral), but reinforce the bass, giving her a trs prcis dtach that although low compared to the rest of the group. I also like digging for a more rounded type Fender.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 4 years.
I...…
Read more
Custom Shop USA
24 cases
Bartolini pickups and Pramp
Volume, Tone mdium, bass / treble, slecteur active / passive
Systm Buzz-Feiten (precision of the tuning)
Px: $ 1850

UTILIZATION

Channel enjoyable trs
Acute Accs just a little bit (especially for large hands)
Much lower equilibrium
Big sound!

SOUNDS

You need a good amp and especially good to support the baffle so bad, because the level of output is powerful trs. I love to push a little mdiums (the pastoral), but reinforce the bass, giving her a trs prcis dtach that although low compared to the rest of the group. I also like digging for a more rounded type Fender.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 4 years.
I wanted a musicman but the price deters me. I do not regret the purchase of the Washburn.
It is a good low-rev.
See less
»

Tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Washburn
  • Model: XB925
  • Series: XB Bantam
  • Category: 5+ string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 09/29/2002

We have no technical specifications for this product
but your help will be much welcomed

»

Other categories in Electric Basses

Other names: xb 925

cookies
We are using cookies!

Yes, Audiofanzine is using cookies. Since the last thing that we want is disturbing your diet with too much fat or too much sugar, you'll be glad to learn that we made them ourselves with fresh, organic and fair ingredients, and with a perfect nutritional balance. What this means is that the data we store in them is used to enhance your use of our website as well as improve your user experience on our pages and show you personalised ads (learn more). To configure your cookie preferences, click here.

We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

Our cookies
Cookies not subject to consent
These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine and allow its optimization. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Example: cookies that help you stay logged in from page to page or that help customizing your usage of the website (dark mode or filters).
Google Analytics
We are using Google Analytics in order to better understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it.
Advertising
This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :) We are using Google Ad Manager to display part of our ads, or tools integrated to our own CMS for the rest. We are likely to display advertisements from our own platform, from Google Advertising Products or from Adform.

We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

Our cookies
Cookies not subject to consent

These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Examples: cookies that help you stay logged in from page to page or that help customizing your usage of the website (dark mode or filters).

Google Analytics

We are using Google Analytics in order to better understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it. When this parameter is activated, no personal information is sent to Google and the IP addresses are anonymized.

Advertising

This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :) We are using Google Ad Manager to display part of our ads, or tools integrated to our own CMS for the rest. We are likely to display advertisements from our own platform, from Google Advertising Products or from Adform.


You can find more details on data protection in our privacy policy.
You can also find information about how Google uses personal data by following this link.