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« on: January 02, 2006, 09:30:25 PM »
I got this bass for a 100.00.

 Does anyone have any experience with one?

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Washburn Bantam XB-600
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2006, 10:08:26 PM »
Are you sure it's not a XB-100? That's what I have,unless yours is a five string,then that might be case. Anyway,I have a four string Washburn Bantam XB-100,it cost me $200 new,with a gig bag I also purchsed. It really has served me well over the years,I'm not regretting it or anything.I was going to get the five string model than decided I didn't care for the P-bass type pickups in it. A fiver needs those long jazz bass pups IMO. I think the guitar holds its own,while the pups could be better the neck is smooth and it has a nice feel to it. I like it.

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2006, 11:43:44 AM »
Yes, It's a 6 string Bantam XB-600 Black.  It sounds good and I can't believe I got it for 100.00 dollars

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Re: Washburn Bamtam XB-600
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2006, 10:13:54 PM »
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Yes, It's a 6 string Bantam XB-600 Black.  It sounds good and I can't believe I got it for 100.00 dollars

 Neither can I! Have you talked to your pastor about this?

 lol! Hey,I'm glad you got a good deal ,Bro! What kind of pickups does it have? P'bass,Jazz,or humbuckers?

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2006, 02:06:34 PM »
It has 2 humbuckers active and a switch that's a pickup converter.  
I have a Ibanez SR406 which is my main bass, But last night I switched.

Dwight

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Re: Washburn Bantam XB-600
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2006, 05:51:40 PM »
I just got one off ebay for under 3 bills.  This will be my first six-string so I'm putting in some hours
in private before I bring it out.
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Re: Washburn Bantam XB-600
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2006, 11:36:27 AM »
It has 2 humbuckers active and a switch that's a pickup converter.  
I have a Ibanez SR406 which is my main bass, But last night I switched.

Dwight

The XB-600 was designed by Grover Jackson when he was part of the Washburn family before he would venture out on his own company...Jackson/Charvel.  The bass itself came out in early 90's and was priced at around $1,200.  You must have a different
version from the one I pruchased from ebay cause I don't have a switch.  It might have been modified for the previous owner.
The controls are as follows clockwise from the players POV: Bass, Treble, Balancer, and Main.
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Re: Washburn Bantam XB-600
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2006, 04:24:15 PM »
Thanks for the info.  I'm try Washburn, but they could give me no info. My Bass has a XB600B tag on the back.  It has Knobs clockwise.

1. Volume (master)
2. Bass
3. Treble
4. 3 positionToogle swith (Blend bridge & Neck Pickup) or seperate.

I enjoy playing it. A brighter sound than my Ibanez SR406

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Re: Washburn Bantam XB-600
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2006, 07:48:10 AM »
Thanks for the info.  I'm try Washburn, but they could give me no info. My Bass has a XB600B tag on the back.  It has Knobs clockwise.

1. Volume (master)
2. Bass
3. Treble
4. 3 positionToogle swith (Blend bridge & Neck Pickup) or seperate.

I enjoy playing it. A brighter sound than my Ibanez SR406


(imitating game show host) CONGRATULATIONS!  You've just answered my question!

You see...that might a later model of the XB600.  Check the head of the bass where the "Washburn" logo is displayed.  Does
the words "Designed by Grover Jackson" underneath it?  If not...it's a later version.
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Re: Washburn Bantam XB-600
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2006, 07:52:15 AM »
I tried mine out last night at rehearsal.   :oWHEW!  This bass has serious attitude!
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Re: Washburn Bantam XB-600
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2006, 11:22:13 AM »
I got a reply back from Washburn Burn after three months of I know know from them.
They thinks it a 94 model because the serial number starts with S409****.

They sent a picture but it did not have the toggle switch like mines.
It does not have the Grover Jackson name on it.

And by pickup are W671 & W 673.
They think it was a custom job.

I practice last night and it jam as always.

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Re: Washburn Bantam XB-600
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2006, 07:26:51 PM »
So in all truth...  :D you got a very good deal. THUMBS UP!
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