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How about a Washburn Chicago B-80 !?

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12 minutes ago, Adee said:

How about a Washburn Chicago B-80 !?

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Yes, this kind of thing or some tasty, pointy headed Charvels 

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2 hours ago, Dandelion said:

Right....  I have taken a punt on something. I will let you know if it comes off.  Its a bit niche though... 

Ooh, you tease!

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58 minutes ago, Adee said:

 

 

58 minutes ago, Adee said:

How about a Washburn Chicago B-80 !?

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Oh yes using the black one whilst dreaming of doing this

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If you're lucky you might find an Aria Pro SB-R80/SB Elite II/SB-ELT for £500. All essentially the same bass with very minor differences:

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I'm just going to ask a quick question here, sorry @Dandelion but you've left us all hanging with your teasing 😉.

Is the Westone Thunder I with the single P pickup held in high regard along with the rest of the Thunders? There's one for sale near me for £150

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In my (very humble) opinion, the Westone Thunder is a fantastic instrument.

My first bass was a Westone 1A Thunder (single pickup, active), and I've never had a bass that I got on with as well. I never used it active, 'cos I used to gig a lot & batteries are just something else that can go wrong. I also used it for all the recordings that we did & would trust it for reliability & tone implicitly.

I still have that bass & I'd never ever let it go.

They're built like a tank and sound ace!

For £150 - condition dependent, you can't go wrong.

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There's something odd with it though. The pickup is routed slightly off centre (lining pole pieces up with the body laminate lines) and as such the bridge is way off centre. The strings run parallel to the fretboard but way off from the body laminate lines. It all looks untampered with though. Which made wonder if these were poor quality. 

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Another vote for an Aria SB! They’re lovely (if weighty) basses. Here’s my SB700. My first ever bass. Still love it!

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13 minutes ago, Maude said:

Which made wonder if these were poor quality. 

They're really not.

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There's a thread about them here:

 

:)

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Thanks @Teebs, maybe another restoration project on the cards then.

Anyway I've derailed enough. 

Back to the suspense of what @Dandelionhas bought. 

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Is it...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...a tractor? 🚜

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A giant head from Easter Island? 🗿

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I was going to say Ibanez Roadster too, but @tubbybloke68 beat me to it. The bound edge bodied versions are particularly handsome and very 80’s. Perhaps a Charvel Surfcaster as well ( but may be beyond the budget).

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Right..  I have it in my possession...  I'm just of to take a photo.. 

 

But..  It is not a bass.. 

 

And as promised it is niche.. 

 

I am prepared for this thread to go really quiet..... 😜

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1 minute ago, Dandelion said:

Right..  I have it in my possession...  I'm just of to take a photo.. 

 

But..  It is not a bass.. 

 

And as promised it is niche.. 

 

I am prepared for this thread to go really quiet..... 😜

If it's a guitar  you're in sooooooo much trouble!

:D 

 

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It's a Aria RS-800.   As per Wayne Hussey - Sisters of Mercy era..

A few bits of lacquer failing but nothing disappointing for a early 1980s instrument.. 

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