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Old 12-31-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
mikebosy
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Controls on Washburn bass guitar

Hi Guys, I've bought a Washburn t14q bass guitar, I can't understand how best to use the volume, tone and blend controls. Can someone point me into the right direction please. Mike
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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Hay I have a T14. It's the same thing without
the quilted top.

The controls are the standard 3 knob setup on
a passive PJ bass. There is a master tone and
a separate volume for each pickup.

As is common, the neck pickup is louder and
bolder than the bridge pickup. The neck pickup
by itself is one of the most useful settings. The
bridge can be turned up all the way and it adds
a small amount of edge to the sound, which is
another useful setting.

Now, if you turn the neck down just a tad, you
can get to a place where the two pickups put out
about the same volume. But you will notice that
the overall volume has decreased a little. Just use
the amp to make up the difference.

If you decrease the neck a little more, you get a
more edgey tone from the bridge pickup, again
with less overall volume than the neck pickup.

I wasn't real pleased with the pickups at first, but
They grew on me. I really like the pickups now.

I defretted mine and made the neck a little thinner
and less thick than a Jazz bass neck,



If you keep playing it, I think you will find that you
have a pretty cool bass,

Tabdog

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Old 12-31-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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Thanks tab dog, that's brilliant, I really appreciate your reply!
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:42 AM   #4
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Hay I have a T14. It's the same thing without
the quilted top.

The controls are the standard 3 knob setup on
a passive PJ bass. There is a master tone and
a separate volume for each pickup.

As is common, the neck pickup is louder and
bolder than the bridge pickup. The neck pickup
by itself is one of the most useful settings. The
bridge can be turned up all the way and it adds
a small amount of edge to the sound, which is
another useful setting.

Now, if you turn the neck down just a tad, you
can get to a place where the two pickups put out
about the same volume. But you will notice that
the overall volume has decreased a little. Just use
the amp to make up the difference.

If you decrease the neck a little more, you get a
more edgey tone from the bridge pickup, again
with less overall volume than the neck pickup.

I wasn't real pleased with the pickups at first, but
They grew on me. I really like the pickups now.

I defretted mine and made the neck a little thinner
and less thick than a Jazz bass neck,



If you keep playing it, I think you will find that you
have a pretty cool bass,

Tabdog

Sorry tab dog, as a beginner to the world of bass guitars, I still have a problem! Which control knob controls volume of which pickup? I presume the knob closest to strap button is tone. Is that correct? mikebosy
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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i would assume to knobs would control the pickups in order. as you said, the one on the end nearest the strap button would be master tone then they would go in the order the pickups go along the bass from the bridge, in this case the middle one would be the J pickup and the final one would be the P pickup. at least thats how it is on my rbx 170.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:05 PM   #6
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Thanks for that, I get it now. Cheers
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:24 AM   #7
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I agree with Moody Grit. That is how they
are arranged. originally, I figured it out by
tapping on each pickup and turning the
volumes.

After a while, it's just second nature and I
don't even think about it,

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Old 01-02-2013, 04:00 AM   #8
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Thanks tabdog, appreciate your reply! mikebosy
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