LeNewfieBassist
Call me Tweedy
Join date: Dec 2010
122 IQ
#1
I had originally planned on doing this on a bass I was working on, but so many things have gone wrong with it, it will not be done for another while. Due to this, I decided to do my main bass (Which I think will be more interesting anyways), a Washburn Bantam BB4 Graphic Bass.


(Lovely weather, no? )


(Don't mind the thumb picks/tuners, I was still playing it at the time)

Well, here's the story of how this beautiful little bass came into my possession. After a few months of looking at basses in local stores, and finding nothing that really interested me (I was most interested in the looks back then). So, one weekend my family went to St.Johns. And there, in one of the smallest music stores in the city, I found this little gem. The second I walked into the store, I walked over to it, and 10 minutes later, I was (attempting) to play it in the hotel room. Lucky for me, the store was closing the next day, and everything was 50% off. I ended up paying $150 for the bass and a little 10 watt Peavey amp.

After spending a small bit of time on Google, this is what I found for specs:
-Snakeskin Graphic Body
-Maple Neck with Rosewood Finger Board
-Grover Tuners
-24 Frets
-34" Scale
-Eden Active Soap Bar Pickups

The bass doesn't seem very heavy at all. (It weights about 8-9 pounds)


(Close up on the graphic. Don't mind the little orange thing. That's just an earplug that I put there for some reason...)

Sound: I can't really describe the sound myself, and I do not have any sound clips on my computer right now. I'll edit this post in a few days when I can get a chance to record something.


Overall:
Personally, I love this bass. It plays like a dream, it's great for live shows, and it makes a great conversation piece. From what I have found out from various sources, this bass was a limited run, so I think that just adds to the awesome-ness factor.

Feel free to ask any question, and I will answer them to the best of my ability.
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"If you're going through hell, keep going."

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fleajr_1412
UG Board King
Join date: Mar 2007
2,166 IQ
#2
Wow, that certainly is an interesting design. Looks really nice though, looking forward to the clips.
skater dan0
ex-mod
Join date: Jul 2006
1,755 IQ
#3
Very nice bass my man, consider this thread officially stickied

Damn you and your ninja-like modding Conor
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Dan

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I think after this relentless adding for the last 10 mins, that Dan is the coolest looking. Goddamn welsh people and my great etc etc etc etc etc granddad is welsh.
anarkee
oh the horror!
Join date: Aug 2006
3,136 IQ
#5
Nice bass--that design stays firmly in cool arena without going uber overboard. I'm looking forward to the sound clips.

And yes, you guys are doing a fabulous job of modding btw.
the_perdestrian
UG's insomiac
Join date: Sep 2009
1,874 IQ
#6
not a fan of the graphic but its way better than a lot of others I've seen.
no sir away a papaya war is on
loinmute
U.G's Wookie
Join date: Jul 2007
920 IQ
#7
I really like the graphic. The riblets and thorax are of the awesome.
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LeNewfieBassist
Call me Tweedy
Join date: Dec 2010
122 IQ
#8
Quote by fleajr_1412
Wow, that certainly is an interesting design. Looks really nice though, looking forward to the clips.

Quote by skater dan0
Very nice bass my man, consider this thread officially stickied

Quote by anarkee
Nice bass--that design stays firmly in cool arena without going uber overboard. I'm looking forward to the sound clips.

Quote by the_perdestrian
not a fan of the graphic but its way better than a lot of others I've seen.

Quote by loinmute
I really like the graphic. The riblets and thorax are of the awesome.


Thanks everybody.
I actually had to look up riblets and thorax. Is that bad?

On a slightly related topic, does anybody know of a way I could record for less then $15? My friend does have a studio (Which I will use for some recordings, no matter what), but due to school and our work schedules, I won't be able to use it for awhile.
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. "

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

"It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right."

- Sir Winston Churchill
thebassmaster
Becoming Addicted Again
Join date: Mar 2002
549 IQ
#10
sweet

whats more impressive that the bass of the month started back in 2005 i think... has it still been going all that time?
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10. Done LSD? who's she?
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46. Kissed someone in a moving vehicle?no, i dont have insurance
the_perdestrian
UG's insomiac
Join date: Sep 2009
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#11
nah it comes and goes for instance this ones for april and we are mostly though may.
no sir away a papaya war is on
skater dan0
ex-mod
Join date: Jul 2006
1,755 IQ
#12
Quote by thebassmaster
sweet

whats more impressive that the bass of the month started back in 2005 i think... has it still been going all that time?


It comes and goes, feel free to contribute. I don't think anyone has June booked
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Dan

Don't stop being you <3


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I think after this relentless adding for the last 10 mins, that Dan is the coolest looking. Goddamn welsh people and my great etc etc etc etc etc granddad is welsh.
smb
Join date: Feb 2005
2,006 IQ
#13
Is this bass of the month or of the year? I mean it's nice and all but has anyone got anything else to show off?
Cb4rabid
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Join date: May 2009
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#14
I'd do one but I don't think anybody would be impressed by my baby
pinga
skater dan0
ex-mod
Join date: Jul 2006
1,755 IQ
#15
I'll contribute when I find the time and I get a new bass.
Quote by bassmanjoe08
Dan

Don't stop being you <3


Quote by fatgoogle
I think after this relentless adding for the last 10 mins, that Dan is the coolest looking. Goddamn welsh people and my great etc etc etc etc etc granddad is welsh.
TexMex
Mexican Newfoundlander
Join date: May 2009
210 IQ
#17
where in st john's did you get it?
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c3powil
on a coconut estate
Join date: Jun 2007
4,180 IQ
#18
Ill do one. I never got clips of the fender 24, but that's okay because it's gone on Sunday. Ill pm someone whenever I get my next bass and do a BOTM or UROTM.

...unless you guys want last minute sound clips of the 24?
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