#1
My uncle used to play bass in a band when he was in High School but he stopped after he graduated. Today, when my dad and sister came home from my grandparent's house, (a bunch of the family was there visiting, I didn't go though) there was this bass guitar and amp sitting there. My dad told me that my uncle was giving these to me as a gift, just out of the blue.

The bass is a 5 string Washburn B-105 from the "Chicago" series. There's no serial number on the back so I don't know what year it was made. Frets 8 - 22 are sanded off, I don't remember why. The amp is a Peavey Mark IV from 1982. I took some photos:

15" speaker in that cabinet.




I've never played bass before but I am happy that my uncle wanted to pass his gear down to me. I've got it tuned up and am already learning the bass lines Seether's song "Sympathetic".
#2
the amp looks sick dunno bout the bass ive never played a bass thats had its frets removed that didnt sound like shit
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#3
Cool, I love gear from the 80's, it looks cool (unlike the rest of the 80's).
Having the higher frets sanded off should be interesting, good luck with your new/old gear.
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#4
SCORE lol it sucks i'm the first guitarist in my family lol so i cant even borrow gear off family members or anything lol
#5
good score!
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#6
That stuf is incredible! What a score!
Definately learn to play that thing man, I cant believe you uncle just GAVE you that even though you dont play bass.

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#7
Very nice and congrats. What a wonderful gift!

So when you say the frets have been filed down, do you mean its been made fretless above the 8th fret or its been scalloped? If its fretless, then your uncle or someone else was trying to get a more fretless tone probably for solo work. Scalloped, they were probably trying to do a Billy Sheehan on the bass.
#9
wild. a half fretless? nice. good gear.

good luck!
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#10
your gonna love that amp!! i owned and used one for almost 5yrs. very reliable, built
like a tank. 200watts, 2 channels. i think it was one of Peavey's best amps for it's time period. they still are relativly popular. music, the gift that keeps on giving.
#11
Very nice. Washburn makes a solid bass...I have a XB-100 I got from a friend for cheap, its one of their starter basses but it still plays nicer than some Fenders ive played.

And im very jealous of that amp...cherish it, or i'll steal it.
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#12
I actually have the same amp setup (except the same cab is 2x15") as my backup. It's pretty nice. You better get good now.

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#13
That peavy looks pretty orgasmic... Not sure about the bass though.
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your gonna love that amp!! i owned and used one for almost 5yrs. very reliable, built
like a tank. 200watts, 2 channels. i think it was one of Peavey's best amps for it's time period. they still are relativly popular. music, the gift that keeps on giving.

With you all the way there, IMHO the MkIV was just about the best Bass amp Peavey made.
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