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Washburn AB10 4-String Acoustic-Electric Bass  

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    Washburn

    A thin Florentine cutaway acoustic-electric bass with tone to die for.

    The Washburn AB10 bass is a thin-bodied and lightweight acoustic-electric instrument capable of holding its own in intimate acoustic settings or in high-volume jamming with the band. The Florentine design gives this acoustic electric bass a truly unique and distinctive appearance, while also allowing easy access to the instrument's upper register. It starts with a select spruce top and mahogany sides and back for a truly balanced and full tone. The patented soundslot design of the soundhole reduces feedback that often accompanies acoustic-electric crossovers. The rosewood fingerboard and bridge offer strong sustain. The tuners are chrome die-cast Grovers, for precision tuning and great consistency in tone. At the heart of this 4-string Washburn bass lies a piezo bridge pickup and the Equis Extra active preamp which provide a very natural amplified sound.

    Features
    • Thin bodied acoustic bass
    • Florentine cutaway style
    • Select spruce top
    • Patented Soundslot technology—reduces the possibility of feedback
    • Mahogany sides, back and neck
    • Nut Width: 1.58"
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • Rosewood bridge
    • Piezo bridge pickup
    • Equis Extra active preamp
     
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    WashburnAB10 4-String Acoustic-Electric Bass
     
    4.3

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    5.0

    I just bought a used one... this thing ROCKS!

    By Rob R-gjRCo

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Washburn AB10 4-String Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    I have been looking at these for over a year now. I had just bought a Ibanez acoustic bass, I hadn't seen the Washburn yet. It was nice, but I just found myself playing it less and less. I ended up about a year later finding a use Washburn AB-10 for a great price. I took it home, put some new strings on it, and was instantly converted. It plays almost as good as any electric bass. Acoustically it's not as loud as a acoustic guitar, but it still sounds good. The slimmer body is very comfortable, and it balances great with a strap. What more could you want? BTW I got rid of the Ibanez, with the Washburn A/E bass in the house, it was never going to get played

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    5.0

    Acoustic bass players

    By J-rod-AkTFM

    from Nashville

    Comments about Washburn AB10 4-String Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    I have had my Washburn acoustic bass for about eight years or so. When I first started buying acoustic basses, I thought they were for sitting around a camp fire with all your buddies playing without amps. If you have played acoustic basses very long you know that they are really not made for that. The bass sound just doesn't get very loud. This is an excellent sounding acoustic bass when used for what it is meant for, to be plugged in. It has always sounded great. Very nice warm tone to it. I have noticed to headstock beginning to peel but this is not life threatening only cosmetic. I would recommend it for the price. I have owned an ibanez acoustic bass as well and this one is just has such a hot tone to it.

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    3.0

    I've had mine since 1994

    By Vanessa-yWidS

    from Long Island, New York

    Comments about Washburn AB10 4-String Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    This is a much better electric bass than it is an acoustic bass. It sounds great through an amp. I've also done tons of recording with it. I generally prefer the recorded sound of this over the sound of an electric. It has a very warm and balanced sound. It is not a particularly loud bass when it is played acoustically. The body is much thinner than most acoustic/electric basses. Overall, it is a better studio bass, than it is a live bass. I also own a Michael Kelly dragonfly 5-string fretless, and I also had a Takamine acoustic electric for a while. The MK bass is really in a league of its own. I can't compare the two. The Takamine is a closer comparison. If I were to compare the Washburn with the Takamine, I'd have to say that the Washburn has better tone, but the Takamine is much louder, and plays better with other instruments. My biggest complaint was that the headstock is laminated onto the rest of the neck, and after 10 years, it came apart. The first 2 repairmen I took it to told me to throw the bass out, but the third guy I brought it to was able to fix it. It's an old friend, and I couldn't bear to part with it, so I got it fixed. My AB10 has an oval soundhole, instead of what is featured in the above picture. I've gotten tons of comliments on it over the years. It also has the original EQ400 pre-amp. The newer ones are probably an improvement over what was a good design to begin with.

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