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post May 18 2009, 07:41 PM
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Hi!

I have just bought my first electric guitar and having zero knowledge I would like to know if it is a good beginner guitar and if it is worth the price I payed. It is a washburn x-series and I think the model name is X22 (70% sure) and it looks pretty much exactly like my avatar. I know pricing is different in every country, but I bought it together with a Peavey Rage 158 amp, a tuner, a gigbag and a stand for 1900 swedish crowns which is about 123 pounds (from a weak-minded wannabe guitarist that quit). Was it a good deal and what is good/bad with the brand Washburn?
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post May 18 2009, 08:43 PM
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Hi mate,

not heard of one myself but the Washburn brand is a pretty good place to start your playing career!! Have a look at the link for owners reviews, I think you will be pleasantly surprised!!

http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews...hburn/X-22/10/1
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post May 18 2009, 08:58 PM
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QUOTE (sted @ May 18 2009, 09:43 PM) *
Hi mate,

not heard of one myself but the Washburn brand is a pretty good place to start your playing career!! Have a look at the link for owners reviews, I think you will be pleasantly surprised!!

http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews...hburn/X-22/10/1


Wow, pretty nice reviews it got :-O
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post May 18 2009, 09:20 PM
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No worries about Your guitar mate, maybe it isn't anything super special, but many many people start from much worse guitars, and than buy something like You have already, this guitar can surely serve You for some not so short time, before Your playing will be in need of a better gear:)


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post May 18 2009, 09:30 PM
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i play it tongue.gif check my vids on the REC program ..
it plays fine, u might wanna fix the floating bridge cause it sux . and the sustain anoys me, but the playability is nice, though bending could be a little smoother
but a very nice beginner (gotta get my self a strat though wink.gif)

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post May 18 2009, 09:30 PM
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My first guitar was a really cheap J D strat copy and it served me well the first couple of months

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post May 18 2009, 09:34 PM
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Sure! It sounds like a good starter kit. Play it for a couple of years and if you're positive you will continue I think you can take the big step up to a high quality guitar. I'm not so sure the mid range guitars will be a huge improvement.


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post May 19 2009, 12:48 AM
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That is a great startet kit, and very solid deal you got there man. Don't worry, it's all good. Congratulations, and have fun with your new gear! smile.gif


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post May 19 2009, 03:18 PM
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QUOTE (Frederik @ May 18 2009, 10:30 PM) *
i play it tongue.gif check my vids on the REC program ..
it plays fine, u might wanna fix the floating bridge cause it sux . and the sustain anoys me, but the playability is nice, though bending could be a little smoother
but a very nice beginner (gotta get my self a strat though wink.gif)

-Frederik



Nice to hear from that it is a good guitar to start with biggrin.gif
But what does this thing with floating bridge and the sustain meen? I am very very bad with guitar terms.
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post May 19 2009, 10:48 PM
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QUOTE (Murloc @ May 19 2009, 04:18 PM) *
But what does this thing with floating bridge and the sustain meen? I am very very bad with guitar terms.


You don't have to think that much about sustain and that kind of things atm IMO,
enjoy your first moments with instrument and learn as much as you can,
there'll be time to think of all advanced stuff in the future, no worries. smile.gif


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post May 19 2009, 11:12 PM
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nice team you got man! you´ll be playing some time before you need something new!
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post May 23 2009, 09:38 PM
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Personally I think starting with a floating bridge is pretty bad.
Even with a good floater, it needs maintenance and you should be able to set it up yourself.
On cheap bridges, it's sometimes impossible to get the tuning right when you use the bar.

I guess you could screw the arm out though. I would probably do that if I were you.
Try some bending and check if it stays in tune.
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