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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:45 pm

Bought this a couple days ago, a bit tatty and needed a good clean, the frets were at one time Jumbo, but had been abused and probably filed flat.

Before




and after session with my fret file and micro mesh









The carbonite fretboard is a nightmare to clean probably 25 years of finger scum!....ick
I took all the screws and gave each 9 stages of micro mesh....I now have really shiny thumb and fingers!



and the collie is Bracken, my ever faithful friend!


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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:48 pm

apparently one of only 1100 made, and contrary to Washburns info, it wasnt made in USA but probably Japan....possibly Korea
everything is original as far as I can tell




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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Westbone on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:23 pm

Is that a Bendmaster Deluxe trem?

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:27 pm

No, I read somewhere its a FR licenced Washburn 600T

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:32 pm

I also have 10x6mm Abalone dots on order, as you can see its missing a couple

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Westbone on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:34 pm

Nice Collie. Guitars not bad neither Smile

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:51 pm

Theres a couple of big chips out of the veneer and into the mahogany on the back/bottom, and I've been reading a little on repairing these using the drop fill lacquer method, now I know most lacquer will eat into the old upon application, my question is: Do you guys know of a lacquer that will not dissolve the old stuff?

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:11 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:No, I read somewhere its a FR licenced Washburn 600T

Hmm....It seems it isnt a 600T afterall. the only markings on it are as follows: Licenced Under Floyd Rose Patents
does this mean its just a cheap offshoot?



the strings just go straight through the ..umm...black thing!? no need to remove the ball as Ive heard is needed with the FR trems.

any ideas on how to find out its maker?

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Westbone on Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:23 pm

Fast loader bridge.


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Post by Westbone on Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:39 pm

Looks like a well made guitar.
Some good solid timbers there. Like Smile

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:44 pm

Westbone wrote:Fast loader bridge.


Thanks, This is my first FR type bridge, yesterday I learned to setup/tune the damn thing, took an hour!
its all a bit cumbersome if you ask me scratch

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Barry on Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:48 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:...Thanks, This is my first FR type bridge, yesterday I learned to setup/tune the damn thing, took an hour!
its all a bit cumbersome if you ask me scratch
Yup! I'd sure be a happier camper without 'em!

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Post by beavis on Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:12 pm

Sweet guitar. Dog looking good too!

1 hour for a first FR setup is good going imho.

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:31 pm

beavis wrote:Sweet guitar. Dog looking good too!

1 hour for a first FR setup is good going imho.

to be honest it was mostly setup right when I got it, I just had to remove 1 spring (ALL 5 were firmly set and the claw screwed right in) then intonate the bugger

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:36 pm

I need to do a couple of repairs to the chips at the back edge, drop fill probably...varnish or nail varnish depends on the colour match.
what I want to know is: after I've filled and sanded down the varnish, I'll need to use a polish, which meguiars product do you guys use? and can I just buy something like this for my power drill?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/POLISHING-BUFFING-WHEEL-MOP-100MM-DRILLS-TOOLS-/110847965461?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item19cf0db915

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Westbone on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:59 pm

Hand,,,,jobby affraid

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:03 pm

Suspect

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:04 pm

wont that be a bit sticky for polish.......ohhhhhhhhhhh

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:05 pm

sorry, I should have mentioned I want to remove all the swirls from the top, and try and get some of the scratches off from the back.

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by hoax on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:11 pm


Use a foam mop and some G3 compound with water. You must keep it wet. Then use Barry's favourite, Meguiars Ultimate compound, applied by hand.

Finish with a good quality car polish and Bob's your Uncle and Fanny's your Aunt.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:27 pm

cool, thanks Hoax!

holy crap that stuff is expensive!

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Barry on Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:44 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:wont that be a bit sticky for polish.......ohhhhhhhhhhh
Ba dum dum! Pish!

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Post by Barry on Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:57 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:...the strings just go straight through the ..umm...black thing!? no need to remove the ball as Ive heard is needed with the FR trems
As Damian says this looks like a Speedloader so yes, no need to cut the ball ends. Who came up with that fresh hell idea anyway? Really stupid to wreck the strongest (and most expensive) part of the string, try and squeeze the rest in a barely adequate clamp, then pray it holds as you dive bomb the bejeebus out of it! Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:24 am

Yep, sounds plain daft to me, give me a hardtail and a Sharkfin Red and I'm happy!

Was there ever a hardtailed spectrum?

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:07 am

Sgt. Vimes wrote:I also have 10x6mm Abalone dots on order, as you can see its missing a couple

now arrived and looking great, what are your thoughts for glueing them in place on a Carbonite fretboard.......superglue?

I should have 8 dots left up for grabs, if anyone needs em? free of course!

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these are the little chaps

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