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Washburn Dime 2st

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Features: an alder body, thin,you shaped maple neck, 22 jumbo frets. It’s got a Washburn made liscenced Floyd Rose 2 tremelo, 2 humbuckers with 3-way toggle, 2 volume, and 1 tone speedknobs. Aslo has Grover 18:1 tuners. All black hardware and a black paintjob with silver bevels finishes this beast out.The neck itself sits far inside the body. It extends into the neck pickup cavity and sits behind the neck pickup. Came with a Washburn form fitting hardshell case. I give it an 8 because of the lack of an OFR tremelo and the fact it’s a bolt-on, and not set neck or neck through.

Other than the affore mentioned toggle Switch, the hardware all seems pretty solid. I haven’t had problems with any of the knobs or the input jack loosening up. It holds up to Live playing, as long as it doesn’t get knocked into something. In fact, the cheap paint makes me play more carefully than I usually do with other guitars, which I guess isn’t really such a bad thing. I would never play without a back up, especially because of the locking trem. I give it an 8 because of the broken, most likely low quality toggle Switch(because good ones usually don’t just happen to crack in half), and the paranoia of chipping the paint with the slightest bump.

Overall this is a pretty great metal guitar. I use it to play thrash mostly, but also just straight up metal, some heavier hard rock, and newer style metal, and it’s perfect for those. It’s not all that flexible, but that’s why I called it a metal guitar. For more flexibility I’ll play my Les Paul for things like hard rock and blues. I got it for an overall great deal, especially since it’s been discontinued. I would compare this to the Dean Razorbacks, or any mid level BC Rich, and I like to think this would come out ahead of them. If I had the chance I would buy it all over again.