Washburn WI65 Pro C Gothika
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Washburn WI65 Pro C Gothika

WI65 Pro C Gothika, Altra Chitarra Elettrica Solid Body from Washburn.

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Audiofanzine FR 10/12/2008

Washburn WI65 Pro C Gothika : Recensione di Audiofanzine FR (content in English)

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(Originally written by darkdemonfr/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
- Mahogany body.

One-piece set mahogany neck for a better sustain (which is excellent).

- Exotic rosewood fingerboard.

- Voice contour control (VCC) for both pickups

Grover 18:1 machine heads

- Buzz Feiten tuning system

- Seymour Duncan US humbuckers (Custom-Custom and JB'59)

Black hardware

- Mat finish

- 22 frets

- Tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece

- 3-way toggle switch

UTILIZATION

Very pleasant neck for playing rhythm parts or solos.

Access to the upper frets is good but you'll find better.

The weight is ok. I used to have an Ibanez which was three times as heavy. However this guitar is not what I'd call light...

The shape of the body is not a problem when you play sitting.

It's very easy to get a good sound and you'll get your own tone after spending some time with the VCC.

SOUNDS

That's THE most important point =)

I play mainly heavy metal (Metallica) and hard rock (Van Halen) although I also play funk, rock, blues, etc...

After six months of use, I haven't found a style where this guitar sounds bad. It's excellent for heavy metal, rock and hard rock, funk. The clean sound is pleasant if you adjust the controls to avoid a too twangy sound.

I've played with a 25 watt Fender, a 5 watt Marshall (-_-), a 15 watt Line 6 III and soon with a Randall RGT50 (I will update this review if necessary).

Depending on the amp, you'll a get a perfect crystal-clear clean sound with the neck pickup and a low contour setting.

For blues sound, use the center position and play with the VCC.

For hard rock tunes simply use the bridge pickup.

For heavy metal and solo parts use the bridge pickup and turn the volume fully up!!

My favorite settings: bridge pickup and VCC providing a single coil for an almost acoustic clean sound; neck pickup with distortion for melodic riffs.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for six months and I always take it with me.

I love its versatility although it's designed for metal freaks.

I previously tested a Fender and a Lag (I can't recall their names...) but they were not fantastic.

Exceptional value for money for the version with Seymour Duncan pickups.

Based on my experience... I'm sure I would buy it again.

I give it a 9 in everything since a guitar in this price range cannot be perfect xD