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Conklin Guitars CGC45 Bass Guitar Case

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CoR Bass, Apr 4, 2014.


  1. CoR Bass

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    I've always heard they're really terrible and prone to falling apart. I'd buy one of the 7 string cases for $40 though
     
  3. Templar

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    Hey thanks for the heads up!

    Been waiting years for them to blow out the Conklin case. Perfect!
     
  4. CoR Bass

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    You're welcome! Just wondering how long til they drop the 7 string case. I figure if it ends up falling apart like the reviews say, I can cut the foam body mold out of it and put it into a hardshell.
     
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  6. Templar

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    Eventually you know they will. I read the bad reviews too, so $119 always seemed out of line. Maybe it's just BS, maybe the case is fine. How bad could it be anyway for $40. I like the soft/hard case concept, and now I have something made just for the Sidewinder body shape. Score.
     
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    My Conklin case came today. Not bad, but I'm glad I got it on blowout sale, wouldn't want to have paid the full $119.

    The Rocco didn't quite fit into the pre-shaped recess. I had to carve out a little bit of foam to make room for the tip of the lower horn. Now the fit is pretty good, and secure.

    Protection is good enough to toss in a van with other junk. Lighter weight than a hardcase.

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  8. CoR Bass

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    Mine came in today too. I can see why people wouldn't be too thrilled with it after paying $120. The foam is stiff and the nylon is screwed into the foam board or whatever it is with regular phillips head screws. I was hoping for softer foam and a snugger fit, but it's not too bad since I only paid $40. We'll see how it holds up, I don't gig a ton and I have other cases.
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    Is the Rocco body a bit different from the GT4 or 5? My GT5 fit fine with a bit of room to spare. When the 7 stg case drops, I'll probably go ahead and grab one too.
     
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    Sweet looking GT5 there. You have the Barts or the "Conklin" (Mitymite) pickups?

    Looks like yours fits perfectly. Evidently, the Rocco has a slightly differently shaped Sidewinder body than the other GT's, eh? I had a GT4 for a while, but never noticed the difference. Interesting factoid.
     
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    Thanks. Bartolinis
     

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