And so it begins... again

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mark beem, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    The waiting.... the horrible waiting!! :(

    Just dropped the deposit for my Conklin 8 string hollowbody.

    Here are the complete specs:

    Conklin 8 String bass (Low F# to high F)
    Sidewinder body style
    Bolt-on neck
    Hollowbody construction - 3"
    34" scale
    Gold Hardware with Q-Parts abalone pearl capped knobs
    Bubinga / Maple Neck
    Dragonwood body
    Deep, Deep, DEEP Wine red sparkle finish
    Individual String Saddles (16.5mm spacing)
    Same nut spacing as on my first 8 string (1/4" edge-to-edge)
    24 frets
    Maple fretboard (subtle flame, abalone inlay)
    Purpleheart fingerboard binding
    Hipshot Ultralite tuners
    Carved Top
    Conklin Signature Pups
    Demeter 3 band preamp
    Headstock cap

    The waiting.... the horrible waiting!! :(

    Updates to come..
  2. Tim Barber

    Tim Barber Commercial User

    Apr 28, 2003
    Serenity Valley
    Owner: Barber Music
    [the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything]'re making me hungry...

    [/the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything ]

    ...apologies if you're not a Veggie Tales fan :D
  3. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    what's the secret from BSIV you mentioned before?
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama

    Not yet...

    It'll have its own thread...
  5. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    Mark, that sounds awesome... I do however think an intervention may be necessary.:D
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I wonder if I need to look into a twelve-step program?

  7. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    12 string program, maybe...
  8. that is going to be amazing. I just looked over the conklin site and discovered that they make basses with less than 7 strings and it exited me. mabey one of these days I will get a sweet conklin 5 or 6 string made. :D
  9. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    you need some medication!!

  10. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    That's gonna be sexy!
  11. I wouldn't mind a custom Conklin. But it wouldn't be more than 6 strings. And if that tuned F#BEADG.

    I just feel weird playing a bass where the high string isn't a G.
  12. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It's all your own fault. You should have given that money to me and save yourself all that headache.

  13. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Any idea what the wait time will be, Prog?
  14. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    No official estimate yet.. My last one was around 20 weeks... But it was also delayed a little by the summer NAMM, and the pickups being back ordered.. When I put the order in for my last 8 string Bill had said 16 weeks... I'm guessing it'll be somewhere around that same time span.
  15. Woohoo! Another sweet bass to add to the collection Mark. Can't wait to see it!
  16. Professor X

    Professor X

    Apr 15, 2002
    Hmmm FYI I've never thrown my mashed potatoes up against the wall... (and I've never been to boston in the fall either...)

    Sorry for hyjacking your thread prog... the bass sounds sweet!
  17. dude if this even comes close to the last one in terms of beauty then you are a very lucky man.

    btw, JT may have the most conks but i think you have the best conks. :bag: :D

    cant wait to see it.
  18. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Thanks, but John has some really sweet planks!! I've played some of them!!

  19. oops, i meant as far as aesthetically pleasing. no way anyone has better lookin "planks" than you. we have like identical tastes man*.

    * Which means one day i will have to take those off your hands. :D
  20. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Ba Dum Bum.

    He'll be here all week, folks. :p :D :bassist:

    The bass sounds great, 'Zilla. I hope to make the next BassFest in Alabama to check it out.