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Bill Dickins, Groove Tools Signature Series (I need a case)...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pako, Aug 29, 2003.


  1. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    Greets,

    I just got a Groove Tools, Bill Dickens Sig. series 7-string on Monday of this week, and have been having a ball with it. It is so much easier to play that I had imagined. Question for anyone who might have been down this road:

    What's the most reasonable place to inquire about a hard case for it? I do have a email into Bill C. as to pricing and availability directly from Conklin, but I'd be into alternatives. I'm not looking necessarily at ATA grade, but just a hard case to get it to and from gigs in one piece.

    Any and all help is appreciated.

    :bassist:

    BTW - I appologize in advance if this is the wrong forum.
     
  2. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    *bump*

    :bassist:
     
  3. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    Toronto
    would you mind sharing a little bit about your new BD?? im seriously looking at getting one and would like as much info as you can give me. thank you ;)
     
  4. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
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  5. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
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  6. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
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  7. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    What would you like to know?
     
  8. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Purdy!! :D

    As far as a case.. I recommend just ordering one from Bill.
     
  9. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    ;), yep. Got an email off to him. I was just looking into alternatives...you know, to know my options. :)

    By the way, I am very much into the specs of your hallow body that Bill's working on for you... Can't wait to see it (I'm sure you are crawling out of your skin, and you haven't even ordered it yet...:D)
     
  10. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    The only other place I might think to ask would be to email Musicians Friend to see if they have any extras laying around for sale, as they do carry the GT-BD7.
     
  11. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    Yeah, I saw there cases....pretty cheezy IMO. All they have is a nylon gig box, re-enforced with foam and padding.

    Thanks for the input though. ;)
     
  12. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    It's the same one I had for mine, and it's very sturdy, belive it or not.
     
  13. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
  14. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yeah, those cases are fine - not quite as sturdy as a solid case, but alot easier to deal with.

    to be honest, i use double gig bags for all of my customs for gigging. since i make sure they are being taken care of properly, i don't have to worry, and since i usually bring 4 to a gig, it makes life a lot easier.
     
  15. sorry to go off topic but what do you do about that doubleneck john??? :confused:
     
  16. that is one SEXY bass!!! omg...I'm GASING for that SO bad. :eek:

    :D
     
  17. Pako,

    What strings do you have on your bass in that pic?

    Bernie
     
  18. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    Brian R. Tyler & john turner,
    Thanks for the input guys! The price is sure right on these at $119.95, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't wasting my money and putting too much trust into something that I shouldn't.

    ~Cheers~




    DEFELDUS,
    QUITE TRYING TO HIJACK MY THREAD! :D





    Bassmasta86,
    Don't get any on the monitor....take it easy there. ;)




    Bernie Connors,
    To the best of my knowlege, it has these on it:
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  19. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    The strings on your bass are Dean Markley SR2000s. Conklin Snakeskins are the same strings, but they have a purple-colored winding instead of a gold one like the SRs have.
     
  20. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    Thanks for clearing that up Bryan!!! :D