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check out this cool conklin.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by john turner, Sep 3, 2002.


  1. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    it's owned by our own stewmc5222. tell us about it, stew. :D

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  2. Oh my! I'll have wet dreams over that thing...



    ....:eek: .... Is that EBONY!??
     
  3. Listen

    Listen

    May 19, 2002
    :eek:
     
  4. Once again-:eek:










    I just couldn't help myself-so simple, yet sooo purty...
     
  5. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Spicey!
     
  6. Pharmecopia

    Pharmecopia

    Jul 31, 2002
    that guy looks like my uncle, steve :D
     
  7. mans0n

    mans0n

    Jun 15, 2002
    hows it tuned?

    wheres the EADG!

    pft 8 strings! i only got FIVE fingers! :p
     
  8. Whappo Grande

    Whappo Grande

    Feb 9, 2002
    Santa Clara, CA.
    Manager: AccuGroove Speakers
    Congratulations on the amazing & beautiful Conklin. It takes a REAL man to tame such a beast, a REAL man.

    Whappo
     
  9. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    allright john.. I am made atchu for dat. I am not believin you said Little...
     
  10. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    :confused: you lost me. huh?
     
  11. stop_drop_pop33

    stop_drop_pop33 Guest

    Aug 15, 2002
    under your bed
    oh my!!! thats $ick:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  12. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    IIRC...and if it's "standard" tuning...

    F#BEADGCF
     
  13. fadlan bassman

    fadlan bassman

    Oct 23, 2001
    Austin,Tx

    Stew has a weird smirk like he's in hog heaven.
     
  14. Looks really nice. Bet it sounds just as good. Just one question, where are the strap buttons on those? Never really noticed before, but are they on the back or something?

    jtbp
     
  15. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    they are on the back of the upper horn and the bottom edge, in the middle.
     
  16. hey everyone!

    thanks for the great comments. thanks especially to John Turner for posting the pic. I've had the bass for some time, but the one previous shot I had was pretty weak. ever since then I've had problems uploading from here!

    the bass is passive with the only controls being a standby switch and a pickup selector for the Bartolini soapbars. the tuning is indeed 4ths, from low F# (around 23Hz) to a high F natural. the neck is a combination of maple and purlpeheart with an undyed ebony fretboard. the body wings are walnut with wenge tops. the headstock cap is wenge, too. the scale length is 34" and there are 25 frets on the board so I get an even 5 octave of range BEFORE figuring in harmonics.

    the tone is amazing! beautiful highs, tight lows, and nice dark lower mids with as much bite or sweetness as my hands can get at any given moment. Bill Conklin has made me the bass of my dreams (well, one of 3 total that he's going to do for me) and Mark Wright's AccuGrooves are letting the whole palette of its sound SING!

    with any luck there will be some sound samples available soon!

    from the low end,


    Stew
     
  17. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Philbiker thinks about string muting .....:confused: :eek: :confused:
     
  18. How about some sound clips?
     
  19. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Nice looking bass, but far too many strings for my mediocre abilities!
     
  20. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    so, what are the three basses going to be? we have this one, and i'm guessing a fretless 8, and what else?