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CONKLIN 9 ALMOST FINISHED!!!! PIC!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oversoul, Jul 27, 2005.


  1. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    I'm a happy, happy man :D
    You can check the fat pick at the gallery!
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    Spalt maple top over dragonwood body
    Bubinga board with 32"-35" scale on a maple/purpleheart neck
    3 band NMTB Bartolini with active/passive switch
    Conklin quad coil pickups
    18 mm @ bridge, 7 mm @ nut
    Black hardware, individual string saddles for bridge

    oh my...2 more months to go :bawl:
     
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    HOLY S**T!!

    THAT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  3. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    hahahaha two more months of pure hell!!! :D

    ;)

    nice looking bass, BTW - can't wait to see it when it's done....go ahead and ship it to me first so I can make sure it's OK....
    :D
     
  4. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    Thx Mark! I'm still drooling over the bubinga fingerboard :eek: :D

    NJL- well if you promise to bring it safe to me, I can't bare the ideia of having to ship this baby by airmail!! :eek:
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    It's awesome!! So what is the total wait time going to be for you?
     
  6. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Wow, that looks sooooooo good :D
     
  7. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    12 months like I came to predict, but they really made a move on it this past month, probably because jeans ERB herd is out of the way :D :D :D
    But the boys at missouri are still way busy, no winter and summer NAMM fairs this year!
     
  8. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    Amazing looking bass. I really like that topwood. Congrats man!
     
  9. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Amazing!!!

    I never really appreciated Bill's work until I was finally able to hold one in my hand. Not the Groove Tools either. Definitely on the short list of builders I would like to build me a bass.

    -Mike
     
  10. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    nice and congrats,
     
  11. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Montréal
    Very nice, but what the heck is dragonwood?
     
  12. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Also called Royal Poulina (sp.)... Very resonant, lightweight wood.
     
  13. Oh my!!!! :eek:
     
  14. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    Reminds me of Mark's?? 7/8 conklin .

    Very nice bass-if i had the coin, i'd definately want to order at least 1 bass from them.

    That's all
     
  15. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    You must mean my spalted 8..
     
  16. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
    hmmm... well, 1/2 the herd is out of the way. :)

    My 11 is still waiting for it's "melted" fretboard. :crying:

    Nice looking 9! One of these days I'll need to get me a spalted maple bass.
     
  17. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Awesome! We'd better not see this in the Classifieds a month after you get it with "I'm going back to four strings" in the title :D j/k The top looks great-more "natural" than a lot of spalted tops that look more like coffee spilled on cardboard rather than wood.
     
  18. Awesome. I love the fanned frets.

    -Geoff
     
  19. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    Impossible to "go back" to 4 strings since I regularly play them and am required to, I'd imagine my band leader to impale me with this bass if I'd show up playing "you are the sunshine of my life" with this :p , he always gave the GT-7 that "heresy, heresy" look :eyebrow:
     
  20. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    oh mi goodness. Fabulous, just fabulous.

    So you did get the carved top after all?

    Do you have any more photos?