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Conklin Bill Dickens 7 string controls?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by amerbs38, Jul 26, 2012.


  1. amerbs38

    amerbs38 Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    Santa Cruz, CA
    I just got one these beasts used with no owner`s manual and I can`t find info on the control set-up. I know it`s got a parametric rotary switch (whatever that is) but if anyone knows anything that would be great. Found nothing of the Conklin site...(I just don`t want to push the ejection seat button by mistake).
     
  2. There is on Conklin -- westheimer may too
     
  3. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Nashville,TN
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    On the bottom is Bass (with pull out Bass Boost), Middle and Treble. The three way switch controls the frequency of the middle boost/cut. The next row is Master Volume, Pan Pot/Balance and the final switch is frequency for the Treble Boost/Cut. It's a very versatile setup-I love mine. I just recorded with it two days ago and the engineer loved the tone. It's too bad Nashville is so musically conservative, there are some sessions I just can't take a 7 string to (this was a Jazz record so it didn't matter).
    Here's the Conklin link:
    http://www.conklinguitars.com/groove_tools_specs.html
     
  4. PaPaVB20

    PaPaVB20

    Aug 19, 2008
  5. amerbs38

    amerbs38 Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Thanks for the info...You guys ROCK! Now I can get down to bidness
     
  6. Also read on the controls inside the cavity
     
  7. Thanks fellows. I have been needed this myself. I misplaced my printed copy of the inner and outer controls.
     
  8. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Nashville,TN
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    Thanks, not sure where mine is anymore either (I've been using the "twiddle the knobs/switches until it sounds good" approach).
    Saving this!
     
  9. PaPaVB20

    PaPaVB20

    Aug 19, 2008
    I am glad it helped!
     

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