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SOLD Conklin Custom 8-string bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by MattyMcMattface, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. MattyMcMattface

    MattyMcMattface Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    Ellicott City, MD
    12509893_10207360579827152_7920343956643913366_n.jpg Hey low-end friends!

    I'm thinning the herd a bit and am probably going to let my custom Conklin 8-string go off to a new home.
    This is one of Bill's "melted top" instruments made back in 2000 and we basically threw every option at it. The body is claro walnut; the top is zebrawood, pommelled bubinga with wenge stringers; the fingerboard is also bubinga with the wenge stringers. The bass has always been strung/tuned F#, B, E, A, D, G, C, F.
    It's 34" scale, but with 28 frets and double truss rods. Between the truss rods and Bill's awesome neck-through laminant, the neck just doesn't move.
    It runs a pair of active Bartolini PUs, plus the entire bridge is custom built by ABM and is wired with individual piezos in each saddle. The bass can be run all PU, all piezo or both (with a blend knob).
    There's tons to say about this instrument and those who've seen/played it are usually left in love with how easily playable it is.

    Obviously, this is a unique bass and not everyone's cup of tea, but for those who love extended range instruments this thing is just incredible.
    To spec out a comparable bass from Bill right now, you're looking at around twice this price.

    Please reach out to me with any questions! And since I can't seem to figure out how to edit the price, go ahead and make me an offer :)

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    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
  2. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    alanhasradar and Need Gigs like this.
  3. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Man! This is nice! Conklin basses are the #%@$! I own a GT-7, Indonesian-made, and it KILLS! I can't even begin to imagine how Boss this thing must be!!

    DROOL drooldrooldrool
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016
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  4. MattyMcMattface

    MattyMcMattface Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    Ellicott City, MD
    I should have put an "OBO" up there, too! Make an offer :)
  5. bboulderer


    Mar 16, 2015
    Oh man... What a great looking bass. Wish I could justify it....
    Best of luck with the sale.
    alanhasradar likes this.
  6. Preoxii


    Sep 22, 2016
  7. Preoxii


    Sep 22, 2016
    Is this instrument still available? Beautiful instrument...
  8. benchpress11782


    May 23, 2007
    Is this still available?
  9. MattyMcMattface

    MattyMcMattface Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    Ellicott City, MD
    Yes! This beauty is still available! Just hanging out in the closet, waiting for a new owner.
    Circutrider likes this.
  10. Circutrider


    Feb 20, 2020
    Thats awesome wish i could afford it!
    Whats the best you can do on it?
  11. Circutrider


    Feb 20, 2020
    Looks like my reply disappeared somehow. I just had all of my equipment stolen. Whats your best price?
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