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Conklin Custom Shop

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Classical_Thump, Mar 19, 2005.


  1. Classical_Thump

    Classical_Thump

    Jan 26, 2005
    I'm really digging Conklin's custom top basses, they have some really original designs available over there. I'd like to play one or even buy one but they are super pricey. So I was just wondering if any has one or has played them, how they play/sound, and if they are worth the 4-6000 bucksl.
     
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    They sound and play great!! Definitely worth the money. Here are mine:

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  3. Hey Beem,
    How wide is the string spacing on those 8's?
     
  4. here are some shots of mine...

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    and they are everything that everyone says they are. words don't capture how happy I am with mine!

    :D
     
  5. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    That looks heavy.
     
  6. Bill's incredible luthiery has already been showcased but he is also a true gentleman and a great businessman. Just email him and find out!
     
  7. the 10 string weighs in at 16.5 pounds. no lightweight but it's phenomenal balance don't make it seem ungainly. I can play two 2 hour sets with no fatigue or discomfort.

    the 8 string is made of walnut and tips the scale at 14.5 pounds. I have played more than 6 hours straight with it on and not felt the slightest bit tired.

    from the lows,

    Stew
     
  8. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, twice in one week :)

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    those are all custom shop instruments, and they are all worth what i paid for them, easily. :hyper:
     
  9. you're talking about posting the pic, right?

    :p
     
  10. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    heh heh :hyper:
     
  11. sorry, man. I just can't resist a bad pun. something in my genetic makeup, I'm afraid. I am such a doof'...

    :rolleyes:

    from the punned lows,

    Stew
     
  12. Bassius

    Bassius

    Nov 6, 2001
    usa
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar amps
  13. Denson, I do love those basses! have you got a pic of the EUB?

    from the lows,

    Stew
     
  14. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    16.5mm @ the bridge and 1/4" c~c @ the nut
     
  15. Nadav

    Nadav

    Nov 13, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Denson, the beauty of your fretless makes me :crying:

    :p
     
  16. Bassius

    Bassius

    Nov 6, 2001
    usa
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar amps
    How could i forget
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  17. ah, candy for the eyes and ears!

    ;)
     
  18. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    that's an amazing paint job on that bass, man :eek:
     
  19. andrewd

    andrewd

    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    i think if i got a bass with more than 6 strings, id add lower strings before i went higher. it seems odd (IMO) that the tendency is to go higher

    if i ever get another 6 string, itll be tuned C# and up :D