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SOLD Conklin Groove Tools GT5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by sharpbass, Jan 19, 2012.

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  1. sharpbass


    Oct 4, 2011
    For sale is a Conklin GT-5.
    Swamp ash body with flamed maple top.
    Bolt-on 5-piece wenge/purpleheart neck with purpleheart fingerboard.
    Conklin active pickups with volume, blend, bass, and treble controls
    34" scale, 16" radius.
    Also has some cool innovative features like a beveled fretboard end for comfortable slapping, and a locking input jack.
    9.2 lbs
    It has one nick on the headstock and slight finish cracks on either side of the neck pocket on the body they are very small (shown in pics). It’s hard to notice and only looks to be finish level. Also the words "Conklin" are mostly worn off of the pickups. Bass plays great with great, low action.
    Ships in padded gigbag.

    Lets go [DEL]$500 obo. You pay shipping. [/DEL]
    $475 Shipped

  2. monkeyking


    Feb 6, 2009
    Bump for the most under rated, under valued bass around. If I didn't have two already...
  3. I have to ask a 5 string nooby question. "How's the B" on the 34" scale?
    What a beaut. I've been eyeing the GT5 for awhile.
  4. 99TangoDelta


    Aug 3, 2010
    What is the string spacing and nut width?
  5. sharpbass


    Oct 4, 2011
    Nut width 1 3/4"
    String Spacing 16.5 mm center to center

    The B string sounds great. Punchy and growly and not sloppy at all. I am not a big fan of 35" scale basses but have owned some. I believe that if a bass is well made, it can have a great B at 34" scale.
  6. Choice is down to a Lakland Skyline 55-01/02 or a GT5. I'm sure you'd have a suggestion ;)

    But next bass purchase will depend on selling my trusty ol' '74 Ric 4001 (which doesn't hold a candle to the new G&L SB-2 Trib), or my ATK750ka which has become my superb flat wound bass, only active bass and also outplays the Ric). Friggin' decisions!
  7. scowboy

    scowboy Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Sacramento area
    If you've got longer limbs and fingers the 35" scale may be good for you. I do not have either and as such have settled on 34" scale 5 string. I think the the extra inch does add something however nobody but you or another bass player is going to notice.

    The GT is a simply killer bass and this guy has it priced right. I'd jump all over it if I were in the market. BTW, I had a 55-01, loved it but the electronics left a little something to be desired. I tried another 35" 5 string a couple years later but am happily playing a 34" 5 string as my #1.

  8. bump
    I have to wait before buying more gear.
  9. I have ALWAYS wanted one of these.

  10. sharpbass


    Oct 4, 2011
    What a coincidence, I have one for sale….
  11. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    I can't believe no one has bought at that price!
    IF it was a wine one AND IF I had money, I'd jump on it!
  12. Steve-O18


    Feb 19, 2003
    Ottawa, Ontario
    PM sent
  13. sharpbass


    Oct 4, 2011

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