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Conklin Groove Tools GTRP-4 Rocco Prestia Sig.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CoR Bass, Apr 2, 2014.


  1. CoR Bass

    CoR Bass

    Apr 2, 2014
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Conklin Basses, Ashdown Amplifiers, Morley Pedals
    Does anyone out there have one to sell or have seen one for sale anywhere? I saw one last week on ebay and just as I went to buy it, it got scooped up. It's killing me that it slipped through my fingers.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Wow what a steal. That seller had no idea what he had there....none.

    That is only the fourth one I've seen for sale in over 10 years, including mine. Only 29-30 were built, so they rarely pop up for sale.
     
  3. CoR Bass

    CoR Bass

    Apr 2, 2014
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Conklin Basses, Ashdown Amplifiers, Morley Pedals
    Yeah, the price is what kills me the most. Guess I'll wait a couple of years and see if one surfaces. I saw your post about selling yours and then getting it back. That's awesome! If you ever have a brain fart and want to sell it again, let me know ;)
     
  4. funkster62

    funkster62

    Oct 24, 2011
    Knoxville MD
    All you really need to cop Rocco is a P-bass and VERY fast fingers!
     
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  5. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Have you seen the new ESP LTD Rocco basses?
     
  6. CoR Bass

    CoR Bass

    Apr 2, 2014
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Conklin Basses, Ashdown Amplifiers, Morley Pedals
    I have fast fingers and a P-Copy ;)
    I've seen some pictures, it's a good lookin bass.
     
  7. Very unlikely you'll see another Conklin anytime soon. Whoever got that one absolutely stole it.
     
  8. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Just for grins, some GTRP porn...

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  9. That was me! The bass is in pretty tough shape, but it's got some promise. The pickguard was super dirty and there's a lot of oxidation on the metal parts. But the price was low so I can't complain. The preamp is intermittent too; I think it needs new pots. Might just ditch it and go with a new one.
     
  10. Nice bass. Wouldn't mind having one. Btw as far as swapping electronics i had all new pots and an Aguilar obp3 installed in my gt7. Debating buying some Delano's for it as well.
     
  11. CoR Bass

    CoR Bass

    Apr 2, 2014
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Conklin Basses, Ashdown Amplifiers, Morley Pedals
    Well if you decide you don't want to put the work into and just want to sell it to me, let me know :)
     
  12. CoR Bass

    CoR Bass

    Apr 2, 2014
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Conklin Basses, Ashdown Amplifiers, Morley Pedals
    Why you teasing me?
     
  13. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Well hopefully the preamp is okay, it's custom spec'd for Conklin from Bartolini (should be badged GTRP).
     
  14. Webster Maven

    Webster Maven

    May 19, 2017
    Hello,
    This is NOT for sale but I obtained this bass @ the 2005 NAMM show in Anaheim Great bass. Cort/GrooveTools made some WONDERFUL instruments in Korea!! Anyway here are a couple of PIX.
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  15. CoR Bass

    CoR Bass

    Apr 2, 2014
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Conklin Basses, Ashdown Amplifiers, Morley Pedals
    if you ever sell it, let me know :)
     
  16. Webster Maven

    Webster Maven

    May 19, 2017
    Will do CoR Bass. BTW I see you have a few Bill Dickens 7 string basses. Those were cool basses!! I have one of each as well . . The clear finish and the purple. I have the clear one turned into fret-less as I removed the frets and embedded purple heart sawdust in the fret slots. It worked out great!! I wound up getting Bill Dickens to sign the headstocks of both of mine in 2006. :)
     
  17. CoR Bass

    CoR Bass

    Apr 2, 2014
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Conklin Basses, Ashdown Amplifiers, Morley Pedals
    Nice! I have 2 GTBDs, one is set for low F# and the other is B. The other 7 was a steal from Guitar Center, custom made back in 96 I think. Been to NAMM a few times, met Bill Conklin and Mike Apperson. I've never met Bill Dickens though. The man is a beast. The blue one is the NAMM model from a couple of years ago.
     
  18. Webster Maven

    Webster Maven

    May 19, 2017
    That's funny you should mention about your GTBD7 tuned to low F# - I did the same thing with the one I turned into a fretless. When you hit that low F# it rattles stuff in a ferocious manner. Bill Dickens is a great guy. He is as humble a man as you would ever want to meet. His website is here > > Welcome to BillTheBuddhaDickens.com
    Have a nice weekend.
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