Conklin GT-4/5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lorenzini, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Will the Conklin GT-4 or 5 string basses dowell for a variety of music, anywhere from standards with a relatively accoustic band, to funk, to loud rock?

    Or is it more of a thumper than anything else?

    And since the price is comparable.. How does it do against a standard Fender Jazz?
  2. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    They're a different beast from the Fender. I like the GT stuff a whole lot. They sound and play great, they look pretty cool, and you can get them fairly cheaply used.. when you find them anyway.
  3. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    How about the build quality? Are they gig-worthy basses? Is the production line consistent or iffy, a la Fender..?

    And the tone of the bass? I guess this is personal and I'll have to check out my local dealers.

    Thanks guys
  4. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Hi-techish sound. Well built. Stunning appearence, especially if your victim has never seen one before.:)
  5. andrewd


    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    i love the sound and plability of my GT4. the only reason it doesnt get much use because of my carvin LB76. the GT4 sounds much better IMO, but i prefer having 6 strings. if only there were a GT6 ;)