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Conklin GT-6 Strings????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Deano Destructo, Jul 3, 2003.


  1. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Does anyone have any idea why Bill does'nt have a 6 string model for his groove tools line?:confused: I've always wondered this since he has 4,5 and 7's. I'd really like a GT 6 since I'm not big into 5's and the low F# on a 7 I don't think would be my thing. There must be a market for them I would think. Anyone know?
     
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    No.. only 4, 5 , and 7 strings..

    Just go for a 7..

    FYI.. the seventh string is a high F not a low F#

    ;)
     
  3. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    well, bill was just about to release a marco mendoza sig 6 string groove tools, but sumfin' happened. long story short, marco mendoza plays fernandes basses. what's up with that? i have NO CLUE. here's a pic or two of the mendoza bass, though. looked like it woulda been tres cool.

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  4. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Really? I always thought it was a Low F# (lamens terms-one string thicker and deeper than the B string). This is wrong? So a 7 string from the factory is tuned B,E,A,D,G,C,F?
    I always assumed it was F#,B,E,A,D,G,C. learn something new everyday.....:meh: Thanx Prog

    That bass does indeed get my juices flowing neptoon. Mabye if I send Bill a small white envelope with a HUGE amount of cash inside he'll release it anyway. Or mabye beg "Please Bill, Please....shine your shoes, need a kidney, how bought my first born.....just gimme".:eek:

    Its a shame to cause if he would release it I'd have to join the conklin crew here. After I was initiated and given my complementary jacket and silly hair cut of course*fixer runs out of town at full speed before 'ol nail noggin can find him* :bag: :smug:
     
  5. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    bill would most certainly build you one. you have only to ask.
     
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    It'd have to be a custom... Bill doesnt build the parts for the GT series...
     
  7. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    hee hee. nail noggin. that's a good one. :D
     
  8. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland


    Well, here's Marco Mendoza's website.....guess he got his endorsement elsewhere!


    http://www.marcomendoza.com/home/gear.htm
     
  9. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc

    well, yeah, but he could build it to the specs that the mendoza sig was going to be. the pic i posted is a custom prototype that bill built. that's what the mendoza gt-6 was going to be modeled after.

    so, he gets his peavey on now, eh? he woulda been better off with bill, i think.
     
  10. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Oh I did'nt mean you JT :D .....of course not I meant this guy......thats right its.....[​IMG]
    Melvin Burkhart:D
     
  11. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    What I meant was that he wouldn't be able to get it for the same prices as the Groove Tools line..
     
  12. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Which I might add bums me out to no end. Thanx though guys. I'm not finacially looking to go the custom route right now cause I still have a custom Huff on the way. I really like the Groove Tools though I just wish they had a 6 string in that line. Great quality for little hurt on pocket book.;)
     
  13. WARNING THE FOLLOWING POST IS OFF TOPIC, BUT SORTA ON SO READ IT ANYWAYS...


    while we're discussing the gt line i have a question. Why aren't the 5 and 7 string 35 inch scale(they are 34)??? from the reviews ive read people say the absolutely only thing wrong with the bass is a muddy e and b string, and i believe a 35 inch scale would fix that problem correct? anyways, i just thought its odd that such a high quality instrument wouldn't have whats pretty much a standard feature in 5 or more string basses now-a-days.
     
  14. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I have two GT-7s and have no problem with B & E string articulation...

    The only complaint I've ever had is with the preamp.. Wish they'd come with a 3 band.. No problem I can always bump mid on my amp/preamp/board.. etc..
     
  15. ok thats reassuring to hear. i should have known, as the master luthier that he is bill could probably build (or in the case of the gt-7 design or whatever) a 20 inch scale bass and have a low f# ring crystal clear ;)
     
  16. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Agreed on the tight B and E string for my old GT-BD7 (which HAD the 3-band ;)). Plenty articulate.