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Conklin GT-7 fretless pics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mark beem, Mar 30, 2003.


  1. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Took the new one out for a gig this past weekend.. GAWD!!! What a HUGE sound!!!!
     
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  4. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    did yer wenge get a bit chilly?
    It's cold round here!
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Chilly???

    It was FARGIN COLD!!!!!

    Spring in the deep south....

    :rolleyes:
     
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Mark.... what's the word on the next Bass Summit gathering??
     
  7. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    no word yet; I put it up for discussion date-wise, but haven't gotten much response.
    Guess I'll try again soon. I'm ready whenever...
     
  8. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    very cool - i've never seen a fretless gt 7 in wine before.
     
  9. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Nice top on that one, amigo. Congrats.
     
  10. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Thanks everyone..

    Like I said in another post... One thing about this bass that is different from the fretted model I have (aside from being toof-less) is that the stock preamp sounds great in it!!! I dont know why... I eventually put an Aguilar in the fretted one but I'm leaving this one as-is...

    Im still weirded out about that...

    Oh well, as long as it sounds good huh?? :meh:
     
  11. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Remind me of the differences, what was it you didn't like tonally about the fretted?
     
  12. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Just that the sound was very anemic...... thin and weak... No a$$ at all!!!
     
  13. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    maybe it needs some vittamin and minimal fornification?
     
  14. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Truly, the ONLY difference between them is the fingerboard..... The fretless is ebanol where the fretted is purpleheart...

    Could something that "minor" have that much of a difference in overall sound???

    T'is a revelation to me!!
     
  15. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    heh heh...

    After the gigs this weekend.. I could use some of that too!!!

    :p
     
  16. bassiclybass

    bassiclybass

    Mar 1, 2003
    calif
    is that the same model as the ones for sale on misician's friend?do you know of any others for sale? dave
     
  17. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Yeah those are the same... I think musician's friend also has the Bill Dickens model too. Bass Central carries them also. http://www.basscentral.com

    I ordered mine directly from Bill Conklin.
     
  18. bassiclybass

    bassiclybass

    Mar 1, 2003
    calif
    bass central only had fretted models last time i checked and mf only has the purpleheart fboard.looking for phenolic board.wonder how long thru bill c. whats the scoop w/your dp?
     
  19. nanook

    nanook

    Feb 9, 2000
    Alaska
    The expectations are great when you pack a smooth bore 7 shooter.
     
  20. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Purpleheart and ebanol are the only types of material used on the Groove Tools series. P.H. on fretted models,and ebanol on fretless... When I contacted Bill he said the distributor had several fretless in wine red only finish (like the one in the pic). Give him a call at his shop.

    phone:417.886.3525 (This is his published contact info so dont worry)

    I really had expected to have my DP by now... Not sure what the delay is. I havent received any updates from him in a while.