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Conklin GT-7,Low F# ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by munch62, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. munch62


    Jul 15, 2004
    I,m considering changing my GT-7,s tuning from
    B to F to F# to C.Will stock Bartolini's handle
    the low F#?If so does anyone know who makes
    a good F# string?

  2. If you go to the strings forum and do a search you will most likely find a website you can go to to order one.
  3. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    My BD-7 uses low F# and sounds pretty OK. (I really don't have the best rig for this type of application)
  4. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    I'm using that configuration, I used a 150' so far and it sounded a bit unclear at open F#, but I blame mostly the string for that, since the gauge is too thin to get good string tension and playability at that tuning, I should receive a couple of SIT 165' strings soon and I'll let you know if it improves the sound, but I believe choosing a correct sub for your rig is far more important, I don't recall pickups needing to be specially voiced for using an F#, maybe Beemer or Jauqo could chime in and clear that?

    edit: for ordering them try conklin, ultra fast to handle my request until now.
  5. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Yeah, I had my old GT-7 strung F# to C and the stock pups handles it just fine....

    I also agree with oversoul about the SIT string...