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 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...