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Conklin Hollow 8 Progress Pics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mark beem, Apr 6, 2004.


  1. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Mike at the shop was kind enough to snap a few for me!! :hyper:
     
  2. Cool.

    I know you have been waiting a while for this one...im sure its gonna be worth it.

    You ever sell the hollowbody?
     
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Nah.. I decided to keep it.
     
  4. thats amazing!!! keep us posted.
     
  5. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Yet another monster! Lookin' good Prog'! One of these days I may venture beyond 5 strings. ;)
     
  6. Wow, Mark! That's looking so nice! Beautiful bass.
     
  7. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    when it's done I want to see a Michael Manring-style 'playing 3 basses simultaneously' type tune.
    I'll hold one for ya if'n you want.

    Nice trio there, JT Jr.
     
  8. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Expect it will be superb. Congrats, Mark! :cool:
     
  9. Whappo Grande

    Whappo Grande

    Feb 9, 2002
    Santa Clara, CA.
    Manager: AccuGroove Speakers
    You're doing another one…You da man! Can't wait to see how it looks when finished. I guess that means you won't be needing your other Conklin hollow body…I’ll email you my shipping address.

    Mark
    AccuGroove.com
     
  10. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Just keep an El Whappo set aside for me.. That's my next endeavor.. ;)
     
  11. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, cool. very nice looking indeed. :hyper:
     
  12. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    I love Conklins...keep us posted Proggy, I really want to see how this turns out. Are you going to have a special finish put on this one?
     
  13. Matt R Miller

    Matt R Miller

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    hey prog could you collect some seeds from the money tree in your backyard? i'd like to plant one myself ;)
     
  14. jusplayinmybass

    jusplayinmybass

    Apr 17, 2003
    Conyers, Ga
    Keith McMillan Instruments, SIT Strings, Accugroove Cabinets
    nice bass for sure. I hate you :D

    B Easy
    Myron
     
  15. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    No double-neck. Wuss. :D

    Want to give some specs besides the obvious ones?
     
  16. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    This one will be a little more "bling-bling" than my first one. ;)

    Here are the full specs

    Conklin 8 String bass (Low F# to high F)
    Sidewinder body style
    Bolt-on neck
    Hollowbody construction 3"
    34" scale
    Gold Hardware with Q-Parts abalone pearl capped knobs
    Maple / Bubinga Neck
    Dragonwood body
    Deep, Deep, DEEP Wine red sparkle finish
    Individual string saddles
    Conklin Signature Pups
    24 frets
    Purple heart bound maple fretboard
    Hipshot Ultralite tuners
    Carved Top
    Demeter 3 band preamp
     
  17. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    These two things are the bling. Gold hardware is almost as bling as gold teeth.

    You know Mark, if you ever get in a fight with someone over your basses, you should let them knock out some teeth so you could get gold teeth with "CONKLIN" written on them on the top front.
     
  18. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    What kind of a sound does dragonwood impart? Good choice on the Demeter pre. Sounds like it will be your best one yet Prog.
     
  19. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    When are you going to post the pics for the doubleneck? Turner-wannabe.


    Just kidding sounds like it will as great or greater than you other hollowbody.

    Doesn't your hollow 7 have dragonwood in/on it somewhere?
     
  20. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Yeah, the back and sides are dragonwood.

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