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Conklin Hollowbody 8 String

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mark beem, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Review coming soon..

    Initial thoughts:

    PLOTZ!!!!!! :eek: :eek:

  2. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    I'm surprised. For some reason I thought you weren't going to like it. ;)
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    A little different from what I was expecting.. But not in a bad way..

    More to come... Probably Sunday after sessions.. ;)
  4. Beautiful stuff, Mark.

    So what are the plans for the next one? :smug:
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

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

    The next one might be a ways off... ;)
  6. Sweet stuff Mark! Glad you finally got it.
  7. Stingray4Christ


    Jan 28, 2003
    Wow Mark. To say she is gorgeous would be an understatement. Quite a nice couple you've got now. Congrats!

  8. hehe, you have enough to keep you company for now ;)

    how's the ramp working out for you?
  9. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    If you were made entirely of wood, would you want to be sitting RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE!?!?!?
    :help: That's simply cruel, Man....

    I think you better leave them with me for a little while until they can learn to forgive you.
    :bag: :D

    Seriously, they are a beautiful pair, and I hope one day to steal them.

    I mean, play them. Did I say steal? I meant play..... :ninja:
  10. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    That bassmonkeee, he's so thoughtful!


    Mark, beautiful bass, by the way :)
  11. Nice! Did it come with fuzzy dice and some bling-bling? :D

    - Dave
  12. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Equiped with 24" Spinners.

    Seriously Mark, nice bass. I'm not a big fan of painted basses, but that does look sweet.
  13. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Well its about time that bass got there! :) How much time have waited in total Mark? :confused:
  14. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, mark, that's a beautiful instrument. :hyper: can't wait to try it out :D
  15. VS


    Jun 6, 2002
    Mountain City, Tennessee
    Discounted Gear: Peavey
    That's pretty wild Mark,congrats! Get us sound clips! -Luke
  16. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Conklin does make some beautiful stuff!
  17. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Disgusting! :bag:

    Just kidding :D , that is great looking. You have been wanting that one a while, I hope you enjoy it.

    I am interested in some clips (as is almost everyone who posted in the first thread about it).

    If your band tours, come to Mississippi. I would be interested in seeing a multi-string in action.

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Congrads Mark on your new axe, what body wood is on the new bass?.
  19. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    My fingers hurt today from playing so much last night!! :p

    Thanks, everyone for the compliments!!!

    To answer some specific questions:

    No, I'd have a house full if I could!! :D Next in line is revamping my amp rig.. My next bass will probably be something by another builder.. Been looking at Stambaugh and Nordstrand.. I hear JP is going to build an 8 string!! Might have to snag that one though!! LOL!!

    I like it. First time I've used one and it's been no problem..

    Nine months.. I dropped the deposit last September.. The end result was well worth the wait!! :D

    You bet!!!! Next shin-dig whether in Atlanta or Mobile! You're most welcome to take her for a spin!!

    Yes, yes!! Sound clips will be coming.. Will try to record a few at the studio this Sunday.. I can't wait to hear this thing in an ensemble. I love the sound of my first 8 string and this bass has the same pup / preamp config in it as well... It'll be interesting to hear the nuances in tone / sound due to construction, the different woods, maple neck etc..

    Sure thing!!! Might be a ways off yet though.. In the meantime, keep an eye open for Stew's band "Brotherhood of Groove" who are touring at the moment.

    Thanks, MM... The body is dragonwood, neck is maple and bubinga and the fretboard is maple.

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I dont think i have ever played a bass made of dragonwood, what are the tonal properties of it?, Mark how much does the bass bass weigh?.