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Conklin Sidewinder 7 String Bass $1800..

Discussion in '[OLD FORUM] Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories: F' started by mark beem, Jul 3, 2003.


  1. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Conklin Jake Kot Signature 7 String Bass

    Selling to raise money for another hollow-carcass.. :)

    Specs

    7 string Conklin Sidewinder (Low B to high F)
    Neck through construction
    34" scale
    7 piece purpleheart / zebrano neck
    28 fret purpleheart fretboard
    2 1/2" @ nut, 4" @ 24th fret
    Figured purpleheart top
    Zebrano back
    Lane Poor pickups
    ABM Piezo bridge
    Lane Poor electronics (Main Vol. / Pup Blend / Piezo Blend / Q knob)
    Locking input jack
    Recessed strap locks

    $5660.00 Custom shop price..

    $1600.00 for this one.

    Conklin case and Levy's leather strap included.

    I have more pics so just ask!!



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  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Here's another pic...


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  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    The bass is pretty hefty as you can imagine with the woods involved.. However, the balance is great on it so it's easily playable for extended periods of time... Dont know an exact weight, but I'd put it around 12 to 13 pounds in estimate..


    On the sound... There's NO WAY to compare the sound of a full custom shop Conklin bass with one of the GT-7s... The custom shop models are light years beyond them in construction, sound, and playability...

    On this bass.. I'd have to compare the sound to maple.. Tons of sustain... tons of attack.. smooth low end with good high end clarity..
     
  4. You would put this one up for sale when I'm totally maxed out on bass expenditures for a while! :(

    Mike
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Sorry Mike.. But I have a hankerin' for another hollow-carcass bass and need to raise some fundage..
     
  6. I understand perfectly, believe me! It's a beauty, and a great player I'm sure. Good luck!

    Mike
     
  7. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Man that is just sweet!! ARRRRRRHHHHHH!@!!!:spit:
     
  8. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Get a loan!!!

    You'll be getting a great bass and helping the economy at the same time!!

    :p
     
  9. Don't tempt me...I've got too many irons in the fire as it is!

    Mike
     
  10. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    BUMP!!

    For Mike..

    :p
     
  11. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    what about trading this in to bill on getting your next one started?
     
  12. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I talked to him about that... He said that although he might try someting like a used instrument page on his website in the future, he wasnt doing it at the moment..
     
  13. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    ..... And speaking of the website, I really wish he'd get some new pics up... Do you know the last time it was updated?
     
  14. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    a while ago.
     
  15. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Here's the back...


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  16. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Ok... $1800 may be asking a little much for this bass so...


    $1600 anyone?
     
  17. Seems more than fair to me! :D

    If I hadn't depleted the funds by grabbing a used Sidewinder 7 not too long ago, I would be all over this! Good luck selling this one, Prog. I'm surprised it's not gone already!
     
  18. Oh wow, if only I knew what to do with those 3 extra strings and the 4 extra frets, I would be all over this bass like Syrup* on pancakes.

    *substitute favorite topping
     
  19. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama

    PLAY 'EM!!


    FRET 'EM!!

    :D :p
     

  20. Thanks for the advice! But I am going to college and I would cry if the beauty got dented or even stolen...

    :bawl: aww there goes the waterworks...:p