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Crazy 8-string Conversion?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by therealting, Jul 24, 2004.


  1. I'm in love! :hyper:

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    Johann
     
  2. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Interesting logo there. It looks almost like... ;)

    So is that a heavily modded GT7 then? What's the string spacing like?
     
  3. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    Very nice!
     
  4. I know what you're thinking... but it was not my intention at all to copy that logo, it was more rooted in my personal beliefs.

    :)

    It is indeed a modded GT7, bridge custom-made by Hipshot.

    The string spacing is a narrow 14mm - my idea was that as I was using my GT7 to do chording (apart from the usual basslines), a tighter spacing would make playing much easier, and in that respect it is definitely a success. The fact that I have an extra high-A string makes it possible for me to play more complex chords too.

    It is still possible to slap as long as you stay aware that the spacing is narrow - it's easy to pop the wrong string at first, but after a few minutes you get accustomed to the spacing and all is well. Having said that, I will probably use my Yamaha TRB6 for the funky stuff, and this one more for fingerstyle and chords.


    Johann
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Interesting!!
     
  6. Stingray4Christ

    Stingray4Christ

    Jan 28, 2003
    NY
    I had thought about doing that with my GTBD-7 a while back but decided id rather put the money towards a custom. Very cool.

    ~Pete
     
  7. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I feel a need to search EBAY for another GT-7.
    I wonder how much an 8-string neck would be from Conklin to fit the GT-7.

    Nice job though.
     
  8. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    Uh oh....you've intrigued mark beem.



    *Sees a thread in 2 months, "New 7 string Conklin, or is it?" from mark.*
     
  9. Thanks for the comments. I think if I were ever to get a similar custom made, I'd get one with the narrow spacing on the high strings (13-14mm), and a slightly wider spacing (15-16mm) on the low strings.

    This might be the way to make that 15-string bass idea playable... :D
     
  10. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    LOLOL!!!!

    Nope.... I'm all set in the 8 string department!! :D

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  11. flea-bass

    flea-bass

    Jan 30, 2004
    always whipping out those picture to make us jealous
     
  12. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    I bet Wishbass could make you an 8 string with the uneven spacing you speak of.
     
  13. Or I could be sensible and get another GT-7, and have Hipshot engineer me a crazy bridge!

    Mark - the one thing I wish I could do with mine is bolt the neck to a hollow body. Actually... hmmm... :D


    Johann
     
  14. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I love the hollowbody!!!! Wish I had had the first 8 made that way!! :bassist:
     
  15. Remember that 7 you had for sale? That would have been a nice one to convert...
     
  16. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Yep, that one's gone now.. :(


    But something new coming soon and it's not another Conklin..

    :D
     

  17. Time for a new thread, Mark. :D
     
  18. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    In time, my good man..... In time....
     
  19. :hyper:
     
  20. lol! Is it a................Don't know. lol! I like those Fandangled ones made by, oh whats his name.........Bill??? And his partner, you know who I'm talking bout, Apples....no Appergios.......no APPERSON! :ninja: :rolleyes: :p :D
    Thanks
    Troy
    (yes I know, Appergios, Lame :p!)