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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by therealting, Jul 24, 2004.
I'm in love!
Interesting logo there. It looks almost like...
So is that a heavily modded GT7 then? What's the string spacing like?
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.
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.
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.
Uh oh....you've intrigued mark beem.
*Sees a thread in 2 months, "New 7 string Conklin, or is it?" from mark.*
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...
Nope.... I'm all set in the 8 string department!!
always whipping out those picture to make us jealous
I bet Wishbass could make you an 8 string with the uneven spacing you speak of.
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...
I love the hollowbody!!!! Wish I had had the first 8 made that way!!
Remember that 7 you had for sale? That would have been a nice one to convert...
Yep, that one's gone now..
But something new coming soon and it's not another Conklin..
Time for a new thread, Mark.
In time, my good man..... In time....
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!
(yes I know, Appergios, Lame !)