Damn, JT - I'm impressed!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HeavyDuty, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Central Texas

    I stopped at CG today, and noticed they had three of the inexpensive Conklin seven-strings on the floor.

    Once I determined that they were in fact musical instruments and not aircraft carriers :eek: , I sat down with one for a few minutes.

    John, I'm amazed that you went from a four directly to a seven. I can honestly say I now think seven strings are a totally different instrument than bass!
  2. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    well, thank you. :D i agree with your opinion, too. 7's really do seem like a whole 'nother world compared to 4's.
  3. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Speaking of Which....I'm back into 7 string mode...heck for 800ish I can get a GT-7...but I dunno, straight from a 4 to a seven.

    Whadda ya say JT? Should I go for it? I mean, I've tried and I know i like the GT-7s. 7 strings is just kinda intimidating. But hey, Maybe if I grow a mullet too...:D
  4. what's the tuning for a 7 string?
  5. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    JT uses F# - B - E - A - D - G - C, but you could use whatever you wanted - if I played a seven I think I'd rather have a high F than a low F# personally.
  6. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Actually, he has some with a low f#, and some with a high E (he tunes the top two strings B-E like a GEEETAR).

    I think he even has one that he has set up E-A-D-G-B-E-A. I'm sure he'll chime in here at some point.

    Call it a hunch.
  7. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2001
    Holland, MI

    he has 2 7s tuned f#-b-e-a-d-g-c (the blood bass, the koa necked one)

    the rest are tuned b-e-a-d-g-b-e
  8. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    I've said it before, and I'll say it again - never listen to a single thing I ever say.
  9. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, my ears are burnin :D

    actually, i got my 8's tuned f#-b-e-a-d-g-b-e, and my 7's tuned f#-b-e-a-d-g-c, b-e-a-d-g-b-e, and e-a-d-g-c-e-a.

    so y'all were wrong. get it straight, there'll be a test. :D
  10. i tried one. teenagers and 40 year olds all gasping at the sight i'm trying to figure out a blues line in F#!