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did Conklin ever make a GT 6-string bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by superbassman2000, Mar 10, 2006.


  1. I always hear a lot about their GT7s, and i've seen some 4s and 5s on the internet, but i have never seen a 6...are there any?
     
  2. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    No
     
  3. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Nope, just 4, 5 & 7. A 6 would have been cool, though :cool:
     
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    They made a prototype GT-6 for Mark Mendoza but it never went into production.
     
  5. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.


    I played it one time While I was at Conklins shop.Marco told me that he didn't like it.
     
  6. does anybody know the reason?
     
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    No.

    I think Conklin wanted to get into the 7 string Niche, hence the 7 and not the 6.
     
  8. well, i just sent an email, so maybe Mr. Conklin can write back to me, and i will tell people here, if anybody was interested...
     
  9. yep...Mr. Conklin wrote back to me today saying that the reason that they never made 6 string basses is that they wanted to push the 7 string bass, which did lead a lot of people into the 7 string world...
     
  10. andrewd

    andrewd

    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    hopefully if they go for another round with groove tools there will be a 6 string model