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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ashton, Nov 13, 2001.


  1. ashton

    ashton

    Jan 4, 2001
    Australia
    hi
    justsaying to all the newbies or anyone really. you all seem to ask if theres anything "good for under $500" or something like that. well it dont matter how much it costs or how good we think it is, if you like it then get it. i have found many a cheap bass to play and sound better than the 3 times more expensive stuff. i have played something and liked it and then bought it when i couldhave saved my money and got a fender and have people go "wow man, a fender bass" and it would sound like crap to me. what ever you think is good, is good.
    later
    Lukas
     
  2. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    oh yes.they invented unmbrellas to be used on rainy days;)
     
  3. ashton

    ashton

    Jan 4, 2001
    Australia
    hey
    whatever youre on, is it on ebay??
    lukas
     
  4. red-hot-bassist

    red-hot-bassist

    Sep 18, 2001
    glasgow
    yeah, too many times have I come across 'bassists' who think they are great cos their daddy bought em a P bass and they have great amp combo, they still suck.
    people don't need to own fenders to get noticed, I played a fretless jazz once in a shop, i prefer my peavey, but maybe that's just my 'fenders' ain't the bee's knee's after all' opinion.
     
  5. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, see, i agree with this, but probably from the opposite side of the coin. i get way more notice for my basses than i would with a cheap ole' fender :D.
     
  6. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    That's true, Lukas. And if I think Martians are breeding in our vending machines, that's true too.....for me.

    Maybe the "crap" you hear is just bias in the same way that more expensive gear that gets reviewed in Bass Player is rated more harshly than less expensive stuff.

    I don't like paying for "the name" either. But better playability and components are always going to cost you.
     
  7. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND

    Gee, I wonder why..........................:p :D
     
  8. red-hot-bassist

    red-hot-bassist

    Sep 18, 2001
    glasgow
    why what do you play turner?
     
  9. chipmolter

    chipmolter Guest

    Aug 27, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    Uh oh. Now you've done it. I here the slow rattle of JT's hard drive as he yet again post pics of his family.:D
     
  10. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA

    Oh, this should be fun.
     
  11. red-hot-bassist

    red-hot-bassist

    Sep 18, 2001
    glasgow
    why is this goanna be fun?
     
  12. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Heh, when John posts his basses, you'll understand.
    :D
     
  13. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    well, here's a group shot of all of my basses...


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    it's not the best picture, but you get the idea...here's another...

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    and

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    all of them are custom made conklin basses.
     
  14. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
  15. Damnit. I thought I was cool because I could afford new couches for my house....and now my eyes are on fire from the sight of the JT conklin family...coooool.

    Hey JT, are you on a Conklin multi-purchase deal? Like buy 9, get the 10th free? If so...just one more to go!

    Still way to cool.
     
  16. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yeah, you'd think. in fact, i've got the final one being made right now, a fretted 8 string to match the fretless 8....

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    this was from a while ago, while it was being built. it's getting wired now, should be done soon.
     
  17. red-hot-bassist

    red-hot-bassist

    Sep 18, 2001
    glasgow
    JT you must be well and truly loaded!!
    those are some nice if unusual looking basses, very woody and heavy looking,
    btw nice haircut :)
     
  18. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    hee hee....final one....final one this month, maybe.....:D
     
  19. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    thanks. :D

    and bassmonkeee, i can honestly say that i have kicked the conklin habit, after the 8 string. i'll never have to buy another bass again. :D


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    must...keep....straight....face.....BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! yeah right.
     
  20. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    The forests of the world are giving you raspberries, John, while the hardware makers salivate.