My New Conklin Has Arrived!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stewmc5222, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. Here is the bass I have waited 15 years to play!! It's an 8-string fretted Conklin Sidewinder with passive electronics and no external controls (except for the kill switch and pickup selector on the back). With it's 25 fret fingerboard, it has an even 5 octave range. The woods are as follows:

    - walnut for the body wings
    - wenge for the wing tops and headstock cap
    - maple and purpleheart for the neck
    - ebony for the fretboard

    It is an absolute dream...!

    p.s. - My special thanks to John Turner and all the cats who answered my post for dynamic control on multistring basses. You were right: I can do everything on it that I do on my sixes, but more of it! If you get the chance, live your dreams!
  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I'm now basking in the afterglow whilst enjoying an unfiltered Camel!
  3. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Sounds good, man! Can you record some stuff for us?
  4. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    very nice, dude. you need to post when you get a better pic of it.
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Looks like a beaut! Congrats!
  7. Sofa King

    Sofa King

    Aug 20, 2000
    Rowlett, TX
    Looks very nice *jealousy rising*
    Now do as JT says and post a better picture of that baby! ;):p
  8. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    mmm.... new bass... mmmm... enjoy man that bass is sweet :)
  9. dear god, that thing is a monster.

  10. how do you plan on tuning it? With or without the low F#?
  11. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    wow....sweet, sweet bass.

    I hope you´ll enjoy it! :)
  12. Alright then, here are some responses...

    Thank you! It is indeed an amazing instrument. I will get you guys some better pix as soon as I can. It does have the low F# tuning. I'm actually heading in to do some recording today, so you'll have something to check out soon. And for what it's worth, saying I'm enjoying it doesn't even come close to what I'm feeling. I am in absolute hog heaven. I played somewhere between 6 and 7 hours yesterday, and today's barely begun.

    If any of you are in New Orleans, keep an eye and an ear out for me...

    Take care, everyone,

  13. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    man...sweet bass! i'm sure you'll love it. custom conklins are really sweet...and post some more pics! what a beast!
  14. 8 strings and no knobs.. quite a set of extremes.. I say more power to you! Nice bass!
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Congrats, Stew! A guy with enough coordination can be a one man band with one of those 8 stringers!