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Turner would be proud!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ytsebri, Nov 11, 2001.


  1. ytsebri

    ytsebri

    Sep 1, 2000
    Dallas
    JT's endless soapboxing and a smoking deal led to me putting a Conklin GT Bill Dickens 7 on hold today. I was trying to resist the temptation, but pull...too.....strong. But rest at ease. Even though I'm purchasing a Conklin, I'm Yamaha at heart! :D
     
  2. That's a lot of strings to play with! Have fun with the new Conklin!

    jtbp
     
  3. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    hey i don't soap box!!! :mad: :D

    good luck, dude. those things rule.

    i'll get your "for sale" ad space ready for you for that yamaha ;) :D

    what color did you get?
     
  4. ytsebri

    ytsebri

    Sep 1, 2000
    Dallas
    The "Purpleburst"...but I swear it's more like I wine red burst.
     
  5. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    oooo, i dig those a LOT. you're gonna love it. if not, let me know, i'll take it off your hands for ya :D.
     
  6. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    exactley what turner needs...more basses.
     
  7. ystebri

    You multi-string stud you!!

    ;)

    Although Herr JT and I don`t see "eye to eye" on
    everything.....hope the Conklin brings you as much pleasure as his do to him! :D

    Hell....I got my sorry hands full with just 4 strings!!
    :eek:

    Hope you post a pic. sometime soon! :D
     
  8. ytsebri

    ytsebri

    Sep 1, 2000
    Dallas
    I do too! :D Actually, It's going to take a couple of months for me to get it...what with being a loser and all ;) Immediately afterward, I'm getting a fretless of some sort, so I'm kinda waiting to do a fam pic myself soon.
     
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Jeez, John. Leave some for the rest of the world to enjoy, willya?

    It's like you have Bill Conklin on retainer or something...:p
     
  10. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    actually, such a comment warrants swift action. you'll be hearing from my luthier presently. :mad:






    ;)
     
  11. ytsebri

    ytsebri

    Sep 1, 2000
    Dallas
    Well Big Wheel,
    The previous comment just goes to show you...The way he gets his army of Conklins is to go on Talkbass, etc. and advertise!;)
     
  12. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Heck, get a BDGT7F. (Obviously you have time and money to do these orders...)

    ...and a preliminary welcome to the... um... extended-range side!
     
  13. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Speaking of Making the JT a happy little Monkey, I'm pretty sure I'm getting a GT-7...I like the looks of the BD-7 better, but as I understand it, the spacing is wider on a GT-7, and it was a wee tight on the GT-7s that I've played, so I'm probably gonna go with that.

    But, it's Either a GT-7 or a DP 6er. Either way, I'm going extended range.....
     
  14. Brendan

    What is the usual or most widely used tuning for 7
    string bass? I know a 6er is usually B E A D G C.
    Would the 7th string be lower or higher?Just curious is all.
     
  15. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i know you didn't ask me, but the most common tuning is b-e-a-d-g-c-f, from my experience with all the other conklin players that i know.
     
  16. Thanks John! So the idea with a 6+ string bass is actually to give you more to work with in the higher
    registers,right?I guess unless you are into Korn!:p

    So if you are using a 7 or 8 string you are actually
    almost playing a combo of the bass and the baritone
    guitar?(or do they call it the picolo bass?:confused: )
     
  17. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Usul- Another fairly common one is F# B E A D G C, in which you get more lower notes...but I've yet to even hear of anything tuned below F# (the string is usuall ~.150 :eek: )...
     
  18. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yeah, i use the lower tuning on one of my main basses - f#-b-e-a-d-g-c , in fact, that's the bass that i recorded the mp3 in my sig with.
     
  19. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
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    I don't rob allen know what kind of rob allen fretless rob allen you'd want... Good luck finding one rob allen.

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    ...;)
     
  20. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    I think of each of my 7's (BEADGCF) as two basses, really: a low-note groover (BEAD) and a high soloist (DGCF) which is only a whole step lower than a standard piccolo bass. A single-necked doubleneck, if you will, but with only one set of tone controls. :cool: