Who makes an affordable 7-string Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rogerbmiller, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    Anyone out there making affordable 7-strings these days? The 6-string market has obviously been flooded in the past few years with basses at every price point including the under-$300 pricepoint but it's hard to find non-custom 7's. And is it possible to get options, like unlined fretless???:confused:
  2. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    i believe conklin makes a groove tools version of their custom 7 strings. I think they are under a grand, which is dirt cheap compared to what JT pays for his.
  3. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    The web site list them for $1600+. I paid $800 for mine, used, on Ebay. I've seen a 8-string Galveston on Ebay, but the group consensus was it was a dog.

    This maybe a Galveston under another name. I should say I'm happy with my Galveston 12ver, but, I don't plan to play it all night, either.
  4. I think the Conklin is just about your only option.
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Nothing out there of any quality really besides the Conklin GT-7s and BD-GT7s as far as budget sevens go.