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Woo! I just got my conklin GT7 today!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Dec 3, 2004.


  1. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Woooo!
    Got off the phone with Smith, I'm getting two funkmaster-esk strings sets for this. :)
     

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  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Congrats!!! Nice looking top on that one!!

    :hyper:
     
  3. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Yeah, it's a tad neck heavy, but I don't care. It's suprisingly easy to play. I've had trouble with 6ers, but this plays like a breeze!
     
  4. It's a nice bass, i've heard it. Those high notes just ring out......beautiful.
     
  5. goat1234

    goat1234

    Mar 17, 2004
    Virgnia
    Nice bass for a great player! If you become as accomplished on that as you do on the 4 string, you should sell all your gear and order a custom conklin! Have fun!
     
  6. Yes yes, Will is a little bit good on bass to say the least.........he was teaching me stuff across the net. :bassist:
     
  7. Anti_Wish

    Anti_Wish

    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    +1 he could be the next JT... maybe a triple neck conklin? 14 string, 7 string, fretless 7 string. hmmm thats a great idea...
     
  8. goat1234

    goat1234

    Mar 17, 2004
    Virgnia
    Id really love to get one, but funds dont permit it! How are you going to tune it? BEADGCF?
     
  9. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Yeh. I'm going to order a few sets of strings for it monday. Smith is fulfilling my Funkmaster fetish with an uber light 7 string. I just need to figure out how to adjust this monster of a neck. I've dealt with two truss rods before, but these have different thingies. Also, I'm thinking of refinishing it. Was thinking solid white, but the quilt top is so purdy. I'm thinking a transparent blue dye now.
     
  10. blue dye w/ gold hardware would be sweet IMO
     
  11. Beammeup

    Beammeup

    Oct 7, 2002
    Denmark
    Whoa...

    Congrats, that's in a league of it's own ;)
     
  12. Does this mean you'll give me your thumb? :D
     
  13. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    Congrats. Maybe one day I'll step out of my comfort zone and get something with more than 5 strings.... :smug:
     
  14. Congrats. I love my GT7, it really opened up chordal playing on the bass for me and I tuned it BEADGBE like a guitar.

    I've since converted it to an 8 and tune it BEADGCEA.

    Really like the flame on yours!
     
  15. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I loved your conversion with the inlay. And, thanks :)
     
  16. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    Welcome to the GT club Whafrodamus. Funny how every Gt-7 has a different figuring, one could collect them. :D
     
  17. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Don't tempt me.
     
  18. Stinkoman20xx

    Stinkoman20xx

    Oct 19, 2003
    Takes a big man to tackle a 7. I read how much you waited for that glad your happy with it.
     
  19. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    Congrats!

    Just today I tried out a used Conklin 7-string (I don't know what model) at a local music store. What an amazing instrument. It was much easier to play than I expected.

    ....And I just told my wife I didn't plan on buying any more gear. Yeah, right!

    Enjoy, :cool: -Art