Conklin Guitars GT-7 7-String Bass
6+ String Electric Bass
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Superb looks, active electronics, and super playability!
The Groove Tool 7-stringer bases its awesome tonal capabilities on a body made of tone-rich, lightweight ash topped with figured maple coupled with Bartolini active pickups. The multi-laminate neck is constructed of incredibly stable wenge and purpleheart, carved to an extremely comfortable profile. The headstock is angled back to increase tension over the nut which improves sustain. A beautifully contoured neck heel and deep cutaway body shape gives you unobstructed access to all 24 frets. Conklin's exclusive off-side position markers are easily visible from both the top and side of the fingerboard. The active electronics let you shape your tone from mellow to monstrous and the GT-7 is equipped with Conklin's trademark locking input jack so you'll never again inadvertently pull your plug.
- Lightweight ash body topped with figured maple
- Multi-laminate neck is constructed of incredibly stable wenge and purpleheart
- Carved, extremely comfortable profile
- Angled headstock to increase tension over the nut and improve sustain
- Contoured neck heel and deep cutaway body shape for unobstructed access
- Off-side position markers
- Bartolini active pickups with Volume, Blend Bass and Treble controls
- Locking input jack
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Comments about Conklin Guitars GT-7 7-String Bass:
I never knew there was a seven string bass until I was on tour with the greatest show on earth completely content with my only bass being a 4 string fretless ovation viper. I had played only the fretless bass from 1978 (Spector) until the drummer for the show (Justn Volpe) told me of his 7 string. It was Halloween 2005. I felt like being a seven string player that night. I tried the bass cold turkey. I couldn't even look at the fingerboard because it had frets no less, seven strings!
It is now 5 1/2 years later and I am now a devout 7 string player. It is the easiest bass to read music on. I get lots of compliments from the audience. It is the best choice I have made since starting to play professionally 35 years ago. The only thing unique about the bass is that it was set up at the MO shop. It is so in tune, I am amazed still by it. I am thinking about getting the American version but may invest in new electronics instead.
This bass is a ridiculous value. Read any big band chart in open position, Sneak in any lick with out being noticed by the band leader. Do the second guitar solo with the lead player on "One Way Out".