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        Conklin Guitars

        An affordable version of a Conklin custom bass design!

        Features a tone-rich lightweight ash body topped with figured maple. Multi-laminate neck constructed of incredibly stable wenge and purpleheart, carved to an extremely comfortable profile. Angled back headstock increases tension over the nut and improves sustain. Beautifully contoured neck heel and deep cutaway body shape allow unobstructed access to all 24 frets. Conklin's exclusive offset position markers are easily visible from both the top and side of the fingerboard. Active electronics and Conklin's trademark locking input jack.

        Features

        • Tone-rich lightweight ash body topped with figured maple
        • Multi-laminate neck constructed of incredibly stable wenge and purpleheart
        • Neck carved to an extremely comfortable profile
        • Angled back headstock increases tension over the nut and improves sustain
        • Beautifully contoured neck heel and deep cutaway body shape allow unobstructed neck access

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        4.9

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        still kicking after 7 years of hell

        I just thought I would update my reveiw since it has been 3 years now since my last one. Well boys I still play 4 nights a week a she just keeps kickin. I ...Read complete review

        I just thought I would update my reveiw since it has been 3 years now since my last one. Well boys I still play 4 nights a week a she just keeps kickin. I have never made an adjustment or done a thing to this bass and we play hard 4 hours a night 4 nights a week every week.my neck is showing some wear and the frets need to ne files but no buzzing yet. I just have to say this is a hell of a bass I did not pay what they are going for now but 7 years is a long time I don't carry a backup bass maybe I should i did for years (have a 5 string &a 4)I have put this bass threw hell we play rough hony tonk gigs here in KY and the equiptment really takes a beating moving around so much. I use a ampeg svt350 a 4x10 cab on top of a 115 on bottom run them both full range is this a monster I can't imagine getting a better sound. So if you are lokking at a shector or esp or whatever pass that by and give conklin a try it will chage the way you think about a bass it has so many possibilty's. Mine is a pretty natrual curly maple it is the nicest bass I have ever ownesd by far. As I said 3 years ago it's a timex. Keep on rockin.

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        Could be QUITE a bit better...

        Okay, it's a budget bass... BUT: 1) tuner holes are WAY too large for Gotoh tuners; had to wrap tuner casings with tape to shim them... 2) neck has NO...Read complete review

        Okay, it's a budget bass... BUT: 1) tuner holes are WAY too large for Gotoh tuners; had to wrap tuner casings with tape to shim them... 2) neck has NO relief with truss rod completely loose; fortunately it's a pretty true neck... 3) Neutrik jack was literally ready to fall out of socket, had to fill and re-drill holes... 4) pickup height adjustment screws were too short; replaced screws, was able to get pickups to proper height... 5) this is subjective, but mine has the most BORING quilt pattern I've ever seen on one of these... nothing at all like the typical pictures I've seen... I use this bass to play out with, and it's fine for live use (I do like the overall feel of it), but I couldn't recommend one to anyone else, unless they have basic guitar repair skills under their belt, or know someone who can set it up for them. Overall, very lackluster, and rather PLAIN!!

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        5.0

        still kicking after 7 years of hell

        By playsbass

        from lex.ky

        I just thought I would update my reveiw since it has been 3 years now since my last one. Well boys I still play 4 nights a week a she just keeps kickin. I have never made an adjustment or done a thing to this bass and we play hard 4 hours a night 4 nights a week every week.my neck is showing some wear and the frets need to ne files but no buzzing yet. I just have to say this is a hell of a bass I did not pay what they are going for now but 7 years is a long time I don't carry a backup bass maybe I should i did for years (have a 5 string &a 4)I have put this bass threw hell we play rough hony tonk gigs here in KY and the equiptment really takes a beating moving around so much. I use a ampeg svt350 a 4x10 cab on top of a 115 on bottom run them both full range is this a monster I can't imagine getting a better sound. So if you are lokking at a shector or esp or whatever pass that by and give conklin a try it will chage the way you think about a bass it has so many possibilty's. Mine is a pretty natrual curly maple it is the nicest bass I have ever ownesd by far. As I said 3 years ago it's a timex. Keep on rockin.

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        5.0

        Review for Conklin GT4 Bass

        By Beautiful Bass17

        from Manteca,California

        Wow! talk about alot of bang for the buck. This bass has a phenominal sound and its playability and feel is just outstanding. The bass is beautifully contoured and extremely lightweight. It is such a beautiful and great playing bass If I didn't know I would of thought that it would of came from the custom shop. I play a schector and a fender jazz bass, and this bass has become my new favorite. This bass is good from everything from jazz all the way to heavy metal. The excellent highs make for a great sounding slap and pop but it also has great lows witch make for a great bottom end. My only complaint is that when I ordered the bass it did not come with the quilted top like I thought it would, it came with some sort of tiger stripe finish witch is still great but not what I fully wanted. All in all, If you are contemplating whether to by this bass please do, you will not be disappointed in the least.

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        5.0

        Best bass ive ever owned

        By Bishop1025

        from Roseville, CA

        Ive been playing bass for about four years now, I know not long, but I play alot. Ive owned this bass for about two years and I hate to have to put it down when im done playing. I play everything from hard rock, to funk, to moonlight sonata on this bass and it sounds and feels perfect. The slap switch is also great for funk and the locking cable input has saved me a couple of times. Ive played the high end basses and they are great too, but you can never beat this price and I like playing this one better then some of the high end warwicks and fenders so for what this bass does, and how much it costs, I would HIGHLY recommend to every bass player I know.

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        5.0

        What more can you ask for??

        By EmoryBass

        from Knoxville, TN

        I just had my first real problem with this model, after nearly 7 years of owning it...And not just owning it, but putting major wear into it...A screw came loose in the input jack, and while playing live I stepped on the chord and ripped the jack completely out of the bass...That was my fault for not keeping up with it, but it was an easy fix...That's the only problem I've had besides battery dying or having it go out of tune, what more can you ask for for a bass at this price?? Great sound, rumbling lows and trebly/mid highs...Band tunes down to Bb, I customized mine where it's stringed BEAD, and it's handled it like a champ...If you see one, at least play it and you'll see why all these reviews are good...

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        5.0

        Custom Bass Builders Beware...

        By Dr Funk

        from Fort Myers, FL

        I have many basses 4 to 8 times the money but none have the live versatility of this base. The new Bartolinis with 3 band EQ are beyond the Bartolinis I have in several other Custom basses. Fit and finish is second to none. Purple heart fretboard is spectacular in physical response as well as it's sonic characteristics relative to the body woods. It took one 4 set gig to get used to the "not so typical" neck/body joint. Undoubtedly the best value in a bass I have come across since my 66 Jazz Bass!

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        5.0

        The best bass you can buy under 1000.00

        By Buy a Conklin Bass

        from Central Ohio

        I played so many different basses before I was finally able to actually see a Conklin Bass. I was a bit wary about the fact that it was made overseas at the price it was going for, but I must admit that I would play this bass over even some U.S. Fender models. The quality is fantastic, I couldn't be happier; the Bartolini pickups simply cannot be matched and the tone is beautiful. It is the perfect bass for Funk/Jazz/R&B or anything else for that matter!Forget that Ibanez, Spector, or Schecter Bass you've been considering. Get the Conkiln, you won't be disappointed!

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        5.0

        4 String Wine Colored Bass

        By Satisfied Customer-KYfwb

        from Groveland, MA

        You can't go wrong with this purchase. Great sounding bass, high end, low end growl WOW.The wine finish is gourgeous. The feel of it makes you want to play and play. Easy battery access.I have yet to walk in any store and find a comparable bass of any price that has felt and sounded as good. Can't go wrong.

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        5.0

        Top notch bass.

        By War & Peace

        from Oceanside, Ca

        This is the finest instrument that I have played and I have 14 years of experience. The craftsmeanship as well as the tone that comes out of the electronics sets the instrument apart and above all others in my experience.

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        5.0

        Super sweet.

        By bassintheplace

        from Florida

        Smooth neck, great string placement, great balance. Great bass.

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        5.0

        Great

        By Wushulee

        from Connecticut

        I bought the 5 string version with the Bartiloni pick-ups and right now considering ordering the 4 string model. I love how smooth the neck is. Sound is very flexible for any style music.What I noticed was that the strings, regardless of what I use on the bass, seem to be alot softer,even in standard tuning(not as tight) than many other basses out there. Which I like because I have small hands. For the price, sound, quality , you can't beat this ax. I've looked at very high end basses but there was always something I could pick out that I didn't like. I told myself "why spend all that money and look so hard for another bass when I already have a great bass in my hands." Now I just have to order a 4 string to get back to basics...(I prefer 4 string for slapping)

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