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Conklin Guitars GTBD-7 7 String Bass Guitar   (Used)

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      Just one string short of being two basses in one.

      It takes a big bass player like Bill "Buddha" Dickens to handle an axe like the Conklin GTBD-7 Bass Guitar with its full seven strings to range over. Constructed with a maple and purpleheart thru-body neck and swamp ash wings topped with curly maple. Gold hardware tricks it out. The GTBD-7 electric bass has totally custom-made Bartolini Bill Dickens pickups and custom electronics, including a 3-position parametric preset rotary switch and mid-frequency selector.

      Features

      • Seven strings
      • Custom-made Bartolini Bill Dickens pickups
      • Custom electronics including a three-position parametric preset rotary switch and mid-frequency selector
      • Maple and purpleheart thru-body neck
      • Swamp ash wings topped with curly maple

      Buy it today (if yo man enuff to play it).

       
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      Conklin GuitarsGTBD-7 7 String Bass Guitar
       
      4.7

      (based on 23 reviews)

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GTBD-7 Natural finish

      By Funkin'upOKC

      from OKC, OK

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great Action
      • Neck
      • Solid Electronics
      • Versitile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • everything
        • Funk
        • Jamming
        • Jazz
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Conklin Guitars GTBD-7 7 String Bass Guitar:

        The combination of this bass and the shopping experience with Musician's Friend have left me floored! After a small issue with backordering, the cutomer service reps and a supervisor took such great care of everything and made me even happier with my purchase and choice to buy from them.

        On to the bass, this thing is amazing! Everyone has already said it, it is much more beautiful in person. The tones you can pull out of this thing are limitless, after only having played with this for two days I've been able to get an impressively wide range of sounds and tones out of it I never figured I could. The sound quality is amazingly clear as well. Tapping, thumpin', plucking, everything comes across very well pronounced. I don't regret buying this bass one bit!

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        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bill Dickens gtbd-7

        Comments about Conklin Guitars GTBD-7 7 String Bass Guitar:

        This Bass is worth every penny.I have been playing bass for 25 years and have a great selection of high end basses in my closet and this bass makes number 8 , and I'm sorry to say the others will forever stay in there dark nest.The signiture series Bill Dickens TPH Bass is the best action of any Bass I own and I'm talking about the comparison of $5-6,000 bass guitars. The picture of the bass does not do it justice, The color is beautiful and has an outstanding finish,Tone is very versital and the preamp makes no noise at all. From slap to heavy metal his thing is a monster. A bit on the heavy side but what do you expect from a seven string bass. the only reason I gave a 4.5 on features is the knobs and tuning keys are not the original Conklin but if they fail you can replace them from Conklin at their web site. So if you need a kick butt bass don't hesitate to buy the gtbd-7 from musicians friend.

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        (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GTBD-7 = Affordable Excellence

        Comments about Conklin Guitars GTBD-7 7 String Bass Guitar:

        I have purchased from here many times, but have never posted here. This is a real-deal gig-worthy 7-string extended-range bass. Play bass lines, chords, and single-note solos and be happy. Finger style, slap, pluck, thump, etc. This versatile pro-quality bass is the best in its price range. Want something better? Bill Conklin will be happy to build it for you. Just bring your checkbook and be prepared to pay three or four times the money of this model. Thank you Mr. Conklin for licensing and mass-producing the GTBD-7l. Thank you Mr. Dickens for your design input and amazing musicianship! Thank you for carrying this great bass.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply incredible!!!

        By Slapstyle

        from Bangor, Maine

        Comments about Conklin Guitars GTBD-7 7 String Bass Guitar:

        This thing is amazing. Narrow string spacing keeps the neck width manageable. Tonal variations are great with this incredible preamp system. It has bass, mid, mid frequency selector, treble, treble frequency selector, pickup selector and gain. The custom Bartolini pickups sound incredible, both for slap/pop or fingerstyle. I don't use a pic but I imagine that would sound great too. It's really not as overwhelming as it looks and it's fun and easy to play. Intonation and action were perfect right out of the box. All my other toys are sitting in the closet now.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love it so far!!!

        By Tim Umstead

        from Huntsville,AL

        Comments about Conklin Guitars GTBD-7 7 String Bass Guitar:

        I just got this today, and have played it for the last few hours. I love it so far. The neck is nice and thin, with the string spacing done so that it isn't too wide for being a seven string. It is much easier to play than my Washburn 6 string.Will really be able to tell tomorrow at band practice, but I have a feeling this bass will be played daily for many years to come.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ultimate Bass

        By Jimi Brix

        from New Jersey

        Comments about Conklin Guitars GTBD-7 7 String Bass Guitar:

        I've been playing for 35 years, played almost everything out there. This bass has rendered my entire line-up of high quality basses obsolete. It has an incredible feel, incredible sound right out of the box, lots of room to tailor your sound any which way. I highly recommend this beautiful instrument! My biggest problem now, is what to do with all of my other basses on stands or in the closet! I don't have the heart to sell them all, but with this bass in hand, I never even look at them!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Monsterous Bass

        By Sir Ac#e

        from Dallas, Tx

        Comments about Conklin Guitars GTBD-7 7 String Bass Guitar:

        My favorite Bass, I own over 14 different basses and have played everything on the market. This is my all time favorite Axe. It can cover most of the bass sounds needed for any situation. It is easier to play than most 6 strings models and has the thump,sound and feel (fun) of the four strings. I haven't enjoyed a bass this much since my (og. String Ray)Music Man.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Active pro musician/composor

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Conklin Guitars GTBD-7 7 String Bass Guitar:

        Good bass for the price.With the approval of Bill Dickens, it has to be good. It's a comfortable, seven string bass. for those who want to test the waters of a seven string without breaking the bank, this the instrument to use for an acid test. The high "F" string gives it the full contrabass (Low "B"), standard bass tuning, and tenor/picollo bass range one instrument. When will it be available ina fretless?

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best bass

        Comments about Conklin Guitars GTBD-7 7 String Bass Guitar:

        If you're not buying a custom bass, this is the best you can get. Any bass that costs more is over-priced. This is the best playing bass I have ever used. I am never going to buy any other brand of electric bass again. People assume that warwick and tobias basses are better because they cost more. However, I would say that I would take this over any 2 warwick or tobias basses any day. If you buy any other bass you are making a very bad mistake.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        this is a great bass

        By krymahar

        from caribbean

        Comments about Conklin Guitars GTBD-7 7 String Bass Guitar:

        I love this bass it makes you feel and play like a pro .

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