CONKLIN Groove Tools GT6, originally a GT7 that became a GT8 and now is a GT6, the missing link.
Would prefer selling it, hence the low price, but trades are always welcome, especially for a fretless bass : 4, 6 or 8 (no octave strings) strings unlined are my preferences.
If you want a wide strings spacing bass, this one is for you. Sounds like a full Bartolini fitted bass, with loads of bass and precise highs. Also has SIMS Custom Led's installed.
Asking price including shipping fully insured with tracking number to your place in these European countries (ask for other countries) : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding French overseas departments and territories), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom : £850 GBP !!!
In fully working condition and in excellent overall condition.
Here are the specifications :
Body : 2 pieces swamp ash with a bookmatched flamed maple top
Neck : bolt on 7 pieces of wenge and purpleheart
Fingerboard : purpleheart with side (and also front) Led dots
Frets : 24 (no wear at all)
Headstock : 3 + 3 shape (angled) with butterfly and cross inlay back lit by a Led
Pickups : 2 active Bartolini P4
Preamp : Conklin/Bartolini 2 bands
Controls : volume, blend, bass, treble, switch for the Led's
Tuners : Gotoh
Bridge : brass Warwick two pieces
Strings spacing at bridge : 20 mm
Nut : bone
Strings spacing at nut : 11 mm
Knobs : metal
Scale : 34 inches
Hardware colour : black
Truss rods : 2 (fully working)
Output jack : locking Neutrik
Finish : gloss
Land of craftsmanship : Korea
Serial number : none
Year : discontinued in 2005 is all I can say
Weight : 5.4 kilos
Action : from 1.5 mm under the C string to 2 mm under the B string at 12th fret (can go lower, but was perfect for me)
Will come with a brand new semi-rigid case modified to accommodate the very long bass side horn.
Non-smoking environment as usual.
I'm only selling this bass because I don't need it anymore being a fretless player and it's too heavy for my broken back.
Here is the long story short : I got it as a GT8, but the strings spacing was too narrow, and as I like wide strings spacing I decided to have it converted to a non existing GT6 aka the missing link, removing the two extra tuners, cutting the unnecessary headstock and replacing the existing tuners with better quality real Gotoh. I ordered a made to measure Hipshot 20 mm strings spacing bridge that was never made after 3 months, so I opted for a Warwick 2 pieces bridge instead. This bass is really easy to play and really deserves the name wide neck.
The bass has been fully set up professionally by Christophe LEDUC. It has two new batteries (one for the preamp and one for the Led's) and has been fitted with a brand new set of D'Orazio nickel-plated steel round wound strings (30 - 45 - 65 - 85 - 105 - 125), which fit the bass to perfection and will also be delivered with a spare set of these exact same strings fitted on another bass for less than one hour.
Here's the link to the original ad :
Here Billie Jean played by Johan when it was still a GT8. Hope you don't mind @therealting : Billie Jean - Conklin Custom 8 String Bass.mp3
What you see is what you get !
Look at the pictures taken under different angles to see the real condition : almost in new condition with no visible dings.
Mesa Subway D800 amplifier
Bought from this very forum a few weeks ago as an itch scratching exercise. I've scratched the itch and decided to move it on. (I've already got a few amps so it was a bit of a luxury and i'm just looking to get back what i paid for it)
Mint condition, no issues or marks, case and manual included.
800watts in a lightweight package
Switchable 2 or 4 ohms
Headphone out/line in sockets
Variable shape filter, easy to use 4 band eq, deep switch (if you need to release anyones bowels at a gig), good DI
Ideally collection from Herts/Essex border. I could deliver locally, happy to drive a bit for a few quid petrol if it suits (Essex/Herts/Suffolk/London/Kent)
I can post at your risk and cost - i have decent packing for it - although i would prefer a face to face sale.
Not really looking for trades but i'm a bit of a sucker so you're welcome to PM me with anything interesting :-)
Def no basses, maybe an amp with 'heft/slam' or cabs i can lift with a bit of oomph about them (posh Berg/Vander/Genz 4x10, 2x12, 15/6 sort of stuff)
Thanks for looking