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Fugly ,or is it just me


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http://www.bassnw.com/Used%20Basses/conklin_GTRP.htm

 

The groove tools rocco signature bass by conklin. I remember these looking better the last time I saw them. I don't know

 

Either way, if I had to I would guess that they play amazingly.

Has anyone played one

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Ok, well I wont buy it, but I'm sure it will make somebody happy. It's got an ok price tag on it.
Hiram Bullock thinks I like the band volume too soft (but he plays guitar). Joe Sample thinks I like it way too loud (but he plays piano). -Marcus Miller
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I thought that if the flame on the pickguard was tighter it would look great. But I can't fault the company for trying to fit in these cosmetic features onto a bass. They just wanted to give us more for our money.
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Definitely agree. The 7 looks pretty good, but the upper horn's just too damn big on the 4.

Originally posted by RicBassGuy:

Maybe they look better as a 7? Look here .

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Not fugly at all. I dig the pickguard lots.

 

The horn does look long, but it's a 4 string, so it probably is long. I bet the balance is better for it.

 

The price sounds right. The maple board might be a deal breaker for me, I'd have to play it to tell for sure.

 

 

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There's an Epiphone / Hipshot bass trem for $200 on that site. If I had the extra $$$ laying around, I'd get it - a new bass trem on its own costs nearly that much. At that low price it would be a cool toy to have.

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I looks like the upper horn is trying to breakaway and secede from the rest of the bass.

 

As per the link provided by DWBass, Rocco is a bad, bad, bad man... at about 2:30 in the video, they start showing some really good shots of him, and boy does he make it look easy!

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OMG! It's ALLLIIIIVE!

 

I hope it's a bad picture.

THIS is the bass I've been lusting after since it first appeared on the Conklin site in late 2001. :cry:

Sealed pickups (I dig poles on P p'ups) :cry:

The finish - I certainly hope it's better in person, especially the pickguard. :cry::cry::cry:

 

This is the first I've seen of the Rocco model actually being available and I'll have to get my hands on one before I make the final judgement. I still dig it. I want to dig it sooo bad that I won't write it off yet!

 

Part of me wants to believe that Bill Conklin would have sent them back to Korea if the finish was really that ugly.

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At first glance I thought it was just okay, but at second glance it started lookin' purdier and purdier!

 

I find that pictures just don't do justice to many basses. There has been many times I thought a bass was ugly until I saw it in person. There are a few exceptions, like this , which is even uglier in person than pictured. IMHO

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yea, that upper horn just screams "Orange Banana" :P
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Originally posted by musicfiend:

Originally posted by Matt W:

OMG! It's ALLLIIIIVE!

 

I hope it's a bad picture.

THIS is the bass I've been lusting after since it first appeared on the Conklin site in late 2001. :cry:

Sealed pickups (I dig poles on P p'ups) :cry:

The finish - I certainly hope it's better in person, especially the pickguard. :cry::cry::cry:

 

This is the first I've seen of the Rocco model actually being available and I'll have to get my hands on one before I make the final judgement. I still dig it. I want to dig it sooo bad that I won't write it off yet!

 

Part of me wants to believe that Bill Conklin would have sent them back to Korea if the finish was really that ugly.

I KNEW I remebered it looking less fugly. The bass in progress looks a lot better than the finished product to me. I mean, I don't think a photographer could do THAT to a bass...could he?
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