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New not quite bass day!

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OK, I didn't intend to get one of these, but they don't turn up often do they and I had the money I had aside for the Ibanez headless that isn't turning up fast.

Turned up yesterday so early days - it is not much like the stick, but it does have the immediacy of being able to play it like a bass, so i will see how it goes!

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Interesting...haven't seen one of these before.

I'm glad I didn't see it as it would have been an impulse buy for me too.

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25 minutes ago, TheGreek said:

Interesting...haven't seen one of these before.

I'm glad I didn't see it as it would have been an impulse buy for me too.

Well, it does play like a 5 string with 3 smaller spaced guitar strings. Pretty interesting so far, you can actually play ordinary bass and chords on it at the same time. Think it might take a time to master!

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56 minutes ago, DoubleOhStephan said:

Looks cool, what is it? 

Its a Chapman NS/Stick. A joint thing between Emmet Chapman and Ned Steinberger.

 

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Late as usual! Missed this at the time.

How are you getting on with it - is it tuned in 4ths all the way?

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43 minutes ago, EMG456 said:

Late as usual! Missed this at the time.

How are you getting on with it - is it tuned in 4ths all the way?

It is 4ths all the way. I use it quite a bit but more as an extended bass, I am not sure it has the same appeal as an actual stick (although I am sure I actually play it more). I think at some point it might morph into a 12 string grand stick!

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Does it sound even remotely like a stick? I love the Stick's ringing, resonant low-end. 

Less so, it's twangy melody strings.

I always liked the look of the NS. And the SB8, too.

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Well, yes, it is a bit stick like when played like a stick. It has the advantage of being able to play both ways. it is a bit different but then my stick is a railboard, so it is all metal, whereas the NS is bamboo with rods.

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I believe that I am now the proud owner of this marvellous instrument. it may be some time before I have the courage (and skills !) to gig it. 

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28 minutes ago, Gray said:

I believe that I am now the proud owner of this marvellous instrument. it may be some time before I have the courage (and skills !) to gig it. 

Oh yes, hi!

I never gigged it but I did take it to a few practices. I did always mean to gig it but never could pluck up the courage! It had been gigged by its previous owner. One day I do intend to gig the Chapman stick though

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