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 Forum: Introductions   Topic: Hello from the UK + just ordered a railboard

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:58 am 

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I was tempted by an SG12 for the alleged piano tunings. What made you (and keeps you) sticking with the SG12 over a normal stick? - The homogeneous "one instrument" sound (rather than the "bass + guitar" sound, which is of cause also cool, but not as perfect for the kind of solo...

 Forum: Introductions   Topic: Hello from the UK + just ordered a railboard

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:47 am 

Replies: 10
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Congratulations, Mark! I don't have a Railboard myself... yet, but as soon as aluminum SG-12s come along it will top my "must-by list" :-)

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Emmett,,,,Not stated enough

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:59 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 644


Let me chime in with the choir! I was once shopping for a new fretless guitar... and found the Stick instead. Now, six years later, it has changed my life and boosted my music in a magical way.

 Forum: Inspirations   Topic: Whoa, Boris Bazurov! "Out" is what it's all about.

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:53 pm 

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borisbazurov wrote:
This live perforfmance inspired by medieval russian texts of 14th century about pilgrimage of negotiant Afanasy Tverskoy to India

https://youtu.be/vd-xWx11nKQ


Cool! This music has a vibe similar to Scandinavian old ethno stuff.

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: New guy Q. Capo's, pull offs, open tunings?

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:39 am 

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Yes, I have sometimes played around with a capo on my Sticks. Here's a video of an improvisation with the capo on the first fret of the Bass side, covering five of the six strings. I did not change the fifths tuning, extended fifths chords is something I like to do on many instruments. https://youtu...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Grand Railboard?

 Post subject: Re: Grand Railboard?
Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:15 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 712


Great news!!!! :-) I do hope this means the RBSG-12 isn't too far away either.

 Forum: Showcase   Topic: NS/Stick video with right hand finger picking

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:13 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 307


Nice dynamics and what a cool sound you've got there! Brings some sort of "gigantic telecaster" to my imagination :-)

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: strings gauges

 Post subject: Re: strings gauges
Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:14 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 540


Boaz wrote:
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A new set in to Australia with exchange rates and shipping is about $100 Aus. :o
and i thought the $73 price i paid for a set is quite high...

By today's rate USD 100 is AUS 76,50.

 Forum: Equipment   Topic: The big pedalboard discussion

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:13 am 

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With all my rigs I go with this setup:

Melody side:
Low cut filter, subtle parallel compression, distortion/fuzz, volume pedal, send to global reverb.

Bass side:
Subtle parallel compression, send to global reverb.

On the global level the two chains are summed with the shared reverb output.

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: strings gauges

 Post subject: Re: strings gauges
Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:41 am 

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I typically go with a 0.009 or 0.010 as the thinnest for my twelve-stringed sticks and SG-12s. On the melody side I use a regular guitar set and on the bass side I pick strings to match the required pitches. For SG-12 I like the sound better when using a little fatter strings and tuning the instrume...
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