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 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Is my stick out of tune? hmmm

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:32 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2151

I was thinking about the dependence we place upon tuners and the potential lack of 'ear' that gets involved in the process: I almost never use a tuner on my guitar...BUT...I almost always use a tuner on my Stick! What's all that about then? That's a fair point. I was in the same boat. I used to tra...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Is my stick out of tune? hmmm

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:04 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 2151

Curtis posted in Equipment about "". I scoped it out, and for $130, it looks great! The Turbo Tuner looks like a fine piece of equipment. I use a Peterson and my reasons for getting a higher priced tuner was for doing setups on Stick, guitars, etc. But honestly, if you're j...

 Forum: "Teflon" Instruments and Musicians non-Stick   Topic: A quote to make you think

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:09 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 3416

I think Pierre's main message is to NOT let the guitar (or any instrument) obscure the original musical idea, i.e. don't be played by your instrument...hence, the voice-driven approach to composition. Imho, the Stick is less prone to this than a guitar (especially a guitar in DADGAD tuning!). It's ...

 Forum: Inspirations   Topic: Necessity is the mother of invention

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:34 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 2452

I am playing a private party tomorrow which will require me to play two hours worth of material. This isn't something I do often and knew when I committed to it that I would need to figure out how I was going to fill that much time. So I pulled out many old tunes both original and cover that I rarel...

 Forum: "Teflon" Instruments and Musicians non-Stick   Topic: A quote to make you think

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:51 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 3416

I think this quote absolutely applies to the tapping world but I also think it applies to many other instruments as well. My mom was a classical pianist and I remember she once made a remark when I was very young that I had to ask her to explain. I'd brought home a recording of a woman playing a Rav...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: The First Time You Played a Stick

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:29 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 3620

I'll bite on this one. The first time was many many years before the second time. My buddies and I had seen Crimson on the Beat tour so this must have been 1982 (heh heh ... before Pete was born). We were music students in college. I was a saxophone major and my friend was a guitar major (although o...

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Hey I need some help deciding what kind of stickto get.

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:54 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1547

The 8-string is a fine instrument for sure. But you have to realize that it's most common usage is as a bass instrument tuned in straight 4ths. So while this might seem easier coming from bass, you won't be getting experience playing the overlapped bass/melody split that the 10 and 12 string models ...

 Forum: Equipment   Topic: Preamps - what do you use, and what do you run it into?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:11 am 

Replies: 49
Views: 4506

Oddly enough, as much as I used to GAS when it came to Stick gear, I pretty much settled into my ultimate rig and haven't changed it in several years. Some of my decisions are convenience based as much as sound based. First, my pickup is a hybrid active EMG melody and Stickup bass. Melody ⋅&nbs...

 Forum: Equipment   Topic: Boss GT-x

 Post subject: Re: Boss GT-x
Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:38 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 2685

In the case of the GT-8, you would connect the output of the Stepabout to the input of the GT-8. Since the output of the Stepabout is at line level, you wouldn't need to use the preamp section on the GT-8. I believe you have the option of disabling it and as Greg mentioned, you would lower the inpu...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Alto Stick thread

 Post subject: Re: Alto Stick thread
Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:28 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 3501

san wrote:
For example of how I consider the alto today, check my last videos on youtube. I actually start to study african music, and it is very cool to adapt all guitar and balafon patterns on the alto. It make very good exercices too .


Neat! I enjoyed those very much!

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