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Post stick with tremolo bar
i think that would be a nice addition ..

any thoughts?

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Post Re: stick with tremolo bar
Spent a lot of time when I was first starting out missing my tremolo bar from my guitar. The only thing I couldn't figure out is how you'd work it.

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How about using the "Whammy" pedal? Surely no where near as cool but could get you in the ball park?


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How about using the "Whammy" pedal? Surely no where near as cool but could get you in the ball park?


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Post Re: stick with tremolo bar
One of Emmett's early prototypes of the Stick had a whammy bar thing--I think on a 9-string. Maybe he'll be along to relay how that went, or maybe someone else knows the story as well. But I do know Emmett took that challenge on at one time in the distant past.

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Post Re: stick with tremolo bar
You could easily work it with your forearm like Hendrix did. You'd need the same arrangement he had with playing a guitar upside down. In other words a left handed whammy bar on the melody side of a right handed Stick. I've thought about it. I've thought even more about putting
Pitch changing pedals or levers on individual strings on the high strings on the bass side so I could move the top 3 strings around by exact independent amounts with tunable stops
while they were ringing, just like a pedal steel. Ideally they could be activated by long thumb levers (reachable by either thumb) on the back of the neck linked to individual string pulling cams in the bridge.


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Post Re: stick with tremolo bar
with a smaller footprint, the Boss PS-6 is useable for that purpose.


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Post Re: stick with tremolo bar
I have a Digitech Whammy DT but it really sounds nothing like a real whammy bar... Plus it's a different tactile experience than a real bar.
I also think each string changes pitch at a different rate with a bar.

However, if you are looking to change pitch to a specific interval the Whammy DT is great. On it's own you can easily do one pitch change but with Midi you can change to multiple intervals with a midi pedal like the ones made by Molten Voltage. They have some great peripherals that work with the Whammy DT.
I've also been working with a plugin (currently in the unstable list) called mindi for the MOD Duo which sends out midi messages... still working on some details but I currently have it working to scroll through different intervals I like to use.

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Post Re: stick with tremolo bar
Considering that the Stick is an instrument that discourages the use of open strings, a physical tremolo doesnt seem practical to me.....the use of a digital emulator is probably more practical


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Boaz, you know that I love you like a brother but my vote is no.

No tremolo on the Stick. Ever.

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