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Chapman Stick?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:35 am
by oz
Hi many-stringers. I play Chapman Stick and bass, currently playing a 10-string graphite extended-scale stick.

Anybody playing stick here?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:06 am
by higher1
I don't play a stick. just measely, lil ole 5'ers. that's all I can handle.

WELCOME bro! [smilie=cool-smiley-027.gif]

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:47 am
by oz
Strangely, I have almost never played 5-string. Played 4 since I was 17. I just got a 5-er off eBay, and should arrive today Didn't buy a major-player model, but something well-reviewed that I thought I could just mess with - Cort Kurbow model. Probably gonna be kinda iffy, but did seem like the best reviewed (by real bassists) cheap-o out there.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:24 am
by Bob Amstadt
Never played stick myself, but I have met a couple of bass players that are also stick players. I'm not sure if any of them are on this forum or not. Although there is crossover, I don't think of a stick as a bass. It has the bass half, but really it is a completely different instrument.

It is a very interesting instrument. My vocal instructor is also a stick player and I like what he is able to do with it. It amazes me that he can play the stick and sing at the same time.

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 9:52 am
by BigMike50L
oz wrote:Strangely, I have almost never played 5-string. Played 4 since I was 17. I just got a 5-er off eBay, and should arrive today Didn't buy a major-player model, but something well-reviewed that I thought I could just mess with - Cort Kurbow model. Probably gonna be kinda iffy, but did seem like the best reviewed (by real bassists) cheap-o out there.

Once you go 5, it's hard to go back. How much are those sticks anyway? I've heard some ridiculous prices.

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 9:59 am
by oz
Sticks are in the normal price range of most custom made guitars -- new they are about $2600 to $3600. Used they range from about $1500 to $3000. Many custom made guitars are at that price level.

I have been playing 5-string the last few months, and find I am sometimes not even bringing the 4 to gigs!