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Chapman Stick

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  1. Ripper

    Ripper Active member

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    Well, whilst digging around the internet when I was bored, i found this...
    The Chapman Stick

    Now, being a musician myself, I thought it was pretty cool.. So, in an attempt to hear one being played, i turned to YouTube. And low and behold I found videos of it being played (well, what did ya expect.. "your search matched no results", yeah, as if)!
    Check out this guy...
    http://www.myspace.com/robmartino

    It has an amazing sound.. Very ambient. Looks like a massive guitar frettboard with one huge @ss pickup I spose.

    Anyway, being such a parculiar instrument, I am intrigued as to..
    a) has/had anyone heard of one before?
    b) does anyone own/play one?

    Anyone..? :-D
     
  2. janrocks

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    Theres a surprise.. I remember it well. Never took off due to the technical ability required to play.
    More of a cross between a guitar and a keyboard. Not exactly easy. I never saw one in the flesh.
    There was a guitarist who used the same playing technique.. sorry, can't remember his name.
     
  3. LOCOENG

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    WOW that's cool, where did you ever find one of those?

    http://www.burningbits.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=11902#11902

    To relieve symptoms of busted balls soak in a tub of ice water for 20 minutes...

    @janrocks

    Tony Levin played the stik with King Crimson on Elephant Talk and a few others. Truly a unique sounding instrument.
     
  4. gerry1

    gerry1 Guest

    Looks and sounds like an electric 12 string with a wider neck. Music was awesome!
     
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