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 Forum: Equipment   Topic: Phantom power, effect loop, summing pedal (does this exist?)

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:28 am 

Replies: 31
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I use a Strymon Big Sky reverb pedal for summing of my two analog signal chains. Important is to activate the Strymon's "amp sim" algorithm. This is a true stereo effect so the direct signal of the melody and the direct signal of the bass side go hard panned, so if you plan to spread a wid...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Tuning Out Loud

 Post subject: Re: Tuning Out Loud
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:36 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 523


Where I live, I'm playing out in the public streets and home concerts at institutions where people might behave in an utterly noisy way, so I have grown used to adjust pitch while playing. In the morning, when I leave, I tune up with my 440 Hz fork and it rarely happens to me that more than one stri...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: How the pickups sound... (reprise)

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:23 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 1981


I prefer the active sound but the passive feel. Kind of my taste as well! :-) I try to achieve such a tone by playing the PASV4 neck PUPs with filters set to the thinnest sound. Even by Jaap´s excellent mp3 round-trip I'm finding my ears mostly drawn to the PAV4 neck, but as said, I'l like it a lit...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Still waiting....

 Post subject: Re: Still waiting....
Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:55 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 1875


wenge on wenge, stained ebony-black. Good choice! I too would like one of those :-) Will make a beautiful and gorgeous sounding NS. And I wish Chrispfingers a not too depressing waiting time. Myself, I faced nine months on my first Stick (12-str Grand) and changed my preferences, regarding color of...

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: NAMM report day one

 Post subject: Re: NAMM report day one
Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:49 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 542


this one looks very cool indeed! http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/namm-2017-has-this-plus-pedal-piano-style-sustain-won-namm-before-its-started-647110 Yes, the PLUS pedal seems awesome! I love that tool and I'm using it almost all the time (not this particular product but a similar DSP routin...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: SG12 or an Alto, Recommendations?

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:16 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 1803


I would go with the SG12 because of the twelve strings, compared to the alto's ten. This gives you a wider playground. Don't think the SG12 is a shorter version of a Grand. It is a very different instrument. I play both models and look at the SG12 as one instrument, like for example the harp, and th...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: what do you do for a living beside chapman stick

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:56 am 

Replies: 119
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Media composing for production music libraries (using also, el cello, alto flute, tenor sax and all kind of guitars). Web mastering for a few clients. A few guest lecturer as classes now and then, but since I haven't put out a new book in six years now this is a fading work sector. Another dying wor...

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Andy Salvanos "Transform"

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:57 am 

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Sounds great! I love that style :-)

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Career Milestone: Endorsement

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:29 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 649


´Congrats, Luc! So you're getting free drum sticks from the company now? Awesome! :-) I'd really like that regarding strings for my SG-12, it's a rather hefty cost and I love to have fresh strings with perfect tone and intonation. The only "endorsement" I have been lucky to pick up so far ...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: n00b Compressor Question

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:27 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 540


I'm far from "a bass player" but have found my holy grail in little the Xotic SP compressor pedal. I have two of them and the on my melody side is set up with its dip switch to cut the lowest bass. This works as lovely "un-muddifyer" for the bass side, since the lowest bass side ...
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