Re: Experimenting w/Dual-Bass Reciprocal--without a micromet
Be careful reloading your Stick. they can go off at the drop of a hat...
We wouldn't want it to go off "half-cocked," now would we?
Update: I approximated string gauges based on pitch/string relationships and went ahead and tried it. I probably didn't get it perfect, because string tension was a little higher than I would've liked, but it was good enough to try and work through Greg's DBR video.
The Verdict - For me, the NS/Stick is not really an optimal instrument for this tuning, IMHO--at least to this bassist.
Greg points out that the stick really needs to be inside the shoulder--and it's really true. If the instrument isn't really in front of you the shapes don't really feel that ergonomic (they do once you get the fretboard up and in front of you, but that's not how the NS is designed).
Also, some of the nice open voicings cross all 5 inverted-5th strings of a 10-string instrument. Just not going to happen on an 8-string.
What I did find out in going through Greg's video is that I've needlessly locked myself into more closed voicings, so it was still a useful exercise.
I guess I may be relegated to "Guitar and Bass," after all. Probably a good thing as I don't think my brain could even fathom some of the three-part pyrotechnics Greg was demonstrating in that video.