It is currently Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:32 am




Post new topic Reply to topic Bookmark and Share  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
 NS/Stick™ One Year later - Review and Follow-Up -Russell Kea 
Author Message
Resident Contributor
Resident Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:27 pm
Posts: 482
Post NS/Stick™ One Year later - Review and Follow-Up -Russell Kea
When I bought my NS/Stick I wrote a review about. It has been one year since then. Here is the follow-up. In it I address some points from the initial review, point out some new things and talk about some modifications that I've made.

http://home.comcast.net/~rwkeating/stick/articles/NSReview2/Index.html

_________________
Russell Keating
http://www.youtube.com/user/rqkeating
My old web page was deleted when Comcast discontinued web page support.
If you want anything from there, IM me.


Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:51 pm
Profile
Multiple Donor
Multiple Donor
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:07 pm
Posts: 6214
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Post Re: NS/Stick™ One Year later - Review and Follow-Up -Russell
Very cool, Russell. The wiring mod is an excellent idea. I'll encourage Emmett to adopt it.

_________________
Happy tapping, greg
please don't PM me, If you want to get in touch use email stickist@aol.com

Stick Lessons by Skype and Google Video Chat


Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:13 pm
Profile My Photo Gallery
Site Donor
Site Donor

Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:31 am
Posts: 900
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Post Re: NS/Stick™ One Year later - Review and Follow-Up -Russell
Russell,
Great contribution to the forum and specifically to the NS Stick. Hats off that Greg is going to suggest your mod be adopted.

IMHO, you ARE Mr. NS Stick!

to quote Cole Porter

You're the top!
You're the Coliseum.
You're the top!
You're the Louver Museum.
You're a melody from a symphony by Strauss
You're a Bendel bonnet,
A Shakespeare's sonnet,
You're Mickey Mouse.
You're the Nile,
You're the Tower of Pisa,
You're the smile on the Mona Lisa
I'm a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop,
But if, baby, I'm the bottom you're the top!

kudos, and congrats,
Dave B "DBro"


Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:41 pm
Profile My Photo Gallery
Site Donor
Site Donor
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 27, 2012 12:55 pm
Posts: 2293
Location: Virginia, USA
Post Re: NS/Stick™ One Year later - Review and Follow-Up -Russell
I like the wiring mod, though I am tempted to come with something a bit more...interesting.

Yours truly,
The guy who can get 252 tonal options out of a Stratocaster :geek:


Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:54 pm
Profile
Site Donor
Site Donor
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 3:28 pm
Posts: 2870
Post Re: NS/Stick™ One Year later - Review and Follow-Up -Russell
What Dave said. Exactly.

Man, this was really fun to read. This is what I have found about Stick players who pick up an NS Stick. They can't put it down.

I think Brett told me that one.

Really great article Russell - posted to FHA site for reference.

_________________
Gene Perry
http://www.geneperry.com
http://www.facebook.com/geneperrymusician


Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:42 am
Profile My Photo Gallery
Resident Contributor
Resident Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:27 pm
Posts: 482
Post Re: NS/Stick™ One Year later - Review and Follow-Up -Russell
Thanks for all the replies! I hope these articles will be of value to anyone contemplating an NS/Stick purchase.

Greg, I'd be honored if Emmett used that wiring mod. Keep me posted. Thanks.

_________________
Russell Keating
http://www.youtube.com/user/rqkeating
My old web page was deleted when Comcast discontinued web page support.
If you want anything from there, IM me.


Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:46 pm
Profile
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:00 pm
Posts: 49
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Post Re: NS/Stick™ One Year later - Review and Follow-Up -Russell
Great idea re wiring mod! Technically one could then run separate effects on neck and bridge pickups, cool!


Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:45 pm
Profile
Multiple Donor
Multiple Donor
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:59 am
Posts: 2539
Location: Maine
Post Re: NS/Stick™ One Year later - Review and Follow-Up -Russell
Thanks, Russell, that was insightful and well-written. You're a great witness on the instrument.

_________________
Luc Bergeron
#R6453 Railboard
http://www.facebook.com/LucBergeronMusic


Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:08 pm
Profile My Photo Gallery
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:08 am
Posts: 67
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Post Re: NS/Stick™ One Year later - Review and Follow-Up -Russell
What do you see as the practical usefulness of your wiring modification?


Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:28 am
Profile My Photo Gallery
Resident Contributor
Resident Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:27 pm
Posts: 482
Post Re: NS/Stick™ One Year later - Review and Follow-Up -Russell
This mod allows tone and volume changes to be applied to all 8 strings equally without having to be concerned about matching the tone/volume the string groups. In addition, this mod give some other sound options not available with the stock wiring.

Details:
You can mix the volume of the pickups between neck and bridge. With the stock wiring they are either on or off.

Since the volume knobs don't control the different string groups, you can adjust them without having to worry about keeping the volume of the string groups balanced.

You can add/subtract bass/treble without having to turn those knobs an equal distance to keep the tone of the string groups balanced. Applying separate tones to the pickups gives different sounds when blended.

You can set the DIP switch for the treble controls differently between neck and bridge without unbalancing the string groups. This ends up giving you more variety since the treble controls are working on different frequencies, but still being applied to all 8 strings. NOTE: This would obviously deviate from stock when you switch out of my mod since my mod doesn't control the DIP switches.

The neck and bridge pickup outputs can be handled separately (each includes all 8 strings,) by sending them to different effects, amps, 2 tracks for recording ...

and if you don't need any of that you can return to stock with a press of the volume knob

_________________
Russell Keating
http://www.youtube.com/user/rqkeating
My old web page was deleted when Comcast discontinued web page support.
If you want anything from there, IM me.


Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:07 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic Bookmark and Share  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

board3 Portal - based on phpBB3 Portal Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Designed by Vjacheslav Trushkin for Free Forums/DivisionCore.
Heavily modified by Stickist.com. Stickist.com is an authorized Chapman Stick® site. The Chapman Stick® and NS/Stick™ and their marks are federally registered trademarks exclusively licensed to Stick Enterprises, Inc., and are used on Stickist.com and NSstickist.com with SEI's permission.
Click here for more information.