Hi, everybody. I just joined the list and have enjoyed reading through the postings. I bought #846, an ironwood model, back in the early 80s and played it and bass guitar in a couple of bands in Atlanta before going into another career and moving to Asheville, NC. While I’ve never completely stopped playing I’ve been less than active on the Stick until this past fall when I got the urge to clean it up, update my gear, and put some time into it again. I learned about matched reciprocal tuning on the Stick website and find that it has opened up a lot of possibilities. After reading about the wonders of having Emmett refurbish Sticks I’m thinking I might have to give it up for a few weeks and let him have at it. Mine has all the usual signs of age that I've read about from other list members. Anyway I wanted to say hello to the community and thanks for all you do for this amazing instrument.
Welcome to the forum. I haven't ben to Asheville for many years, but it's a beautiful part of the world. Last time I played down there was in Black Mountain at a place called the Grey Eagle.
There's a Workshop happening in Knoxville in October, maybe that will work out for you to attend.
Emmett does wonders with old Sticks. I've seen many that play as well as a new instrument after he's worked on them a bit. You can have yours set up in MR but there will be a little issue with intonation on the 4th string, as it is sound in MR. He can put a modified bridge screw on to correct that in most cases.
Anyway, maybe I'll see you in October.