NS/Stick Arrived Today!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jeffwo, Dec 14, 2012.


  1. jeffwo

    jeffwo

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    I hate to type this, but OMG!!! Everything I expected and more. My God the low end and sustain on this thing is outrageous! Haven't even tried it with effects yet - the upper register strings just ring out that Elephant Talk tone clean!

    A bit intimidating (and what a wide neck for a dedicated four stringer!) and I have along way to go to get the fully independent hand thing going, but this is the best thing I've bought in ages.
  2. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    Pics or lies.
  3. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

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    He doesn't know the unwritten rule on NBD I guess.

    jeffwo - post some pics.
  4. jeffwo

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    I knew someone was going to say that! Gotta find the camera.

    It's the last one on this page, now marked sold. They have some good deals on already made instruments on that page - various Sticks and another NS/Stick.

    http://www.stick.com/instruments/reserve/
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  6. jeffwo

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    Just put the high end through my guitar amp - cannot believe the guitar tone on this either! Pics tomorrow, too busy playing right now!
  7. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

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    Oh wow - that is different! :cool:
  8. 1stnamebassist

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    I had one about 3 or 4 years ago. The new ones look a bit different. Mine was used when I got it. The sound of the bass on these is incredible, but tapping was not my thing so I sold it. Great instrument though! Enjoy!
  9. jeffwo

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  10. jeffwo

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    Another one - this time on a half fretted / half fretless NS/Stick. Don Schiff has been awesome at answering questions for me - great player and better yet a great guy!

    http://youtu.be/taQKRgP--bA
  11. Immigrant

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    That's equally cool and freaky. The old me used to write that playing style off as "not bass playing" but then I grew up and realized it was because I can't do it.
  12. Nobody

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    That is a nice Stick you have there..... wait... that didn't sound right....

    Seriously though... that is awesome.
  13. jeffwo

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    Believe me, I said to a friend last night, "I'm sitting here playing with my Stick" and it sounded horrid as soon as it came out of my mouth!

    And believe me, I am nowhere close to being Don Schiff on this thing yet! But have managed to pull off a few neat counterpart things. This will take some time.
  14. jeffwo

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  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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  16. spade2you

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    Cool stuff all around.
  17. awilkie84

    awilkie84 Supporting Member

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    THIS is what I imagine a monster would look like, if Frankenstein were a guitar player.
  18. jeffbonny

    jeffbonny _____________ Gold Supporting Member

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    In addition to having the greatest touch Bob Culbertson has some good lessons up on his youtube channel. I like the "sit down" stick he uses across his lap.
  19. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    Nice! Will you play in standard tuning or something else?
  20. jeffwo

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    It came tuned in 4ths from a low B to a high Bb, and I'll probably keep it that way. Some people detune the top strings by a half step like standard guitar tuning.
  21. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    Yea, I heared that more.. So how is it for the playing so far? Easy neck feel and playability?

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