SOLD Chapman NS Stick 8-String Multi-Mode Instrument- Now $2200 Shipped

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by LonesomeKris, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. LonesomeKris


    Sep 21, 2016
    New Hampshire
    This is a near-new, lightly played NS Stick. It's an ash body, wenge neck and turquoise inlays on an ebony fretboard. The action is very low for tapping, plucking, strumming, etc. It has a retractable damper that's easy to move on and off the strings. The sound is beautiful, both clean and overdriven.
    It's more than a bass, more than a guitar, it's really it's own instrument. This was $2600 new plus shipping and 9 months wait for the build.

    Details from Stick Enterprises:

    Our 8-string stereo multi-mode instrument is a collaboration between Emmett Chapman (creator of the Stick) and Ned Steinberger (creator of the NS Double Bass, Bass Cello and many other instruments). Designed for optimized two-handed tapping, and conventional guitar and bass techniques, this instrument incorporates a number of ideas from both The Stick (Rails®, tapping frets) and the Steinberger bass (knee rest and headless design), as well as some completely new ideas, like a patented retractable damper, and unique side-saddle bridge and nut height adjustment screws.

    The bolt-on neck is laminated bamboo or wenge, with our distinctive Stick rear bevel. The body is a choice of beautiful hardwoods with a "soft finish" so the player can really feel the wood, or an optional high gloss clear coat. Choose from natural wood colors or several penetrating dyes and stains. Additional charges for the dyes and clear coat apply.

    Active EMG pickups
    Four active EMG pickups, 2 for each set of 4 strings, can be routed in stereo or mono, and have active bass treble and volume controls.

    for 8-String NS/Stick™, all tunings:
    Dimensions 40" (101.6cm) x 10 1/2" wide body (26.67cm) x 7/8" neck (2.2cm)

    Scale length 34" (86.4cm)

    String spacing at bridge 4 melody strings .450" (11.43mm), 4 bass strings .590" (14.98mm),

    Group spacing .590" (14.98mm)

    String spacing at nut .310" (7.87mm)

    Neck width 3 5/8" (9.2cm) at 24th fret and 2 1/2" (6.35cm) at nut

    Weight 8.0 lbs (3.63kg)

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    Last edited: Oct 5, 2016
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  2. Callused Finger

    Callused Finger

    Feb 22, 2007
    New York
    That bridge is an impressive piece of engineering.
    Would love to try this but out of my reach atm.

  3. bearhart74

    bearhart74 Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    Wonder how long it will take for someone to complain too many strings?
  4. nbsipics

    nbsipics Ours' is the only Reality of Consequence Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Only 8 LBS? Wow! ( wish I had the dough )
  5. BluesWalker

    BluesWalker Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2008
    San Diego
    GAS Attack!
  6. RHA III


    Jul 22, 2012
    Da U P eh!
    How is it strung?
  7. LonesomeKris


    Sep 21, 2016
    B E A D G C F Bb
  8. Mr. Pickles

    Mr. Pickles Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Dutchess County, NY
    Miss my SB8... this might scratch that itch. Will make a decision in the AM.
  9. LonesomeKris


    Sep 21, 2016
    The SB8 is a great instrument. The beauty of the NS is that it can be tapped, or strummed/picked like a guitar. Let me know if you have any more questions.
  10. Mr. Pickles

    Mr. Pickles Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Dutchess County, NY
    The fact that the SB8 could ONLY be tapped is what's making me consider this. That and the fact that I have three large eating a hole in my wallet... haha.
    The blue stain is really nice, by the way.
  11. LonesomeKris


    Sep 21, 2016
    I'd be happy to help you lighten that wallet a bit Mr. Pickles =)
  12. LonesomeKris


    Sep 21, 2016
    You out there Mr. Pickles? I pm'ed you, thanks.
  13. Mr. Pickles

    Mr. Pickles Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Dutchess County, NY
    Hiya! Busy family guy here ha ha. I sent a PM.
  14. LonesomeKris


    Sep 21, 2016
    Dropping this to $2200.
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