Does anyone here play a stick? I've been listening to a lot of Tony Levin's stuff lately and I'm falling in love with this instrument. The funny thing is, I know nothing about it. Does it use regular bass strings? I've seen them with up to 12 strings, so where the hell do you get all those strings? Also Levin seems to be tapping it ALL THE TIME, is that the standard way to play a stick or is it just Tony's method? Any info on this instrument is welcome.