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Ever built a 'Stick'?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by bassteban, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. I mean a Chapman Stick(style-instrument). If so, what's radically different in set up, pickups, etc?
  2. All it should require is a nice straight neck, able to be very flat and low. And good hi gain pups, and a preamp wouldn't be a bad idea. :)
    Oh course a good bridge would be another important piece. And frets will be the hardest to find, well at least for a stick, my Warr uses regular frets.
    I've been thinking of building a touch style this spring.
  3. Keep us posted, eh?
  4. Will do.
  5. Pardon my sloppy posting 'skills'- what's the difference between the Stick's frets & 'regular' frets?
  6. That's just crazy! Are the frets on touchstyle instruments generally larger? If you could point me to a site w/all this info, I'll stop bothering you.
  7. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Have a good look at www.stick.com and you will have a lot of your answers. Re. frets, bridges, pups, w/e. Just look good on all pictures and read all the articles.
    The info in there is quite full!
  8. I'll check it out.
  9. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Alien Audio / Mesa Fanatic!! Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Just keep yourself covered from a legal standpoint. Chapman has a history of lawsuits.
  10. I'd never make more than one or two at the most for own use, & they likely would not resemble any specific brand or model enough to cause the most lawsuit-happy lawyer to notice. When I say 'stick' it's only because I'm fairly in the dark on touch-style instruments. But thank you for the tip.