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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. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    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. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    Will do.
  5. Pardon my sloppy posting 'skills'- what's the difference between the Stick's frets & 'regular' frets?
  6. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. I'll check it out.
  10. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Just keep yourself covered from a legal standpoint. Chapman has a history of lawsuits.
  11. 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.