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I have a question for those who own a conklin 7 or 8 sting

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blazer, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. Blazer


    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Do any of play it in a Chapman stick manner, using both your hands tapping basslines and lead lines in unisone, because that seems to be the best potential for such an instrument.
  2. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    I have played it that way, but mostly I play it just like any other bass.
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    When I owned my seven-string, I played it like a regular bass. Chapman Sticks are set up much differently than standard basses to allow for the whole unison playing/tapping thing. They hang vertically to allow your right hand to go over the fingerboard easily, and the strings are often set up with the bass strings in ascending 5ths and melody strings in descending 4ths.
  4. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    I play it straight, no chaser...

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