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For Sale SlapStick tune-able electric percussion instrument

Discussion in 'For Sale: Other Stuff (Not bass related)' started by Bob Wachunas, Jan 13, 2018.


  1. Bob Wachunas

    Bob Wachunas Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2017
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Price:
    $150
    Location:
    California
    Up for sale is my favorite new instrument: a brand new electric percussion SlapStick N-100. (Don't worry, I have more than one.) This remarkably simple instrument sounds like a slap bass and is instantly addictive and insanely fun to play. Picture a metal shipping band strapped across an aluminum tube. Now you've got the picture! There is a tuning knob at the top, and a small pickup wired directly to a guitar jack at the bottom. Designed and built by musical mad scientist Andy Graham right here in Santa Rosa, CA.

    I find the SlapStick is great for playing funky music; and it is the ultimate analog instrument to add to synth/electronic compositions. Techno grooves take on a whole new dimension when the SlapStick joins the party. Add some distortion for a heavy fuzz-bass sound. (Hammond B3 legend Dr. Lonnie Smith plays the Electric Walking Stick version of this very instrument, typically applying some tasty distortion.) A tiny amount of flex present in the aluminum tube allows notes to be bent for a subtle vibrato effect; or up to several full steps for a more extreme whammy effect (check out the video in the link below).

    Why do I love this instrument?

    - anyone can play cool basslines just by tapping their fingers on it
    - 1/4" jack plugs into any bass, guitar, or keyboard amp, or other musical gear
    - custom single-coil pickup generates immense tone and zero hum
    - the instrument itself is one long twangbar
    - instantly addictive and super-easy to play
    - ultra-lightweight and fits in a suitcase
    - practically indestructible

    I am asking $150 plus shipping, or pick up within Sonoma county. I would also consider a trade of other gear for the SlapStick if you are local. Currently I am looking for an octave pedal and a set of Taurus pedals or other bass synth pedal.

    You can check this instrument out at www.slaperoo.com.

    Send me a PM if you want to hear some SlapStick grooves I have recorded.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
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