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Thoughts on Stambaugh SB (single cutaway) model playability?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lordradish, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. lordradish


    Jul 20, 2006
    Hey folks,

    Next month, I'm paying a visit to Chris Stambaugh so I can have him design a fretless 5 for me (I just can't afford a Wal :crying:).

    I'm really intrigued by his SB single cutaway model. I know there's quite a few Stammie owners on here... how is it accessing the upper frets? I'm not much of a soloist, but I do go above the 12th from time to time... did it take a lot of altering of your technique when you play this? I noticed in some of his custom designs, some people seem to notch the top back just a bit, so there's a little easier access.

  2. Hotblack

    Hotblack Pay the cost to be the boss. Supporting Member

    May 20, 2002
    Provided content for Genzler Amplification
    I think part of the accessibility would depend on the neck joint and how you generally hold the neck.
    Best thing: there is probably some stuff at Chris' for you to try out. Let him know about your concerns and I'm sure that he'll accommodate your needs.
  3. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda

    Sep 2, 2012
    Allentown, PA
    You should talk to the club, they will be the best to talk to!
  4. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    I have a sc Stammie. It is a dream to play and the upper note access is very easy to use. Mine has Aero pups and a John East preamp. Nice.
  5. lordradish


    Jul 20, 2006
    Thanks! I'll go hangout over there.