#1
Today I came across the Chapman Stick. Its a tap based guitar/base kinda thing Does anyone have any information on them? They're really expensive but they look amazing.

Heres a video of someone playing it

http://youtu.be/dYKB6Lag-wg
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#3
Quote by sickman411


Beat me to it. Tony Levin is a master of the stick. Warr guitars is the biggest company I can think of that makes them. But yeah, they are typically 10+ strings and you tap with it that whole time. Here's Tony Levin playing one with Liquid Tension Experiment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edqH0ofRQrM
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#5
Cool instrument. One of my friends plays it professionally in Hawaii.

http://michaelkollwitz.com/multimedia/photo-gallery/
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#6
Quote by tmckeevt
Today I came across the Chapman Stick. Its a tap based guitar/base kinda thing Does anyone have any information on them?


The tuning is a bit unusual; you'll notice that most have the thickest string in the middle of the Stick. The usual tuning of the basic 10-string Stick is five melody strings in descending 4ths and five bass strings in ascending 5ths. But there are so many optional tunings (discussed on the website) that things just get crazy. There are 34 and 36" scales on these things, as well as 26" scale tunings that are a bit more guitar-like.



Wide variety of pickups, etc., for them as well. Here's just one: