I finally finished my Stick amp. I took it with me to the Interlochen Chapman Stick Workshop, but it was clear very quickly that something was wrong with it. I had to finish it in a hurry before we left and I had wired up something wrong. It had no power and made horrible noises [...]
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I’ve got the fever again! I’m thinking of ordering a new Chapman Stick. I already have an incredible Bamboo Grand 12-string that I just love. The new one I want is the SG12, 12-string Stick Guitar. It is a shorter scale instrument that doesn’t have the low-end of a Grand Stick, but, offers a new [...]
This was originally posted on the forum on stickist.com. I want it here too. This is my second Stick preamp project. This one has more to it than my first one.
I got new headphones for my birthday. They are a set of Sony MDR-7506s and they are great. Here’s a picture of them: I haven’t had new headphones for decades and my old ones are falling apart. I had no idea that headphone technology had advanced this much. I play my Stick through headphones a [...]
This entry was originally posted on the stickist.com forum in October 2007. Late December of 2007 the site had a catastrophic hardware failure and all forum posts from five years were lost. I found my post on Google and here it is again. My DIY Stick Preamp I have finally taken the time to make [...]
There was a great thread on stickist.com about virtual performances that others could critique. Since most of us new Stick players don’t have teachers this sounds like a great way to help each other. If we do this more often we hope that the more experienced guys will comment, too. So, in a moment of [...]
I have put the final version of my transcription of the Gymnodedie No. 1 by Erik Satie on my Arrangements page. Let me know what you think
Hello, I have completed the second page of my arrangement of Erik Satie’s Gymnopedie No. 1 for Chapman Stick. This is the main body of the piece. What I have left are the 1st and 2nd endings. I’m getting closer on this learning experience. I have learned a huge amount about the Stick, music engraving, [...]
Hi, all. I have finished the first page of my first Stick arrangement. It is the Gymnopedie #1 by Erik Satie and I am really enjoying playing it and transcribing it. Here is the download link. Update I have made some corrections and uploaded version 0.2.2a I would really love to get comments since I’m [...]
Here’s my report on getting an old Stick retrofitted by Emmett Chapman.