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Tapladder

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Many years ago, I posted a method of how to play a Chapman Stick seated, with a lap bar, with zero stress on the belt hook, because it doesn't involve the belt hook. 

Here is the link:

http://rjaysplace.com/lapstand/index.html

Just FYI.
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An excellent presentation, thanks. I play seated and use dBro’s well known design, which I find very stable and effective. A very slight outward pressure from the back seems to keep the stick balanced. But this looks good,,too. Nice work.

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Indeed, an excellent presentation... as I play my Sticks seated but my Mobius Megatar standing, also my Warr Phalanx...

This is beautiful though, thank you so much for posting !!


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M.Megatar Toneweaver - tuned in Major 3rds

Warr Phalanx 12 - tuned in 5ths [melody], 4ths [bass]

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Neat idea, really well thought out and executed! (thanks for sharing!)

 I used the Lap Dawg for quite a while, and then graduated to the integrated stand that I use now (Tagg Interface) which I quite prefer when I play the Stick, literally "when" I play the Stick, I don't spend that much time with the instrument anymore not sure why, I think I am just way more interested in guitar and violin of late.

Anyways, the "Tagg Interface" that I use, it's mounted on a cymbal stand, but it needs some work too as it swivels kind of freely which is not good if you have any kind of slant on the Stick when it's mounted. The Lap Dawg sucks because I feel like I have to support the instrument with my thumbs, or rest it on my shoulder which kind of limits the playing range one way or the other.

Anyways... I should go practice!

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Big George Waters

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I wish my lap dawg worked but no such luck on my old Ironwoods...
But lately my M.Megatar is where it is at for me.

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Mobius Megatar - tuned in Classic Stick Tuning [5ths/4ths]

M.Megatar Toneweaver - tuned in Major 3rds

Warr Phalanx 12 - tuned in 5ths [melody], 4ths [bass]

NS Stick Transparent Green w/Moses graphite neck, tuned in 8-string Guitar Intervals

digitech, T.C. Electronics, ART, Lexicon, GK, Markbass, EA, Bag End, Guild/Hartke, SWR, EV, Radial, Ampeg, Trace Elliot, Furman

 

 

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For both sitting and standing, I hang the belt loop off a sax neck harness with a little spare paracord - the belt hook just won't work for me, too big a gut getting in the way at the moment (need to do something about that, too, but I think I'm sticking with the sax strap solution for the Stick).  Oh, and I sewed a side strap to the neck harness, running to the Stick headstock for some stability.  Won't fall down but does tend to flop over a bit when not being played.  May need another bit of paracord for sideways stability. 
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That sounds like a real good idea.
I might try experimenting with a super long belt which is worn over everything and keep it lose while sitting and see how that works, since I am a man of size as well....

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           East Derby CT

Mobius Megatar - tuned in Classic Stick Tuning [5ths/4ths]

M.Megatar Toneweaver - tuned in Major 3rds

Warr Phalanx 12 - tuned in 5ths [melody], 4ths [bass]

NS Stick Transparent Green w/Moses graphite neck, tuned in 8-string Guitar Intervals

digitech, T.C. Electronics, ART, Lexicon, GK, Markbass, EA, Bag End, Guild/Hartke, SWR, EV, Radial, Ampeg, Trace Elliot, Furman

 

 

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