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What kind of music are you interested in creating, where are you evolving towards? And better yet... Can we hear some of it?
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Me ??

Ambient.... music which is very calm and meditative....

I've been experimenting with lyres and zithers - through harmonizers and long delays, with real nice lush reverbs and am so far happy with the results.

I told a harpist I am friends with that I'd like to make music for nature, something the insects would find appealing, along with the birds.

*Now, as far as hearing some - there lies a problem because I am still stuck in a tape based world, with no means of making some kind of file which I suppose is how it is done today...

Oddly enough, it was these medieval lyres and other stringed instruments I aquired which brought me to the Stick.

I felt that the tapping aspect was very similar to playing a harp, similar but different.

At least to me it made sense....

My Toneweaver is played seated as if it were a harp, although it is positioned like a cello as it has a custom peg installation by the previous owner...

So, yes... music which I suspect many would laugh at me for, but that's the truth.

Music for the birds and insects to harmonize to... especially @ sunset and nightime.


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Well for me, it's the ability to self accompany. Always has been, and the Stick is the perfect vehicle for that. lol Actually a keyboard is probably the best for that, but I want something that's close to what I already do as a guitarist... An opportunity to spontaneously compose...

Kind of a one man band type of thing for those situations where the bass player doesn't show up, drummers are off doing whatever it is drummers do in their spare time heh

Anyways, sounds kind of fluffy I suppose but I just want to rock out, and not have to be left waiting...

I suppose the easiest thing to do would be to rock out with a guitar to premade backing tracks, but it's just not the same...

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No, it's definately not the same.... and I can see the desire to self accompany, as this was Emmett's vision for the Stick, for a guitarist to be able to accompany themselves.

I notice that this seems to be the goal for many Stick players, and it is interesting to notice the difference stylistically between Stick players, Megatar players, and Warr guitarists... each one is in a league of their own - and it's very different than say a person playing a Gibson vs a Fender vs a Parker Fly etc....

*Although - myself - when I was focusing on electric bass - my approach did somewhat change based on the style of music I was playing.

If it was something dramatic, I tended to use Fenders - both fretted and fretless, but if I needed something to be very powerful and dynamic, then I used my Ric 4001's....

But if i needed to be just out there, my Steinbergers served me very well.... so perhaps there is a difference stylistically between different brands that regular musicians use as well...

Rocking out - there's nothing like it - and when I was younger, that's what I lived for.

I completely get the not wanting to be left waiting either.

Perhaps that is why I'm back to being a solo musician as well....

No compromises that way 😉 


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Greetings... I am really into World/jazz fusion... Thing Weather Report's Black Market, Tail Spinning ... Also West African music like Issa Bagayoggo (whom I played with), Fela Kuti...and Reggae... I also really like Jeff Beck. My musical vision is to present music with this type of feel... polyrhythms, 6/8, 7/8 time sig.  I recently had Emmett fit my Grand Stick with a GK-3 Pick up so that I could trigger synth pads and keyboards and ethnic instrument sounds... So... we'll see what comes of this... haha

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whoa... there are not enough like buttons for me after reading this ^^ post here.... I can't wait to see what comes out of that myself !!!

cheers........... !!


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Big George W

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WARR, Mobius Megatar [2], Syme, KYDD, Ovation [2], Steinberger [3], Tune, Schecter, Musicmakers [lots !!], Ironwood Stick [2]

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

RAMSA, Alesis, Tascam, Fostex, Panasonic, Marantz, Sony, Roland, Yamaha, Audio Technica, AKG

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Randy's an amazing player, with a cool and unique vision of what he wants to do. Like many of us, just kind of finding the "path"...
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