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Re: Holiday Looping Vol. 3

Haha - yeah, the fingerboard feels pretty darn curved!  In combination with the NS shoulder strap, it took a couple months to get to where I could reliably play in tune on the 6 string.  Of course, then my positioning was off when I went back to the acoustic...sigh hah

The Grand Stick is a dream instrument for me...one day!!

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 8:51 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes, Wytold - I've got the 5 string NS NXT. The fingerboard is quite
curved by five strings so I guess it must be almost like a half-circle
to provide bowing access to all six strings!

Having 6 octaves, like yours, at your finger tips is awesome when
looping! That's exactly my ranger when using the Grand Stick or the
EWI. It's nice being able to play bass parts manually down there; when
using an instrument with a more narrow range I tend to rely on looping
tricks for creating bass lines (speed/pitch shifting).


On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 1:39 PM, Wytold Lebing <wytoldmusic@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, all!
> Per - it's a CR series cello from NS Design.  Is that what you meant?  I
> haven't actually gotten to play on an NXT before because they don't offer a
> 6 string model, which I was dead set on purchasing :) But it's nice to know
> you have an NS instrument as well!
> Which kind of answers your question, Chaz...The tuning from low to high for
> my electric cello is F-C-G-D-A-E, and the action is such that it is a lot
> more natural to play in the high register of the instrument than on a
> traditional acoustic cello.  And that's awesome for looping because you
> essentially have 6 octaves at your fingertips.  The only problem is that it
> sounds kind of nasally in the mid-range, but I can often get around that
> with some reverb!
> Happy holidays,
> Wytold
> On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 2:06 AM, chaz worm <chaz@earthwormandfire.com>
> wrote:
>> That was amazing. So inspiring I may practice my upright bass.
>> To bow such a nice high register how high is your action? Sounded very
>> cello-like.
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>> Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays to all
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