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So yeah, went into one of my regular pawn stores and they were having their semi regular 20% off sale. Picked up a Roland HS-60 (a Juno 106 in a different case with in built speakers) and they also had a vintage Chapman Stick. It was in awful condition, frets were green, strings are so rusted they need stay away from aluminum lest they create thermite. However, structurally, mechanically and electrically it was fine.

So this is how I got it.



As you can see, frets are shot.




Gave them the once over and cleaned the board of gunk.



Nice and polished now and fretboard all oiled.



So yeah, probably have a quick play on it, get frustrated and sell it off. :lol:
 

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Nice job on the cleanup! I've always wanted to try my hand(s) at a Stick.
Thanks. I've been practicing more with repairs and such while I tool up to take on some paid work. Just tracking down some fret files and specialist tools for the heavier jobs.

It's a neat instrument and sounds cool. The guys at the own store couldn't figure out why only half of the strings made sound. Didn't have the heart to tell them they needed a stereo cable and two amps to make it work properly so they sold it to me as a broken item. :lol:
 

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Damn that was all kinds of gross. :ugh: Nice score though man, I to have always wanted to try to play one of these only to become frustrated and sell it off. :lol:
 

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The new ones are pretty pointed but the old ones not so much. Hell, can't even intonate the damn things.
 

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So yeah, probably have a quick play on it, get frustrated and sell it off. :lol:
This has been the experience of literally every person I've ever known of who owned a Stick, with varying amounts of time between quick play and sell :lol:
 

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This has been the experience of literally every person I've ever known of who owned a Stick, with varying amounts of time between quick play and sell :lol:
Haha yeah. Hell, I didn't even get to the playing part before it was sold. Seriously underestimated the demand this thing would end up with. Popped it up on Facebook and someone bought it within 2 hours.
 

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Let's go back to the ESP thread.
 

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Let's go back to the ESP thread.
Yeah that is a great thread. I've actually gotta get a new nut for it because it's not locking the strings down. They're slipping through no matter how tight the pads are on.
 

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That guitar must never leave MG.org make the promise now V6
 

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Haha yeah. Hell, I didn't even get to the playing part before it was sold. Seriously underestimated the demand this thing would end up with. Popped it up on Facebook and someone bought it within 2 hours.
Yeah, same thing. All of those same people I've known had an extremely easy time selling it for a good price. There are some serious stick enthusiasts out there.
 

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The new ones are pretty pointed but the old ones not so much. Hell, can't even intonate the damn things.
The pointed frets happened in the early 2000s. Previous they were round "Fret rods". The used guitar fretwire in the 70s.

It appears yours is a mid 80s model. They added the adjustable bridge around... 1988? somewhere in there. Previous to that, the assumption was "You play it in stick tuning with stick strings from stick enterprises" so it was easier to have a fixed bridge so it'd always be right (Like mesa's fixed bias). But people demanded alternate tunings, so here we are LOL.

Does this have the single truss rod or the two graphite channels on the neck?
 

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Fucking WANT. Only thing is the only time I ever tried to play one, I had no clue what to do with it. :lol:
 

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The pointed frets happened in the early 2000s. Previous they were round "Fret rods". The used guitar fretwire in the 70s.

It appears yours is a mid 80s model. They added the adjustable bridge around... 1988? somewhere in there. Previous to that, the assumption was "You play it in stick tuning with stick strings from stick enterprises" so it was easier to have a fixed bridge so it'd always be right (Like mesa's fixed bias). But people demanded alternate tunings, so here we are LOL.

Does this have the single truss rod or the two graphite channels on the neck?
Dual graphite rods in the back. Serial is 1452 so I believe that places it at 1984-1985.
 

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Sweet. Well I ran my straight edge over it and it's as flat as new so that's a good thing. The new owner will be happy.
 
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