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Username: oddmetersam

Post Number: 43
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 9:32 pm:   Edit Post

Sizemo is performing next Thursday, December 17, at the Englander Sports Bar in San Leandro. We’re playing for 2 hours starting at 7 pm. The other Sam (our drummer) will be breaking out his new electronic Korg Wavedrum that has to be heard to be believed ( ). Come on out and hear some high-energy instrumental progressive fusion while enjoying a brewski from a huge list of beers on tap. 21 high-def TV screens for you sports buffs (Thursday night football). $5 cover.

The Englander
101 Parrott St.
San Leandro, CA

Sizemo website: The sound clips are REALLY old (and before I got my Alembic), and don't sound anything like us now so don't hold it against me (*cringe*). Starting in January we’ll be regularly posting a "Jam of the Week", the best of our impromptu performances culled from our warm-up jams during rehearsals.

We’re also newly on Facebook. Our page is currently in its infancy, but we’ll be adding all sorts of things in the near future. Get the latest "Sizemo Newz" and become a fan. Please check back often.

Meanwhile, hope to see you at the gig. And I'm always up for meeting and jamming with other Alembic owners and fans in the Bay Area! I love you guys!

(BTW, this hybrid guitar/Starr Labs controller is what the other guy in the band plays using two-handed tapping techniques through a Roland VG-99.)


hybrid doubleneck
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9022
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 5:36 pm:   Edit Post

Did Starr Labs build that? I can't find anything on their website that looks like this.
Username: oddmetersam

Post Number: 45
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 8:19 pm:   Edit Post

Hey, Dave!
No, this is a one-of-a-kind instrument built by its owner, Micah, in Sizemo, . It was originally either a Steinberger or Steinberger-licensed headless guitar. Mica widened the body to accommodate the second neck, which is a Starr Labs midi controller. Those buttons on the neck feel like chicklets laid on edge.

If you notice the section that's cut away on the inside of the upper horn, that's to allow the Starr Labs neck to pivot at almost a 45 degree angle from the guitar neck. Micah is a Chapman Stick monster who two-hand taps like a maniac. He soon discovered that while having two weirdly angled necks looks cool, it's much harder to play as the hands travel up and down; he now plays it in the parallel neck configuration as shown.

Micah is the resident MacGyver I mentioned in the thread about modifying a gig bag to fit my omega balanced K MK Sig Dlx. He's outfitted his instrument with all kinds of midi switches and ribbon controllers (not visible in this pic).

Of course, Micah can give a much better explanation of his own stuff. If you want to correspond with him, let me know. I'll post some clips of how Sizemo sounds now, so you'll get an idea of what this thing can do.

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9027
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 8:29 pm:   Edit Post

Looking forward to hearing it.
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1329
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 - 7:33 pm:   Edit Post

me too!

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