Have you ever played a 12 string?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by NorlinBlackBeauty, Dec 25, 2017.

Have you ever played a 12 string guitar?

  1. No, but I’d like to

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    6.4%
  2. No, why bother?

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  3. No, I can barely deal with 6 strings

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  4. I thought they stopped at 7?

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  5. Yes, electric only

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  6. Yes, acoustic only

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  7. Yes, acoustic and electric

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  8. Bewbs

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  9. I like cheesecake

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  10. I own at least one - 12 string

    25 vote(s)
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  1. misterhatter6

    misterhatter6 Senior Member

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    I've played a few 12s, but I currently own a Cozart 12 string Tele Thinline. It has the ugliest, most awkwardly shaped pickguard on it, but it sounds nice, so I can't complain
     
  2. garybaldy

    garybaldy Senior Member

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    Capo on the 7th? :)
     
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  3. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    Don't leave us hanging, what song are you talking about? I've never capo'ed my 12.
     
  4. MooCheng

    MooCheng Senior Member

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    have had a couple of 12's in the past, they are nice but after the initial enjoyment of something different the sound can get old pretty quick. They have their uses and are cool for some songs
     
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    wildhawk1 Senior Member

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    Have crossed with them several times.

    Their lack of popularity says enough.
     
  6. NorlinBlackBeauty

    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    Glad to see the 12 represented here. :) Wasn't sure it would be.

    Changing strings on a 12 is not that bad really. Doing so on the Rick 360 with standard and slotted pegs looks a tad annoying.

    I probably use a capo more for checking neck relief.
     
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  7. Custom53

    Custom53 Senior Member

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    Here is the last 12 string I owned... A bit different though, it was a Bass...! Hamer B12S Hamer B12S.jpg B12SHS.jpg
     
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  8. Roxy13

    Roxy13 Senior Member

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    Sure, I have two of them. One is a Jay Turser acoustic-electric that I've had about 15 years. The other is a Cozart strat copy I got super cheap on ebay.
     
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    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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  10. artis_xe

    artis_xe Christopher

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    same here . I picked up a Seagull 12 string , and was initially excited about the new sound . it didn't take long before the octaves on the lower E and A strings started to annoy me , so it became a 10 string . soon after , I realized that there weren't too many songs that I really needed / wanted it for

    gave it away after a month . got a Seagull S6 . nicest sounding acoustic in the price range
     
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  11. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    On my twelves, I'd sometimes string them as 9-strings, keeping the octaves on the three lowest, and leaving the three highest single to ease lead playing.
     
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    Custom53 Senior Member

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    Awesome Sound.! Tom Petersson.JPG
     
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    artis_xe Christopher

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    while that seems to make sense , it makes me wonder how Lita Ford did that lead work on her BC Rich Bich . basically a 12 string . with the two lower octaves removed . that girl had some strong fingers :eek2:
     
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  14. judson

    judson Senior Member

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    had an Ovation back in the day, have a Washburn that is setup perfect and is a blast to play when you just want that sound for awhile

    also have two resonators for the same reason...variety is good

    unique sound to themselves..
     
  15. Russ2

    Russ2 Senior Member

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    Here is Dan Peek, one of the great 12-String guitarists. I miss him:

     
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  16. Freddy G

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    Not a big fan. I do love to use nashville tuning on my 6 string though. It's when you string up only the octave strings from a 12 string set for the E, A, D and G along with the usual B and hi E strings.
    Great for recording when you don't want the full weight of an acoustic muddying up the mix by taking a lot of sonic space. It's a light and airy sound.
     
  17. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    I almost bought a Takamine 12-string a few years back ... it played so easily that I was doing blues leads complete with bends.
     
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  18. redcoats1976

    redcoats1976 Senior Member

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    have a danelectro 12 string electric that i bought new for 350 bucks.its no rickenbacker but it gets the job done.
     
  19. freak

    freak Silver Supporter

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    I have a Yamaha 12 string. Parents got it for me around 1980, brand new, for Christmas. Still have it. I play it every now and then.
     
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  20. daithesaes

    daithesaes Senior Member

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    Played a few acoustics and 1 Rickenbacker. Really like them (12 strings) but never got round to buying one.....yet.
     

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