Help with my EDS-1275 ?

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  1. Liam

    Liam V.I.P. Member

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    Zoso, my one is all standard, and the player in question was flying round the 12th fret of the 12 string neck playing lead lines. I do kind of feel like giving up, but since the player in question also teaches me jazz guitar once a week I'm going to persevere!

    He's called Keith Ashcroft - I'll have a look Youtube and see if there are any examples of his playing. Basically, anything he can do on a 6 string he appeared to be able to play on the 12 string neck of my EDS-1275. I'm going to have to take it to my guitar lessons in future!

    I'm still gobsmacked, but some good will come out of all this!

    Liam
     
  2. zoso777

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    Liam, you´re on the "right way". Try to learn the best you can from him. Of course,I´ve seen some guys playing very fast and nice on the 12 string neck but I´m not good at all on that and I usually use it more for chords.
    Good luck and keep on rockin´ !
     
  3. Skynyrdpicker

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    Skynyrdpicker Senior Member

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    I figured. Thanks man
     
  6. Liam

    Liam V.I.P. Member

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    Ooh yes, very fake. That will be one of the chinese imports. It's weird, it souldn't be any extra work to make the scratch plate the right shape. If you've got to cut it out, you'd at least have a look at a photo wouldn't you?

    Liam
     
  7. Boleskinehouse

    Boleskinehouse Senior Member

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    Oh, Zoso. Where did you end up finding that long switch cap?
     
  8. cmatthes

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    Ditto - I need a pair (or three!) of those long switch tips as well.

    Thanks!
     
  9. Tim Plains

    Tim Plains Senior Member

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    Gorgeous guitars!
    I've always loved EDS's, but thankfully, I don't have EDS G.A.S., or else I'd be in trouble!
    Just curious, do these double-necks stay in tune?
     
  10. Liam

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    My one does. Takes a little playing for the 12 string neck to settle down, but once it's there it's pretty good, even with string bending.
     
  11. Liam

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    I pointed him in the direction of Vintage Clone. That's where my one came from, don't know if Zoso had any luck with them.

    Liam
     
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    Thanks, mate. I'll check it out.
     
  13. JimmyPage968

    JimmyPage968 Senior Member

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    I definitely wish they made them optional for left handed players. I might have to build my own.
     
  14. Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful Banned

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    You guys are killing me here! I wanted one so badly, but Gibson couldnt give me a delivery date. Not even a ballpark. I was told it could be up to a year.
    I bought something else.
     
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    To answer a couple of the questions:
    1) Yes, Page's 1275 was a longer scale. Still just 20 frets, but his tailpiece was almost at the bottom of the body, just past the output jack.
    2) Page preferred Ernie Ball 9s (Super Slinky) but maybe he strayed to 8s on occasion. Only he knows for sure I suppose.
     

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