Have you ever played a 12 string?

Have you ever played a 12 string guitar?

  • No, but I’d like to

    Votes: 6 5.7%
  • No, why bother?

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • No, I can barely deal with 6 strings

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • I thought they stopped at 7?

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes, electric only

    Votes: 9 8.6%
  • Yes, acoustic only

    Votes: 43 41.0%
  • Yes, acoustic and electric

    Votes: 34 32.4%
  • Bewbs

    Votes: 11 10.5%
  • I like cheesecake

    Votes: 9 8.6%
  • I own at least one - 12 string

    Votes: 34 32.4%

  • Total voters
    105

misterhatter6

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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
 

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

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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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Have crossed with them several times.

Their lack of popularity says enough.
 

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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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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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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
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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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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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.
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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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..
 

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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.
 

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

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




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