- Oct 29, 2017
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No. I just got around to asking two mods to change it for me.
I used to think that way, too. I've learnt over the last five years that they work for me really well playing leads, even with my bendy style. Of course, that requires a good guitar with low action. It helps that speed is not my focus when soloing -- not saying it's yours, YKWIM.I played an acoustic 12 string once and I didn't like it... I am kinda of lead player and I believe this guitar shines more in rhythms !
I didn't have the chance to play that 12 strings enough.. it was just a jam session where I grabbed it for 10 minutes.. yeah may be I would like it if i played it more.I used to think that way, too. I've learnt over the last five years that they work for me really well playing leads, even with my bendy style. Of course, that requires a good guitar with low action. It helps that speed is not my focus when soloing -- not saying it's yours, YKWIM.
...A 12 string was my #1 for a decade....
...I fingerpick, rarely ever using a pick. Most of the time when I do, it's on an electric. Leo Kottke is one of my heroes.
Guess we owe it all to Pamela Brown.....
My #1 for the bulk of my 20's was an 80's vintage Fender F-5-12. I first saw one in a pawn shop (around $300), but as a non-working student at the time I just couldn't afford it. Still, I went back and looked at that guitar hard more than once. And then one day, it was gone. C'est la vie.
Couple years later I was still a student but had a really good summer job (union wages.) I saw an ad in the local paper for a Fender 12-string for sale. Went to take a look at it, and damned if it wasn't the same one. Had the same ding on the top below the bridge. He was asking $250, but I got him down to $225. He was preparing to spend a year traveling and needed to unload his stuff to fund his travels. I hope he enjoyed his hostels!
I played that thing nearly every day for years. (Being a Leo Kottke fan, there was a LOT of retuning...)
That was a good, if challenging, guitar. Really helped shape who I am as a player.
Thinking seriously about giving it away.
When I first started playing guitar in the early '60s I played folk music, got a Framus 12 acoustic and really liked the lush sound of a 12. Started playing surf music and when the Beatles and Byrds came along my band played many of their songs so played 12 strings often.
Currently have a epi and an Alverez acoustics and 4 electric 12s. Love the chime and jangle of the Ric but mostly play the 335.
Here are my 12-string electric mugshots