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2017
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comment Are there any advanced 12-string players who don't play folk?
Wow. I sure would hate to have to get a 12-string in tune in a hurry, and back then they had no silent or digital tuners. It must have been a nightmare; and knowing as I do that a freshly-strung 12-string is possibly even more difficult to tune than on an old, dull-string 12-string (the easiest time is about a month after a fresh restringing, or 30 sessions, whichever comes first) I really can't imagine what the pressure was like. Poor old Peter Gabriel. But who knows, maybe 12-strings were indirectly responsible for creating the supergroup that Genesis eventually became!
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comment How to Overcome High Action/Heavy Gauge Strings on a 12-string?
Wow! Great article! Why isn't there a magazine for 12-strings? There's probably one called Machine Head Today, why not 12-strings? Let's start one . . . I'll be the managing editor. Alphonso can be the Editor. Some_guy can be some guy.
Mar
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comment How to Overcome High Action/Heavy Gauge Strings on a 12-string?
Yup, Silk and Steel is what I always use! I had never heard of them until they were suggested right here in one of my posts. (Oops, can't use paras in these comments boxes; see my reply in a general reply below =+)
Mar
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asked How to Overcome High Action/Heavy Gauge Strings on a 12-string?
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comment Are there any advanced 12-string players who don't play folk?
Yeah, again, I suspect that a 12-string electric is a completely different experience from 12-string acoustic. As I understand it, you can actually use .008s on an electric. And the action would probably me much lower. As for neck width, I don't think they can do too much about that, but . . . Okay, so we have a smattering of early users of electrics back at the Dawn of Rock, but I don't see too much contemporary use of 12-strings in non-folk players these days.
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comment Are there any advanced 12-string players who don't play folk?
Interesting reply. I think it's very possible that he used a 12-string on Stairway—in fact I would be very surprised if he didn't. And I think Steve Howe of Yes probably used a 12-string on several of their songs—it seemed to be in vogue with rock musicians due to Roger McGuinn and George Harrison's constant and pervasive use of them.
Jan
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comment Are there any advanced 12-string players who don't play folk?
Heh . . . Just checked out your friend. Interesting, but it led to a documentary on Rory! THANKS!!
Jan
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comment Are there any advanced 12-string players who don't play folk?
(cont.) (see Roger McGuinn and Eight Miles High—he fumbles the whole thing) so you're reduced to chording. And chords sound best on a 12-string if they are arpeggiated—strumming just sort of defeats the purpose because the extra strings just kind of get masked by the others. I'm looking for that sort of tutorial—arpeggios and fingering.
Jan
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comment Are there any advanced 12-string players who don't play folk?
Wow! Anyone who's a friend of Rory's is a friend pf mine! Poor Rory . . . and yeah, they're almost identical if you consider the strings are tuned the same way. But playing single-note runs is well-nigh impossible
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asked Are there any advanced 12-string players who don't play folk?
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answered Are there any tuners specifically for 12-string guitars?
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comment Are there any tuners specifically for 12-string guitars?
Yes, and regrettably, there is also the phenomenon that tightening one string makes others go out of tune. For a 6-string that's not a big hassle, but it gets out of control pretty quickly on a 12-string and you end up giving up the session in frustration. Maybe my Taylor will be better in this respect than my Alvarez.
2016
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comment Guitar rattle noise when playing two strings at specific distances (with video)
Oh sorry, Cyco said it much better than I could ever hope.
Dec
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answered Guitar rattle noise when playing two strings at specific distances (with video)
Dec
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comment Are there any tuners specifically for 12-string guitars?
Yes, a better tuner. Any recommendations? Very fine increments would be good . . .
Dec
30
comment Are there any tuners specifically for 12-string guitars?
It's an acoustic . . . an Alvarez AD60-12, to be precise. But I just bought a Taylor 150e which is being set up as we speak! Can't wait to see how that compares!
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asked Are there any tuners specifically for 12-string guitars?
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