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Pickups for 12-string acoustics

What pickup (soundhole or otherwise) would people suggest for using for an acoustic 12-string on stage?  I've tried the Seymour Duncan Wood…

Started by Stephen Leigh

20 Jun 9
Reply by Robert Williamson

Recording the 12-string

I'd be interested to hear how my fellow players approach recording the instrument.  Direct with the on-board pickups (and, if so, using wha…

Started by Robert

8 Jun 7
Reply by Robert Williamson

Increasing course spacing

On the off-chance I am actually forced to keep the Fender Hellcat 12, I wanted to consider the possibile solution to my dislike of the fing…

Started by Robert Williamson

17 Jun 1
Reply by Robert Williamson

Concert pitch or lower?

So... Concert pitch or a full step down (the "E" strings tuned to "D")?  Which is best? My inclination is to keep the 12-string tuned down…

Started by Stephen Leigh

10 May 30
Reply by Robert

Any try or use Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze .010-.047 yet? If so, opinions?

Has anyone tried the new, or relatively new by now since they were introduced earlier this year, Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze .010-.047 1…

Started by Martin van Dooremalen

4 May 26
Reply by FloridaGull

Your FIRST 12 string guitar hero or heroine ... what's your story?

All of us, I'm sure, will have our favourite guitarists whom, no doubt, we could list almost ad infinitum but what about favourite 12 strin…

Started by Alan Sturgess

16 Mar 20
Reply by Jim Yates

Hummingbird 12 string and Gibson Restoration

Here are some pictures of ky pickguard.

Started by TheValleyGirl

3 Jul 6, 2015
Reply by Jim Yates

Hummingbird 12 string and Gibson Restoration

Here are some pictures of my pickguard.

Started by TheValleyGirl

1 Jul 6, 2015
Reply by Dave Fengler

What thoughts about or experiences of parlour-sized 12 strings?

Before I expand on the title I've given this thread -  I'm NOT trying to encourage comparisons between parlour 12's with full sized dreadno…

Started by Alan Sturgess

6 May 14, 2015
Reply by Alan Sturgess

thoughts on a new capo

I've heard good things about the Paige 12 string Capo, and I currently have a Kyser.  

Started by michael schwartz

5 Apr 28, 2015
Reply by Robert Williamson


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