"Andrew, It seemed to me a strange thing that you had to change all the set every time you break the high G; every decent music shop sells spare strings in many gauges. You had just to ask for a plain steel 0.08, that is a common high E on many…"
"A common practice with 12-strings to avoid the high G popping blues is to tune the guitar down a whole step (D/G/C/F/A/D), then use a capo on the second fret to bring it up to 'standard' tuning. This reduces the tension on the high G,…"
"Oh, yes, fellows, seems I cracked my problem! Yesterday I have visited a music shop and purchased 6 (3-d thin) string separately, 3 pieces! I am so glad! I tune it up from time to time and I think it will by OK soon. I like Russian bard song and…"
"Andrew there is no getting around to the fact that when you break a string on a 12er, especially after 4-5 months swap out the whole set, there are pretty much dead after that length of time anyway and you'll always get that nice crisp sound…"
"You will not find a 12-string nylon set. Nylon is always for classical guitars.
4 or 5 months is a long time for a set of strings if you play a lot. 12-string are kind of picky because the added strings add more tension to the neck and bridge. If…"
"I was usually tuning up the 6 thin string very carefully and slowly during several days and I had no problem when playing later. But in 4 or 5 months when master tuning it is broken! By the way, is there a package of strings of nylon for 12 –…"
"I purchased a 12-string Ovation recently and I've not had any problem with the thin G-string breaking. The strings are Ovation 1616 Phosphor Bronze 12 String Acoustic Guitar Strings (10-47). The 3rd string is a 10 (same as an E-string). The 3rd…"
I have a problem. 6 string (3 thin string) of a 12-string guitar often tears. I am bored to change all the string package, besides it's rather difficult to purchase 3 thin string separately. What would you reccommend?