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6 string (3 thin string) of a 12-string guitar often tears
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Antonio Cotichini Jul 26, 2009.

 

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Antonio Cotichini replied to Andrew Abramov's discussion 6 string (3 thin string) of a 12-string guitar often tears
"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…"
Jul 26, 2009
Michael Zanger replied to Andrew Abramov's discussion 6 string (3 thin string) of a 12-string guitar often tears
"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,…"
Jul 25, 2009
Andrew Abramov replied to Andrew Abramov's discussion 6 string (3 thin string) of a 12-string guitar often tears
"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…"
May 22, 2009
Ship of fools replied to Andrew Abramov's discussion 6 string (3 thin string) of a 12-string guitar often tears
"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…"
May 22, 2009
John Gundrum replied to Andrew Abramov's discussion 6 string (3 thin string) of a 12-string guitar often tears
"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…"
May 20, 2009
Andrew Abramov replied to Andrew Abramov's discussion 6 string (3 thin string) of a 12-string guitar often tears
"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 –…"
May 20, 2009
John Gundrum replied to Andrew Abramov's discussion 6 string (3 thin string) of a 12-string guitar often tears
"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…"
May 19, 2009
Peter Lynch replied to Andrew Abramov's discussion 6 string (3 thin string) of a 12-string guitar often tears
"Hi Andrew. I often break that string too. I use Martin extra lights M180 or M500, which have a 8 gauge for the 6th (thin) string, which seems to last longer on my 12."
May 19, 2009
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6 string (3 thin string) of a 12-string guitar often tears

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?
May 19, 2009
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