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Robert replied to Russ's discussion new to 12 string in the group 12-String Guitar
"Welcome in advance to the wonderful world of the 12! All the previous advice is very good.  I would add that a Humidistat is doubly important for a 12-string because of the extra tension across the neck and top.  Humid conditions can cause…"
Dec 27, 2011
Antonio Cotichini replied to Russ's discussion new to 12 string in the group 12-String Guitar
"I know it's Christmas time.. so we would agree with the whole world... but, in this case, I feel I a bit diffrent. Obviosly I'm joking! What I mean is that I've never had problems with the tension of the strings on my 12. My 12 is a…"
Dec 27, 2011
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Dec 26, 2011
Ginger replied to Russ's discussion new to 12 string in the group 12-String Guitar
"I was about to say the same things Edward just did, so I'll only concur with what he's said. I too, have two 12 strings, a Framus & a Martin,  both inexpensive but taken care of so the bridge isn't pulling up or the neck…"
Dec 26, 2011
Russ replied to Russ's discussion new to 12 string in the group 12-String Guitar
"thanks for the replies,Ill post pics as soon as I get it Russ"
Dec 26, 2011
Edward Sparks replied to Russ's discussion new to 12 string in the group 12-String Guitar
"Check the action and string gauge...I have a 1980 Guild 12 string that I deep tuned to concert pitch, which would normally put a ton of pressure (not literally) on the neck and top, but the Guild models back 1980 had 2 truss rods in the neck, making…"
Dec 26, 2011
Jim Handsfield replied to Russ's discussion new to 12 string in the group 12-String Guitar
"More important is to remember that a 12-string is not just a 6 string with twice as many strings.  It's a different instrument and has different things to offer and it has to be played with that in mind. Have a great time with your…"
Dec 26, 2011
Russ added a discussion to the group 12-String Guitar

new to 12 string

Hi allI have been playing 6 string for a few years more so rhythem than lead work. I will be getting a 12 string soon It is an older fender 12 A\E cutaway I have not seen it yet but the owner says its perfect shape.I know how to spot a good acoustic IE neck,bridge etc... can anyone lend other advice as to what to look for.ThanksRussSee More
Dec 26, 2011
Russ joined John Wilson's group

12-String Guitar

A meeting place to discuss playing styles, favorite players, set-ups, and anything else about this wonderful instrument.
Dec 23, 2011
Russ replied to David Shade's discussion Performance Anxiety
"well let me tell you what happens first,my hands shake my right arm goes numb my voice shakes i feel sick before i go on stage.heres what helps (but dosnt cure) I practice till I know my tunes without thinking and by memory no tab or sheet music to…"
Aug 9, 2010
Russ posted a song

 play Casting Crowns - Fear

Feb 4, 2010
Russ posted a video


its not the best mix I plan on remixing after I figure out the program a little better
Feb 4, 2010
Russ left a comment for Marcy Dunagan
"Hey Marcy im glad you joined,I found a whole bunch of usable information here as well as a cool site.Depending on funds I may be going on a cross country motorcycle trip this summer yep just me and my bike if your around I may stop in ttyl Russ"
Jan 12, 2010
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Jan 11, 2010
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Jan 11, 2010

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Amateur or recreational musician, Music teacher
How many years have you been playing guitar?
2-5 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
All Guitars are Washburn PA system is peavey,crown ,A\B
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What type of music do you like to play?
new christian,classic rock,originals include christian,folk
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