"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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
"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…"
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