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Twelve Strings

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ndcaster, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Mike SS

    Mike SS Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    The exact quote is "geese farts on a muggy day". He says it on his live album, "My Feet Are Smiling".

    Owned a variety of twelve strings in my life. The last one was a Seagull with a solid cedar top. Beautiful sound, nice hand crafted instrument. I donated it to a silent auction that was held to raise money for a former sister-in-law whose husband "disappeared".
     
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  2. Jim622

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    You got me searching. Are they making an 830-12? Possibly your 1970 is better constructed.
     
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    I had one in the 70s!
     
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    Mine's a well-used "lawsuit" Takamine F-400S. I found it on Craigslist, $250, and drove to Portland to get it. I used it as my "school" acoustic the past couple years, and that helped me bond with it better. Retired now, I don't play it very often, but I don't plan to part with it, either.
     
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    I've had 3 acoustic 12s: Ventura, Yamaha and Fender. At first they sound like an orchestra then after a while they just sounds like a darn 12 string and I sell em.

    Right now I've got an SG12/6 double neck but that doesn't get used very much.
    I keep one Tele Nashville strung and that has been great fun for recording.
     
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    I have an old Guild acoustic 12 that needs some TLC in storage, but I DID get this one earlier this year; really liking it so far, though I am not still completely convinced that P-90s are the best choice for a 12 string.
     

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    I don't think I've ever seen that combination.
     
  10. Bones

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    11 strings too many as far as I'm concerned.
     
  11. Barbeque John

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    I have a Dano electric 12, used to do the D tuning slide blues thing, it sounded thick and nasty, good fun. I play mostly acoustic these day, and my 12 is an Ibanez, which sounds great amplified, kinda quiet not. For a while it was my main gig guitar, playing in a duo, but I play mostly a 6 string acoustic Teton with a sax mic clipped in the sound hole. Very natural sound. I demoed a Teton 12 that sounded great, might be my next guitar. Check out Teton guitars, very good quality, reasonable prices.
     
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    I don't know, my first real bass was a Yamaha (Motion B II). Black, EMG 'buckers, microtuner bridge, ebony FB, 2+2 tuner yardstick, chrome HW- but no cheesy 80's computer 16 bit graphics font YAMAHA MOTION B on the front.

    Was borrowing it from my best friend and lead guitarist, who gave me the chance to match a store's trade in offer. ~couple hundred bucks but I was working minimum wage taking home $141.50 weekly, and just couldn't swing it.

    Been looking for that exact bass since, but I've only ever found 1 and it was this 80's pastel lavender which would clash with my magenta keytar.

    All the ones I've seen either have a banana headstock, wrong pups, wrong bridge.

    Played some pretty nice Yammy solid body S copies (whatever they call them).

    And I have a classical YAMAHA made in Taiwan that's pretty good for a student model (even better since I scored it for $25 from a pawn shop).
     
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