Restrung my 12 string today

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by otisblove, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. otisblove

    otisblove Squier-Nut

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    I did my due diligence before buying one, so I heard all about stringing and tuning issues. Boy, they weren’t kidding!
    I kind of figured it would take twice as long as a six string, but it took longer than I expected.
    Ended well, though. Didn’t break any strings. Sounds great. Glad I have it.
     
  2. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    My 12 banger needs a re-string also. I've been hemming and hawing.

    Yeah, you need to put away a stack of time ... maybe a good hour of free time with no interruptions. Otherwise, you'll never get it done.
     
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  3. Toddcaster64

    Toddcaster64 Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Ventura
    Haha, I’ve had occasions where by the time I got it all restrung, the desire to play has come and gone.

    For ultimate fun there’s the Rick 12 string with the “R” tailpiece. Horrible.
     
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  4. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier Talk Member ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

    This is why I use Elixir strings on my 12. I normally dislike coated strings as they feel greasy under my fingers, but they do last longer.
     
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  5. johnnywizzo

    johnnywizzo Squier-Nut

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    Feb 4, 2016
    Try a 12 string with a slotted headstock.
     
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    SubSailer671 Squier Talk Member ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

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  7. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    Pa
    How long does it take to string and tune a 12 string? Nobody knows.
     
  8. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

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    To me the hardest part is trying to pick just one of the pair of strings without getting both when tuning. Changing the strings themselves isn’t that bad.
     
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  9. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    It requires patience. Which I only have at times. It's time for me to restring my 12 string Alvarez.
     
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  10. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    Pa
    I have a vintage harmony 12 string that is currently a 6 string. Someday I'm gonna tackle it.
     
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  11. Toddcaster64

    Toddcaster64 Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Ventura
    D547E459-6A1C-44DB-9C2B-420033051904.jpeg Slotted is one thing, but when the slot doesn’t even go all the way through the headstock, just loads of fun
     
  12. otisblove

    otisblove Squier-Nut

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    I feel a lot better about my guitar now. I guess I really had it easy.

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  13. archetype

    archetype Squier-holic

    Could be worse. Do they make a 12-string Bigsby?
     
  14. fuelish

    fuelish Squier-holic

    Have never had a twelver....restring sounds like work, but, man, they sound nice
     
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  15. johnnywizzo

    johnnywizzo Squier-Nut

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    Feb 4, 2016
    It's really not that bad, you just have to roll up your sleeves and git 'er done!
     
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