Completed Fender XII build.

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Re: Completed Fender XII build.

Post by HappyOSG » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:22 pm

Beautiful!

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Re: Completed Fender XII build.

Post by tinybobseger » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:24 pm

gorgeous

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Re: Completed Fender XII build.

Post by postpostrock » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:16 pm

I'll be honest. I've never wanted a 12 string until I just saw your guitar. Killer!

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Re: Completed Fender XII build.

Post by JazzmanLDG » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:18 am

:w00t: Fantastic !!! I like your use of the Gotoh bridge with the vintage surround. I made a XII a few years ago with a 70's Epiphone acoustic neck and used a Gotoh bridge.

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Re: Completed Fender XII build.

Post by 46346 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:51 pm

rad. i would not have thought that about the flatwounds. only time i've used them is on bass, where i tend to hear a less bright/jangly tone. now i'm curious to hear them on an EXII

what are your thoughts on the feel and playability with flats?

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Side note: I have flat wound strings on my Fender XII. I started with rounds, then went half-n-half... Now it is entirely flat wounds and I truly think that is the way to go. I've read it sounds more vintage and jangly... And I truly think it does. I get a pack from Pick of the Ricks that they hand assemble to emulate the old style 12 strings. After I put that 12 string pack on - there was no turning back. I highly recommend picking those up. They make packs once every couple of months, but they only make 50 or so and they immediately run out. I missed getting them twice even with the email notification on >:(
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Re: Completed Fender XII build.

Post by N0_Camping4U » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:57 pm

46346 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:51 pm
rad. i would not have thought that about the flatwounds. only time i've used them is on bass, where i tend to hear a less bright/jangly tone. now i'm curious to hear them on an EXII

what are your thoughts on the feel and playability with flats?

cheers,
eric
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Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:35 am


Side note: I have flat wound strings on my Fender XII. I started with rounds, then went half-n-half... Now it is entirely flat wounds and I truly think that is the way to go. I've read it sounds more vintage and jangly... And I truly think it does. I get a pack from Pick of the Ricks that they hand assemble to emulate the old style 12 strings. After I put that 12 string pack on - there was no turning back. I highly recommend picking those up. They make packs once every couple of months, but they only make 50 or so and they immediately run out. I missed getting them twice even with the email notification on >:(
I think it feels and plays much much better with flats, man. I don't think I will ever put round wounds back on. They're too bright and loud when you transfer chords. You know that loud finger screech noise? That times 2 for the double strings wasn't appealing for me.

Lots of other people do the flatwound only, so I'm not totally crazy.
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Re: Completed Fender XII build.

Post by lammy » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:20 am

This build is so great!
I want to hug it!!
I'm on team flatwound!

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Re: Completed Fender XII build.

Post by schroeder » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:11 am

N0_Camping4U wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:35 am

I think it feels and plays much much better with

Lots of other people do the flatwound only, so I'm not totally crazy.
Then maybe I am totally crazy, because I mix a set of 6 string Nashville tuning rounds with a 6 string set of flats for my XII.
Or maybe I’m non-comital.... not sure.
Sounds good to me, though.

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