Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:50 am

so are fender going to be making another batch or is this what we got?
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by Kingsley » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:32 pm

According to Guitar Guitar another batch is due end of February beginning of March!

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by SignoftheDragon » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:34 pm

soooo.... December.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by burpgun » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:59 pm

Are they really that hard to find? I just looked on Reverb and there are a bunch of new ones for sale. Hell, I may even put my barely used one on the block soon. It's a totally cool guitar and my first XII of any kind, and right now I'm wondering how I'm going to fit it into the stuff I'm working on. This guitar cost a little too much to just sit around most of the time, if that makes sense.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by natthu » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:56 pm

burpgun wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:59 pm
Are they really that hard to find?....
Here... Yes. You might find a 3TS in stock in a shop, but neither of the other colours.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by burpgun » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:20 am

natthu wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:56 pm
burpgun wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:59 pm
Are they really that hard to find?....
Here... Yes. You might find a 3TS in stock in a shop, but neither of the other colours.
Fair enough, I should have noted U.S availability.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by Futuron » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:57 pm

There's a white one in Canberra, if you're ever there or want to try online (DW Music). I haven't been looking for one myself to know who else does, I just remembered seeing it when searching sites for other stuff

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by natthu » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:06 pm

Futuron wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:57 pm
There's a white one in Canberra, if you're ever there....
I'm unfortunately a bit far away to pop in and try it.... ;)
I am still waiting for the one I ordered at my local Guitar shop :(

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by natthu » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:18 pm

My XII *finally* arrived. Neck feels nice, pickups sound better than I was expecting. Overall I'm pretty happy.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by Bradley-Jazz » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:57 am

Update on mine - rotary switch installed. I’ve also darkened the pau ferro a bit using furniture scratch repair then fingerboard oil. Happy with the results....

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The switch was a bit of a saga due to various incompetence. I’d bought a pre-wired rotary off ebay which gave both in series as the extra option, except it was wired backwards (switch up = bridge pickup), and was caked in some rubbery insulating paste, so I couldn’t rewire it. I bought it months ago as I wasn’t expecting an 11 month wait for the guitar, so too late to return it. Also, the series sound didn’t seem really very useful.

So I bought a new switch and wired it up according to ThePearDream’s diagram here http://offsetguitars.com/forums/viewto ... 0#p1576845. Sounds great but with my impressive incompetence I managed to cut the switch shaft too short!, :fp: :fp: :fp: :fp: Thanks though, ThePearDream, if you read this!!

One more new switch later and all is good. The out of phase sounds are jangly and crisp, and I’ll find more use for them on a XII.
Stop me if you think you've heard this one before....

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by andreuthegiant » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:11 pm

I ended up buying a made in Korea Danelectro DC 12 for 1/3 the price of the XII... no funny noises and it plays great. :whistle:

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by LizardKing » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:26 pm

burpgun wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:59 pm
Are they really that hard to find? I just looked on Reverb and there are a bunch of new ones for sale. Hell, I may even put my barely used one on the block soon. It's a totally cool guitar and my first XII of any kind, and right now I'm wondering how I'm going to fit it into the stuff I'm working on. This guitar cost a little too much to just sit around most of the time, if that makes sense.
I was interested in this when they came out but didn't buy one thinking they'd be around for a while.
Last week I started looking around and the blue ones were scarce and it looks like they aren't making anymore.
SOOO
I went to the local guitar center that had one and checked it out thinking I'd find some sort of damage that would make me
not buy it.
It was perfect and played nice so I asked what kinda deal can y'all give me on this (they also had a white one).
Guy gave it to me for $800, wife was mildly annoyed.
I like it a lot and have the parts on order to put in the rotary switch using the knob from Mouser I found listed here.
I've stuck with Squiers the past few years but this one had me notice the new Lead series and now I am
hankering for a purple Lead III......

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by northern_dirt » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:18 am

They aren't listed on the Long and McQuade Website (CANADA).. But I ran into one at a Pickering location a month or so ago..
So I bought it.. Ill get pics eventually.. its at the place I record and jam

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by Iain » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:32 am

Hi all, I finally found a case for my Electric XII, It took a minor mod and I want to add pictures but can’t see how - any guidance welcome 🙏

Thanks
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by bessieboporbach » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:37 pm

I just took delivery on my XII (white one) and it's a gorgeous instrument. I find puzzling the reports of noisiness that I'm reading in this thread. My XII is dead silent on all three positions. My house actually has a lot of RF interference -- the bridge and neck positions on my Squier CVJM are almost useless as a result -- but the XII is quieter than my semi-hollow which is equipped with humbuckers.

I think the pickups sound great. The bridge is voiced very like a Rick bridge.

The XII really shows up the Squier JM, by the way, which feels like junk by comparison, I'm sorry to say.

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