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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