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jmilke
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Posted - 09/02/2003 :  11:38:24 PM  Show Profile
Aloha to everyone. Thankyou all for letting me watch and learn, I have been reading other people's posts for quite some time and am going to jump in. I have never owned a 12 string before, but I've got a 12 string Blueridge coming and don't know how to tune it. Can someone help out? Thanks, John

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Posted - 09/02/2003 :  11:55:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Admin's Homepage  Send Admin an AOL message  Send Admin an ICQ Message  Send Admin a Yahoo! Message
Welcome John,

I never strung up a 12-string guitar from scratch. Always replaced the strings so I changed them one at a time.

I read this somewhere... You can think of twelve-string tuning as:

eE-aA-dD-gG-bb-ee

where the combinations of lower-case and upper case letters mean that the strings are tuned an octave apart, and the pairs of lower-case letters mean that those strings are tuned to the same note ("in unison" is the technical term).

Check this link: 12 String Guitar Tuner

From there, taro patch would be:
dD-gG-dD-gG-bb-dd

Due to the increased tension of 12 strings, it is often recommended to tune down a half to whole step.

One other thing that I've read but never tried is that you can swap your bass strings so that it is easier to hit the larger string bass note when finger picking. This would be Dd-Gg-Dd-gG-bb-dd. This would require some adjustment to or maybe even a new nut. That's why I never tried it, but it made sense when I read it.

Congrats on the new guitar!

Andy
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wdf
Ha`aha`a

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Posted - 09/03/2003 :  1:28:26 PM  Show Profile
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One other thing that I've read but never tried is that you can swap your bass strings so that it is easier to hit the larger string bass note when finger picking. This would be Dd-Gg-Dd-gG-bb-dd. This would require some adjustment to or maybe even a new nut. That's why I never tried it, but it made sense when I read it.


Don Narup (socalslackeysociety) has done this on his 12 string(s). Maybe he can give his opinions.

Dusty
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