El Gull , back to the 12 string musings.... I had a Washburn 12 string that made me understand that I wasn't a 12 string guy. Then I played a 12 string Taylor that belongs to a friend, and that made me realize I could perhaps be more of a 12 string guy with the right 12 string.
A lot of what others have said is also applicable.... that same friend with the Taylor 12 string plays 12 string 98% of the time. His style suits that. If I got another 12 string, it wouldn't be my 50% player, or at least I doubt it would. One way to find out would be to get a nice one, but it wouldn't be another Washburn.....
And to get us back on topic... On my solo set list, I currently have 8 tunes I do on twelve-string, but I don't necessarily play all of them every time I perform. Given that I'll play, oh, 18 - 24 tunes in a two-hour gig, that means I'm playing 12-string about a third of the time. I'm more a 6-string player, but I do like the sound of a 12 and I think it makes a nice change of pace for the audience. But I wouldn't want to play a 12 100% of the time -- though I do have a friend who only brings his 12-string to music circles.
Post by Greg Ballantyne on Aug 28, 2017 10:05:49 GMT -5
sleigh , the fellow I play with that plays the 12 most all the time is a strummer, who is your classic rhythm player. He doesn't dress up his chord playing much, although in my mind his 12 string can play just about like a 6 string. It's just not his style. I am more a flatpicker who throws a lot of picking into the mix, and doesn't do much full strumming. I'm mostly picking 1, 2, or 3 strings at a time, with full chords applied as required (if that makes any sense....). The right 12 string would be a good addition for me, but I don't find myself picking them up when I go into shops. Maybe I should pick one up from time to time, you never know where that might lead!
In order of appearance: Aria LW-20 Seagull Maritime HG Dread Seagull Natural Elements Cedar/Cherry Dread Taylor 418e Taylor 514ce LTD Trinity College TM-375 Irish Bouzouki
Lol! That Washburn 12 string is still lurking there on the 2nd hand guitar FB page. Not one hit on it.
I think I would rather stick with the Sigma 6 string for now. I like spruce/hog dreads for song writing, and its a good D18 alternative. Got nice low end, and I haven't seen anything to touch when considering what I paid for it.
Last Edit: Aug 30, 2017 14:58:25 GMT -5 by El Gull