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J-HALEY wrote:Thanks Mark, I am back in da bidness!
I hadn’t played that 12 string for 3 months. It is one I play around the house a very nice Guild my awesome girlfriend bought me for my birthday last year.
I am doing an acoustic set this Sunday at a benefit for a friend. Using my Takamine for that. Playing 5 of my originals and 5 covers. Then next Saturday the 7th our band Daze Of Nite kicks off with our first gig since my injury last June 11th. I have not taken that much time off in playing since 87.
I have been using D’Addario’s for 25 years switched over from Earnie Ball strings. I think I’ll try those ones you suggested. I have never used a coated string and why I asked for suggestions here.
Joel Clyde wrote:Stay away from coated strings. They sound horrible. I use Martin Phosphor-Bronze Lights. I've used DiAddarios before and they are OK, as well. To get more string life, loosen your strings when you are not playing. It takes some tension off of them and they will sound better, for longer. Also, wipe them off with Windex after your are through playing. Loosening the strings also takes some of the tension off of the neck, and helps stop neck bowing, due to the increased pressure of the 12 strings. I keep mine tuned down 1/2 step (tuned to Eb) to ease the neck pressure. I know some 12-string pilots that even tune down to D, and it seems to work really well for them.
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