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« on: January 21, 2009, 03:57:16 AM »

Some 12 string players opt to use two regular wound G strings rather than an octave string with the regular wound G.  Apparantly, it will give the guitar more of a jangly voice using the octave string, and will provide a thicker sound when you twin the Gs.  Who does this; why?  On my Taylor, when the octave G is not quite in tune or is definately past its tone shelf life, it stands out like a quack in a flock of geese so I'm probably going to give it a shot sometime soon.  From what I've read elsewhere, the nut slot will need to be adjusted to accomadate the larger diameter string.  Who's got two cents to lend to this topic?

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 04:14:28 AM »

I've use a lighter wound for the octive string tune to the octive.I will have to give it a try next time I change strings.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 01:45:20 PM »

That octave G is definitely a pain in the behind, but i dont know about rutting the nut slot--no going back.
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 02:22:03 PM »

A baking soda and supperglue fill will allow you to go back.
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