Recommendations for 12 string effect?

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by YourBlueRoom, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I bet the answer is GAS?
     
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  2. YourBlueRoom

    YourBlueRoom Gretschie

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    Jan 25, 2017
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    660/12
     
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice
     
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  4. Finnish Swede

    Finnish Swede Electromatic

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    I have tried to solve that puzzle with this .... ''making'' one.

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    Not happy yet ... lets see after these.

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  5. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    Great question, yes there was a high strung 6-string called a Nashville, which as you would guess had Nashville strings, (Normal B and High E, with lighter strings used for the :Low E, A, D and G.
    This was sold by Wechter Guitars around 2009. It uses different nut slots, has a different neck relief, and lighter bracing so that the top can resonate with the light gauge E,A,D, G strings. Nashville Wechter.jpg
     
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  6. Hammerhead

    Hammerhead Gretschie

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    Dec 29, 2012
    Aberdeen
    I have the Mosaic and it’s good for live.

    I have a Burns Double Six for recording.
     
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  7. BennytheJet

    BennytheJet Electromatic

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    Dec 6, 2019
    Arlington, WA
    I have a Mosaic pedal that I received as a gift. It's pretty great. I keep thinking I'll sell it at some point, but then I plug it in and enjoy the heck out of it.

    It's better than some of the DAW plugins I've used for the same effect, and better than any of the modelling pedals I've used that have a Whammy-style effect that can give you the octave/12 string effect.

    It's reliable, sounds good and sits in the mix well, and it's much less work than tuning and hauling around a 12-string for a song or two.
     
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  8. Finnish Swede

    Finnish Swede Electromatic

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    What comes to 12 string ... this is pretty nice:

     
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  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That sounds great ! I'm a 12 string freak myself , owning 3 of them
     
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  10. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    I am very tempted to get one of these.

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    I think if you keep your expectations realistic (some of the people above are really missing that point), the Mosaic may be the perfect solution to avoid schlepping your 660/12 to a gig and/or jam session.

    Ideally, I would have a Rickenbacker 360/12C64---but that's at least 3,000.00 USD. But I believe a Mosaic would tide us over.
     
  11. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I recently put up a post about the C4 synth. I can't help but wonder if it would be possible to tweak it to get what you want or download a patch someone else already created. Certainly not plug and play but way more versatile. about 40-50 dollars more expensive. Just a thought.
     
  12. YourBlueRoom

    YourBlueRoom Gretschie

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    Jan 25, 2017
    Nashville, TN
    Yes, yes, yes. Thank you.
     
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  13. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
    The Roland MIDI processor:



    heck, I think the Roland processor can even do different tunings as well.

     
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  14. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
    Boston
    While I do have a 12 spring (Reverand), for my pedalboard I use a Digitech Mosaic with a JangleBox to achieve a vey realistic 12 string effect when using a six string.
     
  15. Tripehound

    Tripehound Newbie

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    Oct 16, 2013
    Derbyshire UK
    The latest release of the Helix firmware includes a 12 string emulator.

     
  16. dspellman

    dspellman Electromatic

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    Jul 4, 2020
    Los Angeles
    I've got two 6/12 doublenecks (neither one of them the SG style). Both pretty much sit under the bed in huge cases. Both are heavy , and honestly, I really haven't found a really good excuse to haul them out, except to show off occasionally. But they're definitely cool.

    Another option you probably haven't thought of: get a Variax. The Variax guitars all have both electric and acoustic variants built in, and you can switch from those models to standard mag pickups (on the newer versions) and/or to other guitar models (LP, tele, strat, SG, 335, etc.) pretty quickly. If you have a Helix or an HD500X, you can run the Variax through a dedicated VDI cable that not only powers the guitar, but also allows you to change guitar models in user presets (along with the usual amps/cabs/FX, etc.) with a single stomp.

    And since we're mentioning the Helix, it's worth noting that the 3.0 version of the firmware does a helluva job emulating a 12-string with guitars other than the Variax, too.
     
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  17. raelalt

    raelalt Electromatic

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    May 19, 2015
    SF Bay Area
    I had a Mosaic, and even though it made some interesting sounds, I could not get it to sound even close to a 12-string.
     
  18. Tech21

    Tech21 Electromatic

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    Feb 23, 2018
    New Zealand
    The best pedal by far, if it's a Byrds /McGuinn/Rickenbacker sound you are looking for is a Janglebox compressor.
    I have used one for years and my 12 srting guitars are a Burns Double Six, Ibanez AR3212 and a Dean Boca with Rickenbacker toaster pickups fitted.

    Here's a couple of sound bytes from Janglebox's site : -
    https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/a3999469/files/uploaded/bells-of-rhymney.mp3

    https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/a3999469/files/uploaded/turn!-turn!-turn!.mp3

    https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/a3999469/files/uploaded/chimes.mp3

    Janglebox's web site : -
    https://www.janglebox.com/janglebox

    Cheers T21
     
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  19. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've got 2 of them , JangleBox and JangleBox JBX......awesome pedals for both 6 and 12 string . Was going to sell the Janglebox but deciding against it now .

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  20. bigjohnbates

    bigjohnbates Gretschie

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    Jun 15, 2011
    Vancouver
    Wow that janglebox sounds good - I might have to dig one up. I used a Danelectro 6/12 for a while as they sound great and are light. At least until my manager sent me a photo of Ace Frehley's space boots - basically saying it didn't suit my vibe very well lol. Then I found my Hofner 12 but as there's only 2 of them it's not on anyone's list :) IMG_20200408_1117085.jpg
     
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