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Friday, June 21, 2013

The "Rickenbacker" trick

The pair in the 3rd course have been swapped.
A while ago I posted about ways to get the 12-string courses to ring while finger-picking. Commenter "Anonymous" suggested swapping the octave on the 3rd course so that a finger strike would hit the higher string first. I tried it. It works great: I like the way I can consistently strike both strings of  the 3rd course (G g in standard tuning) .

You can try it easily by loosening both strings in the course and swapping them. If you like it, you'll need to have the nut slot filed a bit.

Hand Positions on 12-string guitar - Art Sulger c. 1980
Using the Rickenbacker trick on a Bach Lute prelude and some improv

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