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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: NGD! 12 strang! Reply with quote



Dudes. This thing is really fancy. I wrote like two songs on it yesterday. Even in standard tuning! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Schecter Stargazer 12.

It has coil taps on both pickups, but they are pretty crap. Super quiet and thin. BUt the "full blast" humbuckers sound really nice. OVerall it seems to be fairly bright, as you would imagine from all those extra high strings, so the coil tap seems wholly unnecessary.

I tracked like two minutes of it last night, but i was running through a pedal that sounds like calculators at war with Ataris, so it doesnt really count.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do an demo....
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the Stargazers, and really wanted the bass... but didn't want the active electronics.
They're a little like a poor-man's Rick 4000 series, kinda like how the Hellcat VI is a poor-man's Fender VI Smile Not callin' 'em out on that, I've absolutely loved my Hellcat VI, but that's part of their appeal to me.

Definitely do an demo!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a fun guitar. So what plans do you have for the tuning? Nashville or something less orthodox?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm leaving it standard for the moment, since Im already writIng riffs on it. Well see what they turn into...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
Do an demo....

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm anti-12 strings as a rule, but think those are some of the handsomest production guitars around at the moment. Nice wide neck, so one day in the hypothetical future I can buy one and set it up as a six string?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
I can buy one and set it up as a six string?
Like that old dude on ebay with the beard, lumber shirt and large hands? He's always selling converted 7 string Schecters.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

News to me Francis - I know Inscho, late of this parish, did that with his Rick.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12 strings are awesome. Unfornuately most people who use them feel they have to use them on every song and then it gets annoying. Same goes for alot of things really though.

There is something to a nice poppy 12 string riff though that always makes me smile.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like electric 12-strings unless it's The Byrds, who all need crewcuts and jobs.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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News to me Francis - I know Inscho, late of this parish, did that with his Rick.
Yeah, mdphillips1956, usually sells converted 7 strings..

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give it some guts! Put weird electronics in
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mickie08 wrote:
12 strings are awesome. Unfornuately most people who use them feel they have to use them on every song and then it gets annoying. .


I agree for the most part. However, I think plenty of use of 12 string acoustic on rhythmic strumming parts is plenty good. To me, that's the whole point. Make a big fat rhythm part. My only real complaint is the fact that the word "rhythm" has no "e." IT'S HORSESHIT I TELL YOU!

Electric 12 string is neato, but can start to sound like 80s ballad chorus effect.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aen wrote:
I'm leaving it standard for the moment, since Im already writIng riffs on it. Well see what they turn into...



Making a great band even more interesting, can't be a bad thing at all! Looking forward to an fuzzy demoz as well.


For pop-soaked me, after the honeymoon of non-stop teh berdz playing period was over I began to find the strength of the 12-string in making simple enhancements of parts of other arrangements, instead of an obstinent 24/7 "look and listen to my awesome Ric lol!!11" mess. While I agree with much of the consensus that doods who get stuck on the jangle mode oft times play nothing but the blasted thing, the role of a well-laid out line to do, say, a counter melody riff in a pre-chorus, doubling right-hand piano lines in a song opening, or even more subtly a chunk of almost-inaudible McGuinney arrpegios to brightly chime up and thicken one's final chorus of a song...This is where a 12-string electric can really make a song better (in many cases), rather than pooping sugar crystals all over an already perfect homemade baked pie on the holiday to the point of instant diabetes.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love a Stargazer. I've never tried a 12 sting before so I don't know about how I'd get on with one, but the bass or the six string would be sweet to own. Very nice looking.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine plays a six-string Stargazer in his band, it sounds alright actually. Had no idea they did a 12 string version. I've been looking at picking one up at some point if only because it'd be something new I hadn't tried before. It has to be electric, of course, because acoustic guitars are for beardy fucks (as in bad beardy fucks, not good beardy fucks). I like the look of the Italia Rimini's just because they're at least available and look pretty damn cool. And, like Benecol sez, if I don't like it then I can just string it up as a six string like a fuckin' rebel, yo.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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