The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21292   Message #1598516
Posted By: Skipjack K8
06-Nov-05 - 04:54 AM
Thread Name: Twelve String Tuning
Subject: RE: Twelve String Tuning
Yo Chris, long time no speak! How ya doin'?

I have just this past week borrowed Eric the Viking's trusty EKO 12 string, and done something wicked with the tuning. I have it 9 strung, with the fat strings single and the thin ones doubled.

The tuning is unusual, in that it is DAGDAE, so the third string down is a tone lower than the second. The bottom four strings are tuned in 5ths, like the mandolin family.

I had a couple of custom sets made up, and it sounds fantastic both picked as a melody instrument and with power chords.