The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21292   Message #226128
Posted By: kendall
10-May-00 - 08:08 PM
Thread Name: Twelve String Tuning
Subject: RE: Twelve String Tuning
Here we go again...the factory made 12 bangers are all built like Grand Banks schooners, so, they can take the extra tension of standard pitch. However, they do lose some resonance because of the extra wood. I had a Yamaha 12 string years ago, and, the bridge lifted after 10 or 15 years of standard pitch. You just cant equal the deep tones you get with a big body 12 string tuned down to D or C. especially in Em or Am.