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  1. Kerry Corker
    December 3rd, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    Very well described. putting it in chart form is the best way for a beginner to understand. thanks for that. cheers kerry

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  2. Paul Hingtgen
    March 10th, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    Excellent way to present how to tune. I have been avoiding a 12 string because everyone hates to tune them. Was in a high end guitar store yesterday and they advised to just tune it like a normal guitar. Thanks from Milwaukee

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  3. David Paul Robson
    January 16th, 2014 @ 12:15 pm

    Thanks for the effort, excellent explanations and advice, just got my first 12 string.. 14/1/14

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  4. jax jaxon
    March 8th, 2014 @ 2:38 pm

    one of the best explanations on tuning and alternate tunings i have found. Helps me to understand the complexities of the guitar more than many other instrument. Thx for the infomation.

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  5. steve h
    August 9th, 2014 @ 4:29 am

    Hi there, great info, thanks.
    I have had a Sigma 12 string (well 11 string actually) and has been in a case for quite a few years and not played. I thought I would dig it out and change the strings. I purchased some decent Martin strings and have put them on and tuned up. All seems good….until I play a chord, basically the thinner string for example the top (higher) ‘A’ string becomes too high in pitch. The previous strings were fine, maybe I shouldn’t have changed them after all and just replaced the missing G string. Any ideas? Many thanks in advance. Steve

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    • Rick
      December 5th, 2014 @ 10:44 am

      Did you purchase a set of 12-string guitar strings? I’m not completely sure using two 6-string sets would make a difference to the tuning. But it definitely makes a difference to the tension when playing. Just a thought.

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