#1
Has any one just put 6 strings on a 12 string and used it as a classical?

And if yes.

How was it?
#2
aww, terrible waste... and the tension would be aweful off too:S
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aww, terrible waste... and the tension would be aweful off too:S


Not if you used thicker strings because the second pair of strings for 12 strings or so skinny that i don't think they make that much tension
#4
It wouldn't work well.

The tension is a problem here. Steel strings(especially a 12 string) have about 150-200 lbs of string tension in order to transfer the energy to the soundboard. Classical strings have about 50lbs. The classical strings don't have enough energy to drive the soundboard.

Match this in with the fact that 12 strings are more heavily braced and you have an equation for failure.
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the guy here plays a modified Lowden 12 string that sounds brilliant for the classical stuff he plays on it.


right but not with classical strings.
its a horrible idea.
like captivate said theres not enough tension to produce any good kind of sound.
it doesnt matter that it uses some thinner strings, remember that thats in addition to the other strings.

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#7
Quote by Ellron
Not if you used thicker strings because the second pair of strings for 12 strings or so skinny that i don't think they make that much tension


classical strings don't vary very much in string thickness.
why would you ask the question if your just gonna argue when people are trying to help you?

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#8
[quote="'[DookieShoes"]']right but not with classical strings.
its a horrible idea.
like captivate said theres not enough tension to produce any good kind of sound.
it doesnt matter that it uses some thinner strings, remember that thats in addition to the other strings.

Oh yeah, that's a **** idea.

I should have clarified.
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