#1
K, every video I have seen of this guy I notice that on his 12-string its missing the smaller g-string, so i geuss its actually an 11-string. anybody know why?
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#3
Yeah, he doesn't like the way it sounds.
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#4
It has 11 tuners too, so I think that specific guitar could be made that way. The thin 'G' string on 12 strings are prone to breaking, so lots of people take them off anyway for soloing.
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#5
ha I didn't notice the tuners, well thanks
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Hagstrom Viking cherry
Crate B15 bass amp
Squier SQ MB-5 5-String Bass
Epi Valve Junior head
Russian Muff
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#6
From an interview with him:


Your “12-string” guitars are only strung with 11 strings. Which string isn’t used?

The high G string. It used to break all the time back in the early days, so I got used to playing without it. I would replace it when I’d get new strings, but I wound up not liking the sound. I want my guitars to be warm and even sounding, and having a string that’s tuned higher than the high E right in the middle of the guitar makes the tone quite treble-y. The 12-string is a pretty versatile instrument—especially when you take the high G off. It can sound like a 6-string, a banjo, or, sometimes, like four guitars playing at once, with all the overtones and the Marshall going.
#7
It's because 12 strings cannot handle John Butler.


But yeah, he just takes it all off, tuner and all
#8
It helps a lot. That G-string is pointless, and doesn't sound great.
I take mine off, but I've heard of a few people that just put a normal gauge g string so the tuning runs

eE aA dD GG BB EE