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 Post subject: D'addario strings or no? Rickenbacker 360/12
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:15 pm 
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So I have a Rickenbacker 360/12, as said above, and I recently found some d'addario strings.. They're normal gauge 10-46 and I was wondering if I needed to any adjusting if I put them on..? Should I just get some Rickenbacker strings?

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 Post subject: Re: D'addario strings or no? Rickenbacker 360/12
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:51 am 
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I've been using them on my 370/12 for about two years.. No issues to date. Also use them for my two Takamine 12s since I first bought the original one in 1986.

Of course Rickenbacker's strings are probably better, and a lot of folks use TIs, but so far, D'addario's have pretty much done a great job for me.

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 Post subject: Re: D'addario strings or no? Rickenbacker 360/12
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Alright, I'll give em a try! Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: D'addario strings or no? Rickenbacker 360/12
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When did Carl Wilson come back, and why did he move to Texas? :)

Rickenbacker strings are good. I'm extremely happy with my Nanoweb Elixir 12 strings.


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Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
When did Carl Wilson come back, and why did he move to Texas? :)

Rickenbacker strings are good. I'm extremely happy with my Nanoweb Elixir 12 strings.


It's been a while now! :D I've heard good things about elixirs as well... Looks like it's time to stock up on multiple string brands!

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I use a custom set of D'Addario singles based on 9's for my 12-string. They are good, reliable, inexpensive, consistent strings.

The problem I have with the pre-packaged set is the unison G plain instead of wound, so that it will not intonate correctly with the octave G string.

To make this set work, the 17 plain unison G string needs to be changed out for an 18w, 19w or 20w (yes, D'Addario makes the odd string gauges - but you have to order them).

Regarding plain G string is this or any other context, 6-string or 12-string: a 17 plain is useful for installation on a cheese cutter handle, but for very little else.


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 Post subject: Re: D'addario strings or no? Rickenbacker 360/12
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CarlWilson wrote:
Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
When did Carl Wilson come back, and why did he move to Texas? :)

Rickenbacker strings are good. I'm extremely happy with my Nanoweb Elixir 12 strings.


It's been a while now! :D I've heard good things about elixirs as well... Looks like it's time to stock up on multiple string brands!

They're quite good, and have a more "natural" acoustic sound. Make sure to buy a wound G (Or use a spare D string you may have floating around) to keep things in tune. 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: D'addario strings or no? Rickenbacker 360/12
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Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
I'm extremely happy with my Nanoweb Elixir 12 strings.


I second that. If you haven't used the plastic-coated Elixir Nano's before, I'd say that when you put them on they sound like 5-day old normal strings... but even after a year they sound like 3-week old normal strings. I personally need to change "regular" strings every month, but change Elixirs once a year.

Changing string brands or gauges possibly requires the bridge be adjusted for "ideal" intonation, but if you don't mind the intonation of the stock 6-saddle bridge (which isn't that exact), I doubt you'd feel a need to adjust the bridge with different brand/gauge.

Here's a video where you can hear the Elixirs in action. This video mostly showcases a bunch of modifications I've made, but also throws in the various stock tone settings to allow comparison:



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 Post subject: Re: D'addario strings or no? Rickenbacker 360/12
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I just this week tried the D'addario 10's. Apparently change isn't good for me?!
Straight back to my Rotosound 9's.
This behavior is probably why everything I own is Jetglo!
The D'addarios were good just different...


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 Post subject: Re: D'addario strings or no? Rickenbacker 360/12
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Just for the record, Elixirs are actually made by D'Addario for the Gore Company.


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