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 Post subject: Re: 360 12 string tuning offsets...intonation
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:07 pm 
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Welcome to the forum, Mkguitar. Try adjusting your truss rods for an absolutely flat neck (no relief). Then set your bridge for lowest possible action with no fret buzz. Finally, set intonation using (as previously mentioned) a brand new set of Rickenbacker strings. Any discrepencies between the lower and octave pairs should be so slight, it will only enhance the jangle of the Rickenbacker twelve.

Let us know if you are still having problems at that point.


I agree here, especially the part about the intonation. The ever so slight difference gives the Ricky the jangle. I also use the Rickenbacker strings. Other major brands will work as well. We all should remember that sound is subjective. I also prefer the 6 saddle bridge for the 12 string models for this reason. Just my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: 360 12 string tuning offsets...intonation
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:31 am 
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The ever so slight difference gives the Ricky the jangle


+1 agree.

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I also prefer the 6 saddle bridge


+1 agree.


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 Post subject: Re: 360 12 string tuning offsets...intonation
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:21 am 
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Hey Guys, thanks for all your advice.

I have the truss rods adjusted so that the neck is very straight and with low action.

I have D'Addario XL150's on it which is 10~46 the G octave is an .008.


I'll leave the guitar as it is for awhile and see how my ear likes it- do some saddle shifting...
I may have to go to a 12 saddle bridge or look at doing a little carving on my saddles.

Thanks, MK



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 Post subject: Re: 360 12 string tuning offsets...intonation
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:06 pm 
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Check out the bridge placement on your 360/12, also. Around '94 Rick added slotted mounting holes to allow fore / aft adjustment. Distance from nut to back edge of bridge should be 25 1/4 inches or thereabouts.


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 Post subject: Re: 360 12 string tuning offsets...intonation
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:56 pm 
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And if you don't use a RIC set, at least make sure you use a wound G string instead of a plain so the unison and octave G strings intonate together. Both GHS and D'addario make an 18w, and D'addario makes a 17w and 19w, and if you want really light strings, GHS will make a 16w.


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 Post subject: Re: 360 12 string tuning offsets...intonation
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TI flats.


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 Post subject: Re: 360 12 string tuning offsets...intonation
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:42 am 
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I do tune my low E slightly flat on just about every guitar I play in standard tuning.



I do the same, esp. on 12-strings. McGuinn also advises slightly flatting the "D" string for his 12 setup.


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 Post subject: Re: 360 12 string tuning offsets...intonation
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:17 am 
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I found the new Tomastik flatwound set from Pick of the Ricks intonated great on my 360/12. Wonderfull 60's sound and doesn't kill my hand like the egyptians did.


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