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Steven Meyrich


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 27 Sep 2017 9:54 am     Reply with quote

I am considering purchasing a 12 string Fessenden on the Steel Guitars of North County site. I am a lap steel and dobro player and I like to play some rock and blues so the low end E seems like it would be useful. Any thoughts or input about starting out with this setup would be appreciated. The guitar looks like it was used for Sacred Steel type playing before. Also its purple which I am sure will help me learn better Winking

Thanks in advance for your collective wisdom,

Steve
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Charley Bond


From:
Inola, OK, USA
Post Posted 27 Sep 2017 11:37 am     Fessenden purchase..? Reply with quote

You will like the guitar & you couldn't find a better guy to deal with. Plus, Jim can help you learn to play it...

It's a Win, Win, Win situation.
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John Billings


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Post Posted 27 Sep 2017 12:30 pm     Reply with quote

That low E is invaluable to me!
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mike nolan


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Forest Hills, NY USA
Post Posted 27 Sep 2017 1:49 pm     Reply with quote

Before you pull the trigger, have a chat with Jim about a Universal tuning. Approached from the E side, it might suit you.
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John Billings


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 27 Sep 2017 2:24 pm     Reply with quote

Mike,
good advice. My 12 string is a Kline Uni, which I play as an extended E tuning.
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Chris Brooks


From:
Providence, Rhode Island
Post Posted 28 Sep 2017 6:11 am     Reply with quote

Extended E 9 for me.

Chris
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Richard Sinkler


From:
Oakdale, California
Post Posted 28 Sep 2017 7:17 am     Reply with quote

I'm getting a new Mullen SD12 with an extended E9. I rarely, if ever use my C6 neck. I've pretty much forgotten most of what I knew. Hopefully it will be lighter than my Carter D10 with 9p/9k. I can see great things happening with the lower strings.
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Greg Cutshaw


From:
Corry, PA, USA
Post Posted 28 Sep 2017 9:35 am     Reply with quote

The lower strings are quote handy to have. There's some sounds and a complete song that I played on mine while I had it:

http://www.gregcutshaw.com/Williams%2012%20String%20Keyless/Williams%2012%20String%20Keyless.html
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Steven Meyrich


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 28 Sep 2017 9:46 am     Reply with quote

Thanks for all the input. Greg that Williams sounded great and that's the low end sound I like so thanks for the great track. Still pondering,

Steve
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Skip Edwards


From:
LA,CA
Post Posted 28 Sep 2017 2:48 pm     Reply with quote

JayDee has mentioned to me that if he were just starting out today, he would probably go Ext E9.
And, you can't go wrong dealing with Jim P...
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Robert Parent


From:
Savage, MN
Post Posted 29 Sep 2017 3:20 am     Reply with quote

I have played both extended E9th and Universal.... In my opinion, universal is the way to go. BTW: I recently changed my extended E9th steel to universal.

Robert
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Rick Schmidt


From:
Prescott AZ, USA
Post Posted 29 Sep 2017 12:42 pm     Reply with quote

Here's a video I did about my Ext E9 a few months ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJUiMp_I-O0
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Steven Meyrich


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 6 Oct 2017 6:21 am     Reply with quote

Rick - did not realize you were playing with Dusty Drapes - awesome playing and thanks to all for the continued input and suggestions.

Steve
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