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  • Nice, shimmering tones

    Danelectro DC-12Published on 09/27/11 at 11:10
    The Danelectro 12 string is a fun guitar as it is 12 string electric, not semi-hollowbody or acoustic like a lot of 12 strings. It has a smooth neck, the tuners do a decent job staying in tune, and it's great for playing '60s style music. There are two volume knobs for each of the two lipstick pickups (neck and bridge) which both have inner tone knobs on top. There is a pickup selector to choose all pickups, the bridge, or the neck. I'm not sure what wood the neck is made out of, but it is exceptionally smooth, especially for a more budget friendly guitar.

    UTILIZATION

    This guitar is very easy to play all over the neck, and really not difficult to master considering it's a twelve......
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    The Danelectro 12 string is a fun guitar as it is 12 string electric, not semi-hollowbody or acoustic like a lot of 12 strings. It has a smooth neck, the tuners do a decent job staying in tune, and it's great for playing '60s style music. There are two volume knobs for each of the two lipstick pickups (neck and bridge) which both have inner tone knobs on top. There is a pickup selector to choose all pickups, the bridge, or the neck. I'm not sure what wood the neck is made out of, but it is exceptionally smooth, especially for a more budget friendly guitar.

    UTILIZATION

    This guitar is very easy to play all over the neck, and really not difficult to master considering it's a twelve string. It is well weighted and therefore fairly well balanced. The shape of the guitar, while not earth shattering, fits the style of music in which a 12 string guitar would be used.

    SOUNDS

    The Dano 12 strings will produce some really cool tones when an amp is set to clean or crunchy. While dialing in distortion is not a conventional way to play this guitar, it is still useful, especially if you want it to sound like you're playing really fast solos.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This was a cool guitar while I owned it, but it didn't see a lot of use. When I played in a band, I think I used it onstage only once for a ballad we played, but to have to switch through guitars is a pain, especially for a guitar that's only going to be used once in a night. It never made it onto any of my recordings, and while I kind of regret this fact, the truth is it just wouldn't have been the proper fit. If I remember correctly, I bought it to learn how to play Bon Jovi's "Dead or Alive" but never really got the hang of that riff. I ended up selling this guitar to a friend a couple of years ago. It's gone to a better, more respected place.
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  • What's for € 300!

    Danelectro DC-12Published on 09/23/11 at 06:09
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Made in China
    2 lipstick pickups characteristics DANELECTRO
    3 switch positions I do not see the usefulness of the position "acute" because the sound is not great, the other 2 sound great.
    A knob volume + one tone
    Table with plastic black with white pick guard. Eclisse plastic cream.

    This re-issue keeps the spirit of these guitars on a budget of 60 years (there are vintage 6-string for under € 200).

    Mechanical oil bath. Easy guitar to give despite the double ropes.
    String to replace the original (I put in place, the Ernie Ball Special Electric 12c)

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is easy for a 12-string round and really not too wide. I had a 12 C-Ovation Celebrity which I broke......
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    Made in China
    2 lipstick pickups characteristics DANELECTRO
    3 switch positions I do not see the usefulness of the position "acute" because the sound is not great, the other 2 sound great.
    A knob volume + one tone
    Table with plastic black with white pick guard. Eclisse plastic cream.

    This re-issue keeps the spirit of these guitars on a budget of 60 years (there are vintage 6-string for under € 200).

    Mechanical oil bath. Easy guitar to give despite the double ropes.
    String to replace the original (I put in place, the Ernie Ball Special Electric 12c)

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is easy for a 12-string round and really not too wide. I had a 12 C-Ovation Celebrity which I broke my fingers. There, nothing to do, it's sweet!

    SOUNDS

    Hotel California test with a capo on the 7th fret: it is believed! Is bluffing for € 300

    Depending on the setting, the harmonies are great. It was like a natural chorus.
    When the crunch, it sends ...

    I play with a Peavey Classic 30 tube.

    The sound is really good. However, a caveat regarding the position "acute" in the switch (very poor).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought it from Thomann (309 € including shipping) without trying it before. I would not hesitate one second if it again, especially considering the price.

    For Riokenbaker, I believe that at least € 2,000 new ...
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  • Danelectro DC-12Published on 08/27/07 at 00:54
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Placing on the market in the late 50s, Danelectro DC59-12 is the very 1st guitar, electric 12-string ... Cre by Nathan Daniels, this Danelectro (like all others) silent Designed to minimize the manufacturing and cots be sold drisoire a price: the body is hollow (and heart structure Based poplar), the table and the bottom notes are Masonite (hardboard), and electronic fittings are rudimentary, the handle is plutt spartan .... No frills, no wood noble gas, no labore violin, but a sound and look and feel that is simply unique. Despite its DC12 rustici the original t for 4 DCEN the "12 strings" of many musicians and studios (quoting notammant Jimmy Page, Lou Reed and SR Vaughan ...)
    In......
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    Placing on the market in the late 50s, Danelectro DC59-12 is the very 1st guitar, electric 12-string ... Cre by Nathan Daniels, this Danelectro (like all others) silent Designed to minimize the manufacturing and cots be sold drisoire a price: the body is hollow (and heart structure Based poplar), the table and the bottom notes are Masonite (hardboard), and electronic fittings are rudimentary, the handle is plutt spartan .... No frills, no wood noble gas, no labore violin, but a sound and look and feel that is simply unique. Despite its DC12 rustici the original t for 4 DCEN the "12 strings" of many musicians and studios (quoting notammant Jimmy Page, Lou Reed and SR Vaughan ...)
    In 1999, the firm Evets (new brand Danelectro Owner ') is the DC12 that renatre n'tait more manufactures in 30 years. These new models are produced in Korea. They take advantage of technological advances in the music industry: the handle is a MODEL of the jouabilit mcaniques are Gotoh premium, the quality of finish is exemplary. Well-sr, the original concept of the guitar t scrupulously respect it is always two sheets of hardboard against al-structure of a poplar ;-).
    Mine is apparently a MODEL 2000 or 2001.

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is a comfortable MODEL: 21 frets with excellent Accessibility assistive up the 17me, and a perfect profile: neither too wide nor too thin, feed it right. You feel comfortable IMMEDIATE despite the number of strings. The satin natural wood finish contributes largely the feeling of comfort: a slide under the palms, you feel the wood in his hand .... a real rgal. For cons, the handle is not large trs, with relatively little space between the strings ANIB: could pose a pb with big hands.
    Despite the length of the handle, the weight of 12 mcaniques (Gotoh gniales small!), And lgret the body, this guitar is almost good balance. The head dips a little even when, but nothing dramatic. The bridge is perfect: it falls naturally into place under the palm without the hanging bridge main.c contains a small marvel of mcanique which allows easy and trs rglage prcis of intonation and height each of the strings. And this is all the more remarkable given that the 6 strings are through-core (like a Tele), while the 6 strings are an octave secured the rear of his easel same . This attachment Systm alternating lment is certainly important to the signature sound of this guitar. Like the Contents of the nut that is not plastic or bone, or steel ... but aluminum.
    Acoustically, it is a scratch that sounds plutt well: the sound is round and both crystalline. It is not trs powerful, but there are even when the depth of sound that is particulire the semi-hollow. Once the guitar plugs into the amp, sounded IMMEDIATE! .... and here the term "ring" is taken at face letter ...
    It jumps IMMEDIATE ears: 12 + strings lipstick, that marriage IDAL!

    SOUNDS

    The Lipstick (another invention of Danelectro) is - to simplify excessively, a single coil pickup that produces a dry trs, trs brilliant and still sharper than the bridge pickup for a Telecaster. These CHARACTERISTICS make it the ultimate pick-up for 12: the sound is amplified and trs ar biting despite the abundance of notes and harmonics. The notes are full and well Dfine but without falling into ct "pasty" some 12-string. The neck pickup is warm, low forward, but with the right amount of prsence and shine. The bridge pickup is crystalline trs, trs-edged, with just the right thickness of the mediums. We are really close to something reminiscent of the sound of a good Tele. The ultimate position is that the two pickups are o by SERIES CBLS (still in a specially Danelectro): it al the best of two worlds, with enough extra EHJV ph nomnale. In this position, it has also the possibility of refining the rglage thanks to double knobs: one can, for example, vary the tone and the volume of the bridge pickup to boost or soften the treble. In this regard, I find it a shame qu'Evets has deleted the double knobs of Danelectro rditions 2005. With a unique rglage for two microphones, one loses the possibility of MTER sound that does not require that pierce a mix.
    DC12 because it has teeth and shine spare! Even on my old AC30, which is however not a champion of a claret "jangle" of madness. My VOX who will never ever sound as "vintage" with the DC12: Beatles, Kinks, Stones, ... with the DC12, it was truly the "twang" typical 60's crying with harmonics and sustain endless.
    DeluxeReverb a Fender, you get less sound typs 60's but even Arians and brighter. On some pieces, the DC-12 replaces an acoustic electric. We understand why the 12 have always t use the studio to give relief to arpges, or to bring the round cheeks of the parties agreements.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Not easy to try the 12 electric ... but I do have some scratching Mrs. Russ MODELS DCID before me this 1st rdition DC12. And there was no picture:
    The Fender Stratocaster XII japan I tried carrment dplu me: the look and feel, comfort handle and especially sound, have absolutely nothing to do with the Strat 6 strings (think the module vibrato really plays an essential role in the sound of this guitar). The Rickenbacker 360/12 is a beautiful instrument. But for my part, I find it hard to adapt the ergonomics of the guitar. The Ric is a demanding instrument (and not least at the level of budget ...). It is true that the sound of the 360/12 is warmer and more "boisquot, but he also seems less bright and less took the DC12.
    The DC12 2 "edition 2005" are dcvantes when compared to the DC12 rdition 1st. First, because the sleeves are systmatiquement painted black and to me seems less well-proportioned. Dcevantes too - but it's much more subjective, because of three finishes offers, I find those that pales in comparison taient available there 5 / 6 years. You can not make them well aware of the photos, but finishing the 1RES rditions autrechose are a mere picture mat. In fact, it was a really great optical depth in the playing of Contents Lumire a surprising Manir trs. Since we are in the Aesthetics Whereas, it is unfortunate qu'Evets also has deleted the white binding rditions 2005: it is true that the adhesive tape tends to be the trunk. But personally, I find that a "Dano" without binding is a bit like a R8 Gordini without yellow stripes.
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  • Danelectro DC-12Published on 11/29/08 at 15:22
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    20 frets, more than enough with a 12-string!
    Strings an octave lower through the handle.
    Entirely passive: volume, tone and 3-position switch.
    Rosewood fingerboard, but the handle?

    UTILIZATION

    Very good race, nice not too wide (I think I measured 45 mm), a pleasure.
    Access to acute very easy.
    Intuitive interface (well, there's no settings either 15000)
    This gives excellent sound very easily.
    A dream to play, low action, good touch.

    SOUNDS

    Wow! The sound! A fucking sound!
    By adjusting well, it's Beatles / Byrds! (Rickenbacker, but it's not the fact 5X cheaper!)
    I play with a Fender Frontman 25R, and also with a 2-watt Marshall mimi and even that, it sounds......
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    20 frets, more than enough with a 12-string!
    Strings an octave lower through the handle.
    Entirely passive: volume, tone and 3-position switch.
    Rosewood fingerboard, but the handle?

    UTILIZATION

    Very good race, nice not too wide (I think I measured 45 mm), a pleasure.
    Access to acute very easy.
    Intuitive interface (well, there's no settings either 15000)
    This gives excellent sound very easily.
    A dream to play, low action, good touch.

    SOUNDS

    Wow! The sound! A fucking sound!
    By adjusting well, it's Beatles / Byrds! (Rickenbacker, but it's not the fact 5X cheaper!)
    I play with a Fender Frontman 25R, and also with a 2-watt Marshall mimi and even that, it sounds terrible.
    The lens to the acoustic type Byrdsien Eagles, huge possibilities.

    I love that sound!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had two weeks.
    I got into the music store where they had just delivered a dozen Danelectro ordered a year ago.
    Among them, a twelve string! The only model 12-string electric guitar to less than € 500. The DC-12 reissue. I dreamed about it for months.
    I tried saying WOW! And then I come away with! Madness! After 10 minutes test.

    A model unique. There are only 3 in stock for the Benelux!
    Even the seller wanted! He offered to buy it back.
    No, no, no, she will live with me!

    If you find one, go for it!
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  • Danelectro DC-12Published on 09/14/07 at 07:10
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    See Miconmac Excellent view, I share:


    UTILIZATION

    See Miconmac Excellent view, I share:


    SOUNDS

    See Miconmac Excellent view, I share:


    OVERALL OPINION

    Small personal details:
    -The bridge and nut are made so that each pair of strings sounds very balanced (the octave string is slightly down compared to the string "normal", it is a little less attack).
    -Good point: In that attack up or down, the sound will be different (+ + acute or severe).
    -The lack of binding on my red model I do not miss.

  • to start in 12 strings without breaking the bank.

    Danelectro DC-12Published on 10/09/10 at 13:22 (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    MODEL OF 2009

    Body and top Masonite (pressed wood)
    Bolt maple neck with dual action trussrod
    Rosewood 21 frets
    Lipstick single coil pickups x 2
    6 adjustable bridge saddles
    Volume controls, tone and pickups 3 position switch
    Marine hardware sandblasted nickel.
    Finish: Black Limo
    The joint cream is a rotten strip of plastic that will quickly get the mail in my opinion.


    UTILIZATION

    The handle is nice and round. The satin finish is soft and good hand slips.

    For a guitar whose body is hollow I find it a bit heavy unless a Les Paul anyway.
    Buttons (selector knobs) fall well in hand when you play, no problem of ergonomics.
    The attachment of the strap is located on the rib of......
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    MODEL OF 2009

    Body and top Masonite (pressed wood)
    Bolt maple neck with dual action trussrod
    Rosewood 21 frets
    Lipstick single coil pickups x 2
    6 adjustable bridge saddles
    Volume controls, tone and pickups 3 position switch
    Marine hardware sandblasted nickel.
    Finish: Black Limo
    The joint cream is a rotten strip of plastic that will quickly get the mail in my opinion.


    UTILIZATION

    The handle is nice and round. The satin finish is soft and good hand slips.

    For a guitar whose body is hollow I find it a bit heavy unless a Les Paul anyway.
    Buttons (selector knobs) fall well in hand when you play, no problem of ergonomics.
    The attachment of the strap is located on the rib of the body at the neck and will require a thin strap to hang it, forget the big straplocks.

    setting intonation is very good. The setting of the action is less well head screws have a diameter bastard (like 1.7 mm), I had to make a key.
    When the setting trusrod is hell, as on vintage strats you must remove the handle to access the screws and remount the handle retune the 12 string to check if it's good (and repeat the action until 'the right result).

    SOUNDS

    The sound is good according to the configuration, I opted for a 7-band equalizer BOSS for a softer and more consistent.

    Mics mug attack well but they accentuate slightly the G string. That slap a little too much for my taste but can be mitigated by lowering the tone. The neck pickup and the bridge is not the same so we made several sonic possibilities, it's going to slam the deaf with the tone to zero.

    The lipsticks are unique in form and it will be difficult to replace.

    Ultimately, if you want to hear the sound of Led Zep Kashmir hear is exactly that, but the Birds or radiohead works very well too.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Is good for the price. We will say that it could claim 450 euros, it would be fairly priced.

    In short we must try it to see whether it will, but if your budget does not stretch, you do not have too many choices ...

    it's still a good guitar. Some finishes and changes would be welcome by the manufacturer.
    I think it's still a good investment, the sound of this guitar out of a mix really well. Pending Rickenbaker ... Excellent
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  • Danelectro DC-12Published on 11/29/08 at 16:22
    (Originally written by Sgt.Pepper's/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
    20 frets which is enough for a 12-string guitar!

    The low-octave strings are body-through.

    Passive electronics with volume and tone controls plus 3-way toggle switch.

    Rosewood neck.

    UTILIZATION

    Very pleasant neck (not too wide, 45 mm according to my measurements). A pure delight.

    Very easy access to the upper frets.

    Perfect playability.

    You'll easily get an excellent sound.

    Very high playing comfort: low action, good feel.

    SOUNDS

    Wow! What a sound! A killer sound!

    With the adequate settings you get a Beatles/Byrds sound! (it's not a Rickenbacker but it sounds like it and it costs only a fifth!)

    I......
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    (Originally written by Sgt.Pepper's/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
    20 frets which is enough for a 12-string guitar!

    The low-octave strings are body-through.

    Passive electronics with volume and tone controls plus 3-way toggle switch.

    Rosewood neck.

    UTILIZATION

    Very pleasant neck (not too wide, 45 mm according to my measurements). A pure delight.

    Very easy access to the upper frets.

    Perfect playability.

    You'll easily get an excellent sound.

    Very high playing comfort: low action, good feel.

    SOUNDS

    Wow! What a sound! A killer sound!

    With the adequate settings you get a Beatles/Byrds sound! (it's not a Rickenbacker but it sounds like it and it costs only a fifth!)

    I play it with a Fender Frontman 25R amp and also with a 2-watt mini Marshall (It sounds great even with this amp).

    The guitar provides huge possibilities from a Byrds crystal-clear sound to an Eagles acoustic sound.

    I love its sound!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been owning for two weeks.

    I found it at a music store, which got a dozen of Danelectro guitars one year before.

    Among them was this 12-string model! The only affordable 12-string electric guitar. The DC-12 is great. I dreamed about it for months.

    I tried it out and I thought "WOW"! And I went back home with it! Crazy! I only tested it for 10 minutes.

    It's a very special model.

    Even the shop assistant wanted it! He actually told me he wanted to buy it back.

    No way! It will live with me!

    If you ever see one, buy it!
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