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Published on 08/27/07 at 00:54
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 &#39;) is the DC12 that renatre n&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s crying with harmonics and sustain endless.
DeluxeReverb a Fender, you get less sound typs 60&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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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