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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Danelectro 12 string, What strings?

SecondHoneymoon

Columbia, SC

Jul 19th, 2017 02:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I recently picked one of these up and really loving it. However, just broke a high E and now I'm not sure what guage to use. Tried in vain to search the sales site, or Danelecro's, for this info. I like it like it is and would like to get the same ones. Thanks.

Hammond101
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So. Cal. USA

Jul 19th, 2017 03:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They could be 8s, 9s or 10s. Do you have a micrometer or caliper to measure the remaining string?

SecondHoneymoon

Columbia, SC

Jul 19th, 2017 03:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No, unfortunately I don't. I haven't gone to the store yet to see what's even available. They look like D'Addarios from the ball ends, so that's a help.

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USA

Jul 19th, 2017 04:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Last year I bought a used Danelectro 6-string and wanted to know the string size and mfr. The seller said the strings were the original ones, but did not know anything about them.

Do what I did -- contact Danelectro and ask what strings are used on their 12-string guitars. For my--and all-- 6-strings they are D’Addario XL110.

It took two or three days to get the reply, but they were very accommodating and they appreciate that you own a Danelectro guitar. I felt that it was worth the wait. You have more than one guitar, don't you? ;-)

OK, in case you can't find the contact info:

Michelle: CSMichelle@evetsusa.com

You may get a quicker reply than I did by using this "personal" business email address.

SecondHoneymoon

Columbia, SC

Jul 19th, 2017 08:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

009, good suggestions, that I just may follow. Thanks!

BrentD
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United States

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Jul 19th, 2017 09:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Will you let us know what they say?

Deep

Kathmandu, Nepal.

Jul 20th, 2017 04:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A bit pricey, I put a set of "Pyramid Gold Chrome Pure Nickel Flat Wound Round Core 12 String Electric Guitar Strings" on my new Danelectro Aqua blue.

These are flatwounds with .010-.0465 gauges and sounds great!

Weezie

Montreal, Canada

Jul 21st, 2017 09:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I agree with Deep, above. I put flat wounds on my Dano 12 and they are great. They feel good, stay in tune, and last 4-5 times as long as regular wound strings. Unless you're doing a lot of bending (which is not that common on electric 12), I recommend the flat wounds. You'll have to buy the strings much less often, which saves money in the long run, and that means less re-stringing too, which is more of a hassle with the 12 strings.

(This message was last edited by Weezie at 11:12 AM, Jul 21st, 2017)

SecondHoneymoon

Columbia, SC

Jul 22nd, 2017 07:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought flat wounds 20 years ago by mistake. My recollection is they were jazz strings, with about zero sustain. I'm guessing these are different?

No response yet from Michelle, so headed over to GC in a bit to see what they have (and where I bought it). I've always had bad luck breaking D'Addarios, so losing a high E so easily does not make me want to get another set. I have a much lighter touch than I used to, so breaking a string is pretty unusual for me these days. Thanks for the suggestions!

009
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USA

Jul 22nd, 2017 01:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Maybe that email address I got with Michell's reply is a one-way deal.

Here's her posted Danelectro "Contact Us" address:

Danelectro Contact

(This message was last edited by 009 at 03:33 PM, Jul 22nd, 2017)

009
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USA

Jul 22nd, 2017 02:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

OK, I've been poking around on the internet.

Here's an ad for a Danelecto 12-string guitar on Amazon, and its brief description near the top of the page states the strings that it comes with:

"Strung with D'Addario XL EXL150 regular light nickel wound strings"

Danelectro 12-string guitar on Amazon

(This message was last edited by 009 at 04:47 PM, Jul 22nd, 2017)

009
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USA

Jul 22nd, 2017 02:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's D'Addario's web page for those strings:

These seem to be the only electric 12-string size/type offered by D'Addario (several acoustic offerings, however....):

http://www.daddario.com/DadSearch.Page?ActiveID=2541&s=12-string

D'Addario 12-string strings, EXL150

(This message was last edited by 009 at 04:45 PM, Jul 22nd, 2017)

SecondHoneymoon

Columbia, SC

Jul 23rd, 2017 08:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks 009! I actually went to GC yesterday. Two members of their staff couldn't answer the question either, although I must say they really tried.

When all was said and done, the ONLY 12 string electric strings they had in stock were, you guessed it, D'Addario EXL150's!

Having not seen these updated posts I didn't know at the time they were in fact the correct strings, but it all worked out, so we're good. I appreciate all of the help!

SecondHoneymoon

Columbia, SC

Jul 25th, 2017 05:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just to update, Michelle from Danelectro responded to me yesterday, and confirmed that the D'Addario 150's are indeed the correct replacement. Although you guys had already figured that out I nonetheless thanked her for getting back to me, and told her the FDP had come to the rescue, once again.

BrentD
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United States

By Grabthar's Hammer, what a savings.
Jul 25th, 2017 12:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the updates and all the input. I bought 008s because I wasn't sure and I didn't want to stress the paperboard too much (haha!). I'll pick up some 150s next time I'm in a place that has them.

Charlie Macon
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Austin, Texas

Yeeeehaaaa!
Jul 25th, 2017 12:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I forgot. Probably the D'Addario 150s, but the packaging does not look familiar.

That said, I probably restrung it 2 years ago....and still wonderfully stays in tune. I did recently pull the guitar out, and it's now on the stand as I've developed an obsession to improve my triplets to play THIS glorious song:

"Little Girl"

(This message was last edited by Charlie Macon at 02:20 PM, Jul 25th, 2017)

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