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SecondHoneymoon



Columbia, SC

Jul 19th, 2017 02:50 PM        

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        

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        

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.



009

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USA

Jul 19th, 2017 04:15 PM        

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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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? ;-)<br /> <br /> OK, in case you can't find the contact info:<br /> <br /> Michelle: CSMichelle@evetsusa.com<br /> <br /> 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        

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        

Will you let us know what they say?



Deep



Kathmandu, Nepal.

Jul 20th, 2017 04:19 AM        

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.<br /> <br /> These are flatwounds with .010-.0465 gauges and sounds great!



Weezie



Montreal, Canada

Jul 21st, 2017 09:12 AM        

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.



SecondHoneymoon



Columbia, SC

Jul 22nd, 2017 07:01 AM        

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? <br /> <br /> 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        

Maybe that email address I got with Michell's reply is a one-way deal.<br /> <br /> Here's her posted Danelectro "Contact Us" address:<br />



009

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USA

Jul 22nd, 2017 02:36 PM        

OK, I've been poking around on the internet.<br /> <br /> 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:<br /> <br /> "Strung with D'Addario XL EXL150 regular light nickel wound strings"



009

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USA

Jul 22nd, 2017 02:38 PM        

Here's D'Addario's web page for those strings:<br /> <br /> These seem to be the only electric 12-string size/type offered by D'Addario (several acoustic offerings, however....):<br /> <br /> http://www.daddario.com/DadSearch.Page?ActiveID=2541&s=12-string



SecondHoneymoon



Columbia, SC

Jul 23rd, 2017 08:09 AM        

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

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

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Jul 25th, 2017 12:02 PM        

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        

I forgot. Probably the D'Addario 150s, but the packaging does not look familiar.<br /> <br /> 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:



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