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April 29, 2015
Rickenbacker 12 String Stringing Order
Something many people don't know about Rickenbackers is that the earlier models had the thinner gauge string on the top, (i.e. nearest the bottom E). To accommodate this, the nut is cut to accept this pattern. If you put the strings on the wrong way around to quote some reviewee replies, you will end up with a guitar that will be 'unplayable'. There is nothing wrong with the strings, they are superb. If you want the true original jangly sound on an earlier instrument, put the sting courses on the way they are supposed to go! If you have a later Rickenbacker and want to achieve precisely the same sound as an earlier instrument, you will have to get the nut re-cut, (not difficult), but it has to be right, and put the strings on in the right order. Good luck.
By Jim T.
March 28, 2013
Remember stringing order
Remember most Ric's have the bass string on top with the octave below. If you reverse the order on a ric the guitar will be unplayable. These are great strings. Pricey, but the only decent flats I have found. JSTRITE Guitars. I use these on the Ricky-Les-Rite I just completed. Neck dimensions of a ric, body of a LP jr, and headstock styled after a Mosrite.
By Bill Kruse
May 26, 2011
I had to change 3 strings (upper and lower octave A, lower octave G) because all went flat as you move down the fretboard. By the 5th fret in the case of the A's. I replaced all three with Thomastik Infeld round wounds and they all performed perfectly, all the way down.
What a waste of money!
What a waste of money!
February 3, 2011
Pyramid 12 strings
I just put these on my Eastwood Classic 12 String and they sound just great. Turned my $500 guitar into a $2000 Ric. Really happy with this purchase.
By Fender 12 Guy
October 1, 2010
Flat Wound 12's Rock
I've been using these strings on my 1965 Fender solid body 12 string electric for years now, and they play and sound great! They also last forever. I think the last time I changed them was over a year ago, and we're gigging all the time. Thanks.
August 29, 2010
I wasted money
I have a '05 360/12 with toasters and wanted "the Jangle". Read tons of reviews/webnotes which said I had to have flatwounds. Played these for a week before getting cheaper round-wound strings from the Rick website. Basically made the guitar unplayable (well, just not fun to play). Turns out that the Factory nut on my Rick was not cut for this gauge on the low A and D string, so I had very uneven action. Going back to factory issue round-wounds solved the problem. Gauge issues aside, reviews made it sound like I HAD to have a Vox AC30 and these strings for the right tone. NOT TRUE, cheap factory-issue sounds great on my toasters and my Fender Twin will roll with the best of them!
July 15, 2010
Flatwounds are really the only way to go on a 12 string. They allow lower action and better playability, and the tone is superior in my opinion.
By Tim Hayes
April 1, 2010
Pyramid Gold 12 String Sets
Just the best! Got turned on to them by R. McGuinn's webpage. They sound, feel great and are long lasting.
By Todd Newman
March 14, 2010
The best strings made. Just fantastic. I'll never use anything else.
By Jeff Abbey
February 20, 2010
Pyramid Flat Wounds for 12 string
A very sleek and well made string. You can see the craftsmanship. There is a thread wrap around the base of the string. Nice touch! I know they are the standard that others are judged by. That being said, to me, they seem to lack a bit of tactile flexibility. I found myself playing on top of the string rather than getting to the core of it. Also they seemed to muffle the ringing jangle of the open strings I was trying to achieve.
By Bill Mulholland
November 19, 2009
Rating 12 string
Your Pyrimid strings on my Ric are the best in every way. This is the only string for a RIC 12 string!