12 string regal tricone, anyone play one?

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12 string regal tricone, anyone play one?

Postby grizzwell » Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:20 am

I could possibly get a 12 string regal tri-cone. Anyone have any experiences, good or bad?
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Re: 12 string regal tricone, anyone play one?

Postby ricochet » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:56 pm

No experiences, but with my Johnson I found that very heavy strings, which put a lot of downforce on the cones, preload the cones into a range where they don't move well with vibration. You don't get any increased volume or sustain, and the increased effort of plucking very tight, heavy strings may decrease the volume. I wonder if the extra tension of the 12 string setup would cause similar issues? Only one sure way to find out.
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Re: 12 string regal tricone, anyone play one?

Postby rustyslide » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:27 pm

My 12 string tricone is strung with .010s and tuned down to C# vastapol. Seems to work out well.

Open D with .013-.056 on a six string vs Open C# with .010-.046 on a twelve, from this page is 167lbs vs 172lbs.

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D   .013" PL == 20.49#
A,  .017" PL == 19.67#
D,  .026" PB == 18.66#
^F,  .035" PB == 55.1#
A,, .045" PB == 32.06#
D,, .056" PB == 21.72#
total == 167.7#

^C   .010" PL == 10.8#
^C   .010" PL == 10.8#
^G,  .014" PL == 11.88#
^G,  .014" PL == 11.88#
F  .008" PL == 10.98#
F,  .023" PB == 20.9#
^C   .010" PL == 10.8#
^C,  .030" PB == 22.75#
^G,  .012" PL == 8.73#
^G,, .039" PB == 21.29#
^C,  .027" PB == 18.08#
^C,, .047" PB == 13.8#
total == 172.71#
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Re: 12 string regal tricone, anyone play one?

Postby ricochet » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:28 pm

When I had the .017-.070" set on my Johnson I was running around 210 lbs. in Open D.
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