Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by Jubaea » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:48 am

AaronXII wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:15 pm
I think I'm going to make some Pickguards.
I traced my guard and made a 3D Model
https://youtu.be/5FC3xANIxns
Excellent, if you make this, probably I would buy one.
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by prospect » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:18 am

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Got mine this week! The setup was terrible, but after a restring and some time adjusting the neck and bridge - I got it dialed in nicely. Only other change was the knobs. Neck is a bit thin for my taste (feels Ibanez-ish) but I got a Stratocaster XII coming in tomorrow, and hopefully that neck feels better to me.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by Jubaea » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:50 am

prospect wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:18 am
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Got mine this week! The setup was terrible, but after a restring and some time adjusting the neck and bridge - I got it dialed in nicely. Only other change was the knobs. Neck is a bit thin for my taste (feels Ibanez-ish) but I got a Stratocaster XII coming in tomorrow, and hopefully that neck feels better to me.
Here is mine, the same with the original buttons but a rotary selector. I would like a white pickguard on it, to match my Johnny Marr Jaguar Olympic White.

You give me an idea with the buttons ...

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by prospect » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:54 am

An anodized gold pickguard would be awesome but it would also have to replace the chrome control plate.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by UlricvonCatalyst » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:30 pm

Severed Hand wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:14 am
Anyone have suggestions for a good capo for these guitars?
For anyone else looking, Shubb do a 12-string capo.

Apologies for the Amazon link. The first couple of links I followed didn't show the product they supposedly linked to.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by ddrrll » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:33 am

Hey everyone.
I unexpectedly traded my 2012 MIJ Bass VI for a white ARXII yesterday and am quite pleased.
The reason I stopped by here is to let you know that these fit absolutely perfectly inside of the Fender Jaguar Baritone Custom case.
https://flic.kr/p/2jg5n7g
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by Jubaea » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:40 am

AaronXII wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:15 pm
I think I'm going to make some Pickguards.
I traced my guard and made a 3D Model
https://youtu.be/5FC3xANIxns
So, where are you with this project ?
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by burpgun » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:50 am

Hey folks, you can get a replacement pick guard for your AR XII now, in just about whatever color scheme you want. Wavering between black and pearloid for my white XII. https://www.wdmusic.com/wd-custom-pickg ... tails.html

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by SignoftheDragon » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:17 am

burpgun wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:50 am
Hey folks, you can get a replacement pick guard for your AR XII now, in just about whatever color scheme you want. Wavering between black and pearloid for my white XII. https://www.wdmusic.com/wd-custom-pickg ... tails.html
Some good options on there- along with some horribly offensive ones!

I'm thinking about a 'melting rasta' theme for my LPB XII :-X :-X :-X :k

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by X-Ray Spex » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:33 am

So is anyone playing these as a 6 string yet? Always loved the pickups and the shape but 12 strings is just 6 too many for me.
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

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X-Ray Spex wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:33 am
So is anyone playing these as a 6 string yet? Always loved the pickups and the shape but 12 strings is just 6 too many for me.
I tried it. Sounded and felt really nice. Honestly as a 6-string it just kind of sounds like a much less noisy Jazzmaster. The really wide fretboard helps deal with the string spacing issues that some JMs have.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by X-Ray Spex » Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:34 am

bessieboporbach wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:30 am
X-Ray Spex wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:33 am
So is anyone playing these as a 6 string yet? Always loved the pickups and the shape but 12 strings is just 6 too many for me.
I tried it. Sounded and felt really nice. Honestly as a 6-string it just kind of sounds like a much less noisy Jazzmaster. The really wide fretboard helps deal with the string spacing issues that some JMs have.
Good to know it's a viable option, I wonder if there'd be any long term issues for the truss rod from the lack of tension.
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by Jubaea » Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:52 am

X-Ray Spex wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:34 am
bessieboporbach wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:30 am
X-Ray Spex wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:33 am
So is anyone playing these as a 6 string yet? Always loved the pickups and the shape but 12 strings is just 6 too many for me.
I tried it. Sounded and felt really nice. Honestly as a 6-string it just kind of sounds like a much less noisy Jazzmaster. The really wide fretboard helps deal with the string spacing issues that some JMs have.
Good to know it's a viable option, I wonder if there'd be any long term issues for the truss rod from the lack of tension.
There's no reason, once the TR is set for 6 strings, it should not move.
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by Jubaea » Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:54 am

burpgun wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:50 am
Hey folks, you can get a replacement pick guard for your AR XII now, in just about whatever color scheme you want. Wavering between black and pearloid for my white XII. https://www.wdmusic.com/wd-custom-pickg ... tails.html
$29 for the pickguard, $103 for shipping, are they crazy ?
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by bessieboporbach » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:21 am

X-Ray Spex wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:34 am
bessieboporbach wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:30 am
X-Ray Spex wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:33 am
So is anyone playing these as a 6 string yet? Always loved the pickups and the shape but 12 strings is just 6 too many for me.
I tried it. Sounded and felt really nice. Honestly as a 6-string it just kind of sounds like a much less noisy Jazzmaster. The really wide fretboard helps deal with the string spacing issues that some JMs have.
Good to know it's a viable option, I wonder if there'd be any long term issues for the truss rod from the lack of tension.
If anything it's probably better for the neck in the long term. 12-strings of all kinds are notorious for developing unfixable bows over the years.

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