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Anyone here play a doubleneck? I've been thinking of getting one, but just not sure how much I'd use the 12 string side of things, as alot of what I play is hard rock.
 

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Ripper said:
Anyone here play a doubleneck? I've been thinking of getting one, but just not sure how much I'd use the 12 string side of things, as alot of what I play is hard rock.
I've wanted one since I saw pictures of Alex and Geddy both rockin' it up wearing double-necks. Then I saw Rik Emmett playing one, then Gordie Johnson...

Oh, and that Page dude, also. :D


Don't any american guitarists play a double-neck?
 

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Don't any American guitarists play a double-neck?
I don't think so. It would confuse them too much. :wink:
 

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Don't any american guitarists play a double-neck?
Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick, 5 necks!! :tongue:

 

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Or did you mean this style?



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Geez I was just thinking of two necks. We opened for Grady this summer and watching Gordy play his got me thinking about whether or not one would be viable for stage use.
 

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Geez I was just thinking of two necks. We opened for Grady this summer and watching Gordy play his got me thinking about whether or not one would be viable for stage use.
I guess that's a question only you can answer. Do you play a lot of material where you need a 6 and 12 in the same song? Stage use is the only practical use for a doubleneck that I can see.

Personally, I think multineck guitars are novelty items. I'm sure tone is sacrificed for looks in many cases. I'd rather lug 5 great sounding guitars than one 5-necked tone turd. Even Page only used the doubleneck for live shows, he didn't record Stairway to Heaven with it.
 

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Yeah it's strictly a stage thing for sure. We don't play anything right now requiring a 12 string. I'm going to borrow one off a fellow I know and play around and see if it is anything I might consider using on a more permanent basis.
 

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I've never played one, but I bet they're heavy. And really more of an onstage/visual thing for sure.

Still want one, tho. Rickerbacker 6&4 string, please.
And a Stick.

In Batio's case, who else but him can play an Opposite four-necker? I sometimes wonder if he's like Rain Man? Gifted with physical co-ordination, but unable to balance a check-book? By all accounts he's a pretty funny guy...
 

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I bought a double neck white Ibanez back in 1981 while I was stationed in Kingston, Ontario. Had the choice at 650 dollars of it and a late 70's cherry sunburst les paul deluxe with serious buckle rash.Still kicking myself over picking the double neck. It was a total pain. You have to stand up to play it and it is very very awkward. It is pretty much a show guitar. It sounded pretty good but was too difficult to play because of the issues I mentioned.
 
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