You know him, you love him, it’s the wonderful metal experiments of Jared Dines! With the guitar string arms race going on, he has made the leap far beyond everyone else to TWELVE STRING GUITAR METAL!


I’m exaggerating of course – a 12-string such as this one has only 6 courses, which means the strings are in octave or unison pairs.

that's the joke

I was pretty surprised how decent the thing actually sounds – I was expecting some real garbage tones from a piezo pickup like that. Hardly thick and chunky like a nice humbucker, but not the worst thing I’ve heard either.

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.

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  • I would listen to an album recorded this way :D

  • Pretty sure I saw a picture of a custom electric 12-string that some band was using a couple of months ago. For blackmetal I think it could really work.

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