Epi Dr 212 A Couple Minor Changes

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    I just put the E on the headstock, seems to stick there where it fell off the guard all the time.

    and I filed the bridge saddle again.. 2nd time.. pics don't really show how low the action is but take my word
    for it barred chords all the way up are not hard at all.

    I could have gone a tick lower still...might do that next string change. But you can see by looking at the bridge
    I'm already pretty hot!
     

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    forgot this pic.
     

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    Fishman Neo D single coil in the hole, and new output jack.
     

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    That's pretty damn impressive. I don't think I've ever played a twelve string anything.
     
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    I play the top 3 or 4, beyond that it’s welcome to noodle town.
     
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    It's taken me a couple of days to just get used to getting accurate notes on it. and I'm still trying to get my hand/finger strength up enough to make full six note chords accurately, or fast enough.
    Even though I have better action that I could get pictures of, it's still twice the pressure, pretty much.

    One thing that disappoints me is that the Fishman Neo D leaves my low E at lesser volume than the other strings.
    It's also true of the high E, but to a far lesser extent.

    The epiphones neck is wide and thick.. so it's very wide at the bridge as well.. consequently

    my shubb capo has to be on full open to even fit the neck. though I bought the 12 string model, which has the width needed at the board, the neck is so thick top to bottom some other capo with greater adjustment range for top to bottom thickness would be better.
    Perhaps a Paige.

    And since the neck is so wide, the Fishman is probably just falling a bit short of being under that low E string.
    OR, if I'm lucky, it could be the guage.

    This is tuned to D. 1 Full step down. with light guage strings.
    So.. since they are original strings.. maybe a bit dead? maybe not quite enough tension to produce adequate volume?

    I doubt it. But I hope there's a solution somehow.

    sounds really sweet amplified through my 6 watt cake pan amp w. 12" speaker.
     

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