Mick Buys His First Ever 12-String Guitar [But Now What?!]

Published 24 May 2022

Welcome to the show! Mick here, hello. As you can see I recently bought a new guitar: for the first time ever I have my very own electric 12-string, so I thought I would share my first hours with it.
As you’ll hear in the video, I bought it with a specific purpose in mind, but before we get to that, let’s walk through the first plugging-in, a little bit of love for the fingerboard and a string change. All that done, I plug in to the rig and see what there is to be found.
Please enjoy the video, and please visit That Pedal Shop

I mention some gig dates in the video, so here are the relevant ticket links:

• Thursday 23 June 2022, Frome UK:

• Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 June, Witney UK:

Today’s signal chain is as follows:
Guitar, Vibe, Octafuzz, Tube Screamer, Maiden Preamp, Paso Doble Preamp, SPLIT.
One side of the split then goes Future Factory, Harmonious Monk, Reverb L, Power Amp Side A/ bottom speaker
Other side of the split goes Reverb R, Power Amp Side B / top speaker

Pedals and stuff used in this video

• Schmidt-Array SA-550 XDM

• JAM Pedals Retrovibe MkII
UK & Europe:
USA That Pedal Shop:

• Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer [this one is a Keeley mod from 2014]
UK & Europe:

• Mythos Pedals Argo
UK & Europe:
USA That Pedal Shop:

• Kingsley Maiden D Preamp

• Kingsley Paso Doble [not available, link to Page TS which is very similar and much more versatile]

• Free The Tone FF-1Y Future Factory
UK & Europe:

• JAM Pedals Harmonious Monk
UK & Europe:
USA That Pedal Shop:

• Chase Bliss Audio CXM1978 Reverb
UK & Europe:
USA That Pedal Shop:

• TheGigRig G3 Atom

Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:00 But why Mick, why?
2:58 Why choose this guitar?
6:48 First time plugging in
8:45 What is a 12-string anyway?
16:52 String removing
17:48 Fretboard conditioner
21:10 Restringing
25:50 Nut slot widening
27:25 Dialling in that sound
29:50 Vibe settings
37:52 Closing thinkings

Guitars in this episode:
• Ibanez Artcore AS73-12

Amps & cabs in this episode:
• Mesa/Boogie 50/50 Stereo Power Amp - no longer made, I found this on
• Mesa/Boogie 2x12 with EVM-12L speakers - as above

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