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Best 12-String Electric Riff

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Hootad Binky, Dec 16, 2009.

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    Driver 8/Eight Miles High
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    TB72 and sixty2strat like this.
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    I was torn between that and "Driver 8" (which I'm pretty sure...technically isn't even an electric 12 on the studio track). I went "Driver 8" because since so much of it was lifted from "Eight Miles High", I got a 2-fer out of the deal.
     
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    The opening chord in "A Hard Days Night" is still instant goosebumps to me all these years later. Thanks for that one cchhoorrdd Mr. Harrison....

    "Eight Miles High" just takes me to a particular place that no other song has. Thanks for the trip Roger....

    "Turn, Turn, Turn" & "Mr. Tambourine Man" put me in a very peaceful state and makes me want to pick up and play my electric 12 every time I hear them. Thanks again Roger...wish I could afford a Ric....
     
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    Curley Weaver - anything he ever played on a 12 string.

    Intro to Eight Miles High - for years I thought the thing was recorded and then laid down backwards on the record.
     
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    Yes! Those remind me.
    Check out Fred Neil, Gordon Lightfoot, and other blues and folkies for earlier 12-string work.
     
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    yes. but as a complete contrast, "Awaken" by Yes off "going for the one" is frickin awesome....
     
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    I don't think there's a single "best" 12-string line. I love the nod to RM by TP as well as the guys in REM. Any song by either of these bands involving a Ric 12'er is fine by me. I think "Fall on Me" is a 12 string and is one of my favorite REM songs.
     

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