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mcoolin

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I'm getting a Sonorus Tapper 12 string built for me. You can find them in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Sonorus-Tappers-291126257572658. Basically a ladder style tapper made from Aluminium and stainless steel. They used to be known as Skeletone but for various reasons changed their name.

Build time is around 8 weeks and prices are the best I've seen anywhere. The workmanship seems awesome from the pictures. This is my first tapper.

Tunings I'm considering are:
C G D A E B  E A D G B E -Bass Guitar
C G D A E B  C G D A E B - Recommended by Sonorus
B E A D G C  C#/Db F#/Gb B E A D - Chapman standard

I've got little guitar and no bass background so little baggage tocarry forward. It's all new for me.

Any suggested tunings or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

What amps would you recommend for a beginner? Mine instrument has a separate Bass/melody output.

Thanks
Not mine but one similar to it.
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mcoolin

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Well my tapper is almost done.

I decided to go with this tuning (curtosy of the warr guitar site):
B E A D G C<>B E A D G C This is an Uncrossed 4ths tuning. String #6 (B) is the lowest bass string, and string #12 (B) is the lowest guitar string. Nothing is inverted. It is called "uncrossed" as hands are not reaching across one set of strings to play the other, as in most standard stereo tap-guitar tunings, such as tuning #1 above. The left hand still plays bass, but now the bass strings are strings 1-6, and not 7-12 as in tuning #1. Strings #1-6 have the same open string pitches as standard 6-string bass. Our Phalanx 12 models were designed with this tuning in mind, but it is available on any 12-string Warr Guitar. This is a very symmetric tuning, as nothing is inverted, and both sides of the guitar are an octave apart.
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Jayesskerr

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Interesting looking piece of kit; I'm interested to hear what it sounds like. Looks cool, for sure!
lol I am quite addicted to Chapman Sticks, however...
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Try'n2Tap

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I had a tapper with this tuning. Really enjoyed it as long as the neck is wide enough to accommodate it. Should work out great.
Looking forward to your thoughts on the tapper
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I'm tempted by these tappers, living in the UK and without much money. What i like is the rigidity of the frame not needing a truss rod, this should allow a lot of retuning without action being changed. My use for such a tapper would involve a lot of retuning as i am interested in just-intonation / microtonal open tunings and tuning a large single region in roughly thirds.
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mcoolin

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@ixlramp Well I got mine on Friday. Beautiful instrument and yes it can be strung in many ways. Surprisingly heavy but in line with the chapman or warr guitars.
Certainly invites much experimentation.
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Try'n2Tap

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Any pictures of the new arrival?
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DF-Mark

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We'd love to hear something too!


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gravitysangel

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I have just ordered my Sonorus Tapper.
It's this one:
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gravitysangel

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My Tapper (Craig of Sonorus names the instruments, mine is called "Midnight") has arrived last week.
It looks and feels great, now I just have to learn to play the thing.[confused]
I will post audio as soon as I'm able to play something simple at least decently.
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