12 string basses have four sets of three strings. one tuned to the same pitch as a four string but with the addition of two normal guitar strings. So when you play you have to hold down three strings with one finger, good luck to them i have more than enough adventure getting round six.
I have known les paul head stocks to snap off during such abuse!!
Fingers but it depends on the syle of music you play, some stuff needs a pick.
Re: WHAT WAS THE VERY FIRST ALBUM YOU BOUGHT OR RECEIVED (58 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)
My first was Edgar Winter,they only come out at night.
Thats the wonderfull thing about guitar over most any other instrument the fingering patterns are repeated time and again. Say you play C major no flats or sharps but then you go to B major now you have five sharps but no change in how your fingering pattern would play it. Thats why so many guitarists dont understand a lot of music theory the way the instrument is built they dont have to, they learn something in one key and then just move it around.