Yeah, restringing and tuning that thing was work! I have this really old little device that has six pipes, one each for E, A, D, G, B and high E — you blow into each one to get the note for that string. It is so old-timey and funky but I have had it forever and never once used anything else to tune with. Once I get the top E string right I just tune the rest by ear with harmonics. I have never even tried to do it differently. Something about old dogs and new tricks here I suppose. I get pretty good results with the capo except for the top E pairs, which get pulled a little towards the edge of the fretboard. They are just a bit off but it may be because the capo is smaller than what I need for 12 strings.