Miscellaneous Information

There is a lot of information about 12-string basses that doesn’t fit neatly into a standard category so this will be the place that all the weird stuff will be accumulated. We’ll start with some collectibles.

12-String Bass Collectibles

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Ads

A handful of 12-string basses have been seen in magazine advertisements over the past 40 years.

Art

Drawings depicting 12-string basses appeared shortly after the creation of the very first Hamer Quad Bass. Now, even kids are including 12’s in their original art.

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Magazines

A small number of music and bassist-oriented magazines include discussions of the 12-string bass, and a few even display a 12 on the front cover.

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Printed Matter

Post cards, sheet music, baseball and display cards, album covers and record sleeves.

promotional items

Baseball cards, toys, buttons, and many other items include images of 12-string basses but most are very tough to find.

T-Shirts

What is cooler than wearing a t-shirt displaying a 12? And should we start selling 12-string bass t-shirts?

Weirdly cool Stuff to Do With A 12-String Bass

Giant Sock Monkey

Build a 6-foot tall sock monkey, strap a 12-string bass on it and parade it around town.

Have a Party

Hold a baby shower celebrating the arrival of your new 12-string bass.

Diorama

Create a 12-string bass action figure. As long as the bass is good, anatomical correctness of the bassist is optional.

Tattoo

Proclaim to the world that you rock by getting a 12-string bass tattoo, then show it off to your favorite 12-string bassist.

Set a World record

Climb to the top of this mountain - nearly three miles high - and play 12-string bass at the summit. Details coming soon!