Articles About 12-String Basses

These articles with information about the 12-string bass have been previously published in musician magazines or newspapers from throughout the world.

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Ian Edmundson

In 1999, finding anybody who played a 12-string bass was unusual - and especially so in the United Kingdom.

Tony Senatore

Tony Senatore discusses how he came to not only play a 12-string bass, but also to design his own custom basses.

 
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Hans Grimm

You can’t play that, can you? This feature appeared in De Bassist magazine from Amsterdam in 2009.

A Sleeping Giant Awakens

The story of the creation of the first Hamer 12-string bass as told by Jol Dantzig of Hamer Guitars.

 
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Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament

Jol Dantzig of Hamer Guitars interviews Jeff Ament about how he got involved with 12-string basses and Hamer.

When 4 Strings Aren’t Enough

An interview with Tom Petersson from 1997, reprinted with permission of Bass Player magazine.

 
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Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick

Another interview published in 1997, courtesy of Christopher Buttner.

Producer Richie Zito

This interview from Hamer Tone gives the producer’s perspective on recording the 12.