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.


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.


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.


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.


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.