Close - but not quite….

These are books that mention the 12-string bass but don’t provide enough substantial (or correct) information to justify them having a separate page.


Electric Guitars - An Illustrated History (2010)

Jonathan Lister mentions the 12:

“"In order to appeal to a broader market, the first 'production' Hamer called the 'Sunburst' debuted in 1977. During this time the company steadily gained more popularity with the high profile patronage of Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen and the use of Hamer 8- and 12-string basses in their music."

But then there is this remark without ever mentioning that Dantzig came back: "This reportedly precipitated Dantzig's departure from the company in 1992."