Pearl Jam

Touring Band 2000

  • Artist

  • Location

  • Title

  • Released

  • Genre

  • UPC barcode

  • Format / Region

  • Bassist

  • 12-string bass

  • Songs including the 12

  • Pearl Jam

  • Seattle, Washington, USA

  • Touring Band 2000

  • 2001

  • Rock

  • None

  • Region 0

  • Jeff Ament

  • Hamer Custom Duo-Tone

  • Jeremy

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This is the second custom 12-string bass built by Hamer for Jeff Ament. It incorporates a partially hollow upper body cavity with three small sound holes. There is a piezo bridge-saddle pickup in addition to its electro-magnetic pickups, much like the design and function of Hamer's Duo-Tone acoustic / electric guitar. The theory behind this bass was that it would achieve both an electric tone as well as an acoustic tone from the same instrument.

1995 Jeff Ament Custom Hamer "Acoustic Electric" Natural Finish 12-String Bass

In practice the bass didn't seem to achieve as much of the acoustical properties as Jeff had hoped. Jeff still thought the electric tone was great and the style was a nice aesthetic change from his original 12-string bass.