Printed Material

45 RPM Record Sleeves

These 45 RPM record sleeves of Cheap Trick songs all include images of the Hamer Quad Bass, both in its original natural finish and its later black finish.

Two slightly different versions of this sleeve were printed in Germany or Holland. They both show the Hamer Quad 12-string bass on the At Budokan cover on album and cassette on the back.

 

Baseball Cards

These baseball cards are all live shots of Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam concerts. Two cards are from 2013, two from 2016 and one from 2018. Jeff is shown playing Hamer 12-string basses on each of the cards. In four of the photos he is playing a Hamer B12A “Ament” variant and the fourth shows a custom silver sparkle Hamer Thunderbird 12.

 

Postcards

Cheap Trick has created a variety of postcards over the years. These two postcards both include Tom Petersson’s first Chandler Royale 12-string bass that he received in late 1995 / early 1996. The snowman card is the standard 4” by 6” size, while the other card is oversize at 5” by 7”.

 

Advertising Cards

Typically used to promote a newly released album, Cheap Trick has used advertising cards extensively over the years. Both of these cards picture the green Chandler Royale 12-string bass.

 

Sheet Music

The sheet music book for Cheap Trick’s ‘at Budokan’ album includes a full page photo of the Hamer B12A 12-string bass, which wasn’t actually played on that tour. It was used in a later concert tour which was recorded and released as ‘Budokan II’.

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The sheet music for the song ‘Ain’t That A Shame’ includes a view of the Hamer 12-string Quad Bass. Images from this photo shoot session were used extensively by the band. There are many different poses, facial expressions and even reversed images that can be found.

Sheet music for ‘The Flame’ was published in Australia and pictures a Hamer B12A 12-string bass.

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The Best Of Cheap Trick

This book of sheet music shows the Hamer B12A 12-string that was featured in the promotional pictures for the ‘Busted’ album.

 

Radio Station Playlist

The neck and headstock of a Hamer B12A 12-string bass are pictured on this May 13, 1988 playlist for radio station 3XY-1422 in Melbourne, Australia. At that time, Cheap Trick’s song The Flame was #1 on the top 40 singles chart, with the “Lap Of Luxury” album ranked at #8 on the Album chart.