Tim Harden

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  • Artist

  • Location

  • Title

  • Released

  • Genre

  • UPC barcode

  • Bassist

  • 12-string bass

  • Songs including the 12

  • Tim Harden

  • Round Rock, Texas, USA

  • Tim Harden

  • 2008

  • Country, Rock, Cover tunes

  • None

  • Tim Harden

  • Hamer B12L

  • I Just Want Your Kiss, Birdcage, I Hate the Men’s Locker Room, Bulldog, Thunderbird


The first three songs listed have no guitar tracks, just multi-tracked bass. "I Hate The Men's Locker Room" also includes a 4-string bass part. "Bulldog" and "Thunderbird" were previously released on the "Safety In Numbers - Vol. III" compilation album in 2000.

Tim Harden and his Hamer B12L 12-string bass.

Tim has played a USA Hamer B12L 12-string bass since 1998. In addition to his various music projects, he is also the president of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre fan club, runs several TCM fan sites and has appeared in a number of documentaries about the movie. Tim even got a part in the movie "Wildman of the Navidad" which was released this year.

In addition to his solo album, Tim has played his 12-string bass on albums for a long list of other artists in Texas including Ricky Wayne Sprague, Jennifer Mansfield Peal, Jerry Rigged, Spencer Perskin, and Brenda Freed.

About his rig Tim writes, "Because my biggest influence growing up was John Entwistle, I adopted the split signal setup. My bass first goes to the Korg tuner. From there, it gets split to a top-end distortion effects unit and a bottom end effects unit. I’m using a Behringer V-Amp guitar effects rack for distortion and chorus. That output goes to the Crate G-120S guitar amp that has 2x12 speakers. I’m also using a Behringer bass V-amp Pro bass effects rack for the bottom end. That output goes to a Crest Audio CA-6 2-channel amp, and then goes to two 4x10 Hartke speaker cabs. All of this is powered by my Furman line conditioner. When I’m playing songs from my CD live in my solo shows, I’ll use this same rig but also with a Boss RC-20XL loop station, where I’ll loop riffs on top of riffs with the 12-string bass."

"Oh – and the stand that is holding my Hamer Chaparral bass is a stand I made myself. I’m the webmaster for the Buzzard Bass site. The Status Graphite and Warwick Buzzard basses have an elongated 'wing' that conventional guitar stands can’t keep off the ground, so I designed this stand that not only facilitates the Buzzard line but other basses and guitars as well."