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Jim Sangster from Thee Sgt Major III plays one of these. Badass!

Posted by Dave Hates Chico | June 26, 2008 4:23 PM

Typing '12-string bass' burns.

Posted by trent moorman | June 26, 2008 4:25 PM

A friend of mine in Brooklyn had one years ago... brings back memories to see one of those. I wasn't sure there was even a manufacturer making those.

The freight ship of the highways.

Posted by Wolf Blitzer | June 26, 2008 4:30 PM

I've heard good things about those Waterstone basses, and Tom Peterson is one of my all time favorite bassists. Would love to have one someday, though I might just go for the 8-string for ease of use and tuning.

Dork Note: I'm pretty sure the bass on "Achilles' Last Stand" is an 8-string, but its a great example of the instrument.

Posted by tallchris | June 26, 2008 5:27 PM

The bass on Achilles' Last Stand is indeed an 8 string made by Alembic. Probably much easier to play than a 12. :)

Posted by Eric | June 26, 2008 7:11 PM

Do you have to have a permit to play that thing?

Posted by powerlounge | June 26, 2008 7:28 PM

If I was going to have a 8-string or 12-string bass, I think I would have this guy do it:

Posted by tallchris | June 27, 2008 7:09 AM

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