- Twelve-string bass
The twelve-string bass is an
electric basswith four courses each of three strings.
Normal tuning is eeE-aaA-ddD-ggG, with one string of each course tuned similarly to the corresponding string of the four-string bass, and the remaining two strings tuned to the octave.
It is prominent in the music of
Cheap Trick, played by Tom Petersson.
Other twelve string basses
There have been several bass guitars with twelve strings built to rarer or even unique specifications.
A bass with six courses each of two strings was played by John Paul Jones of
Led Zeppelin. This instrument was made by Hugh Manson.
Basses have been built with twelve single-string courses, and various tunings. These are not normally played as a conventional bass guitar, but rather both hands are used on the fretboard.
Eight string bass guitar
* [http://www.12stringbass.net/ 12stringbass.net]
* [http://www.led-zeppelin.org/reference/gear/index.php?m=jpj-1981-present John Paul Jones bass guitars]
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