Tom Petersson’s White Falcon 12 String

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  1. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

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  2. Dark Horse

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    Why would it not be a real Gretsch ? They'd make him about anything he wants...

    Definitely cool though !
  3. OnederTone

    OnederTone Previously funkyebk Supporting Member

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    Starts with a D, rhymes with jam, and it holds back a bunch of water.

    on a side note, is Tom the only one of that has aged well?
  4. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

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    Yeah, it sure looks like a Gretsch to me. I just didn't get a good look at the logo on the headstock.
  5. Roscoe East

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    Yes...minus the part about "Tom"
  6. RLK

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  7. msact

    msact Gold Supporting Member

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    I wonder what kind of neck dive you get with a 12 string hollow body. It's bad enough with a 12 string solid body.

    Cool bass and one of my all time favorite bands.
  8. pfox14

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    Very freaking cool bass. Back in the day I bought an Ibanez 12-string and it was all Tom Peterson's fault.
  9. msact

    msact Gold Supporting Member

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    I bought a 12 string musicvox for the same reason.
  10. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    Nice Bass. Tom is too cool!
  11. woodyng

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    Very Cool! And the headstock does look humongous,but Tom managed not to tip over playing it....:cool:
  12. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties Supporting Member

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    What happened to Bun E. Carlos? :confused:

    MM
  13. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    He has been out of the picture for a couple of years. Rick's son plays for them now.
  14. Melonthief

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    He still records with them, just can't or won't tour
  15. lz4005

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    No longer goes on the road due to health issues.
  16. johnson79

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    Have you guys seen his ALL aluminum 12 string from EGC?
  17. 12stringbassist

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    Yes - it's a Gretsch. No - Bun E doesn't tour with them anymore.
    I doubt he will play on any more albums or tour with them ever again as he has sued them and they are counter-suing him. Sad.
  18. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    Yea an old band mate (drummer) did a drum show and Bun E was there.... even played his drum kit.

    He hung out with him for a spell and Bun said he was to old, tired and just sick of the road. He had started his own coffee line also I think. He played in a local blues band for fun and still got together with CT from time to time.
  19. guitargarage

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    I still love Cheap Trick - that big drone of sound from the 12-string bass and the bite of the Les Paul - and Zander's still a hell of a singer - this clip is from just a few weeks ago I think !!
  20. electracoyote

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    So cool that Gretsch teamed up with Tom.

    They should have made one for Robin too (that's a Schecter White Falcon clone).

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