Tom Petersons old bass. Maybe one of his first custom Hamer prototypes

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  1. 70spbase

    70spbase Fender/Ampeg for over 30 years!Portaflex #449 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Las Vegas
    Hey Cheap Trick fans! A studio that I recently recorded in had a gem of a piece of history and lore. This is a Tom Peterson prototype that was used way back in the Budakon era. Heavy as all get out and hard to balance, but man just the aura of this beast. 2013-06-10 16.49.45.jpg 2013-06-10 16.49.52.jpg 2013-06-10 16.50.05.jpg 2013-06-10 16.52.13.jpg 2013-06-10 16.52.21.jpg 2013-06-10 16.52.29.jpg
  2. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    He talked about that in an interview I read decades ago. He said Hamer was scared the neck couldn't take the tension of 12 strings and built him the the 10 string (Note the E and A only have a single octave string) as a compromise. Since the 10 had no problems they went ahead with a full 12 string.

    That bass (there may be two if I remember the interview correctly) is incredibly rare and historic.
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  3. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    #69, dude!!!!! Definitely a cool bass! Nice grab!

    Hamer instruments always make me smile. Great company... shame they got "Fendered."
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  4. bassbully

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

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Very cool love me some Cheap Trick and Tom’s unique basses and style. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Bionic-Joe


    Jul 4, 2006
    I'd Buy it right now!!!!!
  6. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Which studio? That’s a real piece of history sitting there.
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  7. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    Also, TTBOMK, that bass, like many of his Hamer 12's, is only 30" scale.
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