1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Tom Petersson’s White Falcon 12 String

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 48thStreetCustom, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Eastwood Guitars, CHC Guitars, GHS strings

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

    Definitely cool though !
  2. OnederTone

    OnederTone Aguilar Everywhere Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Thornton, CO
    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?
  3. Yeah, it sure looks like a Gretsch to me. I just didn't get a good look at the logo on the headstock.
  4. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Yes...minus the part about "Tom"
  5. msact


    Jan 8, 2013
    Somewhere in NJ
    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.
  6. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    Very freaking cool bass. Back in the day I bought an Ibanez 12-string and it was all Tom Peterson's fault.
  7. msact


    Jan 8, 2013
    Somewhere in NJ
    I bought a 12 string musicvox for the same reason.
  8. bassbully

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

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Nice Bass. Tom is too cool!
  9. woodyng


    Dec 19, 2007
    Oregon coast
    Very Cool! And the headstock does look humongous,but Tom managed not to tip over playing it....:cool:
  10. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    What happened to Bun E. Carlos? :confused:

  11. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    He has been out of the picture for a couple of years. Rick's son plays for them now.
  12. Melonthief


    Jan 25, 2013

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


    Oct 22, 2013
    No longer goes on the road due to health issues.
  14. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    Have you guys seen his ALL aluminum 12 string from EGC?
  15. 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.
  16. bassbully

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

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    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.
  17. guitargarage

    guitargarage Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2008
    Boston, MA
    Owner of Guitar Garage
    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 !!
  18. So cool that Gretsch teamed up with Tom.

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