Hamer CH12 Chaparral 12 String Bass
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-11-26)
Price : US $400.00
If you are looking to get into a 12 string bass, this is a great deal. This is the Hamer Korean model that emulates the USA B12L model.
Yeah, those USA Hamers are great, but you might want to see if you can handle all this thunder before you drop $1500 . Not to mention the ability to consistently drop one fingertip across three strings at once. Jeff Ament makes the opening to 'Jeremy' sound like a walk in the park, but you may discover there's a little more involved when you attampt it. And you will, because 'Jeremy' is to 12 string bassists what 'Smoke on the Water' is to guitar players.
Anyways, it has a set neck with two truss rods to handle all that string tension. I just put a pair of fresh Hamer strings on it, too. They still have that new string smell.
The two humbucking bass pickups sound great...I found no need to replace them. The tone pots and a pan control allows you to tweak the tone to your amp's tolerances.
Make no mistake, this thing's sound is heavier than wet carpet. But the bass itself is pretty light, due to the basswood body. If you want to scare the crap out of your annoying lead guitarist, bring this thing to practice or a gig. Your drummer will love you. The neighbors...not so much.
I never gigged it, so it's in great condition. It has a little ding down by the volume/tone controls that I will try to capture in a photo, but black guitars are tough to get on film. The frets are excellent, the neck is straight, and there is no wo
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-11-26)
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