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Manson 12-String Bass
General Specs
Body: Quilted maple top
Finish: Blue
Neck: 3-piece bird's eye maple
Fingerboard: Ebony, blue LED dot markers triggered by sound
Frets: 21
Headstock: Quilted maple with silver logo
Tuners: Chrome Manson
Pickguard: None
Pickups: (2) EMG Pickups
Controls: (2) Volume, (2) Tone, Stereo wiring
Years in use: 1999-2002
Website: http://www.manson
guitars.co.uk/
Hugh Manson built this 12-String Bass Guitar for John Paul Jones. Jones used this bass guitar on his Zooma, The Thunderthief solo tours and well as the 2009-2010 Them Crooked Vultures tours on Daffodils. The bass is tuned B-C and is wired in stereo with the neck pickup routing to the SWR bass rig and the bridge pickup routing to the Bad Cat guitar rig.

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Guitar Edge website, October 08, 2009
Manson 12-String Bass
John Paul Jones, ca. 1999
Manson 12-String Bass
John Paul Jones, October 29, 1999, House Of Blues, Los Angeles, California
Manson 12-String Bass
John Paul Jones, March 20, 2000, Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
   
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