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Manson 8-String Bass Mandolin
General Specs
Body: Carved flamed maple top
Finish: Matte amber
Neck: Bird's eye maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Frets: 24
Headstock: Flamed maple with brown logo
Tuners: Gold Manson
Pickguard: None
Pickups: (2) EMG Pickups
Controls: (2) Volume, (2) Tone, Stereo wiring
Years in use: 1999-Present
Website: http://www.manson
guitars.co.uk/
 
Hugh Manson built this 8-String Bass Mandolin for John Paul Jones. He has used it for the Zooma and on Angry Angry from <The Thunderthief and also on Elephants with Them Crooked Vultures. The bass mandolin is tuned G-E in fifths with octave strings 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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Manson 8-String Bass Mandolin
 
Manson 8-String Bass Mandolin
 
Manson 8-String Bass Mandolin
 
Manson 8-String Bass Mandolin
John Paul Jones, November 08, 1999, Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany, Photo by Steve A. Jones
Manson 8-String Bass Mandolin
John Paul Jones, March 18, 2000, La Zona Rosa, Austin, Texas, Photo by David Montgomery
Manson 8-String Bass Mandolin
John Paul Jones & Josh Homme, August 09, 2009, Metro, Chicago, Illinois
Manson 8-String Bass Mandolin
John Paul Jones, April 17, 2010, Hard Rock Hotel, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, Photo by Erik Kabik
   
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