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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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Manson 12-String Bass
 
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Manson 12-String Bass
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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Led Zeppelin History

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March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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