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This is what a 12-string bass solo sounds like

Nobody restrings quite like YouTube bass maestro Davie504 - after hooking his bass up with guitar strings and his guitar up with bass strings, he's now tried his hand at a 12-string bass for a furious solo.

The tuning is eeE-aaA-ddD-ggG and the results, as you'd expect, are funky… seriously so, as Davie digs into the groove, throwing in some slapping and harmonics for good measure.

We only wish he'd put a nod to the world's most iconic 12-string bass intro, Pearl Jam's Jeremy (opens in new tab), somewhere in there…

Michael Astley-Brown
Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).

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