The Pictorial Encyclopedia of
Tom Petersson's Basses
Part 5: The 8-String Basses

Tom's musical arsenal has also incorporated a small number 8-string basses.

Photo from 1980


Alembic 8-String Bass - Photos from 1980
This bass was used in the video for "Voices" and Tom played it on "Gonna Raise Hell"


      

Hamer 1990 Thunderbird 8-String Bass
The photo on the left is from the Concrete Blonde tour. It was used on the song "Walkin' in London"
Tom also used this bass during Cheap Trick's 1990 Busted tour.

 

Photos from an eBay auction. The pickups have been changed from their original configuration.

 

Part 1 - Tom's Basses - The Early Years
Part 2 - Tom Returns to Cheap Trick
Part 3 - The Chandler Basses
Part 4 - The Waterstone Basses
Part 5 - The 8-String Basses