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Gretsch Announces Tom Petersson 12-String and 4-String Signature Basses
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Gretsch Announces Tom Petersson 12-String and 4-String Signature Basses

Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson and Gretsch teamed up to announce a pair of signature basses at this year’s Summer NAMM show in Nashville, Tennessee. The models include the USA Custom Shop Tom Petersson Signature 12-String Falcon Bass and the G6136B-TP-AWT Tom Petersson Signature 4-String Bass. Petersson has been testing the 12-string prototype live on the road. Available in Vintage White,...

Cheap Trick Releases 17th Studio Album
New Albums

Cheap Trick Releases 17th Studio Album

Cheap Trick, best known to many for 1970s hits like “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender,” and soon to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has released Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello. Julian Raymond, known for his work with Glen Campbell and Fastball, produced the record, which is the band’s 17th studio album. Bassist Tom...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 Announces Inductees
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 Announces Inductees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their 2016 inductees, but who actually gets in? The artists being honored this year include Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, and N.W.A., but several current musicians associated with the acts will be excluded. Deep Purple first three lineups will be represented and will be bringing two bassists into the hall,...

Mike Lull Unveils Tom Petersson Signature Bass
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Mike Lull Unveils Tom Petersson Signature Bass

Mike Lull introduced a new Tom Petersson signature bass, the TPT4, at NAMM this year. The TPT4 is based on Lull’s T4, with some tweaking specified by the Cheap Trick bassist. One of the key differences is the pickup placement. The pickups, made by Lull, are both pushed up closer to the neck: a position that Petersson worked meticulously at...