Musicvox Space Cadet

Musicvox2I’ve been reading a lot about the Musicvox Space Cadet Bass lately, so I thought we should take a look at this interesting instrument.  The Space Cadet is a 12 string electric bass with four courses of three strings.  Normal tuning is eeE-aaA-ddD-ggG, with one string of each course tuned similarly to the corresponding string of the four-string bass, and the remaining two strings tuned to the octave of that note.

For a great resource on the 12 string bass check out

Below are the specifications and sample videos of this unusual bass.  Check it out.

From Musicvox:

Musicvox is known around the world as an innovator in 12 String bass Design and Engineering. Originally introduced in 1999 in response to requests from Professional 12 String Bass Players. With expert input from Experienced Pros around the world, we included features missing in other 12 Basses that were desired for improved performance, tone and durability.  Bomb Proof, explosive, responsive, awesome!

  • Musicvox4Locking tuners
  • Neck through body construction
  • Maple Neck
  • 34″ Scale
  • Mahogany body
  • Block pearloid inlays
  • Two double truss rods in neck
  • Push/ Pull Active and passive electronics
  • Musicvox Special 12 Bass Active/Passive Pickups
  • Internal 3 band EQ
  • Dual Output Jacks
  • Custom machined 8 saddle fully adjustable bridge
  • Bound body, headstock and neck
  • Beautiful finishes

From Musicvox

From Eric Lenington

From Bass Player Magazine

From Luis Anthony Silva