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ZZ Top’s Elwood Francis sported a 17-string electric bass

An incredible 17-string electric bass sported by ZZ Top

On November 5th, the group ZZ Top played at the Concert Hall at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville (Alabama). The public attended a unique performance during the song “Got Me Under Pressure”. The bassist Elwood Francis sported a 17-string electric bass.

ZZ Top’s Elwood Francis sported a 17-string electric bass

Do you know? The sound engineer Elwood Francis hasn’t been the first bassist of ZZ Top. He replaced Dusty Hill after his death.

The 17-string electric bass is a very unusual musical instrument. You will hardly see it in any live performance. It is only stuff for Youtubers.

During the concert, you may have noticed the “Fender” brand on the headstock of the bass. It’s probably an instrument created specifically for ZZ Top. Don’t look it up on Amazon!!!!

It’s probably an instrument created specifically for ZZ Top17-string bass requires at least three hands to be played. Elwood Francis was able to play it with just one hand.

At first, the news had circulated that the bass had 18 strings. Elwood Francis pointed out that the instrument only has 17.

This was clear from the funny story he revealed. In fact, the 17-string bass arrived on the stage of ZZ Top due to Elwood Francis.

He was surfing the web and found out that a madman had built this absurd thing. So he called Billy Gibbons and told him that he has found a crazy instrument. They started laughing about how to use it. In the beginning, nobody was thinking to show up with it and play with it in a concert.

A few weeks later, Billy purchased the crazy thing and tested it. Elwood couldn’t believe his eyes…We all know the end of the story.

ZZ Top’s Elwood Francis sported a 17-string electric bass

On “Got Me Under Pressure”, the opening track of the live, Elwood Francis entered with the 17-string bass and started playing. The public was skeptical but delirious. The performance was great.

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