John Paul Jones uses this peculiar lap-steel bass for a few songs with Them Crooked Vultures. This bass can first be seen at :54s and features an XY MIDI control pad. The bass has 8 strings and the neck covers 3 octaves. A Fernandes Sustainer is fitted in neck position and a Hipshot bridge tuning system enabling 3 different open tunings by moving levers. More information about this bass can be found [here](http://www.muzicosphere.com/instrument-etrange-17-basse-lapsteel-manson-john-paul-jones-them-crooked-vultures/).more
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