The Bass Book-A Complete Illustrated History of Bass Guitars, Updated Edition

by Tony Bacon and Barry Moorhouse
$29.99
sku: 49-137902
In the early '50s the Fender company introduced the world's first electric bass guitar. The Precision Bass would start a revolution in popular music and in the coming decades, the bass guitar provided the solid foundation upon which much modern music is still built. This is the first book to study its story, with the full lowdown of the most important bass players and bass makers. Brands featured include Alembic, Danelectro, Epiphone, Fender, Fodera, Gibson, Hofner, Ibanez, Lakland, Line 6, Music Man, Peavey, Rickenbacker, Sadowsky, Spector, Squier, Steinberger, Wal, Warwick, and Yamaha. Includes original interviews with bass makers past and present, with the establishment of the bass during the '60s and '70s examined in detail, along with more recent developments such as the popularity of the five-string bass and the ukulele bass. There are exclusive interviews with Paul McCartney, Stanley Clarke, Flea, James Jamerson, Jaco Pastorius, and Robert Trujillo. Dozens of unusual, desirable, and rarely seen basses are presented in high-quality photos. A reference section provides a wealth of information on key makers. All you need to know about the story of the bass guitar in one stylish, readable volume, and this revised and refreshed third edition brings the story right up to date. 175 pp.   More Details...

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In the early '50s the Fender company introduced the world's first electric bass guitar. The Precision Bass would start a revolution in popular music and in the coming decades, the bass guitar provided the solid foundation upon which much modern music is still built. This is the first book to study its story, with the full lowdown of the most important bass players and bass makers. Brands featured include Alembic, Danelectro, Epiphone, Fender, Fodera, Gibson, Hofner, Ibanez, Lakland, Line 6, Music Man, Peavey, Rickenbacker, Sadowsky, Spector, Squier, Steinberger, Wal, Warwick, and Yamaha. Includes original interviews with bass makers past and present, with the establishment of the bass during the '60s and '70s examined in detail, along with more recent developments such as the popularity of the five-string bass and the ukulele bass. There are exclusive interviews with Paul McCartney, Stanley Clarke, Flea, James Jamerson, Jaco Pastorius, and Robert Trujillo. Dozens of unusual, desirable, and rarely seen basses are presented in high-quality photos. A reference section provides a wealth of information on key makers. All you need to know about the story of the bass guitar in one stylish, readable volume, and this revised and refreshed third edition brings the story right up to date. 175 pp.

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