American Basses: An Illustrated History & Player's Guide

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2003 - Music - 208 pages
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(Book). The first comprehensive book on American-made electric and acoustic bass guitars, American Basses offers a wealth of well-researched information about all of the important builders, from one-man shops to the biggest manufacturers. Hundreds of full-color photos illustrate the wide range of instruments available, and special insider essays take you step by step through the bassmaking process, from concept and design to final setup. Includes how-to tips from top builders and designers on topics such as: neck and bridge setup; active vs. passive pickups; bolt-on vs. neck-through design; tonewood characteristics; defeating hum and buzz; string angle and tone; and more. "What a book! I feel much closer to my bass guitar after having read American Basses ." Will Lee, Bass Player for The Late Show with David Letterman
  

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Contents

THREE VIEWS Starting from Scratch
3
Making a Concept Come to Life
4
Breaking the Rules
6
THE QUEST FOR TONE
7
A
13
A FIELD GUIDE TO ALEMBIC BASSES
18
WHY ACTIVE?
21
TOOLS AND SAFETY
26
L
114
CREATING SIGNATURE MODELS
115
M
120
GOOD FRETWORK THE KEY TO A GREAT BASS
124
N
135
O
140
P
141
FINGERBOARD FACTORS
148

B
29
C
33
DEMYSTIFYING BASS SETUP
39
IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT PICKUP
41
D
46
E
51
F
53
WHEN WAS IT MADE?
59
BUILDING BERRY OAKLEY JRS TRACTOR REPLICA
66
SOME THOUGHTS ON HARDWARE AND PICKUPS
70
G
73
H
89
J
91
K
96
THE WOODS OF KEN SMITH BASSES
100
THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INLAY
104
NECK WOOD AND TONE
112
R
151
HOW TO DEFEAT HUM BUZZ
156
S
164
ACTIVE ELECTRONICS
165
BOLTON vs NECKTHROUGH
171
T
180
UV
184
W
186
Z
189
STRING ANGLES TONE
191
A Brief Look at the International Scene
193
SOURCES
197
ADDRESSES
198
PHOTO CREDITS
202
INDEX
203
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About the author (2003)

Jim Roberts is the founding editor and former publisher of Bass Player. He has been playing bass since 1970

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