American Basses

American Basses

An Illustrated History & Player's Guide

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Series: Book
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Format: Softcover
Author: Jim Roberts

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

$29.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00331070
ISBN: 9780879307219
UPC: 073999243710
Publisher Code: 0879307218
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
210 pages

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