An Illustrated History & Player's Guide - 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