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Fender Bass Manual

How to Buy, Maintain and Set Up the Fender Bass Guitar

By Paul Balmer

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Format: Hardback, 176 pages
Other Information: col. Illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 03 June 2010
In series with the best-selling manuals on the Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster and Gibson Les Paul electric guitars, this manual covers the Fender Bass guitars in detail, explaining how to maintain them, set them up to get the best sound, and repair them when things go wrong or damage occurs. Leo Fender's design concept based on his own Telecaster guitar was the first large-scale production bass guitar and changed the sound of popular music forever. Superbly illustrated and designed, this manual includes case studies of key models - everything from the Bass VI to a Fretless Jaco Pastorious Jazz model - but also gives appropriate attention to today's affordable Squier versions.

Table of Contents

Buying a Fender Bass, used and new options, pitfalls, authenticity issues, getting the right guitar for the job. Pre-gig checks, tuning, stage-side repairs. Routine maintenance and servicing. Set-ups and careful 'customizing'. Dimensions and weights, buying spare parts, model identification. Case studies of key models, such as the original Jazz model, Bass VI, '54 contoured 'slab', '57 Precision, Fretless 'Vintage modified', 'Jaco Pastorious Jazz','51 type 'John Entwhistle' and Squier affordables. 'Under the hood' with celebrity users: how the pros set up their basses and related hardware, including Jack Bruce, Jaco Pastorius, Carol Kaye, Duck Dunn, James Jamerson and The Beatles.

About the Author

Paul Balmer has played and taught guitar for 40 years. His background includes broadcasting (TV and radio) and video/DVD production. Besides Haynes's Fender Stratocaster Manual, Fender Telecaster Manual and Gibson Les Paul Manual, he has written the acclaimed official biography of Stephane Grappelli, the jazz violinist.

EAN: 9781844258178
ISBN: 1844258173
Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
Dimensions: 27 x 21 centimetres (0.51 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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