How the Fender Bass Changed the World: By Jim Roberts

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2001 - Music - 190 pages
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(Book). This book by the founding editor and former publisher of Bass Player magazine not only celebrates the 50-year history of Fender's revolutionary Precision Bass, it also for the first time illuminates the full scope of its profound impact on music and society. Focusing on the bass' artistic influence, it details the technical milestones that gave the bass its musical power. This book also describes the impact of the bass in the hands of such visionaries as James Jamerson; cheers the innovations of rockers like Jack Bruce, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle and Sting; and honors the inspired work of such virtuosos as Jaco Pastorius. Loaded with black & white and 100 stunning color photos.
  

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Contents

Foreword by Marcus Miller
7
Overture
9
Long Before Leo
13
Just Before Leo
17
A Bass Is Bom
27
Butterflies Basses
35
Jail Break
41
Ride the Wild Bass
48
Jack It Up
100
Thumbslingers
108
The Worlds Greatest Bass Player
117
Battleships B Strings
128
Dance Dance Dance
136
Miles Ahead
146
Forward Into the Past
164
Finale
176

Carol Joe
56
St James
64
All You Need Is Bass
74
The Big Boing
81
SF Giants
88
Sources
179
Photos Credits
184
Index
185
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About the author (2001)

Roberts writes monthly for Bass Player.

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