FENDER BASS HANDBOOK THE, How to Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot and Modify Your Bass. Paul Balmer

FENDER BASS HANDBOOK THE, How to Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot and Modify Your Bass. Paul Balmer

 

Description

In 1950 Leo Fender took on the challenge of making a string bass audible in 'Western Swing'. He also wanted to design a bass playable by guitarists - with 'Precision' fretting and a workable 'scale'. His audacious solution caused a revolution and today no aspect of popular music is untouched by his genius.

This easy-to-use manual offers advice on how to get the best from your Fender Bass, be it a budget Chinese Squier or a Classic Jazz. With step-by-step guidance and clear colour photographs, subjects include changing pickups, adjusting a truss rod, active EQ and a DIY fretless conversion on a budget Squier.

Seventeen case studies examine in detail everything from an ex-John Entwistle 1952-53 USA-made '51-type precision to Indonesian, Japanese, Mexican and Chinese Fender Bass variants, including Jazz, Telecaster Bass, Bass VI, Bronco, Mustang and Jaguar. Legendary Californian session bassist Carol Kaye supplies a foreword and there are 'Tech Tip' contributions from world-renowned Bass experts John and Andy Diggins.

Buying a Fender Bass
Know your Fender Precision
Know your '60s Fender Jazz
Setting up and tuning
Repairs, maintenance and adjustments
Case studies
Key Fender players and their basses
Author Paul Balmer played his first Fender Bass in 1961 and has recorded hundreds of Fender Basses in the recording studio as engineer and producer. With invaluable guidance from professional luthier John Diggins, Paul has enjoyed restoring his '51- and '57-type Precisions and upgrading a fretless Jazz.

 

The Fender Bass Handbook

How to Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot and Modify Your Bass
Series: Book
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Format: Hardcover
Author: Paul Balmer

Here's the first hands-on how-to manual devoted to the legendary Fender electric bass guitar. This guidebook shows owners and dreamers the basics of selecting and buying basses; maintenance and repairs such as tuning, setting intonation, fret repairs, bridge and nut adjustments, and electrics troubleshooting; spur-of-the-moment stageside fixes; and some basic “performance” enhancements like adding “hot rod” aftermarket pickups, and more. In glorious full color throughout, this deluxe hardcover features 600+ photos, and expert advice on choosing a bass, with detailed model histories.

Width: 8.25"
Length: 10.75"
202 pages

Price: €139,95
€139,95
SKU: 6912
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