Originally Posted by SteveMoodie
Awesome book, by the way!
I agree (enough to necrobump this thread). One of my favorite things about the book is the listing of "Recommended Cuts" in each chapter. I went out and purchased all those songs and made a cool playlist. It's like an R&B Bass Master Class listening to it! Nearly all of the tracks that Ed transposes in the book come from those cuts.
I just started looking at the book again tonight; I wanted to make a demo video of some cheap Fender copies I purchased. They are both Xaviere (Guitar Fetish) basses; the P has GHS Precision Flats and the J has a dead set of GHS Boomers. I added the chrome covers; these are perfect basses to use while studying this book. In the video I am going straight into an inexpensive combo amp with zero signal processing. These are two of the more straightforward lines in the book, one by Bootsy and the other by George Porter, Jr. http://youtu.be/DbWPS3cVYN0
Ed's drum tracks are really solid. He goes into drum machine programming in his books; I never had the patience to work that out.
The "Gear and Setup" section of each chapter is really cool feature. This is a perfect book for bass nerds--lots of awesome details on some of the best players ever to record by one of the most accomplished teachers/authors out there. Get the book!