A definitive Fender Bass book?

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  1. Gbass75

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    Hey everyone... quick question...

    Is there ONE book out there that is considered the definitive book on the history and development of Fender basses?

    Recommendations?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Parzival

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    "How The Fender Bass Changed The World"
    By Jim Roberts
     
  3. Gbass75

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    Well HELL... THAT sounds about right!!!
     
  4. Jeff K

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    Also, "The Fender Bass - An Illustrated History".
     
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  6. Gbass75

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    Fender - The Golden Age 1946-1970 Martin Kelly/Terry Foster/Paul Kelly 2010 - (not just Fender basses - but a very good Fender resource for those years)

    The Fender Bass - Klaus Blasquiz 1990 (just OK but good for a Fender resource collection)

    American Basses - Jim Roberts 2003 - (a healthy Fender section)

    Electric Guitars - The Illustrated Encyclopedia 2000 - (only guitars, but a good cross-referencing resource w/a healthy Fender section)
     
  8. wateroftyne

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    I've read 'em all, and there are two that do it for me:

    - The Fender Bass: An Illustrated History
    - Fender: The Inside Story (Forrest White)
     
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