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American Basses

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by The Antipop, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. The book by Jim Roberts

    Anyone else own this... I think I overpaid but I have to say it gives some pretty good insight on how certain companies started and such.

    Go to your Library and get this book now

    Anyone else have it though? Comments?
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I skimmed through it at Border's once, thought it was cool and put it on the "To Buy" list. I have never seen another copy since, :D oh well.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    It is really a great informing book on the building perspectives of these talented bass builders.an extra plus for all the pictures, i guess it helps keeps my attention :D I am just suprised at how expensive books are now.
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I picked it up in October over at The Bass Place in Phoenix (or some suburb ... Tempe?), and it is an excellent resource. Lots of cool folklore in there, and most of it seems accurate, from what I know of such things. Definitely worth buying.
  5. I found there is quite a bit of basic bass building it there. Expensive but I can't believe how he got so much origin from so many builders

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    True, tons of information in this book.
  7. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    I've had this book for a while. There's some great stuff in there. I remember there was a section on which woods give which tone, I found that very interesting.

    Graeme :bassist:
  8. seansbrew


    Oct 23, 2000
    Mesa AZ.
    Actually I don't have the book but all of my basses are american :p