Bass Guitar History

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by StingrayKid21, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. StingrayKid21

    StingrayKid21 Holding down the low-end since 1996.

    Oct 7, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Okay fellow bass players, I am doing a speech for one of my classes about the bass guitar. Part of the speech is gonna cover the history of the bass, but I can't seem to find much information. Anybody know of any good, reliable sources?

  2. How the Fender Bass Changed the World, by Jim Roberts.

    The Fender Bass: An Illustrated History, by J.W. Black and Albert Molinaro.

    Last months issue of Bass Player magazine...

    They're all Fender related, but that's really the history of the instrument.
  3. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
  4. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    A good one:

    The Bass Book - A complete illustrated history of bass guitars - Tony Bacon & Barry Moorhouse
  5. flipperwhite


    Jul 12, 2001
    a Spector pamphlet,I would start it this way"the bass was first played in 1976 when the great Sir Stewart Spector was given the first bass by then pope, Father Ned Steinberger as it was origionaly wraped in the shroud of turin and last played by the Apostle Paul."that sounds like an A to me. :cool: