I'm not complaining, but my wife (very selflessly) purchased me the Encyclopedia of Electric Guitars book. She made sure it had basses by openning the book and seeing Paul McCartney in a picture in the book. He was actually playing an acoustic guitar. There isn't one bass picture or description in the book, but I don't have the heart to tell her. She's a great woman, but she's one of those people who can't pick out the sound of my instrument when I play in the band. Hey, I have my faults too. Actually, I've been scanning through it, and I am enjoying it. The first part of the book has a history of guitars. I'll probably read that section in full. It will make a nice coffee table book. Did any one else get a "Bass" Christmas gift that wasn't exactly bass related?