I'm new here... I'm doing a paper on the background and history of the extended bass, so would like help with web links or articles related to this topic. Also would like to know some players and luthiers in this field. Also apart from Leo Fender (who is widely considered the father of "extended range basses" with his baritone guitar, from my research it seems Alembic played a major part in this area too. Any help or corrections greatly appreciated. So far the info I have to start with is summarized: "The existance of extended range basses begins when Danelectro's Baritone guitar leads the way for the first 5 and 6 string basses in the mid-1960s. Though the Long Horn and Short Horn Danos were the forerunners, the Dano Baritone was it's actual prototype. The first true extended range basses were made by Carl Thompson, a six-string for Anthony Jackson, a professional studio bassist, in 1975. Anthony Jackson is acknowledged as the first bassist to play Extended Range basses ie: six-string. One year earlier in 1974, Alembic developed the first 5-string bass for Jimmy Johnson. Later luthier Bill Conklin further developed extended range basses. Today Warwick basses are the most well-known of these type of basses." Please correct me if I'm wrong track. Look forward to your replies. Any website articles related to my query, much appreciated.