For you old crones

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by SpankBass, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. Just random curiosity here:

    Was anyone here around when the first electric bass came out? Did anyone get one? I know not many DBers like EBs now a days, but did they accept them back then? Like I said, just random curiosity...
  2. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    i did my history fair project on the fender bass.

    it didn't get much respect from a large majority back then. in fact, leo fender thought that most of his sales would come from country bass players, but it was the jazzers who took the most liking to it, initially.

    so that kinda tells you how well-respected it was.

    the ''bastard" instrument:
    we've all been supporting the underdog!
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Buy or borrow "The Bass Book" by Tony Bacon! A great read (and some wonderful photographs to look at) for all BGers interested in the definitive history of the instrument!