By Paul Balmer Bass players, it's your turn to solo! This installment in Paul Balmer's impressive guitar handbook series is the first practical "how-to" manual devoted specifically to Fender's workhorse basses. Here are the expert tips and tricks for making your bass play and sound its best: setup and intonation essentials, simple repairs and adjustments, do-it-yourself maintenance and troubleshooting, and hot-rod pickup/control modifications. You'll find authoritative tips for all '51 and '57-type Precision, Jazz, Jaguar, Mustang and Squier models, in the same colorful, easy-to-follow format that's made Balmer's handbooks popular sellers. 201 pages, hardcover.
Paul Balmer’s authoritative hardcover guides are the definitive owner’s manuals. Colorfully designed, filled with practical information and highly recommended!
Contents in brief: • Foreword by Carol Kaye • Overview of Fender bass models • Practical tips for buying a new or used Fender bass • Unique features of Fender bass models • Setup and tuning procedures • Retrofitting a Hipshot Bass Extender Key • Retrofitting a new bridge • Repairs, tools, maintenance and adjustments • Replacing pickups and controls • Fitting strap locks • Fretless conversion • Case studies: practical tips for specific Fender models • Influential players and their instruments • Serial number chronology
201 pages, hardcover, with over 600 color photos.
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