The Bass Book Interview with Bass Musician Magazine

Authors of The Bass Book: A Complete Illustrated HistoryTony Bacon and Barry Moorhouse, sat down for a live Skype interview with Raul Amador of Bass Musician Magazine. Bass Musician Magazine is a free online bass magazine speaking directly to tech-savvy bass players, gear enthusiasts and industry professionals around the world.

This revised and refreshed third edition of The Bass Book offers all there is to know about the story of the bass guitar in one stylish and up-to-date volume.

The interview covered the idea behind the book and the evolution of the bass. There was discussion of the instrument once being the headliner, but recently has faded to the back becoming more of a footnote. There’s a lot of innovation in the bass from the design to how many strings. What doe the future hold for the bass?

The bass guitar is a very seductive instrument, but used properly it can change the course of a piece of music.

-Tony Bacon

Bass cover frontThe Bass Book is the first to study its story, with the full low-down of the most important bass players and bass makers. Brands featured in the book include Alembic, Danelectro, Epiphone, Fender, Fodera, Gibson, Hofner, Ibanez, Lakland, Line 6, Music Man, Peavey, Rickenbacker, Sadowsky, Spector, Squier, Steinberger, Warwick, and Yamaha. The lineup of two guitars, bass, and drums that would define pop music found its heart with the Fender bass. The bass guitar provided the solid foundation upon which much modern music is still built.

As Raul suggested in wrapping up this interview, for someone that is into the instrument, this book is great reference on the history.

Tony Bacon writes about musical instruments, musicians, and music. He is a co-founder of Backbeat UK and Jawbone Press. Tony’s books include The Ibanez Electric Guitar Book, The Ultimate Guitar Book, History Of The American Guitar, and many others. He lives in Bristol, England.

Barry Moorhouse founded the Bass Center, his specialist bass-guitar retail and distribution operation, in London in 1984. Now in its fourth decade, it continues as a worldwide operation. Through his associate company House Music, Moorhouse represents Brian May guitars in partnership with the Queen legend.



Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

Posted on November 9, 2016, in Music Fans, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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