In series with the best-selling manuals on the Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster and Gibson Les Paul electric guitars, this manual covers the Fender Bass guitars in detail, explaining how to maintain them, set them up to get the best sound, and repair them when things go wrong or damage occurs. Leo Fender's design concept based on his own Telecaster guitar was the first large-scale production bass guitar and changed the sound of popular music forever. Superbly illustrated and designed, this manual includes case studies of key models - everything from the Bass VI to a Fretless Jaco Pastorious Jazz model - but also gives appropriate attention to today's affordable Squier versions. Paul Balmer has played and taught guitar for 40 years. He lives at Oakley Vale, Northamptonshire.

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By duncbassgit , October 31, in General Discussion. Happy Halloween to all. There are 2 versions on Ebay. One has a Tele bass on the cover, the other has a precision.

Are they any good? Thanks for any advice. It says on the ebay books description: how to buy, look after, tune up, adjustments, action set ups, replacing parts etc I've got my original owners Fender handbook which tells everything, but these books look good. I don't know Who knows-thats why I posted this thread Dunc. Hell I even changed a cylinder head gasket myself,using the Haynes. If the Fender one is as good as the car ones,then I reckon its money well spent.

It's got some i. As it's got pages they must have found something to write about. Shame you can't see any content on Amazon though.

I received a copy as a pressie last year. It's has been extremely useful. If, like me you are interested in doing your own set ups and general bass tinkering, then it's money well spent. I've been thinking about changing the spark plugs in my mustang, so maybe I'll have to get hold of this book.

Hopefully it'll be able to clear up my confusion over whether bass spark plugs are any different to guitar ones or if they are they are interchangable. I got this for Xmas last year. The basic advice and info is okay, but very repetitive in the case studies of various basses I think, which makes for a rather underwhelming read overall for the money IMO.

I should also emphasize that I have nothing to gain financially by anything I might say about his books It's brilliant! It covers pretty much anything you might want to know about servicing pretty much any variant of the P-bass or Jazz, plus a bunch of others as well. It also contains a collection of player profiles it's a personal choice of his and so might not include people you might think should be included. If anything it will be a bit specialised for a lot of people - it's a Haynes servicing manual!

If you need a frame of reference, he has produced similar manuals for the Telecaster and Stratocaster which are now considered standard reference works for those instruments. I have mine which I paid for, just so you know in front of me as I write this.

If you want any more detail, PM me. I bought the Haynes for the Tele guitar, while it's an interesting read it's already been inferred that any Fender is such a basic guitar that most jobs you'd do on one should be common sense to any player of a few years.

I sent mine to the 17 year old son of a friend who's not long bought his first Tele; with the disclaimer that if he starts taking it to bits it's not my fault. These Haynes Manuals are pretty interesting but they are very repetitive, so the disassembly of one guitar has exactly the same text as the disassembly of the other guitars.

Having said that, it is all spelt out in easy to understand language and if it covers one of the specific models that you have then so much the better. You can usually pick them up at less than the RRP, especially on the run-up to Chrimbo.

I'm a bit surprised by the more negative comments, it's just a bit of fun really. Balmer certainly likes his '50's type P's as he case studies feature four different ones if you include the Squier CV so a bit too biased toward that type of bass.

The knowledge stuff on the maintenance side is sound enough. He's a bit of a tease though - shows a close up photo of a P Elite and mentions them in passing but doesn't do a case study. It's worth a look.

Great minds. I hope you both mean 'by' the bog!?! I also hope they are better than the newer car manuals, the one for a jeep Xj, I can only think the titles got switched for a space shuttle it's that bad, older ones were quite good. You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Paste as plain text instead. Only 75 emoji are allowed.

Display as a link instead. Clear editor. Upload or insert images from URL. Why become a member? Haynes Fender Bass manual Reply to this topic Start new topic. Recommended Posts. Posted October 31, edited. Dunc Edited October 31, by duncbassgit. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Posted October 31, Edited October 31, by duncbassgit. Any idea why there are two versions with different covers? Is one better than the other? Edited October 31, by Jean-Luc Pickguard.

I reckon you'd be better off getting one of the Dan Erlewine books. Lfalex v1. Posted November 8, I keep a copy in the bog. Posted November 8, edited. I also hope they are better than the newer car manuals, the one for a jeep Xj, I can only think the titles got switched for a space shuttle it's that bad, older ones were quite good Edited November 8, by iconic.

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