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1.0 out of 5 stars First book I have ever returned..., 24 Sep 2009
This review is from: The Bass Handbook: A Complete Guide for Mastering the Bass Guitar (Sheet music)
If you really want to know how many L6L tubes each 1950's bass amplifier model had installed - get this book! However if you simply want to start learning how to PLAY the bass, forget it. Get 'Bass Guitar for Dummies' with its far superior page by page fretboard diagrams, far better step by step instructions and an excellent CD.

I have many sad things to say about this book. Amongst them - only the first fifth (53 pages to be exact), which you can browse on 'look inside this book' and through which you would flip in a book shop - are in colour. A lot of colour. From then on, you have a desert of a couple of hundred pages in black and white. I leave you to draw your own conclusions. The spiral bound back could have been a good idea - but the way it is physically made you have to turn very carefully one page at a time, whilst moving large sections to get to other parts of the book is really difficult. The recorded CD, in my humble opinion, is really poor. The font is thin and grey - not all of us are in our 20's. It was difficult to read in lamp light even with my glasses on.

I sent it back to Amazon - first time in years I have ever done this.
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Initial post: 12 May 2010 11:24:31 BDT
I don't agree with this review at all. I think it is an excellent book with a very clear layout and very good information.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2010 15:03:33 GMT
Well I do agree with the review and as a Bass teacher I think that might carry some wieght - unlike most of the reviews here.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2011 14:40:40 GMT
To clarify this original review by Z Doron and reinforced by CR Downing who complain of the first 53 pages (its actually the first 63) being in colour and the remaining in black and white, that's because those pages refer to the history of the instrument so all the basses were photographed in colour. Pages 110 to 249 are the tutorial section and comprise MUSIC and so are, like most notation, printed in black and white. The middle section refers to amps and players, which are in black and white, many because the originals were, although some colour shots are in black and white for uniformity. I have a 70 year-old student that has no problem with the font size or colour. Also I wish I was in my 20's. The Bass Handbook is now available in German, Spanish, French and Russian translations and has sold over 10,000 copies. Happy bass playing everyone, with or without my book.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Apr 2013 11:48:32 BDT
Def Jef says:
Thanks Adrian. I love your book and am glad your notation isn't in all colours of the rainbow. That's for spangles (and now you know how old I am).
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