Cool Bass Player Gifts for Christmas 2016

Remember a few years ago the black socks ads that were running on television? They made fun of the fact that people always give black socks to people at Christmas. The funny thing is that every year I got black socks from my in-laws. But that stopped that year. I … Continue reading

#104 Fender Dimension Bass Guitar – American Deluxe Dimension Bass V

Fender Dimension Bass Guitar V [MIA] Almost a year ago Fender released its new Dimension series bass guitars and I have to say that I was a bit blase about this new instrument.  Fender has a rather tried and true stable of basses so why do they need something new? … Continue reading

Vintage Guitar Price Guide – The One Book For Serious Bass Collectors

If you are serious about collecting guitars and bass guitars then the The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide 2014 is the one book you just have to have. But let’s be real, you’ll never read this book. Instead you will find yourself thumbing through it for hours on end. And, … Continue reading

Top Ten Boutique Bass Guitars – The 101 Basses Best List

Trying to make a list of The Top Ten Boutique Bass Guitars is not all that easy.  Everyone has a different favourite and there are over 900 bass brands to choose from .  And even though there are so many brands, there are lots that just cannot be called boutique. … Continue reading

Top Ten Boutique Bass Guitars – “Boutique” Defined

So what is a “Boutique Bass Guitar”?  Before you can build a list of the Top Ten Boutique Bass Guitars you really need to define exactly what a Boutique Bass Guitar *is*. Even answering that basic question is open to lots of interpretation.  Some time ago I asked this question … Continue reading

Fender Serial Number Lookup – Finding The Age of Your Guitar

  Fender Serial Number Lookup for Guitar and Bass Guitar Dating Leo Fender started building electric guitars back in 1950 and produced his first bass guitar a year later.  Fender guitars and basses are easily the most popular instruments ever made. The Fender company has gone through three major periods … Continue reading

Luthier Roger Rossmeisl Riding Rickenbacker’s Crested Wave

(b.1927 in Kiel, Germany – d.1979 in Berlin, Germany) Rossmeisl, son of luthier Wenzel Rossmeisl, was a luthier that worked for Fender, Gibson and Rickenbacker.  Roger Rossmeisl was hired by F.C. Hall in 1954 and was responsible for a number of Rickenbacker designs of the era.  Most notably, Rossmeisl designed … Continue reading