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The Rickenbacker Electric Bass: 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom


From the introduction of the 1961 two-pickup 4001, the Rickenbacker bass has been a phenomenon. Because The Beatles’ used Rickenbackers, teens everywhere wanted the instruments so they could achieve the “right” sound. This is the first book to trace the history of the iconic guitar, from its prototypes to use by such bands as Yes, Deep Purple, and Motörhead. With beautiful instrument photos, this second edition has 16 bonus pages with up-to-date information on Rickenbacker’s latest models and more coverage of Rickenbacker artists.

The Rickenbacker Electric Bass: 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom, Second Edition, by Paul D. Boyer, Hal Leonard Corporation,