The original 1984 edition of this title presented a definitive approach to the theory, practice and performance of electric bass guitar. As such, it gained wide recognition and acceptance as the best single-volume work in its field. Now, in response to all the new developments in bass technique and application, GPI has put together a revised and updated edition of this invaluable book. Included in this comprehensive new volume are the most up-to-date instructional columns, private lessons, and hard-to-find features from GPI Special Edition: Bass Player magazine. Also featured are important tips and lessons from the foremost artists in the field - Jeff Berlin, Carol Kaye, Nathan East, Stanley Clarke, Billy Sheehan, Jimmy Haslip, Bunny Brunel, and others - who take the reader all the way from choosing an instrument to reading, music theory, practicing, improving technique, and soloing. Plus a new section on bass repair, maintenance, and modification.