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10 Bass Books For Your Holiday Wish List

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s nice to have a few ideas to give your loved ones for gifts for their favorite bassist. That’s why we’ve compiled a handful of our favorite bass-centric books that were released this year.


Gibson Bass Book Second Edition Now Available

Author and Gibson bass fanatic Rob van den Broek has just released the second edition of the “Gibson Bass Book”. The 204-page book builds on the initial release with over eighty-five basses featured with unique photos and descriptions.

Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Brooks Grabbird

Last year, bass builder and Gibson enthusiast Rob van den Broek built a bass that combined elements of a Thunderbird and a Telecaster. Now, he’s revealed his latest creation called the Brooks Grabbird.

Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Brooks Telebird

Rob van den Broek put together two classic bass designs to create the Brooks Telebird. The builder, who is a Gibson aficionado, combined the body of a Thunderbird with the neck and pickup Fender Telecaster bass.


Rob van den Broek Dives Deep in “The Gibson Bass Book”

Rob van den Broek is a bassist and a luthier. He’s also a huge fan of Gibson’s basses, which led him to publish The Gibson Bass Book. The 180-page book documents over 80 Gibson basses and 70 Epiphone basses with more than 400 pictures. The story begins in the late 1930’s with the company’s first upright electric bass before jumping...

Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Brooks EB-RBL

Hans Grimm shared his fantastic bass on the No Treble Facebook group, and it got lots of us excited. “This beauty was built for me by very talented amateur luthier Rob van den Broek, under his Brooks brand,” the bassist wrote. “The model is based on a classic Gibson, and also sports Hamer-ish looks.” The old school influenced axe sports...