Jim Roberts

Inspired by Jack Bruce, Jim Roberts began to play bass in 1970. In 1989 he was named the first full-time editor of Bass Player, and he later served as the magazine’s publisher and group publisher. He has written hundreds of articles and reviews about bass players and bass gear and is the author of How the Fender Bass Changed the World and American Basses: An Illustrated History and Player’s Guide, both published by Backbeat Books/Hal Leonard.