FROM THE BOTTOM UP: I have a new (and relatively long) article, which traces the electric bass from the Fender Precision Bass to today’s software synthesizers, online at Blogcritics. The article also has lots of tips for home recordists.
UPDATE: First comment the article received was posted by this fellow: “Speaking as a working bassist, your kung fu is the best. Thanks Ed, for a fantastic article and reverent homage to the Low End.”
I really have to do a post with the kudos this site and my writing has gotten. And somewhere “your kung fu is the best!” has to be among them.