Jaco Pastorius is one of the most influential bass players of all-time. Many other bass players have modeled their own playing after Jaco’s. His signature style incorporated Latin-influenced 16th-note funk, jazz and R&B. He was known for incredible technique and soloing on his fretless bass, use of bass chords, and advanced understanding of harmonies. Jaco’s go to bass was a 1962 Fretless Fender Jazz Bass that he referred to as the Bass of Doom. This bass can be seen in most pictures of Jaco playing from the early 1970s through the end of his career.
Now Fender has built a Custom Shop replica of Jaco Pastorius’ Bass of Doom that you can purchase for your own collection. This fretless bass even has the wear of Jaco’s bass replicated in the finish. You can feel like Jaco and with enough practice, hopefully sound like him too with this beautiful distressed 3-tone sunburst Jazz Bass recreation.
If you haven’t heard of Jaco Pastorius before, he has probably influenced you indirectly as a bass player as bass legends like Les Claypool, Flea and Bootsy Collins have all cited Jaco Pastorius as an influence in their own playing. They are just a small sample of a larger group of bass players that have been inspired by his playing. Along with this fretless bass, Bass Central carries a great selection of fretless basses to choose from. Visit BassCentral.com today to browse our selection of basses to help you become the next legendary bass player.