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Some favorite fretless bass guitar tracks


I love the sound of the fretless bass guitar. Apparently the modern version of this instrument was invented in 1961 by Bill Wyman, bass player of the Rolling Stones, though it was popularized starting in the early ’70s  by Jaco Pastorius, best known for his work with Weather Report. Jaco kicks of my selection of […]

My Most Popular Flickr Photo: Jaco Pastorius Artist Series Fender Jazz Fretless Bass


Over the past few years I’ve posted more than a thousand photos to Flickr. A few of them are actually good. But somehow this mundane shot of an electric bass is the most-viewed. Thousands of looks at this unremarkable photo, followed by hundreds of others in the same set. Posted only as a supplement to […]