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As a kid he messed around on drums, saxophone, and guitar. When Jaco was thirteen he was really into sports and while playing football Jaco suffered a serious wrist accident that required surgery and he could no longer continue playing drums, so he took up bass guitar.

SMG Profile: Jaco Pastorius – One of the All Time Greatest Bassists!

As a kid he messed around on drums, saxophone, and guitar. When Jaco was thirteen he was really into sports and while playing football Jaco suffered a serious wrist accident that required surgery and he could no longer continue playing drums, so he took up bass guitar.

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The Fender American Standard Series Jazz Bass has a classic feel to it in that it does not feel like a modern bass. The Alder body gives this bass really nice tone and sustain. The neck is graphite-reinforced and has rolled edges for a broken-in feel. You have you choice of Rosewood or a maple fret board on this model which feels comfortable and are semi fast.

SMG REVIEW: The Fender American Standard Series Jazz Bass

The Fender American Standard Series Jazz Bass has a classic feel to it in that it does not feel like a modern bass. The Alder body gives this bass really nice tone and sustain. The neck is graphite-reinforced and has rolled edges for a broken-in feel. You have you choice of Rosewood or a maple […]

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Enter now to score a brand new Fender Classic Vibe 60s Jazz Bass, AweSome Musical Instruments' Jazz Hyper-Mod and a brand new Road Runner soft case...

SMG CONTEST: WIN A CLASSIC VIBE JAZZ BASS® ’60s with HYPER-MOD!

Enter now to score a brand new Fender Classic Vibe 60s Jazz Bass, AweSome Musical Instruments’ Jazz Hyper-Mod and a brand new Road Runner soft case…

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During his extensive career, Di Meola has played with Chick Corea, Jaco Pastorious, Stanley Clarke, John McLaughlin and many other legendary musicians....

Al Di Meola: An American Guitar Hero!

During his extensive career, Di Meola has played with Chick Corea, Jaco Pastorious, Stanley Clarke, John McLaughlin and many other legendary musicians….

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John Scofield probably best known to many, as a sideman to Miles Davis from 1982 – 1985, but that is not what stands out on his resume....

Profile: American Jazz Guitarist John Scofield

John Scofield probably best known to many, as a sideman to Miles Davis from 1982 – 1985, but that is not what stands out on his resume….

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The first time I heard about Oz Noy was when I saw an advertisement for his first record In a guitar magazine. The ad had a quote in it that made me snort....

What’s the Deal with Oz Noy?

The first time I heard about Oz Noy was when I saw an advertisement for his first record In a guitar magazine. The ad had a quote in it that made me snort….

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