I don't know if this would the right place to go for this question, but Hell, I'll ask it anyway....I'm sure pretty much everyone on these boards has heard Jaco's interpretation of America the Beautiful titled, "Amerika" off his Invitation album, (by the way, wasn't that recorded in Japan? Kind of funny) Anyway, my real question is this: How does he get that tone about 36 seconds into it, where the bass is saying "God shed his grave on thee"? Is it stricly a technique thing, or is he using a pedal of effect of some kind? It sounds much like Frank Zappa's tone on "Watermelon in Easter Hay" off of the Joe's Garage and FZ plays the music of FZ albums. I remember reading the way Zappa got the effect in the Linear notes of Fz plays Fz, but is Jaco doing it the same way, or is it just how he's the knobs adjusted on his amp and is popping the note or what? if anyone knows I appreciate any input.