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Jaco Amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Joe Garage, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. Joe Garage

    Joe Garage

    Mar 13, 2005
    I know Jaco used Acoustic Amps, but since they no longer are in production,what amps are closest to achieve that particular sound?
  2. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    lots of practice and a fretless jazz, sorry just seemed like the right answer :bag:
  3. bassmanjones


    Feb 23, 2002
    Boston, MA
    As far as I know, with the exception of live recordings, Jaco always went direct to the board. So the sound you hear is just the bass and him.

    But, you can get used Acoustics around. Otherwise, I've been able to get that "Jaco tone" on most amps by boosting bass and mid, cutting treble and soloing the bridge pickup.
  4. Joe Garage

    Joe Garage

    Mar 13, 2005
    Ok thanks for your advice!
  5. MingusBass

    MingusBass Commercial User

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    Sweetwater Sound-Sales
    Thunderfunk-nuff said.

  6. Dennis Kong

    Dennis Kong Supporting Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    San Mateo CA
    It's in the fingers.

    Jaco used my amp for a gig in the 80's. A GK RB 800 with
    1 -15" & a 2-10" Pas cab with his stock '62 jazz bass.
    I could never get that amp to sound as good like he did.

    He also used my friend's beat old 360 and made that amp
    come to life too. ( my friend could never get that amp to
    sound any good either).
  7. aye, i remember when he did that to mine too :smug:
  8. GET OUT! *pushes you*
  9. mxr255


    Jul 21, 2003
    Williamsport, PA
    Vic Wooten used my amp at a master class once....I could NEVER get my SWR to sound like that.....unreal..

    Those guys are unreal....