Jaco's bass of doom at NAMM 2013

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JAUQO III-X, Feb 4, 2013.


    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
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  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I thought he gave it to the Pastorius's?
  3. gre107


    Dec 25, 2005
    Very Cool! Jonas is the man!
    I think that is a rare occasion you actually see him smile! Ha!
  4. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    I think he offered to sell it to them for what he paid for it.
  5. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    They have some kind of mutual/sharing type thing going on, but Trujillo still owns it.
  6. tdizzle


    Aug 3, 2009
    Detroit, MI
    That's Jaco's son at the beginning, right?
  7. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Nice to see it / hear it in action. Very cool. First time I've seen Jonas play too. Pretty neat-o.
  8. kai_ski


    Apr 14, 2007
    Wenatchee, WA
    I can't really read his name tag, you can sort of see it at 0:22. I don't think it says felix.

    Interesting left hand technique by Jonas. It seems like he doesn't use his pinky finger at all when playing fingerstyle, but he does when slapping.
  9. makaspar

    makaspar Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I don't think so, looks like he was there, though.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21360003814.922801. He's in the middle.
  10. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    hey, Jauqo!

    cool photo in the latest BP mag,... congrats!:)
  11. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Oh yeah? That's great! Congrats! I will look for it.
  12. sevdog

    sevdog Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    So, that's the actual Bass of Doom? Obviously it's been worked on a bit. I would imagine that that is a story that has been told and talked to death on TB.

    So I won't ask for the story, just somebody point me at a thread por favor.
  13. Col200


    Feb 18, 2007
    Nope, that's Mike Bendy from the band 'Shotgun face' (or Bendy Bros. now, I think). I'm not sure how I found out about them, but his playing blew my mind when I first heard it so I'll you tube one of those bands every once in a while. He plays with Julius and Felix Pastorius from time to time so that's probably why he's got it at NAMM. Pretty sure Felix own it, though.
  14. thebass905


    Jun 7, 2011
    It's Roberts bass, but he does let Felix use it. It's a sharing type deal
  15. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It crossed my mind for a moment that Robert should really just give it to Jaco's son, but if I owned the bass of doom, I'd probably keep it too.
  16. sevdog

    sevdog Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Nevermind, Fender.com has a story about it. But doing a search for "Bass of Doom" on Talkbass is like asking someone to pick a particular snowflake out of a blizzard.
  17. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    Jonas Hellborg sure makes it sound pretty.
  18. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    +1. Even Trujillo was impressed.
  19. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz SUSPENDED Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Man, that is epic! Jonas looked so nervous asking to try it out too. Glad Robert is taking good care if her.
  20. ... that's Mike Bendy! awesome dude and an incredible player. he had a pic of him playing the BOD as his Facebook pic a few weeks ago. I used to date his younger sister ;)

    Do yourself a favor and search "Mike Bendy", "John Bendy", "Bendy Pastorius", or "Hipster Assassins" on YouTube...