Juan Alderete Talks Fretless Bass Via Premier Guitar Magazine

In Premier Guitar’s December issue, acclaimed bass pro Juan Alderete from prog rock act The Mars Volta shares that he was inspired to play the fretless bass because of virtuoso Jaco Pastorius.

“I knew Jaco was on to something very unique,” Alderete told the magazine. “And I was compelled to follow him and see if I could offer a musical point of view that hadn’t been fully investigated.”

A veteran bassist with over 30 years of experience, Alderete also demonstrates the wonders of the fretless bass in this online video clip for PG. Watch and enjoy below …


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