Jaco Pastorius Bass Cabinet

I read the article but want to make sure I understand. Jaco basically destroyed the bass, kept the parts and had it rebuild? Why did he break it into pieces?

Jaco suffered from severe bi-polar disorder that was complicated by alcohol abuse. I’m not sure if he smashed it in a fit of “guitar slaughter,” a la Pete Townsend, or from some other way. I heard something a long time ago about it getting run over by a truck somehow. I’m not certain. The fact it was put back together at all, sort of like Humpty Dumpty, is nothing short of miraculous, considering what was left to work with.

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