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SOLD Fender Jaco Sig

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by AndyMan, May 25, 2013.


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  1. AndyMan

    AndyMan Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    Year: 2000.

    The rosewood fingerboard was originally fretted. The frets were removed and replaced with maple strips, then the fretboard was coated with polyurethane.

    The tone knob has been modified to be a push/pull switch which changes the pick-up wiring from parallel to series (for a fatter, more P-bass tone).

    (All mods were done by a professional luthier; the parallel/series switch is reversible.)

    It comes with the original hard-shell case, and all the original hardware and accessories ("case candy").

    There is a small paint chip on the back near the "Jaco" neck-plate ( no other damage - just the normal wear of the nitrocellulose finish.

    $1250 shipped CONUS only, PayPal.

    TY
     

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  2. AndyMan

    AndyMan Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
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  4. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Too bad you aren't looking for a 2003 or 2007 Fender deluxe J :meh:
     
  5. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Ty,

    I don't have any of the basses that you are looking for in trade, but I have been looking for a nice fretless, and yours seems to fit the bill! I should have money available by the end of the week (no BS .... seriously), and there is only one thing that I need to know before "pulling the trigger" .... how heavy is this bass? I know some of the "Jaco" signature Fenders were 9 lbs+, which would be a deal-breaker, due to two serious left shoulder surgeries that I have had in the last 3 years. If it is down in the 8 lb. range (or lower), I will take it, if you can wait until 6/15 for payment!

    Thanks
    Doug
     
  6. AndyMan

    AndyMan Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    It's about 9 lbs.
     
  7. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Ty,

    That makes it tough for me! My two heaviest basses are in the 8.33 to 8.75 lb. range, and they can even get a bit too heavy for me, if I am playing them for more than 45 minutes. Oddly, my '62 AVRI P-Bass is the lighter of these two, at 8 lb., 5 oz., and it feels heavier than my 8 lb., 12 oz. Warrior 5-string, because the Fender Bass has far worse overall balance on the strap. I suspect, based on past experience with a "Jaco"Jazz Bass, that this one does not have the best balance in the world, with some "neck dive".... is that true?

    I really want this bass, but I need to give the weight issue some thought. If I knew that I would be playing it while seated, as in some "black tie" jazz gigs that I have done in the past, the weight wouldn't be such an issue; however, if I were standing for full fretless sets, it surely would be.

    Thanks for the quick reply!
    Doug
     
  8. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Maybe install Hipshot Ultra-Lights and replace the metal knobs with black plastic knobs.
     
  9. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Ty,

    Depending on what answers I get regarding the weights of a couple of other freless Jazz basses here, I may just "bite the bullet", and try to deal with the 9 lb. weight of this bass. I will get back to you ASAP.
     
  10. roadrunner

    roadrunner Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    New Mexico, USA
    gotoh res o lites gbr640 would do the trick
     
  11. roadrunner

    roadrunner Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    New Mexico, USA
    you can buy them new at mojotone for $113
     
  12. AndyMan

    AndyMan Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    Bump for reasonable offers.

    Also, Looking for trades:

    Most recent edition Fender deluxe J bass, 4 or 5 string
    Fender Tony Franklin fretless
    Fender Marcus Miller 5
    Fender US Vintage P or J

    Ty
     
  13. joshuajong

    joshuajong

    Jan 15, 2012
    LA
    Any interest trade with 82-83 fullerton 57RI P bass??
     
  14. AndyMan

    AndyMan Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    Sure, tell me about it?
     
  15. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Ty,

    I PM'd you with an offer.

    Thanks,
    Doug
     
  16. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Payment sent for this bass!
     
  17. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    I have received absolutely no replies to my three PMs, nor have I gotten any shipping notifications. Have you shipped this bass? It has been more than 5 days, and I am only in the next state to you!
     
  18. AndyMan

    AndyMan Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    Bass shipped today.

    Thanks
     



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