Jaco relic bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by daratter, Jan 29, 2010.


  1. daratter

    daratter

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    42
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Is this for real...
    I found a Jaco relic Fender jazz bass on sale for a little over $5000 in my area. Its very worn, looks like its been modified and parts removed, added, drilled into, etc. Its in pretty bad shape. Seriously...think its just a 'replica', is it too good to be true and does Jaco sell off his basses (where they end up on the regular wall of GCs)?
     
  2. netbot

    netbot

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    192
    Location:
    switzerland not sweden :-)
    That's one of the funniest post since long time here. :D

    SCNR :bag:

    It is a Fender Custom Shop replica.
     
  3. Grantrudd

    Grantrudd

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Messages:
    269
    Location:
    Boston MA
    Well, short answer that could have been solved by a simple google, yes.

    long answer: Fender has 2 jaco signature models, one custom shop model (relic) and a regular model (just a jazz with epoxied fb and 60 RI pickups i think). Im not sure if you know this, but Jaco has been dead for over 20 years. another simple google would have educated you of this. $5000 for either of those basses is simply ridiculous. thats $1500 more than what they usually go for. if it is actually the bass of doom though... well lets say id be in some (more) debt!
     
  4. Randall

    Randall

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    980
    Location:
    Canada.
    The bass of Doom has already been found. Some guy in New York brought it to Will Lee's apartment and a lot of heavy players played it and seemed to believe it was the real deal.
     
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. daratter

    daratter

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    42
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    thought I'd provide some comedy here for everyone..:ninja:
    Just found the price to be crazy, for this bass is in really, really bad condition. Not the bass of Doom though...too bad.
     
  7. Shadi

    Shadi Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    Messages:
    357
    Location:
    Carbondale, IL
    I saw Jaco playing the Bass of Doom last weekend at a keg party.
     
  8. eggfan

    eggfan

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Messages:
    338
    Location:
    Lancaster, PA
    The bass of doom was completely redone after being tossed by Jaco and broken and was returned to him repaired during his lifetime. It was subsequently stolen before he died. The recently rediscovered Bass of Doom doesn't look much like the original version anymore, though some of the guys who played it said it sounds like Jaco's bass. There's no real question about its authenticity.
     
  9. sheepdog

    sheepdog

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2003
    Messages:
    1,039
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    how can it sound like his without his fingers? I thought his "digital tone control(s)" were where he got most of his sound from.
     
  10. scottice

    scottice Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,826
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    So did I... damn, he get's around.
    :ninja:
     
  11. nismaniac

    nismaniac

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Messages:
    400
    Location:
    OKC, OK
    F.A.S!! :D
     
  12. pepelaici

    pepelaici

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    275
    Location:
    Geneva-Switzerland
    Te real challenge is now finding the James Jamerson "Funk Machine !!!
     
  13. pepelaici

    pepelaici

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    275
    Location:
    Geneva-Switzerland
    Some pictures to show the Jaco's bass

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  14. scottice

    scottice Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,826
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Mwah, mwah, mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
     
  15. bassman03

    bassman03

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    844
    Location:
    Sully, Iowa
    Who's jaco...? :bag:

    I keed, i keed.
     

Share This Page