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fender Jaco bass (have fret) is good?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Coleman, Feb 19, 2003.


  1. Coleman

    Coleman

    Oct 13, 2001
    Hong Kong
    1)it good for any style music?
    2)and the quality (pick up,body and fingerboard) is good?
    3)tell me some advise and ur experience, please!
     
  2. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    im prolly wrong but i thought tha Jaco bass was just a p bass made to look like his...

    and if im right then it should be good for any style music...

    bp13
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    No, it is apparently a pretty high quality Jazz bass which is basicallya replica '62 made by Fender to resemble Jaco's fretted Jazz bass(es) but with no relic'ing.
     
  4. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    You might be thinking of the Jaco "relic" bass. It's essentially a replica of the bass Jaco played - even down to the chipped paintwork, coated fingerboard, etc. etc.

    In any case, it's a Jazz bass - Jaco played a J not a P.
     
  5. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    1) It's good for anything a regular jazz bass is good for.
    2)The quality is much better than any of the production basses built by Fender. They use a prettier wood because it's sunburst and doesn't have a pickguard to hide the wood.

    3)I have one. It's a great bass. Very much like the feel and tone of a 1963-64 Jazz bass. The neck shape is very close in feel and shape. Fender uses a nitro-cellulous finish which is what was originally used in the pre-CBS period. The only thing missing is the 40-some years of aging that you would have with a Jazz bass from that period. I can't wait until mine is 40 years old. :bassist:
     
  6. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    oops sorry about that...i thought it was a p bass

    bp13
     
  7. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    Your thinkin James Jamerson?

    DM
     
  8. Coleman

    Coleman

    Oct 13, 2001
    Hong Kong
    thx for every bass lover to give me some worth's advise!!!
    i have some of other question ,please for help!

    1)jaco bass is good for slapping?
    2)how's the pickup output, high or low or etc???

    sorry for make any questions!
     
  9. lil_bass_boy

    lil_bass_boy Banned

    Oct 25, 2001
    Maryland, USA
    I'd predict the Jaco bass would be pretty good for slapping.
     
  10. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Yes, very good for slapping with both pickups up all the way.

    Output is very similar to an old, vintage, Fender passive pickup. Close to what is on the American Standard and the reissues. I really love the passive tone on the bass.
     
  11. The Jaco bass is available fretted or fretless, relic or NOS, and is built by the custom shop. All the relic instruments are built in the custom shop, and they are WAY better than standard Fenders. I have seen and played a couple and they are great.