Fender Jaco tribute relic, who has one?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ruud Das, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. Ok, I'd like to know if any of you got this Bass. Not that I'm considering to buy one, I'd just like to know.

    And, even if you don't own one, do you think it was a good move by Fender to make them?
  2. I've played several of them at various stores here in Dallas. Every one I have played was a great instrument - easily the best Fender I have played straight "off the rack" without tweaking the setup. I particularly like the neck. I could do without the "relic" look of the body.

    That said, I think they are overpriced when purchased new. I've seen a few for sale at around $1400.

  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I agree w/Jeff. I used to work @ Sam Ash & we had one. I'm not a fretless player, but when I picked it up, it played it self. My hands had a mind of their own. I kinda liked that it was reliced. It had all the same chips like Jaco's. I also think it's alittle overpriced.
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  4. I like the relic look... if I were ever to buy a custom shop bass, I'd get them to knock it around a little bit.
  5. Too bad the cost goes UP when they bang it around. :D

    It would be fun to work in one of the custom shops. "Here's this guitar body. Here's a room with some chairs, some heavy objects, some sharp objects... I want you to take this body and throw it around in here. Drop stuff on it. Beat the crap out of it. Have fun." :D
  6. I could never bring myself to do that to a non-Ibanez bass.

    That why I'd gladly pay the pros to f*ck things up.
  7. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    The alternative, of course, is a non-relic, production Jaco Jazz. I can tell you they are great instruments! I own both the fretted and fretless models. Haven't gigged (yet) with the fretless so I'll reserve final impressions but the fretted bass is the best Fender bass I've ever owned and I own several vintage ones, including three pre-CBS Precisions and a very sweet '74 Jazz.