jaco bass ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by warwickben, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. what year jazz bass was jacos that fender makes copys of.i am asking whats the year of jaco's.also at fender's web site it says the neck shape is diffent if any one knows how is it diffent.
  2. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk

    Oct 10, 2001
    I think both the Jaco artist jazz and the relic are '62 jazz copies. I have been wanting to try one myself.
  3. the custom shop version of the Jaco bass is on of the most comfortable instruments i've ever played because it looks really abused but sounds very nice.

    it is sort of a psychological thing when it comes to the Jaco bass and it's comfort, for me.

    it even has a nice finish on the fretboard...boat epoxy.

    and the back of the neck is discolored...i bet it's that darn chicken grease.;)
  4. flipperwhite


    Jul 12, 2001
    oh my,:mad: if only Jaco could have lived to play a Spector.:(
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Spectors were around back then. Maybe he preferred a Fender over the boutiques:D
  6. but what year is his.
  7. thank you for the help
  8. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    anybody got a towle?
  9. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    Welcome to the board again

    I think it was a 1960 model.
  10. flipperwhite


    Jul 12, 2001
    I have never got to hear any of his stuff,was it way out there jazz or a more melody type or a mix or what?
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Jaco's most famous bass, the fretless, was a 1962. He also had a fretted 1962 and a fretted 1960, that I can remember off the top of my head.
  12. One of his two main basses was indeed a '60, the other a '62. He replaced the stack knob control plate on the '60 with a three knob plate. The early basses (the real ones) differ slightly from the reissues, in that they have slightly chunkier necks than the reissues.