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Jaco relic bass?

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

  1. daratter


    Jan 1, 2010
    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. That's one of the funniest post since long time here. :D

    SCNR :bag:

    It is a Fender Custom Shop replica.
  3. Grantrudd


    Jun 26, 2007
    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


    Aug 6, 2009
    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. daratter


    Jan 1, 2010
    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.
  6. Shadi

    Shadi Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 22, 2008
    Carbondale, IL
    Endorsing: D. Lakin Basses
    I saw Jaco playing the Bass of Doom last weekend at a keg party.
  7. eggfan


    Sep 20, 2009
    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.
  8. sheepdog


    Feb 20, 2003
    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.
  9. So did I... damn, he get's around.
  10. nismaniac


    Feb 21, 2005
    OKC, OK
    F.A.S!! :D
  11. Te real challenge is now finding the James Jamerson "Funk Machine !!!
  12. Some pictures to show the Jaco's bass









  13. Mwah, mwah, mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
  14. bassman03


    May 19, 2008
    Sully, Iowa
    Who's jaco...? :bag:

    I keed, i keed.