NBD - Fender CS Jaco Pastorius Relic

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HeavyJazz, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Built on the 40th anniversary of Jaco signing with Weather Report and the release of "Hejira" in 1976, I am very pleased to add this piece to my collection. By my judgement it demonstrates an extraordinary build quality paired with a marvelous tone both plugged and unplugged. I expect to cherish it for many years to come.

    Last edited: May 19, 2018
  2. Wow...the real thing...i had the chance to test the non epoxied (if such a word exists) one...the fretboard was finished without epoxy and it was fantastic....mind you not that i am in any way a fretless guru...at all ...but it sounded great...
  3. Linnin


    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Crazy, Man, Crazy!
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  4. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    A little something for us Jaco fans.
    Edit:Jaco is playing his fretted Jazz.
    He doesn't bring out the fretless until the the end during "Badia"
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2018
  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    ha! fun! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
  6. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    The boy thought it was awesome, but was a bit rankled when he saw the rust.

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  7. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Awesome! Congrats!
  8. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Central FL
    Very nice!... hope you didn’t pay too much, it looks like it’s missing some frets and a pick guard. ;):roflmao:
  9. craigie


    Nov 11, 2015
    I recently saw a jaco tribute bass in a pawn shop in Lethbridge and the neck was out of adjustment with a big bow and likely took that as a permanent set. Made me want to cry
  10. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    As a person that has owned the Tribute and the Relic, there really is no comparison. The Tribute is great, I had one as my main player for years, but the Relic is a truly amazing instrument.
  11. How much did they want for it?
  12. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    The pickups remind me of the SD Antiquity-2s. Like sweet potato pancakes in 100% real maple syrup.
  13. basstechie


    May 6, 2013
    Love the neck on those!
  14. craigie


    Nov 11, 2015
    Too much. I think about $1200 or $1400 CAD.
  15. jim nolte

    jim nolte

    Oct 26, 2006
    Does anybody know what Fender is using to make the 'clay' dots out of nowadays? It seems to be a bit of a mystery for pre-CBS basses, the legend of Leo using old floor tiles vs. a type of wood glue that aged over time, just wondering what Fender uses for their relic issues.
  16. For the Relic? PM me...
  17. craigie


    Nov 11, 2015
    I don’t think it is was the relic version. Which versions of that bass did they make?
  18. They made two — the production version that looked like the ‘62 reissue that came in fretted and fretless and the CS relic that was fretless. There was also a limited edition made in 1991 for the LA Bass Shop.
  19. JIO

    JIO Be seeing you. Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    He uses it (including jumping on it at the end!) for his feature solo starting at 51:47 :bassist:
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  20. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

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