Jaco Pastorius était et reste Une Référence, et ceci pour tout le monde. Il inspira beaucoup de bassistes, réussissant à réconcilier le R & B, le Rock, le Jazz, le Classique et la musique en provenance des Caraïbes. Il changea le monde de la musique avec son approche visionnaire de l'instrument et tout ceci avec un seul outil : Une Fender Jazz Bass®
La Jaco Pastorius Jazz Bass® est en fait une American Vintage '60s, proposée en versions :
La plaque de protection n'est pas installée, mais livrée dans l'étui avec ses vis de fixation.
Les boutons de contrôles sont du type P-Bass® (comme était la sienne).
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I got my Jaco bass some years ago , the first thing I did was replace the singlecoil pickups with Fender vintage noiseless pickups. Great move, better tone and no noise!
I also replaced the bridge with a 203 with brass saddles, better sustain and faster attack.
After a few years the polyester on the fingerboard wore through in places and need to be redone. I decided to have it taken down to the Pau Ferro. Another great move, feels better under your fingers and sounds much better too. I use Dean Markley blue steel nickel wound and play this bass a lot, the fingerboard has hardly worn in the 2 or 3 years since I got this done. More recently I installed an EMG active tone control to convert the bass to low impedance, Now I get that great Mingus DI sound straight into a mover for recording. Going active opens up the lows and highs, sounds even better than before and not an obviously active sound, very organic sound and real soulful.
The nitro finish on the body is wearing where I rest my thumb in a very cool way showing my preference for hand right hand positions.
These basses are premium and are really well made from select woods, if you get one and have it set up properly they're amazing and very responsive to play. I go for a Jaco vibe but other tones are there, just a really great Fender bass, I love mine!
Isbass owns this item
This was my first fretless bass and I have to say that not only am I impressed, as always, with the quality, but I wish it hadn't taken me 35 years to try fretless.
affprod owns this item
I love this Bass!! From the gorgeous 3 tone sunburst finish, full sounding Single coil vintage pick ups, smooth fast playing aged finish neck with Pau Ferro Fret board, I also like how Fender put the side marker dots on the fret lines. (for those who have never played a fretless, you have to play your notes on the fret line & this makes it easy)
This bass also has a great vintage feel, the Jaco Fretless Jazz Bass comes with a Vintage style American made G&G light Brown vintage case with plush interior. Inside the case there's a vintage style strap & a cable. You also get the following unmounted items, a vintage pick up cover, a bridge cover with mutes & a tortoise shell pick guard ...... Nice Touch & a great Bass that honors a great Bass legend.
James Coderre owns this item
I do not own an actual 1962 Jazz Bass, so I can't compare this reissue to an actual vintage bass. I own a 1977, and have owned a 1983 Jazz as well. This bass is well built, light and very resonant. The pick-ups sound very full, the neck feels wonderful and fast. and the nickle plating is a wonderful alternative to cold chrome. The semi figurative grain on the body showed beautifully through the well applied transparent sunburst. I am not sure why Fender used Pau Ferro as a finger board wood since Fender did not offer such an option in 1962, though I do know it is better tone wise(for fret-less) than rosewood. Not sure as to why, but many luthiers choose Pau Ferro for that very application. Having a coated fingerboard certainly helps against wear, though I believe Fender really should have used a thick, tougher epoxy like Jaco did, and not the poly varnish they decided upon. Using round wound strings (like Jaco, he never used flat wounds!!!!) the varnish began to chip and flake off. Not really acceptable in a passive, standard wood bass that retails for well over $2000. I found the nut was not at all well cut: a properly filed nut is very critical in a fretless, especially if you are seeking the "mwah" tone Jaco is known for. The mwah factor comes from the string buzzing evenly along the finger board. I also found the fingerboard to be improperly planed, having what I can describe as a "hump" at the body end of the neck. To have a proper fretless set-up you need a very straight neck with as little relief as possible. This was not possible so I had Harris Thor re-plane the neck and coat the finger board with proper epoxy. The Custom Shop Jaco bass is coated with epoxy, not poly, BTW. Overall a great instrument but at this price point Fender seriously needs to pay attention to the details. It is what makes an expensive instrument desirable, and why they cost so much! That being said, I will never sell my bass now that it is playing as it should; I still grin when I pick it up.
Álvaro L. Torres
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|Model Name:||Jaco Pastorius Jazz Bass®, Fretless, Pau Ferro Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst|
|Body Material:||Select Alder|
|Body Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Body Shape:||Jazz Bass®|
|Neck Material:||Manche érable|
|Neck Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Shape:||Forme en C|
|Scale Length:||34" (864 mm)|
|Fingerboard:||Urethane-Coated, Slab Cut Pau Ferro|
|Fingerboard Radius:||7.25" (184.1 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||Sans frette|
|Fret Size:||Sans frette|
|String Nut:||Sillet en os synthétique|
|Nut Width:||1.5" (38.1 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Repères en point sur le bord de la touche.|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Ecrou original de la tête de réglage.|
|Neck Plate:||Plaque de fixation du manche Custom 4-points|
|Bridge Pickup:||American Vintage Single-Coil Jazz Bass|
|Neck Pickup:||American Vintage Single-Coil Jazz Bass|
|Controls:||Volume 1. (Micro central), Volume 2. (Micro chevalet), tonalité générale|
|Bridge:||American Vintage Bass avec 4 pontets|
|Bridge Cover:||Cache chevalet chrome inclus|
|Tuning Machines:||Mécaniques de style vintage, à sens de rotation inversé.|
|Pickup Covers:||Cache Micro chrome|
|Control Knobs:||Knurled Flat-Top|
|Strings:||Filet plat acier inoxydable 9050M, (Tirants.055, .070, .090 .105 )|
|Unique Features:||Knurled Chrome P Bass® Knobs, Special Jaco Tribute Neck Plate, Side Dot Position Markers are Centered Between the Fretlines|
|Included Accessories:||Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case, Strap, Cable|
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