Posted by §žurious on November 21, 2001 at 12:56:02:
In Reply to: Re: Losing a Treasure- INCREDIBLE PICS posted by jay on November 21, 2001 at 10:15:08:
: i saw those pictures and immediately felt jaco's spirit. the pictures of "the item" are somewhat haunting. im trying to get my hands on it just for 5 minutes b4 it gets sold. actually, the auction ended prematurely. anyone know what happened. and if it is fake, they sure did a good job. look at that wear on the neck. incredible. who loves you baby?
I don't belive the bass is a fake, I'm not sure that the gentleman in question had the bass to begin with and just obtained pictures of the fretted and decided not to go through the humiliation of being found as a fake. Fraud is pretty serious and Ebay's pretty protective about that sort of thing.
What would we do with Jaco's bass if we had it? Would touching that bass improve my playing or would I play it as poorly as I play my own in comparison to him? Would I be buying it to feel in touch with a person who I never met or just for the pleasure of owning something that no one else would own? Would I be noble and donate it to his children who have the absolute right to that bass or to a musuem with their consent or stick it in a glass case in my living room and ogle it, never touching it and keeping it from other's enjoyment?? I can't even answer that and I'm not sure I want to.
I think I'll go back to my books on Jaco and read and learn from one of the two bassists I admire most, both I will never meet. Someday maybe, I'l be closer to their music then I am now.
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