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How come relic jobs never include....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by iamthebassman, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

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    ...a cigarette burn on the headstock? They were pretty much standard on any used bass back in the day.
    Maybe they do, I've just never seen a reliced bass with a cigarette burn.
  2. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    I've seen it done. I'm sure someone will pop up with a photo here soon.
  3. bray101

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    A lot of the Road Worn series from Fender has the burn on the head stock, right behind the nut.
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    Stumbo Supporting Member

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  5. Timmah

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    Seems like a pretty easy thing to DIY.
  6. Alex Da Silva

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    Yeah,
    Quite easy to DIY if one wants it,
    and a nice excuse for a ciggy...(for all the "special occasion only" smokers out there)

    I have no clue to the reasons some reliced models do not have a burn, maybe they expect the player to do the honours
  7. solderjunkie

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    Mine never have a burn. I smoke 'till it's gone and wouldn't waste it burning away out there on the headstock.

    If you can't play with smoke in your eyes, maybe you ought to quit! :spit:
  8. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum) Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I had forgotten about that but I used to stick my lit butts under the string above the nut. You get a great burn with a Lucky Strike.
  9. Jah Wobble Fan

    Jah Wobble Fan

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    The MIM Fender Precision road worns do in fact include cigarette burns, as shown on the attached photo.

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  10. Jah Wobble Fan

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    Hmmm... that looks pretty crap, more like the bass was picked up by someone with a really hot thumb than a cigarrette burn.
  12. bass_case

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    To get the period-correct nicotine content in the burn, one would need to find an unsmoked pack of Pall Malls from 1962.

    A five-string relic is just wrong.
  13. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    lol nice
  14. Stinsok

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    The relic jobs I see pics of aren't that good. I know a guy with a '75 Jazz that has been played since '75. There is wear from arm contact (through paint down to where it's white,) normal dings, some rust on the bridge, and divots in the neck from his thumb. It doesn't look like he dropped it off a skyscraper and drug it behind his pickup.

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