Show your basses with mojo!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Presto2112, Dec 15, 2013.


  1. Presto2112

    Presto2112

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    I love seeing basses with natural mojo marks. Relicing is cool I guess but real mojo gives the bass a personality and shows where it has been in a way. I'd love to see! Also, feel free to give a story, how long you have had it, where it's been etc
  2. capnjim

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    I think this might qualify.....I do need to give it a good polishing as I am sure most of the damage will buff right out.
    I love natural relics and I can't believe all the fake belt sander specials out there.
    This is the way a Fender ages....including the chair leg coaster strap button.
    I bought this off of a guy who played it 5 night a week in the 70's. I'm in Montreal, Canada and I jokingly asked him if he ever played hockey with it. He got this pensive thoughtfull look and replied
    "Ya know, I think I might have several times!!"

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  3. Presto2112

    Presto2112

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    That is the most beautiful Precision bass I've ever seen!
  4. capnjim

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    Thanks..its by far the nicest neck I have ever encountered. I actually play guitar more than bass, and own 10 nice guitars and am constantly buying and selling. But, I have never had the need or urge to own another bass.
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  6. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    Nice P..never clean it!
  7. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

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    My 1972 Jazz....with mojo

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  8. jj4001

    jj4001 Supporting Member

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    This here was close to mint I when I bought it in 1998. It was my only bass for about 12 years. Currently retired until I get it re-fretted.

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  9. capnjim

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    Thats by far the coolest Ric ever! Not too many ricky relics.
  10. M.R. Ogle

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    Wow. That's a "textbook" vintage Precision. Spectacular!

    B.A. bridge?
  11. jj4001

    jj4001 Supporting Member

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    Tanx!

    As you can see, I've never been too concerned with its resale value. It is getting buried with me after all. ;)
  12. capnjim

    capnjim

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    Of course! It goes with the extra J pup. Look closely at the bottom strap peg. It actually from the bottom of a chair.
    I was told the strap peg fell out one night and they improvised.
  13. Presto2112

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    Love the 72, looks like Geddy's authentic 72 but better! I never knew Rics could actually look good with mojo!
  14. Presto2112

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    In my opinion, cleaning a bass is like cleaning a gun with a wire brush or taking a buffing wheel to an old coin, it destroys the value
  15. Basshappi

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    Here is my '75 Precision,
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    Where is the mojo factor you ask?

    This was my first lefthanded bass which I got in 1979. It was my only bass for a number of years until some scum broke into my apartment and stole it. About two years later I had moved to Tucson AZ and one day I walked into a local music store (Rainbow Guitars) and there it was hanging on the wall! Long story/short she's still the best bass I've ever played. Two years and two states away and back into my arms, if that ain't mojo then nothing is! :D
  16. bassbenj

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    You know, I've never been a fan of belt sander relics, but after seeing this I think I can understand it better. When one views a bass like this with true mojo, it just makes a person think:"I really want to own a bass like that". And since true mojo basses are rather rare, you may just have to settle for an immitation until the real thing comes along.

    And yes, I really DO want to own a bass like that!
  17. Marko5657

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    Awesome.
  18. GBassNorth

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    Here's some Musicman mojo. All original, frequently played and rarely cleaned 1979 Stingray and 1980 HD150 amp. Not beat to hell, just rode hard and put away wet. She's a screamer!
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    It's a little ironic that the headstock shows a treble clef that is more nearly 3 times the size of the bass clef...
  20. FrednBass

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    Take it easy people, I can't handle that much awesomeness
  21. 6stringpanda

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    Love it!!

    One thing I hate is used Rics always look like they have never been played!-More people buy ema nd put them under their beds than play em I think!

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