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Anyone have an old or reliced bass that IS NOT A FENDER JAZZ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by phallpdx, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. phallpdx


    Jun 2, 2007
    Does anyone have a bass that they may have had for a long time or that they purposely reliced that is not a fender jazz? I always wondered if other basses aged to look like some of the old fenders that are seen so often. I think that basses that have been played until they were beat to s*** look gorgeous and have soul! Show your bass's mojo, and me some pics! :hyper: :hyper: :bassist: :D
  2. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Good topic, I'd like to see some old non-Fender beaters too.
  3. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    subscribed :) I love beat up basses and guitars.. I know there out there. :)
  4. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I'd like to see some high end basses that are beat up.
    Like Vic's Fodera Monarch! I LOVE that!
    Like this. :)

  5. ebladeboi123


    Jul 11, 2005
    Oberlin, Oh
    I love the sunburst or tobacco burst fender P thats had some love. Sorry, but its not a jazz!
  6. phallpdx


    Jun 2, 2007
    That one above is very cool. C'mon fellas lets see s'more!
  7. I'm going to relic my Cort headless P bass. It's worth next to nothing if I tried to sell it and it plays and sounds HUGE!!! The neck and fretboard is fantastic. Pics soon. I have to figure out what a well worn headless style bridge would look like!! :)
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    ibanezcollector does...
  9. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Ordered it new in 78, has a lot of wear, yellowed quite a bit, a couple of bent tuners thanks to a drunken clumsy guitarist. Still plays fine with no real electronics problems after all these years. It's bullet proof!

  10. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    what the heck is it?
  11. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    78 Gibson RD Artist
  12. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    This might interest you...it's basically the liner notes from the "If this bass could only talk" album by Stanley Clarke but it's a good read.

    I have a 1989 Kubicki with a few dings and the white colour has aged beautifully...looks amazing!
  13. TNF


    Oct 7, 2006
    Dallas Tx
    Here's my Ebony '78 RD Artist. I've owned it for 10+ years, and its been my main bass for a majority of that time. The one in the back in the bottom pic has the neck pictured below. :bassist:


  14. phallpdx


    Jun 2, 2007
    Really cool old gibsons guys! I love the worn turners, really cool :) .:bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
  15. rottenramone


    Dec 11, 2003
    here's mine: 1977 root beer stingray



  16. Aussie Mark

    Aussie Mark I come from a land down under

    Oct 26, 2002
    Sydney, Oz
    Endorsing Artist: Fender; O'Neill Amps; Cave Passive Pedals
    Ok, I'll play.

    '76 Stingray. Original olympic white finish, yellowed after 30 years of smokey bars.


    Headstock from my recently sold '76 Precision.


    Bill Nash '51 P relic.

  17. Whoa!! :eek: I love the way the fretboard aged. Cool bass!!!
  18. RWP


    Jul 1, 2006
    How old does it have to be?
  19. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    That bass just screams mojo. And the fretboard is starting to match the body!
  20. Phantopeth


    Jan 10, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    I'm not a big fan of Singray's, but damn am I jealous! :hyper:

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