I think a few of you need to take the time to read the rules here. Calling someone dumb for owning/wanting a relic'd bass (or any other bass) will NOT be tolerated. Enough is enough already, seriously. You guys wonder why these threads get closed?? It's because of comments like the ones above that are stating how dumb people are for owning or wanting a relic'd bass. Rule #1 at TB is respecting other members. There are several members here who already own relics, some who are building/selling them, and others who will probably be buying one in the future. Calling those folks dumb is hardly being respectful now, is it?? If you don't like relics, don't buy one. It's really as simple as that.