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For those of you who like relic basses...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by bassanomaly, Dec 1, 2019 at 1:42 PM.

  1. bassanomaly

    bassanomaly Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Maryland, USA

  2. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Supporting Member

    Holy moly! What happened there? Insects?

    Edit - I showed the picture to Pfeffernuss, and told her I had just bought it. Hilarity ensued.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2019 at 2:14 PM
  3. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
    Looks like termites?
  4. bassanomaly

    bassanomaly Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Maryland, USA
    I just assumed the Fender Custom Shop guys had taken the relic thing a bit too far.

    (They'd probably charge about $8500 for this... lol)
  5. How long was it in the lake?
  6. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2019 at 6:35 AM
  7. MynameisMe

    MynameisMe Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2018
    Jax Florida
    Probably from taking it out of the case on the surface of the sun. Dries it out quick!
    BasEd, EatS1stBassist, Mr_Moo and 3 others like this.
  8. Steve88


    Mar 27, 2014
    Rochester, NY
  9. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

  10. 4 Strings Good

    4 Strings Good

    Mar 6, 2014
    Won't be able to tell how extensive the damage is until you re-string it and plug it in.
  11. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Tis just a scratch...
  12. rocmonster


    Oct 31, 2011
    best bass for termites?
  13. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
  14. BooDoggie

    BooDoggie Typical Dumb-ass with a degree

    Mar 29, 2014
    One can only assume that termites don't care for maple... But they do seem to love rosewood and whatever else that used to be... :)
  15. staccatogrowl

    staccatogrowl Savoring the spinning, shimmery aquasphere Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2006
    If only it was a 5 string. . .
  16. Picton


    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    That'll buff out.
  17. TerriblePeril


    Nov 26, 2014
    Tough to tell the primary cause(s) of damage from the picture.
    Termites pack their tunnels full of dirt and when they move on it dries out and whatever cellulose is left is just splinters. But it looks like there was moisture damage first, maybe?

    either way, GLWTS!
  18. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    Group "W" Bench
    BLAST! Beat me to it! :roflmao:
  19. Obrad Lacarac

    Obrad Lacarac

    Feb 22, 2011
    EU wanna be
    That's the thing with Jazz...Pbass would survive
  20. Picton


    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    On the plus side, the string tree looks like it's in great shape.

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