Just bought a relic MIM P - what do u think?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Matt Wilson, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Matt Wilson

    Matt Wilson

    Jul 12, 2005
  2. The relic is a bit extreme for my tastes, but judging as best I can by the pics it looks pretty convincing. And I dig the pino-esque vibe. Not to shabby, on second thought, I'd rock it.
  3. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Flossin'? I thought your name was Munson!

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    I've definitely seen worse relic jobs. Nice score!
  4. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Pretty sweet. I'd rough up a couple of those perfect "relic" marks along the upper body.
  5. Matt Wilson

    Matt Wilson

    Jul 12, 2005
    Yeah, hopefully she plays OK. If so I could drop a Fralin or Lollar or something in and have a poor man's Nash!!! Fingers crossed.
  6. Matt Wilson

    Matt Wilson

    Jul 12, 2005
    Yeah gotta drill p/u cover and ashtray holes too. Maybe finger rest as well. I gotta say I understand the logical-rational aversion to relics, but damn, I'm having fun!
  7. and in that respect, a MIM is perfect for that role IMO. I would smooth out afew of the finish wear spots around the edges though now that I have reviewed the pics a little they do seem a little to clean and sharp. Not that anyone watching oyu play it would notice. I gotta say the pic of it laying in the case looks very much like an old warhorse from 30 years of gigging to me.
  8. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    That's great!
  9. Matt Wilson

    Matt Wilson

    Jul 12, 2005
    Yeah it'd be a shame to tear up an MIA or a MIJ, but a MIM? Not a problem. BTW MIM are selling for 6-700 bones new in Canada right now so that made the decision easier.
  10. ledyard


    Jan 31, 2010
    Upstate NY

    Awsome looking relic IMHO. Swap the pup and your golden.

    Light a cigarette and stick it in the e string on the head stock and let it burn down to nothing and your all set.
  11. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    What's important is what do "you" think. You're the one who owns it and plays it.

    That's all that matters.
  12. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    Not the worst I've ever seen.

    Price was certainly right.

    Not a bad deal. :)
  13. congrats- Nice score!!! The 2 li'l 'relic' marks in the LAST pic are TOTALLY WRONG tho... Dunno WHAT U can do about it tho ;-)

    Again- CONGRATS!!! & enjoy!!!
  14. Disraeli Gears

    Disraeli Gears

    May 29, 2007
    I can't say I'm a fan of relics (or fiesta red for that matter), but for whatever reason I totally dig that bass--nice score :)!
  15. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Great idea!

    Great price too.
  16. I'd paint something odd like LPB over it and sand most of it off to make it look like an sprayover with the three level effect, but thats just me. Then again that fiesta is pretty sweet.
  17. Fletz


    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
  18. needs a strap button on the back of the stock , looks like its missing a tuner screw as well , not a bad price.
  19. bassbully

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

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Nice score. I think the rusting is too much and a bit too much paint removed but for the price its not too shabby.
  20. SamTheButcher

    SamTheButcher Yis, actually.

    Sep 25, 2004
    Charlotte NC
    I like it. :cool:
    Wish I could find one like that in a lefty. Maybe a little overdone on the back of the neck, and the rusting of the bridge, but not bad at all. Good to see some people are finally getting the relic thing right. I've seen too much of that 'belt-sander-all-over-the-front-of-the-body' relic jobs.

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