I was going to post these in the most recent "I Don't Get Relics" thread, but sadly it was closed. If you don't dig these, that's more than cool...but I'm posting these pics for those that do, so I would respectfully ask that nonconstructive criticism be withheld. I've had a Fender Classic 60's J Bass for a year or so, and decided to have my tech give it the relic treatment. We both had a lot of fun doing this, and for a first-time effort, I think Paul von Schmidt did an excellent job. My motivation was to have a classic-looking 4 string J bass that looked vibey, but played and most importantly sounded great. I wanted this bass to be able to hang tone-wise with my Sadowskys. We achieved this by adding a Sadowsky onboard preamp, Fender Custom Shop 60's J pickups, a Gotoh bridge and a Hipshot D-tuner. First some pics.