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New bass day: Limelight '63 Jazz - light relic

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wateroftyne, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Hi everyone!

    I went to have a look at a new American Standard Precision that someone was selling over the weekend. It was very nice, but I'm just not a new shiny bass kind-of-guy.

    The seller was also selling a Limelight '63 Jazz medium relic. Limelight are a new UK-based outfit who specialise in P & J-style relics.

    Now, I swore myself off Jazzes a while ago when I sold my '71, but this thing was smiling at me in an 'aren't I pretty?' kind of way.

    Next thing I know, I've bought it! I'm so shallow....







    For some reason the previous owner has removed the Limelight signature from the back (just done in marker pen, I think?) - which is a shame - and, bizarrely - the 'offset body' logo from the headstock. I don't know why.

    I've actually been talking to Mark at Limelight about getting a lightly relic'd P - if I still don't connect with Jazzes, this is such a good job a Limelight P could well be on the cards. We'll see...

    Here's a video of how it sounds:

    Last edited: Jun 18, 2014
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  2. That neck looks nice! sounds good to .

    I wonder though why they use later cbs style tuners then the taller stemmed reverse style correct for a '63.
  3. I'm guessing this was specified by the original owner. Purely a guess, though.
  4. This bass is Tommy Shannon approved.
  5. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    When you say "you're just not a new shiny bass kind of guy", you really mean it!

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78! Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
    Is that a Precision neck with a Jazz bass logo??..or am I seeing things? Nut width looks 1.75" to me.
  7. Tbone76


    Aug 24, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    I was thinking that, too. Definitely looks like a P-width neck. If so, awesome!
  8. Yep - it's an inbetweener. The nut width is 40mm...
  9. I've updated the sound clips with some recordings using flats. I love this bass!

  10. Nice looking bass - the relicing is not "overdone". Congratulations. :D
  11. Gougedeye

    Gougedeye Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Central Washington
    That is a great looking and sounding bass! A little too rusty around the bridge for me, but cool nonetheless. Congrats!
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I like it: enjoy that!
  13. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Very nice, and the pg looks pretty darn good - it's a selling-point for me as most every version of a vintage tort other than an actual vintage tort falls way short of 'that' look. I finally found Mark at Spitfire who nails it.


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