I've been playing, buying and generally looking at basses for 20 years, but it's only in the last couple of months I've come across the concept of "relicing". Don't get me wrong, I can understand people wanting their instruments to look tatty and battered (although I don't understand why they don't want to do it through simple prolonged usage, which IS cool). Anyway, my gripe is with the word. Relic is a noun, my friends, not a verb. You could make a guitar into a relic, make it look like a relic, but you certainly can't relic it. You'll be telling me next you can "leverage" something instead of simply levering it - or heaven forfend - USING it. Were I presented with the word "relicing" I'd presume the writer meant "applying lice again", and I sure as hell don't want to do that to my bass. I'd rather not lice it in the first place. But (and yes, you ARE allowed to start a sentence with a conjunction) if you really really must insist on it, when using a past or present participle, please spell it with a K so it at least follows the rules suggested by "panicked" or "panicking". I am a professional grammarian and you must obey me.