NBD - custom build 62 precision heavy relic

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NBD - custom build 62 precision heavy relic

Post by specitim » 07 May 2018, 13:17

Have always wanted a relic custom shop, but didn't ever want to pay the custom shop price. So about 6 months ago I started researching where I could get the best parts to build a "good as custom shop" precision myself - and here is the result!

Easily the lightest bass I own (exactly 4 kilos with all hardware) and is an alder body from MJT, sprayed in shoreline gold, then candy apple red, then olympic white. The neck is an all parts neck set up and nitro aged by Aurora customs, and pickups are Fender custom shop '62s. Strung with La Bella white tapewounds.

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Re: NBD - custom build 62 precision heavy relic

Post by david1234 » 07 May 2018, 13:50

I've never been a "relic" guy so far, but for this bass I'd possibly jump the fence: well done! It looks really cool.
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Re: NBD - custom build 62 precision heavy relic

Post by narcdor » 07 May 2018, 14:06

Nice bass! And nice whisky too!
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Post by BazzBass » 07 May 2018, 14:42

yeah whisky and bass is a match made in heaven hehe

nice relic job hnbd
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Post by Aussie Mark » 07 May 2018, 15:08

Good job overall, but the headstock looks a bit too clean compared to the body relicing

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Re: NBD - custom build 62 precision heavy relic

Post by Classic5 » 07 May 2018, 15:35

Nice! White on red....I like it :cool:

I think I've seen something similar used by Scott from Scotts Bass Lessons.
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Post by narcdor » 07 May 2018, 15:53

That gold coming through under the forearm contour is awesome like a hidden flame maple top or something.
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Re: NBD - custom build 62 precision heavy relic

Post by irvinz » 07 May 2018, 17:38

Pretty cool. Any specific reason on the colour combo?

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Post by rudager » 07 May 2018, 18:14

I've painted a couple of basses in Olympic white undercoat and then thin satin black/thin nitro lacquer overcoat in the hope they'll reasonably quickly relic themselves. Much like the Highway One series concept. Working great so far except the one night I had to play a show with insect repellent on my forearm - that did some weird stuff to the finish!

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Post by sic608 » 07 May 2018, 19:14

:drool: Oh my... super sexy

Love the details on the under coats and maple fb/neck wear!

Im 50/50 on relic road, worn thing. I do like em just but it mights as well be very beat up other wise whats the point haha

There's no way id ever want of my basses to naturally end up in this shape coz im super over protective. So the nxt best thing is too get one from factory done.

Ps i just got a road worn i will be sharing when i get a chance on pics

Congrads on the beast :thumbup:
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Re: NBD - custom build 62 precision heavy relic

Post by specitim » 07 May 2018, 21:06

Thanks all for the kind words - whisky and bass guitars pretty much sums up my life!

Aussie Mark - the headstock is actually pretty roughed up and has some nice yellowing, its hard to see on the photo (tried to take another photo but couldnt quite capture it)

Classic5 & Irvinz- haha actually this was somewhat inspired by Scott's bass of doom. I do however dig maple boards more than rosewood boards, so made that change. The colour combo though is similar to Scott Devine's bass.

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Re: NBD - custom build 62 precision heavy relic

Post by Aussie Mark » 08 May 2018, 08:42

irvinz wrote:
07 May 2018, 17:38
Pretty cool. Any specific reason on the colour combo?
Back in the day, sunburst was a stock finish but obviously sunburst can be difficult to get right every time (being hand sprayed), so any burst finishes that didn't end up quite right were then oversprayed in a custom colour - many custom colours are on top of an original burst finish. Oly white was one of the custom colours in the early-mid 60s.

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Re: NBD - custom build 62 precision heavy relic

Post by Petebass » 08 May 2018, 10:31

Classic5 wrote:
07 May 2018, 15:35
I think I've seen something similar used by Scott from Scotts Bass Lessons.
I thought the same thing. I'm not a relic guy, but I do like Scott's beast. And this one is also very nice. Well done!
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Re: NBD - custom build 62 precision heavy relic

Post by onehandclapping » 08 May 2018, 14:42

Most of the old coloured basses/guitars over sunburst seem to come from the UK or Aussie,I eye them very suspiciously ;)
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Re: NBD - custom build 62 precision heavy relic

Post by irvinz » 08 May 2018, 19:06

Aussie Mark wrote:
08 May 2018, 08:42
irvinz wrote:
07 May 2018, 17:38
Pretty cool. Any specific reason on the colour combo?
Back in the day, sunburst was a stock finish but obviously sunburst can be difficult to get right every time (being hand sprayed), so any burst finishes that didn't end up quite right were then oversprayed in a custom colour - many custom colours are on top of an original burst finish. Oly white was one of the custom colours in the early-mid 60s.
Yeah. I knew that, but he has shoreline gold below everything :)

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