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artificial aging - instead of “relicing”?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by yegbert, Apr 12, 2021.

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  1. yegbert

    yegbert Poster Extraordinaire

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    The process of “artificial aging” guitars, taking measures to make them *appear* to be old, is shorter to say if we adopt the use of the noun “relic” as a verb. And most have done that. But then we tend to write it using the way we conjugate other English verbs. And “relicing” looks like, and someone might say/read it, as if the noun lice has been made into a verb. Infesting the Tele with head lice? - yuck! And writing it instead as “relicking” looks and sounds like someone is loving on their Tele like it’s a lollipop. Not judging, but watch out for germs, where has that Tele been?!

    Has relic been adopted as a verb by the suits at Merriam-Webster and the likes?

    I am thinking that this conundrum may not have yet been assimilated into the language, and if not, I am suggesting that we at TDPRI start referring to the activity as “artificial aging”.

    What do you all think? Or is there a different way we should write the equivalent of “relicing”?
     
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    Relic'ing, relic'd
     
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    I think everyone understands what it means. No need to make things more complicated than they already are.
     
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    These threads never end well.
     
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    Relic, Artificial Aging, Planned Damage Patterns...whatever.

    I think we should invest this mental energy to a positive effect...maybe figure out how we (as individuals) can help a person less fortunate than ourselves.
     
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    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    A relic’d guitar isn’t artificially aged. Relic is an aesthetic unto itself. Fender Custom Shop does it best. Artificial aging as seen in the Road Worn series is a poor imitation. And a relic’d guitar looks like an old guitar only to someone who hasn’t seen the difference. To me, a properly relic’d guitar is like a fine oil painting. Like each brush stroke, each mark in a properly relic’d guitar was intentionally placed. image.jpg A properly relic’d FCS ‘69 Stratocaster photographed in a naturally aged (120 year old) house.
     
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    How about "Faux Well Traveled"
     
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    If I continue to follow this thread, I fear that I will end up feeling like I've been relic'd.
     
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    Here are my thoughts...

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    Rory Gallagher made this one a relic properly.
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    You could “ck”. Relicking, Relicked.

    Or you could keep it in the case when not in use if the spelling is the issue.
     
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    In my business we use cameras to look into drain lines/sewer lines. How would you spell the act of using a camera to see a problem? Cameraed or Camer’ed or Camera’ed or Camered

    An example - I c********* the line and found roots at approximately 25’. The cast iron drain line is compromised and corroborated as shown by the camera
     
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    I see your point about the spelling, but “reliced” makes it sound like it has lice again, and “relicked” makes it sound like you have some kind of uncontrollable fetish.
     
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    Yeah. It’s a thing. Everyone does it.

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