Reliced ......Yawn

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by kbold, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. rad1

    rad1 Tele-Afflicted

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    I just reliced my EC Strat again this week. Carrying it by the neck, not paying attention, I slammed the body into a metal leg of a coffee table. I drop filled it a bit and sanded it down so it felt smooth, which is all I really care about anymore, just smooth it out.

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  2. teletimetx

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    FFS. A cruller is just an apple-free fritter. :rolleyes:
    But yeah. Less is more. :)
     
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  3. kbold

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    Good idea ..... something nobody's touched on before.
     
  4. Area51

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    Couldn't agree more!
     
  5. 65 Champ Amp

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    I don’t think the relic guitar thing has run it’s course yet.

    I heard there are still a few posers who don’t play much but want to look like they do.:lol:

    Just joshing ya you relicistas.
    I’m actually planning an Esquire copy build that’s going to be sort of a rat rod. I’ve got a bridge that looks like it’s been dipped in acid and then spent time in a septic tank. I’ll actually clean it up some, but it’s pretty cool how the tops of the saddles are worn shiny.
    I am looking for a junkyard piece of body panel ~ some paint, some rust - to cut a pickguard out of.
    But, I will do a nice finish on the wood parts, and let them relic by playing it hard and often.
     
  6. rich815

    rich815 Friend of Leo's

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    Finally someone brought this up. Yawn.
     
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    My tele looked okay like this FD3109E2-03FF-4F69-BAD1-33B1DA3612E7.jpeg
    But it looks, sounds and plays better like this:
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    Relic’ing is cool on fenders.
     
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  8. alnico357

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    I've been playing my Carvin for a third of a century. I do my best to take care of it.
     
  9. jrblue

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    I think of relics as theatrical props, both for the audience (who don't really care anyway) and for the owner. It's a bit of fantasy -- surely that's OK even if it is pretty silly. What I don't like, though, is how fake and repetitive relics have become. Most of them use a few cliche routines, like heavy fake weather checking, that are overdone and predictable. They're silly visual cliches.
     
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  10. StrangerNY

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    I got a Danocaster, pretty heavily reliced. That's cool, because I didn't want a new guitar that I'd have to baby and worry about.

    But before I played the one I got, I played another one that did nothing for me playability-wise. But that second one played like an absolute dream, and that's the one that came home with me.

    A guitar can look cool, either reliced or pristine. But it's gotta play right or I'm not interested.

    - D
     
  11. ReverendRevolver

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    I've been increasingly angry that most brick and mortar stores (Kohls, JCP, etc) are CONSTANTLY out of my size Levi's 527 in the darkest blue (indigo black, I think?) But seem to have an endless supply of them for tall people.
    I'm relegated to buying the ones with a slight fade/tint on the "stress points". The reason I buy them is they are closer to what I want that light jeans. I buy the darkest blue, and by like 6 years deep they look medium blue and quite distressed.
    I dont have a guitar equivalent here. My only qualm is when they have some cool color I only find in relic'd variants. My son pointed out one such tele, and i had to concede that it looked like it should be $1200, except for that missing paint...
    But if the price is right on a guitar, I'm normally fine. I wont pay extra for a used guitar to look used, ditto for a new one. But I'll gladly pay less.
    So...
    Why don't faded color jeans cost less?

    :(
     
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    Usps relic'd my most recent guitar purchase for me. How considerate....

    But 1000+% serious, that first scratch is the hardest. The bite in the picture on the DS was unpleasant. My kids tipping my Mustang and putting a ding on the front of the body sucked. The little nick on my tele headstock still makes me sigh. I bought the toronado with a 4mm ding in the back, but my little e tuning peg is bent at a slight angle from getting knocked over once... who cares about ones I've sold, but my strat is totally wrapped in duct tape, so I don't even remember where the beat up Mark's are on that...
     
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    Wrong? I’m not the one who voted against apple fritters:) Did you ever notice when you go to a donut shop they run out of apple fritters first? And I’ve never heard anyone walk into a donut shop and ask “how many crullers you got?” But I have heard someone ask how many fritters are left because I’m the one who asks it. Excuse me while I go find an all night donut shop and get another fritter as I comb the crumbs from the previous fritter out of my beard. Or keep them in my beard for safe keeping. I haven’t decided yet.
     
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    Folk do get their panties in a wad about the subject. Kinda funny but for the willingness to judge others based on their finish choices.
     
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    Good point. If it's not one problem, it's another. Young, irresponsible and no money. Older & with discretionary spending power, but responsible. Oh well...

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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    Only in the great white north!
    Mmmmmm..... Timmy Hortons
     
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  17. sonicsmitty

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    Each to his own, but it just seems like another gimmick that they can charge you extra money for. I don't have money for that, I'll relic my own.
     
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  18. kelnet

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    Wrong!! You did not relic your Strat. You gave it some genuine, real wear. You didn't fake the damage. It's real. You didn't fake the chip. It's real.

    A relic doesn't look like it does from actually being banged and scratched and worn out by its owner.
     
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    I used to not like them.... But now I do.. .. Is that something? o_O;):)
     
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    It means you like guitars...all guitars. Not a bad way to be.
     
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