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Limelight Coming Soon

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Been exchanging a few emails with Mark about building a bass for me.

I have always wanted a sonic blue P bass circa 1964. However, due to the cost of a few thousand pounds, this is not going to happen.

I will not play a vintage Fender down the Dog and Duck to be covered in beer by pissheads.

So I am commissioning Mark to build me a replica of this beauty.

I am looking at a 12 week turnaround.

Ooh I cant wait! 😊1964-fender-precision-bass-sonic-blue-1.

 

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Love this colour - I built my own cheapo version of this bass last year and had a go at a light relic finish (mainly because my spray job wasn't perfect)

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Looks a tasty bass and for not being a vintage/Custom Shop Fender I think you'll enjoy it more, if you're like myself to worry about vintage or expensive equipment getting scratches or dents. 

The gigs at the Dog and Duck not going too well? 😜

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Pissheads, pissheads, roly-poly pissheads....I can just see them!

Looks good and + 1 to the tort 'guard, though the minty looks cool, too.

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8 hours ago, NikNik said:

Pissheads, pissheads, roly-poly pissheads....I can just see them!

Looks good and + 1 to the tort 'guard, though the minty looks cool, too.

That reminds me of an odd song called Fish heads. No Idea who it was by though.

On second thoughts I must have imagined it. 😂

Was tort an option on these basses back in the 60's? I have seen a few minty faded green ones online.

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21 minutes ago, Hobbayne said:

That reminds me of an odd song called Fish heads. No Idea who it was by though.

On second thoughts I must have imagined it. 😂

No you didn’t!

 

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Just got the specs from Mark.

And so it begins. 😁

 

Hi Paul,
 
Apologies for the slight delay..
 
Here are the specs for you to check:
 

1963 Precision Bass Specs

 

Faded Sonic Blue as in the picture (Or give me the RAL code)

Hand rolled finger board

Clay dots

Light relic – pls see picture

Rosewood P width neck

Mint Green scratchplate

Period correct 1960’s Fender Precision logo

Thumb rest below strings.

All metal work just lightly tarnished

Reverse Gotoh Tuners

Strap button on reverse of headstock

Roundwound strings 

 
Best regards,
 
Mark
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That is going to be soooo lovely.
I have long dreamed of getting Mark to build me a light relic '65 Jazz in candy apple red (an original being about £8000 out of my price range) and this is doing the GAS no good at all. So, thanks a bunch. :lol: 

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Great colour, I have the same coloured Jazz with pea green scratch guard. It will look great 👍🏻👍🏻

Mark is a great guy to deal with to.

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9 hours ago, hooky_lowdown said:

That's gonna be one sweet bass. Did the squire cv 60s p in sonic blue not interest you?

Not really. This one is personal as I am calling the shots on what I want, amount of relicing etc.

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And here it is folks!

What do you think?

I wouldnt have minded a little more green on the aged pickguard, but I,m chuffed.

Unfortunately, he wants his money now.😫

 

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Love it, very cool! Yeah a little more mintyness in the pickguard would really make it legit, but whatever, that can happen down the road as a retro-fit maybe.
Great job!

Si

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Cheers guys. The lighter blue is closer to the real colour according to Mark, so until I see it in real life I shouldnt really comment on the pickguard as the light on the pics can give a false impression.

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I have to get in touch with this lad. I have a vision.....a Shell Pink Sparkle stack-pot Jazz but with the post-'63/'64 neck profile but with the reissue circuit.

I'd die a happy man and forget about that real '60 that was offered to me in '93 that I passed on......

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Very nice hobbayne , I’ve never had a limelight, I think I need to add one to my collection now 🙂

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5 hours ago, Hobbayne said:

Cheers guys. The lighter blue is closer to the real colour according to Mark, so until I see it in real life I shouldnt really comment on the pickguard as the light on the pics can give a false impression.

I agree - here's my old Limelight Sonic Blue P, and compare the pickguard to the white paper underneath:

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I was quoted 12 weeks but due to two or three builds awaiting various parts etc, mine jumped the queue. Apologies to anyone waiting for their limelight builds. 😊

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4 minutes ago, Kevsy71 said:

I agree - here's my old Limelight Sonic Blue P, and compare the pickguard to the white paper underneath:

imageproxy.jpegYes that makes all the difference When compared with a white background. Lovely bass did you sell it?

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