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Author Topic: My NYC UV PJ4: My road to the 'Vintiquity' PJ4  (Read 4834 times)
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« on: March 11, 2012, 01:16:06 PM »

I'm almost three years into the 'Vintiquity' process on my PJ4 and the results start to show. I love this bass more and more every day.

Aging on the chrome:
Volume knob:


Rust on the pickup magnets:


Pitting on the  tuning gears:


Some dents/dings on the headstock:



Darkening/yellowing on the fingerboard/neck:


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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 01:21:10 PM »

I've also gone with a 'naked' back of the neck. I followed Blair's guide available on another thread but also oiled the neck with True Oil gustock oil as per Roger's recommendation; it feels almost like bare wood, but a little harder, less porous. I never felt the nitro finish to be sticky at all until recently and then I decided to go for the same finish/feel I have on my double bass. I can't be happier.





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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 04:36:44 PM »

I'm almost three years into the 'Vintiquity' process on my PJ4 and the results start to show. I love this bass more and more every day.

Darkening/yellowing on the fingerboard/neck:


Thanks for the pics Fran. I love this one. A few things told.
I wonder if ANYONE has a bass without a headstock ding?  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 09:21:17 AM »

I just took the sdtrings off and shot some photos. This is my fingerboard after 3 years of heavy playing:









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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 08:16:55 AM »

Nice!!! They get better with age, don't they?
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 09:20:31 AM »

Nice!!! They get better with age, don't they?

thanks! sure they do.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 06:06:17 PM »

An update to show the tan lines on the body. Who said poly finishes don't darken?:





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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 06:17:15 PM »

I just took the sdtrings off and shot some photos. This is my fingerboard after 3 years of heavy playing:


I'd love to see that after some "extra fine".   Grin
How could you ever part with an old friend like that.
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