They stole three bass guitars....gutted!

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They stole three bass guitars....gutted!

Post by DennisS » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:44 pm

Happened three weeks ago - I lost a red 5 string MIM Fender Jazz (readily identifiable), a red Japanese Fender Precision complete with factory "wear" marks (readily identifiable) and an acoustic 4 string.
I'm watching Trade Me but can't see into every music shop or cash converters window, so would really appreciate any 'heads up' from you fellow musos.
I have specific info to identify each of the Fenders - the acoustic is a Chinese no account pig that I'm not concerned about.

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Re: They stole three bass guitars....gutted!

Post by bassnut14 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:22 pm

Man that must suck have you reported it to the police yet? (not that they'd do anything) think about what you'd like to do to the person who stole them.

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Re: They stole three bass guitars....gutted!

Post by john » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:14 pm

Wow That really blows. Can you post pics of them. Might help people identify them easier if they come across them

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Re: They stole three bass guitars....gutted!

Post by DennisS » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:56 pm

The Police have no ongoing interest and have made no attempt to investigate nor help at all other than giving me an incident number concerning their theft.
I'm in Christchurch and I wouldn't be surprised if my guitars show up somewhere else. I'll try and post pics - thanks guys.
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Re: They stole three bass guitars....gutted!

Post by irvinz » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:18 pm

gutted. and you've only had that fedner p since.... october? november?
i was the other guy bidding on it.
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Re: They stole three bass guitars....gutted!

Post by DennisS » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:33 pm

Yeah, and I hadn't had the Jazz for long either. The thieving bastard(s) left me with an Ashton AB805 that was in its 'Ashton" badge embroidered soft case and standing beside the other three basses in their cases. I reckon he knew what he was leaving and what he was taking.
Btw, that Precision was (is... damnit!!)) just lovely to play - smooth as butter.

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Post by irvinz » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:37 pm

a very good buy for 555! what would have you gone up to just for curiosity lol. first time in conversation with someone that won bids against me on a bass i wanted!

tho i was trying to be sensible and not wanting too many basses just that week. then temptation came lol
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Re: They stole three bass guitars....gutted!

Post by DennisS » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:13 am

I was surprised to get it at that price and would have gone on if outbid by you or "daeco". You were pushed to $550 by him - I figured you guys had cooled down when I chimed in one hour later. It's all just a memory now though.

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Re: They stole three bass guitars....gutted!

Post by beagle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:26 am

That sucks Dennis. will certainly keep eyes out. They are fairly distinctive.
Have you recorded the serial numbers? A good reminder for everyone else to do so... and take good photos for proof of ownership.
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Post by DennisS » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:52 pm

You are spot on about the need for photos and recording of the numbers!.
I've got the number for the 5 string Jazz - MZ0059053 and it's also distinctive through the battery cover being missing. It was in an unbranded hard case when stolen.
I don't have the Precisions number, but those crazy lacquered orbital sander "wear" patches are most likely unique, and it has a badass II bridge. It was in a Fender branded soft cover.
I'm glad to have found this site and grateful for being allowed to vent and post details.

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Post by foal30 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:00 pm

[quote="DennisS"]You are spot on about the need for photos and recording of the numbers!.
I've got the number for the 5 string Jazz - MZ0059053 and it's also distinctive through the battery cover being missing. It was in an unbranded hard case when stolen.
I don't have the Precisions number, but those crazy lacquered orbital sander "wear" patches are most likely unique, and it has a badass II bridge. It was in a Fender branded soft cover.
I'm glad to have found this site and grateful for being allowed to vent and post details.[/quote]


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Post by beagle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:55 pm

foal30 wrote:Vent away, Steve is just preparing your subscription account as I type.
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Re: They stole three bass guitars....gutted!

Post by john » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:05 pm

You need an account for Church? :D

But... Yeah vent away . And don't be shy about telling us about yourself, band and gear you still retain

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Post by foal30 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:47 am

Account - Church
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Re: They stole three bass guitars....gutted!

Post by beagle » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:01 am

You can call me Bishop Beagle brother Foal :lol:
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