The problem with stories is my memory :P I bought a '63 P bass on the TB forums that was refinished. I later found a post by a guy claiming to be a West coast studio player who was offering someone a 63 P bass refinished the same way, and that the bass had been used to record some TV show intros and at least the bass part for one hit song (from back then that I didn't know then or remember now). Not much of a story, really, so I may decide to spice it up with an association with Bigfoot.
My last 4001 was purchased from a guy and when I picked it up he wouldn't turn on the lights, and I realized that the spots on the walls were roaches so I kept my mouth shut, paid for the bass and left. I took it to Erlewine in Austin when he was on Guadalupe and Tony Nobles did a setup for me. While dropping it off they took off the trussrod cover, and it was full of roaches (not the good kind). Embarrassing, but when when I picked it up the receipt indicating they threw in a de infestation. Those guys!
That's as good as it gets really. :P