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"And the bass came back...."

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jacochops, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX
    ..."The very next day....":p

    How many people here have had a bass you've previously owned come back to you? It has happened to me on several occasions. I have had the following come back into my possession after selling them off...

    4 string R bass in Ipe
    4 string R bass in Rosewood
    Nordstrand singlecut 4 (the infamous chestnut bass)
    and now....drumroll please....

    I am getting back my Nordstrand 4 string custom "Adrian Garcia" shaped bass! It has a northern ash body, a SICK amboyna burl top, really busy birdseye maple board with pearl block inlays, small frets, Nordstrand Big Singles and an Aguilar 3 band preamp!

    Getting it back will be like seeing an old friend again! I'll be getting it tomorrow....pics to follow! Really, it is only 1 of 2 Adrian Garcia basses Carey made. Adrian wanted an F bass-influenced body, so Carey made him a custom shape, and now that A is gone, it is an honor to have this back in my possesion. Not only does it look incredible, it has tone for days, and is a very fast player.

    Has anyone else here had a bass come back to them?
  2. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I had an L-2000 signature in the mid-90's that I sold because I didn't like the feel of the neck. Also, I was kind of forced to use it in a studio in '97, when I really wanted to use my pre-EB Stingray. Ayway, I had written down the serial number for insurance purposes, and when it came up on ebay in 2003, I verified with the owner it was my old bass and bought it in a fit of nostalgia. I kept it for a year or two before selling it again, for the same reason I sold it the first time.
  3. Horny Toad

    Horny Toad Guest

    Mar 4, 2005
    My '08 MIA Precision came home to me recently after I foolishly traded it away. It's home for good. :)
  4. jmattis

    jmattis Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2007
    Washington DC
    Just went through the same thing with my G&L L-2500. Kudos to vroc for being awesome and making it happen.
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    I had an Elrick singlecut 4-string that I sold then bought back around a year later. It was featured in Bass World magazine, had a 34" scale, and had a thicker neck than most Elricks. Loved it- sold it initially to buy my Looperlative, bought it back because I missed it, sold it again when I gave up on 4-strings. It's quite similar to the Elrick singlecut 6 I use now as they both have a 34" scale, mahogany body, maple neck, and macassar ebony board. It'd be nice to have it back again even if I didn't play it much.


    Even my daughter liked it :D
  6. You can get it back- it's up for sale:

    http://bassgear.com/ - search "Elrick" :):)
  7. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Oh I've seen it- getting it back would mean I'd have to have a spare $1750 though :D Anyone want to float me a loan? ;)
  8. BillytheBassist


    Aug 18, 2005
  9. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    !!! Dangit! My dream bass for sale and I'm broke...
  10. I traded my beloved Conklin Rocco to a guy, who sold it to a guy, who sold it back to me. Thank God!

    In 1981 I ordered a new Steinberger, sold it foolishly a couple years later. It's #82, and if I ever see it for sale I'll prolly have to pay big style to get it back. (gulp)
  11. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd BLAAAAARRGGHH!!

    Feb 10, 2008
    My first bass, a Squier Precision, was sold to fund my second bass. Three years and three owners later, I bought it back for roughly 1/3 what I sold it for, for sentimental purposes.

    I did end up selling it again, though...
  12. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003

    This is funny.
    I just got back a 1993 Warmoth P-bass I put together.
    One piece Alder body
    Two Bart. Soapbar pickups. (Passive)
    Badass bridge.
    1972-Percision neck.

    This bass was stolen in 1997. from a gig.
    And wound up in a friends music store as a trade in.
    It plays and sounds great.

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