Collection of 10 Wal Basses stolen in Santa Monica area...

Discussion in 'Lost & Stolen Gear' started by TrevorR, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. TrevorR


    Oct 3, 2015
    Near London, UK
    This was Just posted on the Facebook Wal Basses group. Please keep an eye out if you hear of any of these basses coming up for sale. Thanks...

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  2. Please consider posting this in the “Lost and Stolen Gear” subforum of Bass Guitar classifieds.
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  3. TrevorR


    Oct 3, 2015
    Near London, UK
    Photos of the missing Basses. The tangerine and pewter one’s are apparently unique.

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  4. TrevorR


    Oct 3, 2015
    Near London, UK
    Thanks. Hadn’t spotted that sub forum (never go to classifieds).

    Mods, if you’d like to move this please do.
  5. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012




    I'm not sure if I should shed a tear, or run to my room and fondle my manly bits. What a collection!
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  6. Joe Climan

    Joe Climan

    Jan 10, 2018
    Look who’s home! I managed to find one of my Wals and will hopefully have another two back tomorrow. Thanks to this post on talkbass, at least one person who purchased these on the damn street for pennies realized what happened and did the right thing. I’ll update with photos of the others I recover ASAP!

    Thank you so much everyone for caring and keeping this at peoples attention

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  7. 21DaHoagie12


    Feb 21, 2019
    New Jersey
    I know it’s been quite a few years but any update the search for these basses?
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  8. The orange one just popped up on eBay
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  9. lordradish

    lordradish Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    The one upside to be had about this horrific story is that unless those are sold privately, someone’s gonna know,
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  10. Joe Climan

    Joe Climan

    Jan 10, 2018
    Hey guys! Quick update: after the orange mk2 (W3423) popped up on eBay, I contacted the seller and was able to get it and JG1114 back! The downside is the tweakers who stole them obviously had a good time with them. Both basses are broken to some degree. I’m figuring out the best way to get them properly restored asap. At the end of the day, I’m just very happy they didn’t end up in a landfill. Thank you all for keeping an eye out all these years.

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  11. 21DaHoagie12


    Feb 21, 2019
    New Jersey
    There’s a special place in hell for the people who stole these basses from you. I’d really like to find those jagoffs and give em what they deserve, a good thorough a$$ kicking and then some!
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  12. Xopher

    Xopher Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2018
    Wow, I hope you get the rest back, that's insane. At the very least you have had the privilege to own some seriously nice pieces that many of us dream to play or even see. Unfortunately in a situation like this that becomes a double edge sword. While many of us can't even imagine the feeling of losing a collection like that that we don't have to experience the gut punch that would accompany it either. Glad to see you're finding them, if I come across one, I'll get ahold of you. Even the people finding these are going to be gut punched a bit, to have such a deal of a lifetime fall into your lap and then to have to give it up also has to suck. I'm starting to feel bad for everyone involved except the thief. I change my mind I'll keep an I out, and I DO hope you get your wals back, but I hope I don't find one of these.
  13. SteveCS


    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    I think "Ream them a New One!" might fit the bill.