Dead Bee's

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by effbee, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. effbee


    Mar 9, 2002
    These were submerged underwater for a few weeks after hurricane katrina. Stew sent them back to me to see if anything was salvageable... I'm gonna say no.

    Wait, I take it back... the stainless steel neck screws from the bolt-on don't look too bad ;)

    It's gonna be sad to toss these babies into the dumpster :bawl:

  2. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
  3. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    That's bloody terrible.
  4. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    The machine heads look ok though. :)
  5. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Can I have em? I'll pay shipping :)
  6. BillytheBassist


    Aug 18, 2005
    :rollno: sinking feeling :scowl:
  7. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    if those pickups is epoxy sealed or something i'd keep them, the tuners and bridge saddles too!

    but sad to see those bass wrecked up :-(
  8. Oh man......

    That sucks for Stew. He really loved those Bee's.
  9. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
  10. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Endorsing Artist: Alleva Coppolo
    Fred..those were beeutiful......pretty heart wrenching..and Stew....I'm going to buy you a drink at NAMM..

  11. Wolfehollow


    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    makes my stomach drop... when Ivan hit... I put all my basses on the second floor...

    I couldnt imagine finding them in this condition.
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I really feel for the guy who lost those sweet basses. I would be sick if I lost mine. The only thing I can say is that remember 1200 people died because of Katrina. At least this person will live to play another day. :)
  13. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Man, those are pricey basses too :meh: . Even if my Kay or Fender got damaged I would be furious! I feel awful :( . At least he still has his Conklins, right?
  14. I believe those were taken as well. :(
  15. wow, those look so much nicer than they did when I sent them back...

    yeah, the Conklins are gone, too. pretty much everything. I'm seeing Chris Stambaugh next week to see if he thinks he can save my ancient J-Bass (graphite neck, stainless hardware, etc...). even if my p-ups didn't make it (which is too bad; after 23 years those Barts are so sweet!), there's a chance the rest might. I'm hoping...

  16. Wow, Stew. I couldn't imagine that...... :(

    I hope you can salvage something.
  17. Hey Stew, that's really sad about the basses. Is insurance going to pick this up?
  18. thanks for the kind words, guys. truly. now about this:
    how many working musicians at my level can afford insurance and car payments?

    yes, you read correctly: they were not insured.


  19. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Oh man Stew. I feel awful! I hope you'll make it through OK though. Our wishes (and prayers) will certainly be with you. I really hope you can salvage your J.