Found my old bass in pawn shop story!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pedullabass, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. pedullabass


    Mar 16, 2006
    A few days ago I go in a pawn shop looking for a power brick for my kids XBOX 360. I hardly ever go in this pawn shop just a few miles from where I work. I see a bass case sitting behind the counter. I wonder whats inside? I better not look no one is around and if it was for sale it would be on display. Well I better take a peek. WHOOOOAAAA my 1986 Yamaha BB5000 I traded for a Pedulla back in about 1989. And looks like it has sit in the case the whole 20 something years. I could tell it was mine because I had changed the pickups to EMGS and the knobs to Gold. I still have the origial pickups in a box in my garage. After a little dealing over a few days I now have this bass back.At a great deal! It has less dings than my 2007 75 RI Fender jazz i bought in 2007. I just thought it was a neat story I would share.
  2. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    especially if you have old and current ones...
  3. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Wow! Great story... photos are in order!
  4. FunkyMcNasty


    Dec 4, 2010
    cool story...I never find anything of use in pawn shops...but it seems that a lot of other people do.
  5. pedullabass


    Mar 16, 2006
    its crazy I was wondering what happen to the bass the day before. I almost walked away. But glad I decided to crack the case. p.s. I ended up trading a T-14 Washburn + $100 :D I will have to get some pictures. The nut needs replaced the corner is broke off @ the B string. Having trouble locating a replacment.
  6. pedullabass


    Mar 16, 2006
    i think i will be able to come up with new and current pictures.
  7. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    That is indeed a cool story. I generally avoid pawn shops for gear, however I have heard of people finding killer deals before.
  8. mike n tucson

    mike n tucson

    Nov 24, 2008
    cool late 80's Yamaha BB300 w/ Seymour Duncans made in Taiwan is my go to bass...that's saying something considering I also have a MM4 and RBV.
  9. pictures! we need pictures! cool story!
  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I disclose nothing
    Twice I have bought back an old bass of mine from ebay ... both times I then remembered why I had originally sold the bass ...

    SX 5 string bass That SX p-bass got parted out ...

    Then I sold this Rickenbacker 2030 ... bought it back and sold it again ... 1993 Rickenbacker 2030-5 Bass Guitar
  11. GoesThump


    Jul 13, 2007
    *Very* cool! Stories like this make my day. Glad you got it back.

  12. Joe Murray

    Joe Murray

    May 14, 2008
    Fairfax, VA
    That story made my day as well. Glad to see your Yammy has come home.
  13. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Very cool! There's only one guitar I'd like back...not much else.
  14. Pics please! That sounds like a BEAST of a bass! :D
  15. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    I like to read a story like that. Thanks for making my day.
  16. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan.

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    That's cause you get there second.
  17. pedullabass


    Mar 16, 2006
    Ok if I did this right heres 2 pictures I took last night.

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  18. pedullabass


    Mar 16, 2006
    2 more

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  19. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
  20. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Cool! Fun story.
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