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I Am Pre-Gibson Tobias #1402 - Have You Seen Me?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bryan Beller, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Bryan Beller

    Bryan Beller

    Mar 30, 2012
    It's been a while since I posted here. Bad, bad bassist. Hello again everyone.

    Someone suggested months ago that I should take a shot at this, and so why not. This beautiful 1986 Tobias Basic with a lacewood maple top was stolen out of my apartment by a building maintenance worker in 1994. I bought it three years before and it was my #1 at the time I first moved to Los Angeles in 1993. The serial number is #1402. Somehow it never turned up at the local pawnshops, and since this was the pre-internet era, it's hard to know what happened to it.

    23 years later, it's entirely possible that this instrument has ended up in the hands of someone who has no knowledge of its troubled provenance. If that person happens to be you - I will gladly pay a fair price for it. It's more than likely that the instrument stayed in California somewhere, but you never know.

    What say you, TalkBass community? Any chance this shot in the dark hits light?

    Thanks all,

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  2. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
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    Geez, man, you've had some bad luck with your gear. Aside from this one, has anything else turned up?
  3. Bryan Beller

    Bryan Beller

    Mar 30, 2012
    Not really, but I have some nice new ones now. Thank god for insurance. Still, not recommended as a first course of action!
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  4. Maybe you should post this in "Lost and Stolen Gear."
    It's within the Classified section in the Bass Guitar forum.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2017
  5. Bryan Beller

    Bryan Beller

    Mar 30, 2012
    That's a good idea - why didn't I think of that? :)

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