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Lost G&L Bass Guitar.

Discussion in 'Lost & Stolen Gear' started by Mac, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Mac


    Apr 14, 2004
    Denver Colorado
    Lost G&L Bass Guitar.

    My name is Mike McMurray, and I am looking for a bass that went missing after my brother’s death. The problem is that it was 22 years ago! I spent some time talking to his girlfriend at the time Robin, but she would not turn it over to my family. She was in San Francisco and I was down in L.A. At that time I was to bummed out to fight, but much has changed and I feel it belongs back with my family. NO QUESTIONS ASKED

    Here are the details:

    His name was John McMurray and he was a bike messenger in San Francisco in the early eighties. He played in a band called Air Tight Garage. The band members were Sam Shipman vocals, Darrel (don’t know the last name) drums and Jay Crawford guitar and John McMurray on Bass. My brother was hit by a car and died on June 26th 1985. His girl friend at the time was named Robin, (don’t know the last name).

    The Bass is a red early 80’s G&L single pick up no pick guard. I have one picture, it is not a good one but I think it is enough to identify. I can e-mail the jpeg to anyone who asks.

    Lord knows this is a long shot if there ever was one but this is a no questions asked deal. I’m sure if it still exists the current owner has no idea of its history and I will pay fair market value plus a reward for its recovery.

    I am now playing bass again in a working band after a twenty-year layoff and for some reason this has been bugging me more and more. I don’t need this bass from a practical point of view; I have three others of my own. It’s just that there is a very strange feeling surrounding the bass. Since I started playing all the other family members of mine have asked me about it, not knowing that the others have asked. And family friends have asked me about it. All of this just started to happen, it’s like it wants to be found. I know that may sound strange to some but there have been a lot of instruments over the years that have had odd histories. I am reaching out to the Bass Players community. I am posting this on every bass related message board that I can find. I am a very active member in my music community and hope that all that see this will take a moment to forward it to anyone who that think may help and post it on any board that they see fit.

    My contact info:

    Mike McMurray
    Cell # 303-596-4539
    Home # 303-368-0876
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Denver, Colorado
  2. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Do you happen to have a serial number, or at least any identifying marks that you can name for it? That'd help :). Otherwise, good luck!
  3. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Even with a serial # I don't think you could get this back (unless the old girlfriend or one of the band members still has it and is willing to give it up). Otherwise, it was never reported stolen so no police report, it's probably been sold several times.
  4. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    You'd be surprised, actaully. Just browse some of the other threads in here :).
  5. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Finding it is one thing. Having a legal claim to it is another.
  6. NKUSigEp


    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    Doesn't sound like he's demanding it back like it was stolen or anything. He said he'd pay for it plus a reward.

    That's a pretty cool story there bro...I'll keep an eye out in the midwest. Good luck.
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