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Stolen basses alert in Atlanta

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dan55, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Dan55


    Apr 26, 2006
    Got home from work yesterday and found my back door kicked in and 5 of my basses gone along a couple of six strings.

    Roadworn P-bass with a RW Jazz neck and tort guard
    Hwy 1 sunburst P bass with a CIJ maple neck and gold guard.
    Hwy 1 black P bass with a CIJ rosewood neck and tort guard.
    The 3 above all had vintage RI bridges and tuners.
    '71 natural P bass w/ a maple '76 neck and neck plate and gold guard. Had that one since '78.
    CIJ white '62 RI Jazz bass with a rosewood Allparts neck with block fingerboard inlays and Nordstrand p'ups
    Cherry '63 Gibson SG Junior with 1 bent tuning key. I inherited this one from my Dad whe he passed away, which makes it more painful.
    '83 Sigma-Martin acoustic flattop.

    All pix, etc were on my desktop computer and/or laptop, both of which were also taken. Also gone is an external hard drive I had everything backed up on.

    I expect some of this stuff will turn up on Craigslist and ebay, so if anyone out there sees anything suspicious on the Atlanta Craigslist or elsewhere, shoot me a PM. Right now my only computer access is from work.

  2. grinx


    Mar 24, 2003
    Raleighwood, NC

    people suck

  3. Ivan M

    Ivan M

    Aug 2, 2010
    Bronx, NY
    DITTO. Hopefully the scum that did this will die a SLOW and very PAINFUL death and the only thoughts on his mind was when he committed this burglary. Good luck with finding your stuff. I will check out craigslist from time to time if something looks like your stuff i will certainly alert you.
  4. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.


    I had my 1973 Jazz stolen a couple of years back and it sucked.

    Good luck... hope everything is found.
  5. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Dan, I've forwarded this list to my dad who owns a guitar shop in Conyers. He is out of town this weekend for the Charlotte guitar show, but I've forwarded to his employees, too.

    We'll all wish you the best of luck. The older pieces are a bit more recognizable, so hopefully they won't be too tough to track down. I search the online classifieds and listings for Atlanta and Birmingham pretty regularly, so I'll keep an eye out.

    Best of luck in your recoveries. Especially w/ the SG.
  6. nickbass79


    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    Wow! Sorry to hear that. Hope your situation turns for the better.
  7. Dan55


    Apr 26, 2006
    Thanks, guys. Chances are slim I'll ever see any of this stuff again, but you never know.

  8. emart

    emart Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    Man, that really sucks. Sorry to hear that. I hope you luck out and at least some of it turns up undamaged.
  9. jamminology101


    Aug 22, 2012
    Indianapolis In
    Endorsing Artist: Glockenklang
    What do u think of your select jazz? I got #36 of the first run of 100. There is a gap in the neck/body insert a small animal could get stuck in and all my tuning keys were loose and 2 of the string buckets where u pull ur strings thru have fallen out....dissapppointing to say the least for over 2k.....Gettin back to the post, I too will keep an eye out as I always scan all the lists as well as all the online used gear places and let u kno if something comes up....I think we all got a chill up our spines as we imagined that happening to us....I know I did. That dude can burn in hell
  10. phillybass101


    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    It was someone that has been to your crib before. A so called friend or a friend of a friend. A true and jealous hater. Someone who knows what you have. Check the pawn shops man, local music stores, classifieds. I hope you recover your basses. Something will surface sooner or later. Had any friends or friends of friends that were relocating, moving, having a bad time financially? Hopefully you have insurance????
  11. whitedk57


    May 5, 2005
    Franklin, NC
    I forwarded this list to our local pawn shop. I know I am about 2.5 hours from Atlanta, but you never know when somebody might decide to go out of town and pawn those things.

    You said they took your laptop with all your pics. Is it possible you might have uploaded any of them on the internet (perhaps this web site)?
  12. Dan, my heart goes out to you. It really does. I wish there was something I could do, but I'm so far away :(
  13. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    Oh man! I hope you can get them back... and that the thief dies in a car crash or something.
  14. JMac- Wiskerface Designs

    JMac- Wiskerface Designs Terror headcase dude

    Jul 8, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    First thing, I am sorry to hear of this and hope You can recover Your stuff, or Your Home owners insurance pays to replace everything.

    I had the same thing happen to Me at the first of the Year, and It really sucks BIG TIME! It seems that a lot of this has been going on in Our area.

    I will sub this thread, keep My eyes peeled, and give You a shout if any of Your gear turns up in My area/ part of the City.

    Best of luck!
  15. I will keep an eye out in Jax. You never know.

  16. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    I guess you've reported the breaking & entering to the police. Stuff like this also can come up at pawn shops.
    It's good to take photos of instruments and macro photos of the serial numbers and upload them on a photo sharing site. That way, you always have a backup.
  17. Beller


    Aug 8, 2009
    Statesboro, GA
    Sorry, bro. I'll pay attention around here.
  18. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    I'm in the ATL. I'll keep an eye out. So sorry man...
  19. Gadgetjunky


    Aug 9, 2011
    This is why I bought a gun safe for mine. It's just too easy to smash-and-grab guitars.
  20. Ivan M

    Ivan M

    Aug 2, 2010
    Bronx, NY
    Dude never thought of this, EXCELLENT idea man, and to think i am retired Law Enforcement and only think of gun safes for my rifles. I am on the hunt now for another safe for my babies. GREAT IDEA. Thanks a million times over.

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