Getting older is not fun and not realizing that one of your favorite bass players passed away after the fact is not fun either. I found out recently that Victor Bailey passed away. I have had his Red Candy Apple Red '66 jazz bass since the eighties. I purchased it at St. Marks Music Exchange back then. Great little music store on St. Marks Place in Manhattan. Funny, I found a posting someplace on here that stated I never wanted to sell the bass back to Victor. I actually wanted to and even met Victor at a Chick Corea show at The Bottom Line and mentioned it to him. He seemed excited to talk about it but got swooped away by his lady companion and never got to see him again. Unfortunately, i was never able to get in touch with him through the years and sat in my collection. Primarily because I ended up doing other things like running a business, being a father etc.. When I purchased it had Emgs in it and the old preamp went on the blink after a couple of years while I was playing it. I ended up taking it to Rudys and they replaced the emgs and the preamp with a Bartollini preamp. I still have the original preamp. Years later I noticed victor etched his name under the pickguard. Unfortunately, I don't have any provenance on it. Anyway, I figure I would just put this out here to see if anyone knew anything about it. The first picture is of the bass and the last two from an article in Guitar Player from 1984 where he talked about the bass.