One of my gigs is doing contract work for a violin shop. Today I went in and there was an electric bass case sitting there that looked vaguely familiar. It was in for electronics work. When I opened it up... shock! It was a bass I built back in 1979; in fact, the very first bass I ever made from scratch. It's a big, heavy neck-through, weighs about 10.5 pounds and has a neck suitable for taking batting practice But what fun to see it again; it's been through the wars, and I am really going to enjoy fixing it up and giving it a little TLC. Right now the wiring looks like somebody's dashboard after the stereo has been ripped off. I know it was owned by the bassist of a blues band at one point, and apparently was recently found in a pawn shop by a friend of the original owner, who bought it back. Just thought you all might get a kick out of seeing this... I sure did!