Just Scored My First Bass Rig Back After 30 Years

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  1. Bones

    Bones Telefied Ad Free Member

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    After coming back from college to find my mother had sold my first electric guitar and amp in a yard sale along with my 2 dirt bikes, I eventually bought a bass and bass amp and started taking lessons with a studio Pro. My first bass was an MIJ Aria Pro II SB 700 that I played through a Roland Spirit 50 Bass amp.

    I sold that rig to a friend at work when I bought a handmade BC Rich "Bich"Bass and an Ampeg bass amp.


    Anyway, I reached out to this guy and it turns out that over 30 years later, the bass and amp are still in his closet and the bass is in the original hard shell case!

    Basically getting it back for what we both recollect that I charged him back then. Don't really care about the amp, so much, but the bass will be awesome to get back.

    he sent me a couple pics and hopefully we will be getting together later in the week to complete the deal.

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  2. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

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    cool. do you still have the bc rich?
     
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    Nice bass, Bones.... a real beauty... hearing it again will be wonderful...:)
     
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    No, I wish I did, that was a rare bird, but I traded it for an early 80s American telecaster and a silverface vibro champ, which i also don't have anymore
     
  5. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    Cool story, and congrats!

    Probably a quite decent bass, still.
     
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    I recognized that bass... from the first instructional booklet I ever had.

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    Ass Method Volume One :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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  8. Mike Eskimo

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    Fake Alembic Aria’s are very cool.

    That era of MIJ’s are pretty high quality.

    I regret a couple used Modulus guitars I passed up.

    Congrats on the homecoming
     
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    LOL
     
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    Let's here more about the dirt bikes. :D
     
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    Great!
    Excellent bass and amp!
     
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  12. Bones

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    Hodaka Dirt Squirt and Combat Wombat.
     
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    I remember the bass being very good, but I also remember not liking that amp very much
     
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    I had a similar experience. After scoring an outrageous deal on an Alembic Rogue I started thinning the herd of a few "lesser" basses. One was a Yamaha BBG5. It was a great bass and as the new owner was pulling out of the driveway I immediately started having regrets. For 20 years I looked for another one to no avail and the ones I saw in the wild were definitely not for sale. I finally found one on Reverb that was the same color as mine and snapped it up. A few weeks later I happened upon a Facebook musicians and gear ad and another one in the same color was for sale. I went down for a look and damn if it wasn't the same one I sold 20 years ago. I recognized the buckle mark on the back so now I have a pair of identical blue BBG5's. One of them is going to have its fingerboard removed and replaced with a Richlight fretless board.
     
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    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

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    Hodaka Dirt Squirt--now that's a blast from the past.

    That's great that the guy had them and can get them back to you!
     
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