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Recently Stolen Double Basses
Nathan Peck’s double bass was stolen from in front of his apartment building in Jackson Heights, Queens, on Friday May 30th at around 12:50 AM as he was returning from a gig. It was in a dark blue Soundwear gig bag. The word “Pfretzchner” is printed inside as well as a label that reads “new bass bar and re-graduation by Kichier Bros. Pittsburgh PA (49)” and a newer one with the name “Bill Merchant.” The bass is a red/blondish color. There is a small chip in the scroll. It also has a Fishman Full Circle on it. Nathan needs your help in keeping an eye out for his instrument. He can be reached at 412-414-7774 (cell) or 718-565-6514 (home), or at www.myspace.com/nathanpeckmusic.
A double bass was stolen in Cagliari, Italy on March 26, 2002. Label says “Vincenzo Lucarini, Fecit in Faentae 19840.” Height, 112 cm; lower bout width 71.05 cm; higher bout width 52 cm; band thickness 21.05 cm; neck length 42.05 cm. No corners, “pear” shape. If you have news call Rinaldo Asuni, +39 347 7882618, or email the ISB. Reward for return!
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