Author Topic: Long Beach Fiasco  (Read 6803 times)

Offline Puckster

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 40
Long Beach Fiasco
« on: October 27, 2005, 09:27:21 PM »
When I was a student at Musician's Institute in California, I once drove to Long Beach from Holywood to "jam" with a few musicians.  After the jam, I loaded all my gear into my van and the drummer whose ad I answered helped me by carrying my Eden 500 Highwayman, which was housed in a 4-space rack case.
   I drove back to Hollywood as the sun set without a care in the world until I started unloading my van and discovered....no Eden!  I soon realized the guy carrying my amp must have set it down on the sidewalk and I left it there.  I tried calling the guy.  No luck.
   After a brief nervous breakdown, I got on the highway and flew 30 miles in Friday nite LA traffic to Long beach, dodging cars and cursing the whole way.    
   I let a joyful gasp as I pulled up to to the house on a now darkened street,  The Eden was standing on its side next to a lamp post an hour and a half after it was left there. I think the case's resemblence to an electric/phone/utility box kept anyone from swiping the amp.  Ever since then I never let people help me load gear!
« Last Edit: September 04, 2010, 04:22:28 PM by Puckster »
Suhr Classic J
  WT-500, WT-800,
112XLT, Aguilar 112-NT, 112

Offline puffycombs

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 520
Long Beach Fiasco
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2005, 06:58:19 PM »
Wow, My heart was racing for a second there.  That is a very nice ending thought.  I also have a WT500 and I was fully prepared to feel your pain.
don't confuse understanding with concern.

Offline fox

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 729
  • I hate that its always my birthday anytime soon
Long Beach Fiasco
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2005, 07:50:39 AM »
Whew! I would have been tempted to rush to the track and put my house on a horse with that kind of luck!
I don't know if you are like me, but I'm very modular with my gear. Everything always goes in my car the same way. Any gaps left after load-in sends me back inside for one more 'idiot' check.
Er, didn't stop me leaving my axe behind recently though......
The rest of the band called my cell and I made a U turn.
The more I learn, the less I know.
Still learning to play: MM Stingray5, NS CR5 eub, Lakland Joe Osborne sig 5. WT800, 210xlt, 410xlt, G-B Streamliner 900 and still getting up to no good in a kilt!

Offline natobasso

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 86
    • http://www.flikworld.com
Long Beach Fiasco
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2006, 03:58:44 PM »
I have the WT500 too so I can imagine what your loss would have been like had it gone down like that! I've only had to have it repaired once and that was for dust that I'd never gotten in there to clean out (and a burned out tube and circuit board with one bad cap)

----
Bass Player since 1985
Eden user since 1995
Rockit.
----
Player since 1985. Eden user since 1995 (Thank you Ted Kowal in AZ: RIP.)
Sting Ray 5 :: Ken Smith 4 (1997 Burner) :: Cort Artisan Bass 5
WT500 Highwayman :: 210XST Cabinet :: dbx160A Compressor
http://www.myspace.com/natflick

Offline phoerd

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 548
    • http://www.presterjohn.nl
Long Beach Fiasco
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006, 04:22:47 PM »
Wow, what a story !!!
I can just imagine how you must feel driving back those 30 miles.
WP100 (navigator) - WT405 - WT1205 - D210XLT - D210MBX (2x) - D610XLT - D153T - D112XLT (2x) - WTDI

Offline TobiasMan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3527
Long Beach Fiasco
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2010, 10:19:58 PM »
I also have a WT500.

I can imagine your feelings of dispair when driving back, but also the elation when you saw it sitting there, just waiting for you to pick it up.[:D]
_________________________________________________________________
NXT5 EUB, MTD 535 Fretless, Tobias Killer B-6, 72 Fender Precision
WTX1000N, WP100 Navigator, QSC PL230, WT500, WTDI, Fender Bassman 10
410XLT, 410XST, Generic bin with 2 15" EVs

Offline lowfsharp

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4055
Long Beach Fiasco
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2010, 02:38:02 AM »
[:)]
great story !
Don't buy any lottery tickets , you have been lucky enough.
[:D]

Past Eden Gear lots / no Eden at the moment
who would have thunk that !


http://www.myspace.com/8spadger8
http://www.dancemaniatheshowband.yolasite.com/
http://www.myspace.com/dancemaniashowband
http://www.myspace.com/kittenkongtheband













Past Eden Gear ( lots ) Current WTDI
Amps Fender and EBS
Cabs SWR , Fender and Ashdown
4 string passive basses and 6 string passive Baritones , strung with flats.
 http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001624708517

Offline Fatback

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2901
Long Beach Fiasco
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2010, 08:18:42 AM »
Wow! This is an old thread! Puckster, do you still have the head??
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Andre "Fatback" Follot
Original '60 Fender Jazz,  '93 Fender Deluxe Jazz (with John East J-Retro Deluxe on-board preamp),
'88 Wal, '76 Fretless Fender Jazz, '93 G&L ASAT, '83 G&L SB-2, MTD Saratoga

WT550
WT800C
EarCandy 212,4ohm
EarCandy 212,4ohm
EarCandy Ozlo 212 sub

Offline Puckster

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 40
Long Beach Fiasco
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2010, 05:41:56 PM »
I still have it and I still use it.  After 15 years, I have to say it's aged better than I have.  I've had it serviced once (only to discover recently that the cable might have been at fault).

Suhr Classic J '95 WT-500, '94 WT-300, 112XLT, Aguilar 112-NT
« Last Edit: November 21, 2010, 05:44:12 PM by Puckster »
Suhr Classic J
  WT-500, WT-800,
112XLT, Aguilar 112-NT, 112