Evanescence Band Member Heartbroken Over Rare Bass Stolen from S.F. Home

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Ashley Dunlop doesn't want red roses or a fancy dinner for Valentine's Day. All the San Francisco woman is asking for is her boyfriend's rare and valuable bass guitar to be returned -- now.

On Tuesday, shortly after Dunlop left for work at 8:15 a.m., someone broke into the Panhandle apartment where she lives with Evanescence bass player Tim McCord, and stole, among many other valuables, McCord's Yamaha bass guitar that had been handed down to him by his father after he died.

"He is absolutely heartbroken," Dunlop told us. "It is the most important possession he has and it means the world to him. To have that taken -- he was broken by it."

Dunlop has made it her mission to locate the bass for her boyfriend, hopefully by Valentine's Day -- it would make for the perfect gift. She's been visiting pawn shops and scouring eBay, searching for the cherished instrument. She's even plastered the neighborhood with flyers while keeping in constant contact with the San Francisco Police Department.

"I am doing everything I can to get it back," Dunlop says. "Whoever stole it also took other easily and quickly sellable items, so I know they are looking to make money off it and fast."
 
She acknowledges that the chances of finding this extraordinary bass, which is worth $4,000 at least, are very slim, but the silver lining is that it's easily recognizable. The fact that it is so rare and so unique means she could spot it easily  -- and so could guitar shops. "If something comes up with that model number, I will know it's mine," she said.

So if you find a Yamaha BB11005, tobacco sunburst-colored, four-string electric bass guitar, then call Dunlop at (916) 832-9984. It was last seen in an Ernie Ball-brand case with a yellow circular NFG sticker on it.

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jess
jess

Pop your topper bass lady

Chris Powell
Chris Powell

There's one on eBay right now... is it the one ?

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CCTV Camera

hi great links thanks i would bookmark sum 

Michael Dawson
Michael Dawson

Good luck- I hope you both get the bass back and nail the low life who stole it. As a musician with a couple of cherished guitars, I always hate to hear these stories. An instrument you've had for ever, or that was handed down from a loved one is always worth waaaaay more to you than it could possibly be worth to anyone else... which makes these stories so infuriating to me. But try to keep in mind, even with all the sentimental value attached to it, the bass itself is really only a material item... I'm just saying, the important thing is that you guys are still safe and sound... things could have been a lot worse had someone been home.

Bradley Mabb
Bradley Mabb

How about a serial number? And I'd call every pawn shop, music store in the area with it. I hate thieves. I've never had music instruments stolen, but two laptops, and camera (twice). I found camera first time next day at a local pawn shop. One thing in your favor is, thieves are usually stupid.

Cuatroveinte
Cuatroveinte

"bass guitar that had been handed down to him by his father after he died. "AFTER HE DIED???Freaky!

Skid
Skid

$4000 Yammy?  LOL

Malcolm Lusby
Malcolm Lusby

 $890 on ebay a little while back - I reckon $4000 is rather over egging the pudding

Kyle Patchin
Kyle Patchin

There is NO Yamaha bass worth $4,000. Sorry.

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g

u  yea there is depending on when it was made who made it if its a custom color what wood its made out of plus its rare they havent made those basses in almost 15 yrs not any good ones anyways and y cant it cost 4 gs? les pauls do do a lil more research oh and u cant put a price on something that has value to YOU

Elsa
Elsa

Ohhh....my heart is brooookeen to hear this. Hope you'll get it back, Tim! But glad there's this news because at least we can hear more about you (because usually it's just amy)....hopefully there will be good news next.

Isis Starr
Isis Starr

Hope you get it back. Love your music.

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