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 #69666  by Thomas Lieber
 Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:03 pm
I have lost track of who currently owns this bass. Last I new it was owned by someone in Germany. I would like to see some pictures to evaluate its current condition. If anyone has any information, I would make it worth your while!
Best to all,
Thomas LIeber
 #69671  by jeffm725
 Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:53 pm
Wow! looks like Wolf's big bassy brother, I like how irwins basses have guitar counterparts, this is wolfish, and Phils Irwin bass has the Tiger horns.
 #70235  by NashvilleMike
 Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:36 am
Here is an article describing the events in Germany.
 #70263  by philsaam
 Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:14 pm
:lol: Merry Christmas & Cheers for the New Year comming----to everyone sharing their interests here on RUKIND ---76 was a good year for basses --thats when Doug delievered my bass to me ---right at the gig I was doing at the time --pushing through the audience holding the bass like a shield out in front of him --thats a moment in time I will never forget-------------Tom ,I sincerely hope someone can help you find this bass -this was a bass you built in Dougs shop as I remember---never got to play it, but , saw you putting it together ---boy do I miss those days -----
 #70589  by DougCruickshank
 Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:42 am
Does anyone know how to get a hold of Doug Irwin ? I was good friends with his brothers Pat and Steve in High school in Rochester NY around 1969(we saw zepplin at Klienhans in Buffalo NY oct 30th 1969 I am trying to find Pat or Steve Irwin if anyone knows anything, please email
 #126352  by kwilms
 Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:36 am
Hi Thomas,
i am the owner of the peter Sears Bass II.
And he lives :cool: :hail: :D
Send me a message if u are intrested in more informations.

 #126354  by Dozin
 Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:08 am
So the bass wasn't destroyed?
 #126374  by kwilms
 Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:42 pm
I bought this bass in the years between 90 and 91 from a friend, he is a studio musician.
he told me that he bought this bass in the Netherlands. you must know we live near the national border to the Netherlands.
At this time i was a truck driver, single with low money and i also was an newbie in playing bass guitar. my friend was a pub owner and over a beer i told him to start playing bass. he ask me hey guy do you want to buy a relay cool bass guitar? i said yes of course, let me have a lock. i saw the bass and i was in love, but whats about the price? OK he needs money and i needs a bass, he told me the bass was from golden earring to make it easier for me to pay the money. so we agree upon 3 payments and the deal was perfect. i'll never believe the story with golden earring!. with up coming internet at the end of the 90ies i start to investigate the story of this bass, but it was a unsuccessful attempt because i was looking for a perter lears bass 2. so i given up the search. over the years i played the bass in different bands. i got children, was married and so on and the bass sleeps in his case. 2 weeks a go, in a pub where was a public rock session a friend, guitar player, ask me hey Klaus, are you interested in a band project as bass player and the bass was waked up. last sunday we met us for the first rehearse. the musicians ask me oh nice bass where comes it from, i said i don't know, last info from golden earring ;) this morning i was looking for some music to play around with on youtube and i found golden earring. i thought by my self, lets have a look at google to find information about the bass. and i found doug irwin and the site that is posted in this thread with relay nice bass guitars and a photo of my bass. i was amazed. after a while a found the grateful dead forum with this thread :)
 #126376  by Jimaroe
 Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:08 pm
This site never ceases to amaze me. What a beauty.