Local musician seeks stolen bass

February 18, 2012 3:51:00 PM PST
A Chicago musician is asking the public for help in finding his stolen bass.

Ted Brewer played the bass during President Clinton's first inauguration.

He says he was appraised at more than $10,000 about ten years ago.

On February 8 the instrument was inside Brewer's car parked inside a downtown parking garage.

Someone broke into the car and made off with the bass.

"It has some unique markings on it," Brewer said. "It has what's called a low-c extension on the bass. And many instruments, many basses don't have a low-c extension. That's usually required for playing orchestra work."

Brewer says he's rented an instrument that he's using in the meantime, but says it's just not the same as playing his bass.