anyone ever had any gear stolen??


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04/06/2005 5:43 pm
im just wondering.. as it hasnt happend to me personally but i cant imagine what its like!! a few of my musician friends have had stuff stolen.. one of them had a gibson taken from the back of the bands van while they were taking their equipment from a gig another moved to the city and he had a couple of flatmates they all went out one night came back and his BC Rich was gone!! Man i would be so so mad if that happend to me and i hope it dont happen..
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04/06/2005 5:49 pm
Stealing another musician's gear is kinda like kidnapping and taking advantage of their wife.

It's not cool.
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04/06/2005 5:52 pm
Totaly agreed.. but i dont think it was another musician stealing the gear that I was talking about I would guess someone was walking by and saw the guitar in the back of the van and said to themselves they would take it and they did.. but that dont make it right at all and why cant people just leave other people stuff alone without trying stuff like that i mean we all work hard to buy the gear we have then to have someone take it would be so low..
Akira says;
"i was expecting some 3476 string string skipping with some 23489172343 octave sweeps and some alt picking runs at 345734237623572bpm in 234872364781246164516th notes across your 2384723648724627348623478264 fret guitar"
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04/06/2005 6:13 pm
I have had a couple of pedals nicked before now. It pissed me right off at the time but what can you do ? If I know who had them it wouldn't be a problem !!!

It is a bit like discovering your last score was in-fact parsley !!
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04/06/2005 6:14 pm
It sort of has happened to me. I got my gear back, but I understand completely how it feels. I was with my friends hanging out, being dumb and what not. Came home and saw all of my gear and computer gone. For a week I went on under the impression that I had nothing. Turns out my mom's ex-boyfriend just decided he wanted me to "learn" a stupid lesson that meant nothing. So he took my ****, locked it in the garage and let me think my stuff was stolen. I tell you, it really sucks. It's one of the worst feelings. Violated is a word that comes to mind.
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04/06/2005 6:36 pm
I would go mad if my gear was stolen, i would probly have to be put in an insane asylum, unless I got it back soon
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04/06/2005 6:43 pm
All I can say is, yes, you would go mad. Very similar to the kidnapping statement above. Imagine a woman, say your wife (hypothetically speaking). There's an undying love for her and all you wish to do is live for her. Give everything you have to her, help her in every way, and every day she makes you happier. Then along comes someone else and on a whim's notice, she's gone and you'll never see her again. And you know this. And it's all you can think about. If you can envision that, you're getting close.
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04/06/2005 7:49 pm
I've had a distortion pedal, tuner, and a mic stolen, all at different times. I never leave any of my guitar's or amp's sitting on a stage unattended, or unattended at any time in public for that matter. Even when loading up, one of the band member's will stay with the van or truck while the other's go back in to bring something else out. Anytime you leave a guitar unattended your taking a chance.
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04/06/2005 7:56 pm
Originally Posted by: Dr_simonIt is a bit like discovering your last score was in-fact parsley !!



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04/07/2005 1:53 am
Be very careful about leaving your gear where you rehearse!! You may know the person who owns the rehersial space and you may trust them. However you don't know all his friends. His friends may be scum of the earth. Iv'e had more stuff stolen than I now currently own.

Another word of warning. Don't get so hammered at the gig that you lose all sense of reality. While you're jokin and laffin with that cute lady; her boyfriend is out unloading your van into his. This is very common!!!!

And last but not least; check out who you invite to come jam or join the group. They may be great musicians with a habit as big as their talent. Junkies have no loyalties.

This is coming from my personal experience. Paranoia strikes deep!!
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04/07/2005 2:01 am
some one stole my cd player out of my locker not too long ago. that really pissed me off. as soon as i saw it gone it was like cursing for 2 min strait. not really, more like 20 sec, i was really ticked. I think i broke my locker too when i slammed it shut. I had that for like 3 years, thinking about it brings tears, *sniffle*, but we have to keep our heads up high and deal with it. Oh well, lesson learned, people are truly a holes.
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04/07/2005 2:30 am
I got robbed a few years back.

They took a half-empty can of deodorant, a jar of 5-cent pieces, a pair of woolen gloves and my hat. LOL!!
(they did take other stuff, but those are the stupid things they took)

They also broke the door off a safe that wasn't even locked, ripped a painting off the wall and cracked open a ring-case and didn't take any rings.

But thankfully, they left my guitar and amp right where they were (I don't really blame them though, lol)
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04/07/2005 3:29 pm
About a year ago, someone broke into my car and took my alarm clock out of a bag of stuff. Funny part is I was working at a pizza place at the time and it was getting late, so we stopped making deliveries to start cleaning, so I went out and got my CDs out of my car to listen to them. While getting them out, everything was fine and in order. About 2 hours later, after work was done, I went to my car and noticed a bag of stuff had been dumped out, my glove box was rummaged through and my alarm clock was missing. I saved my CDs' lives. Thing about the collection in my wallet, it's not full of things that can be bought at any ol' store. I had to go out on some limbs for some of the things I've got. They can have the clock.
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04/07/2005 7:42 pm
Nope...but I'm gonna admit that I went home with a couple of patch chords from the college studio!
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04/07/2005 8:53 pm
i had a studio gibson les paul stolen by meth junkies!
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