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    This thread is going to be a list of stolen instruments. For the complete list please go to my site. Thanks. Rock on.
    Last edited by Screaming Stone; 05-21-2014, 06:35 PM.
    Screaming Stone, The Amber Alert for Stolen Music Instruments
    Musicians Helping Musicians Get Back Their Stolen Gear

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    Wow, that looks almost exactly like my Craigslist ad.
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    • #3
      Do you think that the process of creating and populating the page has just brought to the surface just how bad the situation is - and was even before you did this.



      IOW, you may have given us some useful KPI's.
      "If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it." -- Abraham Lincoln

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      • #4






        Quote Originally Posted by Screaming Stone
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        (I think this is a music biz appropriate - it's not for sale, and the idea of the post is to HELP the community of musicians - but if not, instead of wasting your time flaming - please spend your time helping some of the bands to get their gear back. Thanks.)




        SS, I agree, I think this is a valuable service as long as you are not profiting from it directly, I will permit this....in fact, I think, if you will allow me, I may create a sticky and direct link for our members to verify gear that they are offered...please PM me to discuss.
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        Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'

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        • #5
          I had a g4 powerbook and my brand new Nokia N73 phone stolen in a space of a week not long back. Certainly not happy days.



          I am surprised at the amount of bands who lug around £$1000s worth of gear and are willing to leave it unattended at venues between load in, soundcheck, gig, after party. Yes, most people our there are trustworthy but there are always gonna be twats around with an keen eye for some good gear.
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          • #6
            Good idea for a site.
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            • #7
              thx for the positive comments everyone.



              robroy - yeah, the theft has always been going on - tons of ways to describe what I'm doing: shedding light on the situation, bringing it to the attention of the consumers...I don't care - as long as people know just how much theft is going on and how little is recovered (its almost like this random musician tax - random musicians get their gear ripped off...)





              daddymack - I sent you pm, please check.
              Screaming Stone, The Amber Alert for Stolen Music Instruments
              Musicians Helping Musicians Get Back Their Stolen Gear

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                Quote Originally Posted by Screaming Stone
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                thx for the positive comments everyone.



                robroy - yeah, the theft has always been going on - tons of ways to describe what I'm doing: shedding light on the situation, bringing it to the attention of the consumers...I don't care - as long as people know just how much theft is going on and how little is recovered (its almost like this random musician tax - random musicians get their gear ripped off...)





                daddymack - I sent you pm, please check.








                SS, I have altered the title, for obvious reasons....thread is stuck and I think the service you are establishing is right on the mark for HC!
                "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminent period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

                Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'

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                • #9
                  09/07/07

                  STOLEN FROM NATHIENAL CARROLL

                  Yamaha P-120 stage piano serial # UAKH01093 and

                  Seagull acoustic/electric guitar serial # 04393441



                  http://www.myspace.com/nathanielcarroll



                  Last week, someone broke my van window out and stole my gear. I am a solo performer from Springfield, MO, and play piano and guitar. I've toured the country several times over without any problems, only to have my piano and guitar stolen from my van in at my apartment!



                  Here are the specs:



                  Yamaha P-120 stage piano (silver body with cherry-wood finish on top...possibly "xoxo" in black electrical tape over the Yamaha logo on the front). The keyboard was in a black hardshell flight case made by Gator, with rolling wheels, four locks, and three carrying straps. The serial number for the Yamaha P-120 Stage Piano is UAKH01093



                  The guitar is an acoustic/electric "Seagull" brand (made in Canada) that has a bunch of tape on the bottom where the output jack is housed, a little bird drawn on the front body of the guitar, scratches and cracks all over the front, a brown leather strap taped and tied to it, and a stage pass sticker from a show I played at the Knitting Factory a few years ago on the bottom near the output jack. It has a TEAC brand soft/hard case that is khaki and black on the outside with one large pocket. The handle was completely ripped off the case, as it is still laying in my van. This case will only hold my guitar (or other Seagulls), so it will be fairly useless for other guitars. The serial number for the Seagull guitar is 04393441



                  Please help me find my stuff!

                  If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of my stolen gear, I'll give you tons of free loot.



                  http://www.myspace.com/nathanielcarroll





                  Thank you!

                  xoxo,

                  nathaniel
                  Screaming Stone, The Amber Alert for Stolen Music Instruments
                  Musicians Helping Musicians Get Back Their Stolen Gear

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                  • #10
                    Here's some more recently stolen gear. Please take a look. I have also started to include Canada, Mexico and Europe - seems stolen gear is easily crossing borders. Thanks. Rock on.





                    STOLEN: Yamaha motif 6 w/ soft gig bag, Nord electro 61 in hard SKB case, and Fender Stratocaster in coffin case.





                    hi



                    my car was broken into on southside Pittsburgh on 9.3.07 (last

                    monday). i lost:



                    a yamaha motif 6 w/ soft gig bag

                    nord electro 61 in hard SKB case

                    Fender Stratocaster in coffin case (not mine, but stolen from me)

                    shure psm 400 in ear monitoring system with E5 earphones

                    shure beta 58 vocal mic

                    line 6 guitar

                    30gb Black video iPod



                    any help reposting would be greatly appreciated! thanks.



                    STOLEN: FENDER STRAT MIDNIGHT BLUE Ser # 8294196





                    Hello



                    I have had my Fender Stratocastor midnight blue 8294196 stolen in Milton Keynes Bucks England. Also Black custom case.



                    This guitar was used in my time in Freddie + The Dreamers.



                    A reward for its return.



                    Thanks

                    Eamonn
                    Screaming Stone, The Amber Alert for Stolen Music Instruments
                    Musicians Helping Musicians Get Back Their Stolen Gear

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                    • #11
                      Please keep an eye open for this custom Gibson Les Paul. Thanks. Rock on.



                      STOLEN Gibson Les Paul mahogany pickguard, and white oak truss rod cover with his name "Dwight Johnson" engraved in it



                      Hey all, please keep an eye out for this Gibson Les Paul. It belongs to a customer of mine, and he is also a close, personal friend of mine. It is really one of a kind, with a mahogany pickguard, and white oak truss rod cover with his name "Dwight Johnson" engraved in it. It has 2 cream P90 pickups, has been refinished with semi-gloss light brown burst on top, and a flat brown stain on back. On the back of the body, you will notice a "D" routed into it about one inch in size. You can also notice the headstock was rebuilt. This guitar is obviously very personal to him, and is his baby. It was also in a brand new, black, aftermarket hardshell case w/plush interior. A reward will be offered. Thank you.



                      Yours truly,



                      Doron Markowitz

                      D Guitars Miami
                      Screaming Stone, The Amber Alert for Stolen Music Instruments
                      Musicians Helping Musicians Get Back Their Stolen Gear

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                      • #12
                        THIS IS A DEFINITE PROBLEM NATIONWIDE, THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN A LIAR IS A THIEF, NICE JOB ON THE SITE, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT, YOU SHOULD ASK FOR DONATIONS TO MAINTAIN THE SITE....

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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by CHANCE MCFADDEN
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                          THIS IS A DEFINITE PROBLEM NATIONWIDE, THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN A LIAR IS A THIEF, NICE JOB ON THE SITE, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT, YOU SHOULD ASK FOR DONATIONS TO MAINTAIN THE SITE....




                          Thanks man. I'm doing this because someone ripped me off and I decided to do something to stop the crime - I'm not looking to make money off this (I put links on 'cause I support and use those companies/products - and to date I've earned $1.32! full disclosure! hell yes!)



                          But thanks for the idea and the support! Instead of a donation - if you could just spread the word, let people know that (1) if they got ripped off I'll help them for free (2) more people need to know about the site and check if its reported stolen before they buy used gear.
                          Screaming Stone, The Amber Alert for Stolen Music Instruments
                          Musicians Helping Musicians Get Back Their Stolen Gear

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                          • #14
                            This was just sent to me - but the owner has yet to get it back.



                            Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 Stolen in Snellville Georgia USA on March 9,

                            2005, Serial no. 940474. The guitar has a violin amber burst (Brown

                            Sunburst) finish, Bird inlays chrome hardware and tightly flamed maple

                            top. I have receipt for verification of ownership from when I

                            purchased guitar. I also have information regarding the police report

                            that was filed the day of the robbery.



                            Thanks so much for doing this guys,

                            -Philip Simchak
                            Screaming Stone, The Amber Alert for Stolen Music Instruments
                            Musicians Helping Musicians Get Back Their Stolen Gear

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                            • #15
                              More stolen gear. Please remember to check www.screamingstone.com for the complete updated list. Thanks. Rock on.



                              STOLEN Japanese TELE Custom Paint Job SKY WITH CLOUDS, Lindy Fralin pickups, maple neck, clear pickguard





                              My boyfriend had a Japanese Tele stolen in Norfolk, VA outside of the Lido Inn. It was his pride and joy! He had a custom paint job on it, which took months to come up with. It was a bright sky blue color, with white airbrushing that from far away looked like the sky with clouds on a clear day. It was absolutely beautiful! It had a clear pick guard, with custom Lindy Fralin pickups, maple colored neck. Since then, he has purchased some other guitars and had them custom painted, but nothing has satisfied him like the blue one did. There is a reward if anyone knows anything about this guitar. We reported it stolen to the police, and checked local pawn shops but we haven’t heard anything. It was in a black hard case and in the case were lots of personal mementos. There were pictures of his grandfather who has since passed away, pictures of me, pictures of his daughter, drawings that his daughter had made for him, and a few greeting cards that had been given to him over the years. Unfortunately, he has moved and lost the paperwork that had the serial number on it in the move. Please help!

                              **Have A Great Day!**

                              Stacey

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                              STOLEN 1963 Fender Tremoluxe cabinet, Black/silver speaker cloth - converted to two 12" speakers. This is a TAN cabinet that was dyed black.





                              !!!!!!!!!!!! MY AMP !!!!!!!!!!!!



                              Someone stole my amp and pedals right out of my trunk!

                              Rochester NY. Back in October



                              1963 Fender Tremoluxe cabinet, Black/silver speaker cloth - converted to two 12" speakers. This is a TAN cabinet that was dyed black. On the back, around the input, it said "the Profiles" in white, but a smart theif would have markered over that. The only other thing is that the converting job is just a couple of extra pieces of wood screwed in - it still has 10" holes. If you saw it, you'd get that it was modified by an amateur. - loads of yellow fiberglass insulation stuffed inside.



                              Amp - Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100

                              Nothing special or different - it was one of the early models where the channel switching was not smooth... otherwise, just the regular jcm2000.



                              pedals - RAT distortion and a TS9 tube screamer.(ouch) in a gym bag.



                              I would LOVE to have cought them in the middle of stealing this stuff!Trem
                              Screaming Stone, The Amber Alert for Stolen Music Instruments
                              Musicians Helping Musicians Get Back Their Stolen Gear

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