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Ever Had One Of Those Days?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by salvagedbass, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. I woke up one beautiful morning on my day off from work, got ready for band practice, went out to my car....and both my Ampeg SVT-410HLF cabs and my Ampeg SVT-3Pro Head (in a nice ampeg rack) were gone! Someone had broken the window of my car and ran off with it. I guess I got lucky because they didn't take my bass, radar detector, or sunglasses.

    And never having anything stolen before, I didn't write down any serial numbers or anything. The cops say it's probably gone for good....:bawl:

    Has this ever happened to you?:meh:
  2. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Man, that's terrible to hear. Though, like you said, you are lucky in the respect that they didn't take your instrument. Check your local pawn shops in the next day or two. :(

    I have a hatchback, and I'm definitely going to tint my rear windows. Hopefully this will keep people from seeing the gear I have in it at any given time, thus preventing them from getting ideas.
  3. What's really cool is that between our drummer, our guitarist, and myself, we know all the owners of the local music shops in South Central Iowa...so we have that part covered.

    DEFINATELY tint those windows!!! We painted over the windows on our 15 passenger band van and we are gonnna encage it. The only way to get to the gear will be through the back doors. And with the tinted windows we have on the back doors, you can't seen inside (even in broad daylight!)

    When I get my new gear, I'm definately gonna write down the serial numbers and get it all insured!
  4. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    I had an Ampeg 410 and 18 cab stolen out of the basement of my apartment bldg. once. along with some other stuff. It was in a locked storage bin. Someone kicked the wall down to get to it. Fortunatly I had renter's insurance so I got some money back. It sucks I know. All you can do is hope that the dirtbag(s) that did it will eventually get their just reward.:eek: and they will.
  5. It hasn't happened to me. But I wouldn't be suprised if it does happen to me. A lot of people suck.

    Therefor, my gear will be protected by land mines.
  6. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Man that sucks!!! :(

    I never leave any equipment in the car for longer than from going to point A. to point B.
    I've had stuff stolen before, so I feel your pain.

    Count your blessings, you still have your bass.

    "Good philosophy, alway seek good in bad!" :)
  7. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    You left your equipment in your car, overnight?
  8. i would be on a murderous rampage if i woke up and didnt see the light bouncing off my baby's tuning pegs.

    her smooth darkend curves glistening...

    her elegent g-string, just waiting for me to awaken and pop her...

    :eek: :p

    sorry to hear about your loss. hope the gera is recovered and you get kickt hat assmonger in the nuts
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I have. Earlier this year, My car was broken into in broad daylight in front of the place where I work. They shattered my window and ransacked my car. The only thing they stole was...my battery.:confused:

    Mind you, they opened my trunk, saw the Peavey Minx 110 I occasionally have there and...left it there.

    Sorry to hear you lost more.
  10. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    There is this idiot thing i do... its called "not leaving expensive stuff in places where they are likely to be stolen"

    it seems to work out just dandy.

  11. Of course they did. It's a Peavey. :D
  12. jawzzz


    May 23, 2003
    Denver Colorado
    At my first apartment back in 1992, someone broke in and stole all my guitars,amps,stereo and my first bass. I did not have insurance so all was lost. I went five years before ever getting a guitar again. Had that bass not been stolen, I probally would have started playing bass years ago.:mad: It really sucks to have stuff stolen. I hope you can replace your gear quicker than I did.
  13. :D :D :D
  14. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Sorry to hear about that salvagedbass..I hate thieves:mad:
  15. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    After having had an EA cab stolen from the boot (trunk?) of my car , I would never leave anything there - they also ripped out the car CD player!!

    I do have musical instrument insurance - but I just cannot afford to have it cover "theft from an unattended vehicle" - this is so common now that the premiums are incredibly high!!

    So - I got back from a gig late on a Sunday night and really tired, couldn't face getting all the gear upstairs - I assumed (wrongly) that if I left a cab where it couldn't be seen from outside, it would be OK!!

    I also thought that nobody would know what the cab was - let alone steal it - cost me a lot of money!! :mad:

    Police weren't interested - too common an event!! No chance of recovery! :rolleyes:

    Now I never leave anything at all in my car - for any length of time!! I have one of those CD players, where you take the control panel with you every time you get out of the car!
  16. Sorry to hear of your loss! I am fortunate enough never to have had anything musical instrument related stolen! But I have had things stolen and do feel for you!

    In fact my last theft was following a car accident. My car was written off after the accident! I had a tape deck in the car and was using my wife's Sony Discman cd player with car adapter. This was in my glove box. I managed to get my kit bad with effects leads etc out of the car justas the ambulance arrived. I actually went to get the CD player, and had my hand on it - but got 'huckled' off the ambulance when it arrived hearing only 'It's alright we'll take care of all this' from one of the 6 policemen that attended the accident.

    Well, it managed to disappear between me going to hospital and the 'wreck' being delivered home......

    9 people were questioned after I complained - 6 of them were police! Never turned up, but I know where my suspicions lie......

    Anyway, hope you get your stuff back - although, it doesn't looke very likely!:)
  17. lump


    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    That's a lot easier when your mom drives you everywhere. :)
  18. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    It's not easy - but I think once you have had your car broken into - you get into the habit of not leaving anything in it. My view now is - come on steal my car, I could do with another one and there's nothing in it to lose!! ;)
  19. Wow, thats just too much!

    I have my equipment insured through my homeowners insurance policy.

    You might wish to check in to this for the future.

    Sorry, this happened to you!

  20. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I've got this (as well as specialist insurance) - but all the home insurance policies I've looked at, specifically don't cover loss from an unattended vehhicle !! :(

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