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FLEA'S GEAR STOLEN!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by relman, Oct 3, 2001.


  1. Some SOB broke into his house and stole his 1952 Fender P-Bass, Blue Modulus Flea Bass and a bunch of old RHCP tees and Memorabilia...


    GGGRRRRRRRR!!!!!!:mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I remember the same thing happening to Slash about 4 years ago. They really got him bad, though. A lot of 50's era Gibson Les Pauls.
     
  3. Oh dear, what a nuisance - oh well, at least they will never be able to steal Flea's talent as a musician... ;>

    - Wil
     
  4. SKB

    SKB Guest

    I would think he would have some kind of security system.
     
  5. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    That is so sad!!!!!!!!


    by the way, someone interested in an used Modulus Flea Bass!!!!!!!! good price!!!!! near mint!!!

    just kidding!!!!:D


    keep an eye on ebay!!!
     
  6. simular thing happend to a rock band (the name slips me right now, i'm thinking pearl jam, but i dont think so... could have been phish), where the front man had all of his gear (vintage stratocasters, les pauls, fender amps, ect., as well as newer gear) in a Rental truck, parked outside his hotel room in orange county (this place is opposite of LA, basicly, its got zero fancy hotels, meaning you park outside your room). Well... his truck got stolen, as well as all of his gear... i dont recall him recovering any of it... its really sad when somone steals your gear... they see it as money... the original owner sees it as a part of htem.
     
  7. Well at least it happened to someone who can afford replacements. I'd rather Flea's bass was nicked than mine, cos if mine was I'd have to go without.

    Without bass for months.... *Involuntary shudder*
     
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    That's what I was thinking - I'm sure he doesn't have to pay Modulus for those basses anyway and can get as many basses as he wants for free! :rolleyes:
     
  9. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Although a '52 P bass can't be all that easy to come by, right?
     
  10. Sonic Youth had all of their tour gear stolen a few years back outside of a hotel. I'm not sure how much you guys know about the way they write songs, but they use a lot of wierd tunings, and they carry around thirty or more guitars on tour because each one is tuned differently. The tunings were written on pieces of paper glued to the backs of the guitars, and evidently, they hadn't thought to write then down anywhere else. So they really weren't so upset about the loss of the gear, except that meant that there were a lot of songs that were essentially lost forever because they could never play then properly again.
     
  11. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Doesn't matter who it is that has gear stolen - it is always a sad and angry experience. Especially if it's your bass.

    Thieves are low-life scum. :mad:
     
  12. phogchris

    phogchris www.scarsoflife.com

    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    My bands gear got stolen Monday night, $25,000 worth of stuff, we now have nothing!!!!!!!! I can't afford to replace the $6000 I personally lost...get insurance on your gear, its the best thing you'll ever do.
     
  13. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I do have insurance on all my gear which covers me for everything except loss from an unattended vehicle. So - guess what happened - I had a cab stolen from my car and got nothing!!
     
  14. Comakazi

    Comakazi

    May 3, 2001
    Midwest US





    Oh wow, man I'm VERY sorry. That's the worst thing that can happen. Did you guys have insurance or anything?

    Oh and trying to get insurance can be tricky. I called around to all the ins companies in my city and basically they told me they couldn't do it unless I was a home-owner or something, othger than that they were no help - great.
     
  15. *ToNeS*

    *ToNeS*

    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    you know, i recall someone saying somewhere that junkies need to put food on their tables just like everyone else ... yeah, i thought it was f*cking crazy talk, too.
     
  16. Musical equipment insurance is one of the least understood yet important assets for any musican who values their gear.

    A common misconception is that homeowner policies will cover musical gear; this could be one of the most infuriating oversights a musician can make! First of all, many homeowner policies will not cover the equipment if you make any money by performing. Many business or commercial policies will not cover musical equipment if you primarily perform in bars, clubs, lounges, etc., citing the perceived unsavory nature of those locations and their clientele. Many policies (homeowner or business) will not cover items stolen from an unattended vehicle - a big problem. Also, homeowner policies will often replace the stolen item with an item that they deem to be "similar", which can be outrageously different from the stolen item. In Flea's example, a homeowner policy might replace is '52 P-Bass with a brand-new Mexican P-Bass! Obviously, this sort of "replacement" is not acceptable. In other situations, the homeowner policy may only cover a certain percentage of the value of the stolen item. For instance, if you lost a $15,000 Pollmann double bass, a homeowner policy MIGHT pay out $9,000 (60%), IF you don't make money with it, IF you weren't at a club, and IF it wasn't in an unattended car. This doesn't provide much peace of mind!

    The answer? One company that I have found is Merz-Huber Insurance of Pennsylvania. They are associated with the International Society of Bassists, so you will have to sign up with them in order to acquire this insurance. The minimum annual premium is $200, which covers almost $40,000 of insured gear ($0.55 for every $100 of insured value) and the minimum deductible is $500. Since ISB membership is $40, the total cost per year is $240, or $20 per month. I've looked over their coverages pretty closely, and it seems to cover just about everything a musician would need. Professionals, playing in bars, unattended cars, car accidents, negligence, and others. Although the ISB is double bass-centric, the insurance will cover all musical gear.
     
  17. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    I'm not sure if it's who you're thinking of, but it sounds a lot like what happened to Frank Black and the Catholics.
     
  18. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Wow!!! I´m very sorry about that........

    That is one of the things I´ve always been worried since I have like $2000 in gear... I´d had nigthmares about that, too...
     
  19. A couple of years ago all of Chi Cheng's stuff (as well as the rest of deftones) got all their gear stolen, including many vintage p-basses.

    Whoever steals that kind of stuff deserves to have their who-dillly ripped out :mad: