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Stolen Gear in Dayton, OH

Discussion in 'Lost & Stolen Gear' started by Leo Smith, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    So, someone decided to break into my garage, and take the gear out of my car. That's ballz. Here's a list of what's missing --

    - precision-style bass made of spare parts. Notable has a Les-Paul style headstock and neck made by Warmoth. Was in a Mono M80 bag.

    - Kern IP-777 preamp, which I JUST got last week from Smokin-Bear, another TB user.

    - Ampeg SVT-BSP preamp.

    - Both preamps were housed in a blue 4-space rack.

    - GK MB150E combo amp, my constant companion for the last 15 years. #1E9830E34149777

    - Aguilar GS112NT speaker. 1x12 cabinet, carpet cover, had the Aguilar cover as well. Serial # 9475

    - Aguilar TLC compressor pedal.

    - backpack with the usual assortment of cables, business cards, tambourine, etc.

    Each piece has a serial number or other identifying marks. It needs to be noted that the Aguilar speaker, Aguilar pedal, and Ampeg preamp are PROPERTY OF THE US AIR FORCE. (ie, Government-owned)

    Some photos to follow. Thanks for reading, and if you see this stuff give me a shout.

    Leo Smith 707-718-820

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  2. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    photo of Kern preamp

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  3. Sunnburn

    Sunnburn Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Dayton, Oh
    I'll definitely keep my eyes and ears aware.
  4. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    Thanks, Sunnburn. Tell your buddies too. Hope to see you out on the scene sometime.
  5. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    So far, nothing yet. The local police have been helpful, but they can only do so much. The local music stores know about the gear. I'm headed down to the swap meets this afternoon, maybe something will show up there!
  6. fuzzychaos

    fuzzychaos Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    I usually make rounds at some of the pawn shops on Saturdays, I'll check them as I do.
  7. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    Thanks... the pawn shops are being covered by other resources also. It's the music stores that are a concern. Used gear at a music store doesn't get entered into a police database, nor is there a holding period before it can be sold. I've put feelers out at Sam Ash, Guitar Center, Hauer, Absolute, Centerville Music, and ReCreate. Someone suggested I visit Mike's Music in Cincinnati. Any other ideas?
  8. I would check Play it Again music. Good luck I will keep my eyes out.
  9. i've had stuff go missing within minutes,and now i'm convinced that neighbors are/were the culprits.....these days i don't bring things in during the day and am conscious of how things appear to prying eyes...a new to me half stack came in thru the alley,and my new to me svt coulda been anything in a trash bag.... .call me paranoid,but not letting people see what you have goes a long way.... i don't have big fender or ampeg posters that can be seen from the road.....

    what i did with my garage is drill out the track that the overhead door rides in and fit a padlock through the hole....and tho' it's a pain,i park with the tailgate close to the bench...they want it,they have to lift it,and drag it out the man door,which is alarmed.........,but generally it's better to take stuff inside the house........
  10. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    Thanks for the tip, but it doesn't help me now. The garage has been empty for months now.