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*** STOLEN MUSIC EQUIPMENT ***
Post by ChromeCrocodile on Jul 22nd, 2010, 10:18am

I'm really upset at the moment and need your help.

Never thought I would ever have to deal with something like this. But Sunday (07/18/2010) a climate controlled facility was broken into (21 units total) and I had some very expensive and sentimental gear stolen. I'm passing this along to everybody I know in the hopes that it may help. Please pass it along to anybody who can help.

This happened in Walker, Louisiana. Near Baton Rouge/Denham Springs area and Hammond, Louisiana. Please keep your eyes and ears open.

I'm sure I don't have to say which of these guitars is the most important to me.

8 Guitars
1 Amp

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1957 Gibson Les Paul Special (was my father's guitar)

TV Yellow, ding on lower horn/cutaway, chip on back of guitar neck
Aftermarket bridge, original in the case along with Black Diamond string boxes, no longer made
Brown Gibson case, pink interior color

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This is another pic which shows the ding on the lower horn. Other than a chip on the back of the neck, the guitar is perfect other than normal aging.



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Gibson Les Paul “Gary Moore” edition

Lemon Burst color, clear mahogany back, figured maple top which is like a finger print, no two are alike Says “Gary Moore” on the headstock plate
Seymour Duncan Pickups – not stock, neck pickup facing wrong way, will make this guitar stand out
Brown form fitting case with “Gibson USA” outside
Case interior will be blue and say “Gary Moore” on the protective cover



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Jackson Randy Rhodes USA
Low serial number, 800-1000 range stamped on fret board of guitar neck

Black on black, Kahler tremolo, chips on points, hair line stress cracks on back from 3-piece construction
Seymour Duncan Invader and Jazz pickups, not stock and makes this guitar identifiable
Black Jackson guitar case



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Ibanez RG 7620

Vampires Kiss (magenta)
EMG 707 pickups, guitar had to be modified for these to fit, this will make it stand out
Extra EMG control in back cavity
Will be in a black plastic SKB style case



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The Heritage VIP

Tobacco Burst curly/quilt figured top which is like a finger print, no two are alike
Seymour Duncan “Screamin Demon” pickup, not original, will make this guitar stand out
Black guitar case with “The Heritage” on outside of it, case will look heavily worn



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Hamer Californian USA

Black Iridescent finish (black multicolor)
Chrome hardware
Seymour Duncan Invader and Cool Rails pickups are not stock and make this guitar unique
Black guitar case



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Jackson Stars “Jake” Kelley model
Serial number 001817 on the last fret

Rare Guitar as it was only made for the Japan market and imported to the USA by me
Burgundy/red metallic w/black bevels and back, black hardware
EMG pickups are not stock and make this guitar identifiable
Black soft leather bag/ case



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Alvarez Acoustic guitar

Natural wood finish
Has a scratch/scrape/gouge in the top of the guitar, in the area circled
Black form fitting guitar case



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Mesa Engineering Road King guitar amp

Early edition with the “Triode/Pentode” switching option at the rear tubes which was discontinued
Red Crocodile leather covering, this is a special order option and each one is slightly different, like a finger print.
Black Mesa Engineering slip on cover
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Post by JLB on Jul 22nd, 2010, 11:43am

So sorry to hear about this. I'll certainly be on the lookout. FYI, I'm a Federal Law Enforcement Officer with TSA too, so trust me, if some dirtbag calls trying to move your gear, I'll put things in motion. Since I'm in Memphis, there is a good chance I will hear something. I'd call my bud Eric Martin at Martin Music and then Ted at Guitar Center both in Memphis to let them know as well.

Good luck.

Lynn Burke
BCM
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Post by ChromeCrocodile on Jul 22nd, 2010, 11:44am

Thanks, need all the help I can get.
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Post by Leonardo on Jul 22nd, 2010, 2:44pm

I'm sorry to hear this! I've made this thread Sticky so nobody will miss it. Hope you find the gear!
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Post by ChromeCrocodile on Jul 22nd, 2010, 3:15pm

on Jul 22nd, 2010, 2:44pm, Leonardo wrote:
I'm sorry to hear this! I've made this thread Sticky so nobody will miss it. Hope you find the gear!

Thank you very much, I need all the help I can get with this.
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Post by gtraddict on Jul 22nd, 2010, 3:25pm

Posting on these forums is a good move. Just last week on the USA Charvels forum, we were able to locate a stolen guitar and fortunately, it was reunited with it's owner. Someone posted about it back in March, another forum member found it listed in the ebay classifieds and posted the link, minutes later another member recognized it as the stolen guitar. Luckily the original owner had filed a police report at the time of the theft and the LAPD were very cooperative and facilitated the recovery of the guitar.

I sincerely hope your story has a similar good ending.

I believe someone has posted a link to this on the USA Charvels forum, and we have also made it a sticky to keep it fresh in everyone's mind.
Re: *** STOLEN MUSIC EQUIPMENT ***
Post by ChromeCrocodile on Jul 22nd, 2010, 3:27pm

on Jul 22nd, 2010, 3:25pm, gtraddict wrote:
Posting on these forums is a good move. Just last week on the USA Charvels forum, we were able to locate a stolen guitar and fortunately, it was reunited with it's owner. Someone posted about it back in March, another forum member found it listed in the ebay classifieds and posted the link, minutes later another member recognized it as the stolen guitar. Luckily the original owner had filed a police report at the time of the theft and the LAPD were very cooperative and facilitated the recovery of the guitar.

I sincerely hope your story has a similar good ending.

So do I.
Re: *** STOLEN MUSIC EQUIPMENT ***
Post by gtraddict on Jul 22nd, 2010, 3:28pm

I believe someone has posted a link to this on the USA Charvels forum, and we have also made it a sticky to keep it fresh in everyone's mind.
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Post by gtraddict on Jul 22nd, 2010, 4:11pm

I hope you won't mind, but I've taken the liberty to reproduce your post in it's entirety on our forum. The original post, which linked to the post at Hamer Fan Club, loaded very slow, so I thought that it may be beneficial to simply reproduce the post as some folks won't take the time to click a link and some will not wait for slow loading pages.

The original alert was posted by Jeff R - I'm sure he will contact you if we have any hits on your gear.
Re: *** STOLEN MUSIC EQUIPMENT ***
Post by ChromeCrocodile on Jul 22nd, 2010, 4:23pm

Thanks
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Post by ChromeCrocodile on Jul 23rd, 2010, 5:04pm

Updated with another pic of the Les paul
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Post by ryanmichael95 on Jul 24th, 2010, 12:10pm

Hey Chrome I think you should post this over at the My Les Paul forum...there's a ton of people there and they will do all they can to help you. I hope the pukes that stole your stuff not only get caught, but get their asses thrown in jail for a long time. I'll keep my eyes open on craigslist and my local guitar center. Although I'm in Illinois, you never know. Nothing worse in this world than theives.
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Post by ryanmichael95 on Jul 25th, 2010, 1:05pm

Glad to see this is on MLP now...word gets around extremely fast there.
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Post by ChromeCrocodile on Jul 25th, 2010, 3:28pm

on Jul 25th, 2010, 1:05pm, ryanmichael95 wrote:
Glad to see this is on MLP now...word gets around extremely fast there.

I hope it helps
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Post by ChromeCrocodile on Aug 2nd, 2010, 11:44am

Bump
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Post by ChromeCrocodile on Aug 13th, 2010, 9:27pm

Bump to keep it fresh
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Post by warlordofbeer on Aug 14th, 2010, 4:55pm

So sorry to hear of your misfortune. Scumbags will pay...and pay dearly. I will keep my eyes and ears open in the north texas - southern oklahoma area. I frequent all types of music shops and pawn shops in this area and will definately stay alert. Good luck.
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Post by ChromeCrocodile on Aug 14th, 2010, 6:32pm

Thank you so much for the help
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Post by ChromeCrocodile on Aug 29th, 2010, 11:36am

Bump
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Post by ChromeCrocodile on Sep 11th, 2010, 2:09pm

Bump to keep it alive
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Post by Shark Diver on Nov 4th, 2010, 2:21pm

Any good news with this?
Re: *** STOLEN MUSIC EQUIPMENT ***
Post by ChromeCrocodile on Mar 31st, 2012, 11:20am

I did recover my Vampire's Kiss Ibanez 7-string and my Heritage VIP, but everything else is still out there somewhere.
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Post by jeffp on Aug 24th, 2015, 8:31pm

I live in south la. About 100 miles away. So sorry. There is TRASH Everywhere! We will be watching from this area!
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Post by ChromeCrocodile on Aug 25th, 2015, 06:35am

Thank you.