Stooges’ Stolen Truck Recovered, Equipment Still Missing

Aug 6th, 2008 // 7 Comments

The rental truck that housed Iggy and the Stooges’ gear when it was stolen sometime Monday morning has been found, but the equipment inside has yet to be recovered. The Stooges’ show tonight in Toronto will go on despite the loss, but the band members will have to use rented and donated equipment until their stuff turns up. C’mon, this story needs to have a happy ending! Full list of stolen items–via Hootpage, which has pictures of some pieces–after the jump.

Red roadcase containing:
Red Gibson 1963 EB-3 bass (this is mike watt’s bass!) USA No serial number

Black roadcase containing:r
Reverend Flying V guitar – Volcano black USA #08001

Black roadcase containing:
Reverend Orange guitar USA 03416 ZSL7

Black fibre case containg:
Gibson red SG short scale bass USA No serial number

Black roadcase containing:
Marshall Vintage/Modern Amplifier UK M-2007-07-0926-2 RoHS

Black roadcase containing:
Marshall Vintage/Modern Amplifier UK M-2007-07-0927-2 RoHS

4x Marshall 4×12 Cabinets (with Tuki cover) UK #1 Slant: M-2007-05-0149-0

4x Marshall 4×12 Cabinets (with Tuki cover) UK #2 Straight: M-2006-49-0380-0

4x Marshall 4×12 Cabinets (with Tuki cover) UK #3 Slant: M-2007-05-0150-0

4x Marshall 4×12 Cabinets (with Tuki cover) UK #4 Straight: M-2006-49-0381-0

Orange Calzone road case containing:
Guitar pedal board and pedals USA/Japan No serial number
Assorted leads USA/UK No serial number
2x mic stands Germany No serial number
Assorted strings and spares USA No serial number
plus:
2x Boss TU2 Chromatic Tuner
Boss CH1 Super Chorus
Fulltone OCD Overdrive
Crybaby Wah
Peterson Strobo-Stomp Tuner Pedal
Whirlwind A/B Boxes
Whirlwind Cable Tester
and many many istrument cables
various tools ( screwdrivers, soldering iron, pliers, etc… )
tambourine and maracas

Cardboard box containing:
Assorted replacement drum heads USA No serial number

Gretsch Silver Sparkle Catalina drum kit USA No serial number
26″ Kick Drum No serial number
13″ Rack Tom No serial number
18″ Floor Tom No serial number
4x Cymbal Stands No serial number
1x Snare Stand No serial number
1x Hi Hat Stand No serial number
1x Drum Throne No serial number

Eden D810 Bass cabinet USA D810RP4 0703E5001

Eden D810 Bass cabinet USA D810RP4 0703E5002

Cardboard box containg:
Eden VT300 Bass amplifier USA 0601E5115

Cardboard box containg:
Eden VT300 Bass amplifier USA 0507E5033

Floor Fan CHINA No serial number

Floor Fan CHINA No serial number

Green clamshell suitcase containing:
Yamaha snare drum JAPAN No serial number
Yahama kick pedal JAPAN No serial number
Zildjian Mega Bell cymbal USA No serial number
Zildjian 15″ Hi-Hats USA No serial number
3x Zildjian 18″ 19″ 20″ crash medium cymbals USA No serial number

Brown Epiphone guitar case:
Black Epiphone EB3 short scale bass KOREA F300503

1 x Wheeled Black Pelican case (50cm x 28cm x 20cm) containing :
A selection of microphones and microphone accessories, most of which are in separately labeled black pouches. All of the microphones are of Shure manufacture, also a BSS DI box. Inside the Pelican case there is also a Ferrari pencil case containing an iPod, iPod accessories, various small cables and adaptors, a Leatherman Charge, a Stooges AAA tour laminate, some pain killers, some sharpies, some electrical tape, some business cards (Mr Rik Hart). Within the case there is also a big pair of Sony headphones (model MDR7506) with a long curly cable and three very long XLR to XLR mic cables. Here’s a more specific list of the microphones :
2 x SM91
5 x SM98
2 x B98
2 x SM81
2 x KSM32
1 x KSM27
2 x B52
3 x SM57
8 x SM58
1 x BSS AR-133 DI Box
(all manufactured by shure)

Iggy Pop, Stooges’ gear stolen after Montreal show [AP]
Earlier: Ugh

  1. iantenna

    not to be a dick but how many stories of bands’ gear being stolen will it take before people realize it’s probably a good idea to secure your shit before going to bed? news flash, theifs know that shit is worth money, and they know where you’re crashing after the gig, bring that shit inside people! or if you’re the stooges, fuck, pay a security guy or something.

  2. amandacobra

    I know this is speculative of me but that’s a lot of equipment so I am assuming this is a pretty big rental truck that was stolen. And I am also assuming that The Stooges’ guarantee is generous enough that they are not staying at Super 8. Therefore, surely they were staying at a hotel with a parking garage? As in this truck was not just parked on the street, right? So there should have been some sort of security in the parking garage, right? Just confused.

  3. Al Shipley

    Goddamn I love that Watt’s official website is still Hootpage.com. Mike Watt is the fucking greatest. Really hope they get their stuff back.

  4. MayhemintheHood

    This can literally end some smaller touring bands…at least for a few months. Google “bands equipment stolen”; it’s amazing to see how frequent it happens, but that’s just established acts we hear about. Who knows how many bands set out for the first time and get robbed blind; one and done.

    It’s hard for me to have a lot of sympathy for The Stooges, regardless of how sweet the gear is. The painkillers will be missed the most(is that for real?).

  5. KinetiQ

    I wonder if it’s the same person that swiped Sonic Youth’s gear because we could seriously be facing the possibility of an instrument supervillain.

    I’m waiting for a drumset to get stolen during a performance. Then we know we’re dealing with pros.

  6. Anonymous

    This was stolen in Downtown Montreal in front of a hotel which isn’t a skid row hotel…
    I will be seeing them tonight at Massey Hall so maybe I shall report tomorrow what gear they were using…I know that Mike was shopping here in Toronto for a new bass…
    Fuck the assholes who did this…they probably have no idea who the band was that they ripped off…anyway…I am sure that every shop in MTL is looking for it now and is aware of what it is…

    That Gibson EB bass Watt has had for over 30 years…thing dates to the Minutemen days…

  7. Anonymous

    @amandacobra, The hotel they were staying in is in fact not a Super 8, but it is in Old Montreal, a historic part of the city were underground parking is not an option. In fact most the streets are cobblestone.

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