Please share with anyone in the UK - band equipment stolen in Bradford, Yorkshire

BFrench501

Senior Member
Sending on behalf of a friend who posted on facebook...

PLEASE SHARE!!! - URGENT!!! We're on tour with Magnum at the moment and our van has been broken into in Bradford this evening. We have a show in Nottingham tomorrow and 6 more shows to do. Please help spread the word about the gear that has been stolen, in hope that someone might find it in a shop or online...

- Gibson Custom shop Flying V with matching custom shop case - Black w/ white binding and gold hardware. Pickguard still has custom shop sticker on it, very worn, buckle rash on the back. Input jack is quite stiff. Serial number - CS300489 (Certificate of authenticity missing)

- Gibson Standard flying V - matching gibson hard case, case has a briefcase latch on it, Neonfly sticker on the scratch plate - black and white - after market silver sperzel locking tuners. Buckle rash on the back.

- Jackson RR3 Randy Rhoads signature in Eerie Death Swirl, big chip out of the long fin, in a fitted gigbag.

- Hohner Stratocaster copy, two-tone sunburst, Helloween Dark Ride album sticker behind tremolo. In an oversized leather bass guitar gigbag.

- Traben Phoenix 5 string, red finish, thick leather strap w/ belt pack for Line 6 Wireless. In a wheeled hardcase, which contains a gigbag

- Dean ML - FBD Tribute Dimebag Darrell Signature guitar. Chrome Eddie Van Halen D-Tuna installed, missing rear cavity place, 5 springs (4th spring is gold), tremolo system blocked with a wooden block, lacquer crack along the scarf joint of the headstock, chip on the right-hand point of the headstock. In a black leather Dean branded gigbag w/black fender strap on the gigbag, used as a carry strap.

- TC Electronic Nova System - Well used, rear right handle unattached at one point. Presets are named Neonfly.

- Line 6 G30 wireless.

- Diago commuter softcase pedal board with:
MXR 10 band EQ pedal
MXR analog chorus pedal
Boss Delay DD7 pedal
Boss Tu3 pedal
Line 6 Relay G30 wireless system
Gator G bus 8 power supply
Furman AC 210 E power conditioner

- 3 rack toms: 10"/12"/14" + soft stagg black/purple cases and 1 black tobago case
Brand/Model: Gretsch Renown Maple
Colour: wine red / burgundy

- 1 snare drum: 14/6'5
Brand/Model: Mapex Black Panther Birdseye + Hardcase

- 1 blue case with a soundcraft mixer + cables inside

- 1 small grey case with a small Beringher mixing desk + cables

NEONFLY WILL NOT CANCEL ANY SHOWS ON THIS TOUR. We will do whatever it takes to play the show tomorrow in Nottingham, and all remaining 6 shows with Magnum. We are going to be on stage tomorrow, stronger than ever. It will take much more than a bunch of cowards sneaking behind our backs to stop this band.
 

Dodeska

Senior Member
Can you put up the facebook link? I live in Huddersfield (about 15 miles away from Bradford) so most of my Fb friends live & work around that area.
I will also send it to a couple of independent music stores I know in case they get offered the gear.

EDIT: Just found your page on FB. I'll share the post. Hope you get the gear back.
 

HMNY

Silver Member
Sorry to be reading this, this really sucks when gear gets ripped of at anytime, but mid tour, that's the lowest of the low.

To the OP, have you tried other drumming sites? Pearl Drummers Forum, and MikeDolbear.com for example?

Hope the guys get the gear back.
 

Guru Drums

Senior Member
So sad to hear this. Thieving little b&$^&%ds should be caught, then thrown to the audience at one of your gigs!

Yes, post this to Mike Dolbear forum asap.
 

BFrench501

Senior Member
Thanks for offering to repost. I lost my internet connection yesterday afternoon so couldnt go on any drumming forums but will be trying to repost today.

Im so glad its not my gear...just feel terrible when someone gets raided. Makes me need to get insurance today!
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
Sucks man. Right royally effing sucks.

Never had it happen to me or any of my bands (knock on wood).....but I know I'd be livid. Not much more I can do from the colonies than shake my head and offer my sympathies, I'm afraid. Hope this turns out well, but alas, I fear I already know the outcome. Once again, it sucks!!
 
Thanks for offering to repost. I lost my internet connection yesterday afternoon so couldnt go on any drumming forums but will be trying to repost today.

Im so glad its not my gear...just feel terrible when someone gets raided. Makes me need to get insurance today!
Posted it everywhere I could.
When I start gigging I'm getting my gear insured.
 

BFrench501

Senior Member
Probably not insured if stolen out of an unattended vehicle to be honest mate...

I've reposted on my FB page (I'm near West Yorkshire also)
You CAN get insurance that covers you for theft out of unattended vehicles. But I believe its a higher premium but definitely worth it, especially when loading and unloading at gigs in chav infested areas
 

SquadLeader

Gold Member
You CAN get insurance that covers you for theft out of unattended vehicles. But I believe its a higher premium but definitely worth it, especially when loading and unloading at gigs in chav infested areas
I work in insurance (but not this type) and I'd be flabbergasted...

I would check the small print on that as I'd bet good money that it covers you for theft from a band vehicle but not if the vehicle is left unattended/unlocked.

I'm not saying I disagree that the coverage is available for gigging bands, just that I'd be flabbergasted if it gives carte blanch to basically leave your vehicle unattended, and unlocked, with 10k of musical equipment in the back of it, in a situation where opportunistic theft is rife.

Will hold my hands up if I'm wrong mate...but working in insurance what I would say if you've got one of these policies is CHECK THE SMALL PRINT extremely carefully as there is a standard phrasing on all insurance that the keeper of the insurance must "always act with utmost due care and prudence as if uninsured".
 

BFrench501

Senior Member
I work in insurance (but not this type) and I'd be flabbergasted...

I would check the small print on that as I'd bet good money that it covers you for theft from a band vehicle but not if the vehicle is left unattended/unlocked.

I'm not saying I disagree that the coverage is available for gigging bands, just that I'd be flabbergasted if it gives carte blanch to basically leave your vehicle unattended, and unlocked, with 10k of musical equipment in the back of it, in a situation where opportunistic theft is rife.

Will hold my hands up if I'm wrong mate...but working in insurance what I would say if you've got one of these policies is CHECK THE SMALL PRINT extremely carefully as there is a standard phrasing on all insurance that the keeper of the insurance must "always act with utmost due care and prudence as if uninsured".
I used to work in Liability so no real knowledge of this type of insurance either.

I need to check small print for a lot of issues (how do they know that a picture you've taken of your gear isn't just your mates stuff etc). But certainly small print in these cases is crucial.

I'd imagaine that the vehicle whatever is used would have to be locked while unattended. Allianz do musical instrument insurance so I'll try and dig up some info. The last thing I want are my K's to be stolen or the guitarists Gibson Gold Top Les Paul etc.
 

SquadLeader

Gold Member
I used to work in Liability so no real knowledge of this type of insurance either.

I need to check small print for a lot of issues (how do they know that a picture you've taken of your gear isn't just your mates stuff etc). But certainly small print in these cases is crucial.

I'd imagaine that the vehicle whatever is used would have to be locked while unattended. Allianz do musical instrument insurance so I'll try and dig up some info. The last thing I want are my K's to be stolen or the guitarists Gibson Gold Top Les Paul etc.
Yeah....I'd just hate to think of people buying this insurance and thinking it's an absolute blank cheque so to speak.

Personally I just can't bring myself to leave my gear anywhere these days...as I'm in a position where if it went my band days would be over....so I frequently can't hang around post gigs, even when we're supporting a big band. Shame, but ce la vie
 

BFrench501

Senior Member
Yeah....I'd just hate to think of people buying this insurance and thinking it's an absolute blank cheque so to speak.

Personally I just can't bring myself to leave my gear anywhere these days...as I'm in a position where if it went my band days would be over....so I frequently can't hang around post gigs, even when we're supporting a big band. Shame, but ce la vie
Sad state of affairs that we can't even share our passion with audiences post gig for fear of something getting nicked. I don't understand why musicians would steal off their peers - when stuff goes missing within gig venues thats when things upset me the most. I'd never screw another musician over but a minority seem to have no qualms about who they upset as long as they are happy.
 
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