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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

THERE IS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL..........

Last night after their show at The Fire in Philly, Film School parked their brand new van at the parking lot of a Comfort Inn in Philly. The lot was fenced, brightly lit, locked, and had a 24 hour attendant.

This morning around 8am, someone got to the van, sawed through the club on the steering wheel, broke in and drove the van THROUGH the closed fence and off into the streets of Philly. There was a witness, police were called while the theft was in progress, and they're apparently on the case.

Film School practically sold their soul to get this van, which they got 2 days before the tour began. Their van insurance doesn't cover theft. Their personal insurance was being sorted around the start of the tour and while hopefully some items will be covered, the bulk of the contents will have to be replaced without the help of insurance.

This isn't the story of a band being silly and randomly leaving their van on the street. This is a band that took precautions, and still got screwed.

The next show is absolutely cancelled (tonight in DC at the Black Cat) and it's likely that 3/9 in Providence and 3/10 in Wellesley will not happen, but we're hoping for the best. The band will likely be able to borrow and rent equipment for their upcoming NYC shows, and will use backline for SXSW, but once back in San Francisco, will try to regroup.

We've sent a list of equipment to police and pawn shops so folks in Philly can hopefully watch out for the stolen items, but a benefit show will likely be arranged once they get back to their hometown of San Francisco.

If you know anyone in Philadelphia that can help, here is what is missing:

AMPS:
Fender Deville guitar amp
1970’s Fender Twin Reverb silverface, master volume
1970’s Ampeg SVT Bass amplifier head
Ampeg SVT 410HLF cabinet

GUITARS:
1993 Gibson SG guitar black
1973 Fender Telecaster Deluxe w/humbuckers white w/marble pickguard
1976 Fender Precision Bass Serial #629010 no finish/natural

EFFECTS PEDALS:
2 Line 6 Delay DL-4 pedals
Electro-Harmonix Memory Man Deluxe pedal
MXR Distortion pedal
Cry Baby Wah-wah pedal
2 Boss GE-7 Equalizer pedal
1 Boss TU-2 tuner pedal
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff fuzz pedal
Boss TU-12 tuner
Pro-Co Rat distortion pedal
SansAmp Bass DI box
Core One Pedal board
Pedal Pad pedal board

KEYBOARD:
Kurzweil K2VX keyboard w/sampling option
Boss SP-303 sampler w/power adapter
ART powermix 4 minimixer
Yamaha sustain pedal

CABLES
3’ dual 1/4” cable
10’ dual 1/4” cable
3’ right angle/straight 1/4” cable
10’ right angle/straight 1/4” cable
25’ 1/4” cable

DRUMS:
1966 Ludwig blue sparkle 13”, 16”, 22”
1964 Ludwig supralite snare 14”
14” Zildjan A series hi-hats
20” Zildjan A series crash
24” Paiste 2002 Dark ride
1 SKB 22” bass drum case
1 SKB 16” floor tom case
1 SKB 14” snare drum case
1 SKB 13” tom case
22” SKB cymbal case
2 Pearl stronglight stands
1 Pearl hi-hat stand
1 Pearl Bass drum pedal

OTHER:
1 30gb iPod
2 Motu 828 audio interface
2 MXL condenser mics
ZIP100 SCSI drive w/power adapter
aluminum gear case
Sony TRV-900 video camera
13 mini-DV video tapes
DLO transpod iPod charger/FM transmitter
Belkin 6-port firewire hub
3 firewire cables
dual microphone holder/stand
Weller 25-watt soldering iron
Volti meter
Bag of various XLR - 1/4” adapters
Leatherman tool
Custom earplugs
Various electrical tools ie. pliers, wire cutters, screwdrivers
Gorilla allen wrench multi-tool

2 Comments:

Anonymous Secretlayer said...

well that just blows :/

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