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Offline Bor

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Stolen and found again
« on: January 06, 2012, 02:33:20 PM »
So here's my survival story..

One day in the middle of December I packed my basses, effects, no name practice box and...WT550 in my car and drove to practice/recording session. When I arrived I learned I don't need my amplification so I left in my car. Few hours later (1:30 am, roughly) I came back to my car and saw it was broken into, they didn't take anything except my WT550. Now part of it it's my fault...I left it sitting behind drivers sit in a HP laptop bag (these things are perfect size and strength :D). After going through all the police stuff I came home, slept for three hours and went to University but of course ended in a bar...half asleep filling myself with coffee after coffee...when my phone rang. It was a guy from police, they found my amp. How? Well...you know when  they say everything is good for something? A year or so ago my laptop died, I got it repaired and left, lazy as I am, the papers from the shop in my bag and on the bill there was my contact info. So it turns out burglars took it thinking it's a laptop but then decided they are not very happy with carrying around 10kg extra weight and threw it in a dumpster where one lady found it the next day. I brought it home and even though it was bellow freezing that night it still works as new! Not even tube blew!
Moral of the story? Never buy a light amp and never carry it around in a laptop bag ;) Now I love my WT550 even more!
 

Offline Bob Cruz

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 03:29:56 PM »
Excellent story, and it totally reinforces my iron rule: never leave audio gear in a car unattended, even for two minutes between trips on a load-in.
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Offline Tim Bishop

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 07:47:17 PM »
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Originally posted by Bob Cruz

Excellent story, and it totally reinforces my iron rule: never leave audio gear in a car unattended, even for two minutes between trips on a load-in.

However, if you do, make sure it's within site of the cross-hairs. [;)][:D]
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Offline Fatback

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 05:51:25 PM »
Bor....Great story! Happy ending. Years ago, our guitarist had his '65 ES335 snatched out of his van during load out. He didn't even know it had been pinched when he got a call the next morning from a guy who said he had it. Steve said "no you don't, I put it in my van myself!"
Turns out the thief tried to sell it to a guy in a neighboring McDonald's at 3:00am and the guy said "HEY! You stole this! I saw the band you stole it from!!" He dropped the guitar and Steve had some hand-written string receipts in the case with his contact info :) Very similar story!
Perfect illustration of Bob's point ;) It happened during a two minute trip back in for another load.
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Offline Bassmann1968

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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 03:40:38 AM »
From now on I pack my amps in garbage bags [:D]
Great story!
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Offline Jdawg

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2012, 09:31:58 AM »
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Originally posted by Bassmann1968

From now on I pack my amps in garbage bags [:D]
Great story!

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Offline larrymon74

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2015, 05:46:22 PM »
great story, I always put a black cloth over my equipment while it's in my car, my interior is black so the cloth is a nice camouflage
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