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  1. #1

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    Guthrie Govan's Gear Stolen

    Guthrie Govan's gear stolen in Rome | Total Guitar |

    Clearly, this fucking SUCKS.

    I’ve just finished a tour of Italy with Dave Kilminster, Seth Govan and Pete Riley. Unfortunately, someone broke into our tour van in Rome, during the afternoon of Dec 17th, and stole pretty much the entire contents.

    This sucks on a number of levels: not only did the theft make it very difficult for us to play the remainder of the shows we had booked on our Italian tour, but also we’re now faced with the prospect of having to find some way of replacing a lot of equipment – both rental gear and personal stuff.
    Some of the stolen gear – particularly Seth’s Warwick bass, which he’s played almost exclusively for the last 22 years or so – also has considerable sentimental value, as you can doubtless imagine.

    The Italian police didn’t seem to think there was anything they could do about this situation, so… we’re reaching out to you, the denizens of the internet, in the hope that maybe someone out there can help us to retrieve at least something.
    Please have at least a quick look through the following list, and report any suspicious sightings: our only real hope of recovering this stuff lies in the fact that some of it is fairly distinctive/unusual, so in theory it should be hard to sell and easy to spot, if you know what to look for…
    If you can think of any website or forum where it might be helpful to post this stuff, please, please copy/paste the following as you see fit!
    (NB – although the theft took place in Italy, it seems feasible that the people responsible might instinctively head for the border of some nearby country and try to sell our gear there…?)

    Anyhow… here’s a list of what was taken. I’ve left out the various cables/power supplies etc, but needless to say we lost a lot of that stuff, too…

    1989 Warwick Streamer bass, natural finish.
    (Distinguishing features: smaller replacement Schaller tuners; screw for lower strap button replaced with a Philips style screw; thumb-sized indentation above the “P-Bass” pickup; long dark stripe/imperfection in the wood on the back of the bass, above the through-neck; small knot in the wood near the top of the inside upper horn…)
    SWR SM900 head, serial # 4400106010
    SWR Goliath 410 speaker cabinet (4 Ohm) serial # 4410500410
    Boss OC-2 octave pedal, Boss TU-2 tuner, Boss power supply, various cables.

    1x left-handed Drum Workshop DW 5000 double kick drum pedal.

    2x Brunetti Mercury heads, serial numbers ME10550 and ME10650 (in flight cases);
    2x Brunetti 412 cabinets (in flight cases).
    DK’s pedals:
    Boss Chorus Ensemble;
    Boss TU-2 tuner;
    Boss digital reverb;
    Xotic Effects “EP” Booster;
    Suhr Riot distortion;
    Dunlop “Van Halen” signature wah;
    Ernie Ball VP JR volume pedal.
    GG’s pedals:
    (mounted in a distinctively crappy-looking “tea tray” pedalboard):
    Xotic Effects “EP” Booster;
    RetroSonic “Vintage Vibes” chorus;
    tc electronics Flashback delay;
    tc electronics Polytune tuner;
    Guyatone WR-3 envelope filter;
    Dunlop “Jerry Cantrell” signature wah;
    Ernie Ball VP JR volume pedal.
    1x unique bag with the emblem “Roger Waters – The Wall”;
    Various camcorder tapes containing yet-to-be-edited footage from a professionally filmed 3-camera shoot – for what was intended to be a live DVD of a gig we played at Lapsus, Torino :-(
    Well… profuse thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to help us out with any of this!

    GG (and the band)

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    Stickied. Fucking gear thieves.

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    Making metal every night and day.

  4. #4

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    Shit, that sucks.

  5. #5

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    That fucking blows. If he was local I have a few of those things I would let him borrow, hopefully someone near the big boot could do those guys a solid.

    I see that the only guitar ripped off was the bass. They must have brought the guitars into the hotel room I assume otherwise those would be gone.

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    Fucking lame. This happened to my friend's band last night too. scumbags.

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    This is not the first time that something like this happens in Rome.
    I'm really wondering what the fuck...

    Ironically I've seen him live the day before they played in Rome... :/

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