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Old 03-18-2013, 08:00 PM   #21
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Shot gun would stop that shit.


Yea, they are known for patrolling households while we sleep.

TS: Sucks that this happened to you. You can get insurance for instruments now, I'd suggest you look into it when you get your replacements.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:52 PM   #22
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hope you find them, my entire band had all our instruments and amps stolen a while back. We were lucky enough to get 90% of it back. Hope you have a happy ending also
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:31 PM   #23
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I doubt it. I just moved here and none of my friends have ever been to my house before. But I've been trying to think of someone that might have. and the person broke the window to get in the car, so i had to get my car cleaned and repaired. insurance covered that at least...
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:37 PM   #24
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I doubt it. I just moved here and none of my friends have ever been to my house before. But I've been trying to think of someone that might have. and the person broke the window to get in the car, so i had to get my car cleaned and repaired. insurance covered that at least...


That's a real bummer.


Where had you just come from?
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:48 AM   #25
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If you have the serial number that helps too.

Really sorry bro, it's takes a real scumbag to take someone's instrument. If you're like me and get really attached to them.

From what I've learned... Avoid using cases/gigbags with logos on (i.e. Gibson USA in big letters is just asking to have it nicked), try not to leave stuff in your car whenever you can. I get way too paranoid of my stuff at gigs that someone will steal a pedal off the board or something.


+1 and i know what your going through brother, my mep amp and guitar were stolen off the stage a couple weeks ago by someone who was claiming to be "with the band" while me and my mates were smoking in the car on a break.

hope you have good luck man, it really sucking losing a guitar, their like peices of the family man
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:53 AM   #26
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Yea, they are known for patrolling households while we sleep.




I mount it on a tripod and put it on auto... (smartass )



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Old 03-19-2013, 11:32 AM   #27
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**** that. Lol.

Personally I don't think a guitar or a TV is worth someone's life.

But I've gathered that's just a UK thing.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:35 AM   #28
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**** that. Lol.

Personally I don't think a guitar or a TV is worth someone's life.

But I've gathered that's just a UK thing.


Never shoot them in the back or they will lock you up.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:54 AM   #29
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Never shoot them in the back or they will lock you up.


The smiley is the scary part, not the guns...
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:06 PM   #30
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The smiley is the scary part, not the guns...


Relax, I am just kidding.

I think most people would hear you rack the shot gun and immediately shit themselves. Its an unmistakeable sound.



Problem here in the US is that everyone has guns. If someone breaks into your house and is either armed with a knife or a gun and decides no witnesses are better then its more than just your gear.

I have renters insurance and have my gear all listed if its worth more than $300. It can be replaced.

My life cannot be.

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:24 PM   #31
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Yea I know you're kidding.

It's just a completely different world to us here. And I do respect the greater statistical percentage that you're more likely to be injured if you bring a gun to a situation. I don't know if I could handle being responsible for taking someone's life over material possessions.

But on the other hand I understand that you do live in a country that is different to ours, where guns are used in robberies and the like and the anxiety that you must have in the event of someone entering your home.

I also think the situation where you hear people downstairs is completely different to if you're in your bedroom and someone enters it while you're asleep, or your kids room.

I think it becomes a totally different thing if you're protecting your life or more importantly, your kids life.

I don't think the chances of that happening are very high at all, so in my eyes all my thinking I've just done on both sides of the argument are negated by the super small chance that it'll happen.

I didn't mean to turn this thread into 'this'.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:49 PM   #32
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**** that. Lol.

Personally I don't think a guitar or a TV is worth someone's life.

But I've gathered that's just a UK thing.


I agree. Things are just things, and I hold (most) people in higher regard than things.

But the fact that they have come into my home, violated both my privacy and my security and placed my family at risk, and done so for the petty motive of greed fueled by laziness?

That'll get you killed.

Principle matters.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:17 PM   #33
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Well, I wouldn't agree that all people steal out of greed and laziness.

But I understand your sentiment. If they come into your home they run the risk of getting shot, they're running the gauntlet.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:40 PM   #34
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Well, I wouldn't agree that all people steal out of greed and laziness.

But I understand your sentiment. If they come into your home they run the risk of getting shot, they're running the gauntlet.


People make mistakes and shoot their own family members thinking they are burglars.

Not a fun thing to live with. If you pull the trigger you had better be prepared to live with the results.

I'm with Arby on this one. Things are things... That's what I have insurance for.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:59 PM   #35
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Well, I wouldn't agree that all people steal out of greed and laziness.

But I understand your sentiment. If they come into your home they run the risk of getting shot, they're running the gauntlet.


I wouldn't either.

Probably only 95/100 or so...
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:01 PM   #36
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We're all in agreement!

Except for the laziness thing.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:14 PM   #37
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Better to have one and not need it, than need one and not have it.

Besides, you'll wish you had one when the zombie apocalypse happens!


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Old 03-19-2013, 02:28 PM   #38
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Better to have one and not need it, than need one and not have it.

Besides, you'll wish you had one when the zombie apocalypse happens!




Nah, just a good set of running shoes.

Because I don't need to outrun the Zombies, I just need to outrun you...
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:29 PM   #39
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Let's please stop arguing about guns and views on crime. There are threads for that and this isn't one of them.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:43 PM   #40
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Let's please stop arguing about guns and views on crime. There are threads for that and this isn't one of them.


Fair enough, but I'm thinking we've pretty much exhausted the OP topic, no?

And hey, we were arguing guns and crime from a 'stolen gear' perspective, so it's at least tangentially related, right?

Spoilsport!



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