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Iggy Pop and the Stooges Gear Stolen – A Favour

August 5, 2008

Iggy and The Stooges are in the middle of a huge tour and have had all their gear and truck stolen. This is a disaster – some rare, vintage custom-built and therefore much coveted and irreplaceable kit has gone forever. Please read the following and help if you can. If you would rather remain anonymous then please send a message to the e mail on my profile and I will pass the information on.

Someone has to have seen or know something.

If anyone who reads this and lives in or near Montreal, Canada or if anyone has ANY INFORMATION – if you get any of the following gear offered to you as a dealer, private collector or even on Ebay – even if in passing you see something for sale that COULD be part of the below list DON’T HESITATE (photo’s of some missing gear here):

please, please, PLEASE as soon as possible contact
Eric Fischer at:
cell phone: +1 646 932 1907


all equipment was in a rented penske 15 foot yellow truck
with u.s. (michigan) license plate number AC46493
parked immediately outside the hotel, the theft had to have happened in the morning, between 6:30 and 7:30 am –

truck and all gear stolen

pictures of some of the stolen stuff

Item Country of Origin Serial Number

Red roadcase containing:
Red Gibson 1963 EB-3 bass (this is mike watt’s bass!) USA No serial number

Black roadcase containing:r
Reverend Flying V guitar – Volcano black USA #08001

Black roadcase containing:
Reverend Orange guitar USA 03416 ZSL7

Black fibre case containg:
Gibson red SG short scale bass USA No serial number

Black roadcase containing:
Marshall Vintage/Modern Amplifier UK M-2007-07-0926-2 RoHS

Black roadcase containing:
Marshall Vintage/Modern Amplifier UK M-2007-07-0927-2 RoHS

4x Marshall 4×12 Cabinets (with Tuki cover) UK #1 Slant: M-2007-05-0149-0

4x Marshall 4×12 Cabinets (with Tuki cover) UK #2 Straight: M-2006-49-0380-0

4x Marshall 4×12 Cabinets (with Tuki cover) UK #3 Slant: M-2007-05-0150-0

4x Marshall 4×12 Cabinets (with Tuki cover) UK #4 Straight: M-2006-49-0381-0

Orange Calzone road case containing:
Guitar pedal board and pedals USA/Japan No serial number
Assorted leads USA/UK No serial number
2x mic stands Germany No serial number
Assorted strings and spares USA No serial number
2x Boss TU2 Chromatic Tuner
Boss CH1 Super Chorus
Fulltone OCD Overdrive
Crybaby Wah
Peterson Strobo-Stomp Tuner Pedal
Whirlwind A/B Boxes
Whirlwind Cable Tester
and many many istrument cables
various tools ( screwdrivers, soldering iron, pliers, etc… )
tambourine and maracas

Cardboard box containing:
Assorted replacement drum heads USA No serial number

Gretsch Silver Sparkle Catalina drum kit USA No serial number
26″ Kick Drum No serial number
13″ Rack Tom No serial number
18″ Floor Tom No serial number
4x Cymbal Stands No serial number
1x Snare Stand No serial number
1x Hi Hat Stand No serial number
1x Drum Throne No serial number

Eden D810 Bass cabinet USA D810RP4 0703E5001

Eden D810 Bass cabinet USA D810RP4 0703E5002

Cardboard box containg:
Eden VT300 Bass amplifier USA 0601E5115

Cardboard box containg:
Eden VT300 Bass amplifier USA 0507E5033

Floor Fan CHINA No serial number

Floor Fan CHINA No serial number

Green clamshell suitcase containing:
Yamaha snare drum JAPAN No serial number
Yahama kick pedal JAPAN No serial number
Zildjian Mega Bell cymbal USA No serial number
Zildjian 15″ Hi-Hats USA No serial number
3x Zildjian 18″ 19″ 20″ crash medium cymbals USA No serial number

Brown Epiphone guitar case:
Black Epiphone EB3 short scale bass KOREA F300503

1 x Wheeled Black Pelican case (50cm x 28cm x 20cm) containing :
A selection of microphones and microphone accessories, most of which are in separately labeled black pouches. All of the microphones are of Shure manufacture, also a BSS DI box. Inside the Pelican case there is also a Ferrari pencil case containing an iPod, iPod accessories, various small cables and adaptors, a Leatherman Charge, a Stooges AAA tour laminate, some pain killers, some sharpies, some electrical tape, some business cards (Mr Rik Hart). Within the case there is also a big pair of Sony headphones (model MDR7506) with a long curly cable and three very long XLR to XLR mic cables. Here’s a more specific list of the microphones :
2 x SM91
5 x SM98
2 x B98
2 x SM81
2 x KSM32
1 x KSM27
2 x B52
3 x SM57
8 x SM58
1 x BSS AR-133 DI Box
(all manufactured by shure)

mike watt’s hoot page


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  1. Caf?? del Nightmare permalink

    Have sent emails to Montreal Gazette, Montreal TImes & boingboing

  2. rockmother permalink

    Cafe Del Nightmare – thank you!

  3. Momentary Madness permalink

    Sad news I was sorry to hear. I hope you get some positive feed back

  4. rockmother permalink

    Momo Madster – yes – truly dreadful. I hope they find the fucker that stole the truck! And the gear. Let’s just hope it was an opportunist as opposed to someone who knew exactly what was in the truck…smacks of hotel inside job if it was more organised – how else would anyone know? Happens all the time in the US. My credit card was cloned by a hotel worker in US – they spent so much on it while I stayed at the very hotel they were working at I couldn’t even pay my bill and I was treated like a criminal as a result! Outrageous!

  5. rockmother permalink

    OK – looks like it wasn’t an opportunist. Bad news.

  6. rockmother permalink

    Cafe Del Nightmare – thank you- thank you – yes I saw it. There has been a huge pan-internet alert to this – I hope something positive comes out of it. The band are understandably gutted. It looks like a syndicate job apparently.

  7. Caf?? del Nightmare permalink

    noone fucks with iggy

  8. Not very funny joke about going acoustic if anyone was wondering.

  9. Momentary Madness permalink

    dh,<br/>life goes on.<br/>I got a post out of an add for you Iggy’s/rockmother’s woe.<br/>I once got job (and a good one at that) at my uncles funeral.<br/>I’ hope he didn’t mind.

  10. rockmother permalink

    Dickley – no – not very funny but it is a free world – don’t edit yourself x<br/><br/>Momo Madster – yes – I saw – thank you. Funerals can be positive things you know..I would quite like Ace Of Spades played at mine really loud just because I can x

  11. oyebilly permalink

    Hang on, Mike Watt plays in the Stooges now? When did that happen?

  12. rockmother permalink

    Hello Billster! Um…Mike Watt has been playing with The Stooges since around 2003 I think. I love his trademark boilersuit.

  13. Caf?? del Nightmare permalink

    Canadian police have recovered the truck that was carrying Iggy &amp; the Stooges??? equipment that was stolen outside the band???s Montreal hotel. Unfortunately, all the instruments had already been removed from the vehicle and remain missing. The truck was found several blocks from the hotel. The Stooges are set to play a concert tonight in Toronto using borrowed equipment. Since the majority of the equipment had serial numbers, the possibility to resell the instruments will be difficult, police said. On losing his long-time Gibson bass, Mike Watt said ???Her last gig was smoking. Igg was going off and the Montreal people were pumped up.??? The band set up a website detailing their lost equipment here.<br/><br/>

  14. rockmother permalink

    Cafe Del Nightmare – yep – heard that yesterday – meant to tell you. As before – very organised, very targetted, very stolen to order. Not good.

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