The Black Halos are an awesome bunch of guys that are one of my favorite garage/glam rock bands as well as being good friends of mine. A couple of nights ago the band’s van was stolen after they played a gig in Montreal. The van contained all of their equipment and merchandise. Like all working bands, the Halos do not have the funds to replace this equipment and are both emotionally and financially devastated. Those of you who know me well know that I have in the past been the victim of grand larceny and that my feeling on the subject is that stealing is just as bad as murder.
While the thieves responsible deserve to be apprehended and thrown in jail for life, the important thing now is trying to recover this equipment and get the Halos back out on the road bringing the rock to the masses. Below is a list of everything that was stolen, along with contact information for the band should you have any leads. Please feel free to repost this list on your blog and to circulate it among the rock community in case musicians might see these items in local pawn shows along the east coast (but likely within the Canadian border). Good Luck Black Halos. I will love you guys forever.
Black Halos Gear, Merchandise and CDs all stolen Last night in Montreal (3/17/08) our van and trailer was stolen with all our gear,merchandise and CDs. None of these items are insured.Below is a list of gear that was stolen. PLEASE WATCH FOR ANY OF THESE ITEMS on the internet or at pawn shops. Please also note we had close to 400 CDs stolen with our merchandise. IF YOU SEE THE CDS (WE ARE NOT ALONE) FOR SALE ON ANY WEBSITE OTHER THAN HISTORY MUSIC, PEOPLE LIKE YOU OR ACETATE SITES PLEASE E-MAIL US. PLEASE RE-POST THIS EVERYWHERE YOU CAN.
Ludwig 4 piece drum set Red Glitter Metal Flake
24 inch Bass drum w/ Black Halos front head logo
14 inch Rack Tom 18 inch Floor Tom
14 x 6.5 inch Dunnett custom metal snare drum (personally autographed by Dunnett on inside of shell)
DW 5000 double chain drum pedal
3 Pearl strait cymbal stands 1 Pearl high hat stand 24 inch Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal 14 inch Zildjian Z series high hats 18 inch Zildjian A series Rock Crash 19 inch Zildjian A series Rock Crash16 inch Zildjian A series Rock Crash
Yamaha snare stand
Pearl rack tom mount stand
All drums are in hard shell black cases all with yellow Black Halos logo onthem.
Two guitars in red/silver aluminum road case.
Guitar one: 1960 Gibson LesPaul (sunburst finish). It has been re-finished on the backside of the neck by the head-stock. It’s discolored there.
Guitar two: White, Sparrow rat-rod (looks like a Les Paul). Has a black pic guard and has the Black Halos logo lettering on the body. Skull and wings on the back of body.
OneBogner guitar head. 100 watt model (the Ecstasy) black, with no handle.
One Fender 4/10 deville guitar amp; black/silver
One orange tool box full of guitar cords/ guitar strings/ three guitar effects pedals.
Pedals from orange box:
1) Vox wah-wah ( silver/blk)
2) Boss, super distortion (yellow)
3) Custom red/black distortion pedal (turbo tube screamer)
One suitcase with guitar effects pedal board.
1.) Bogner foot controller
2.) Boss tuner (white/black)
3.) Morley a/b amp switch
4.) Boss super phaser (green)
5.) Digitech wah pedal ( red/black)
Two guitar stands; one holds 3 guitar/ the other holds 5.
1 Black Custom made Sparrow primitive 335 Electric Hollowbody guitar. NoSerial Number. Name “Vanessa” painted on headstock. Silver Skull and Wings Art work onfront of guitar.Silver Black Halos Logo painted on back of guitar.
1 Black Custom made Sparrow primitive 335 Electric Hollowbody guitar. No Serial Number. Blue with Purple Detailed graphic artwork.
1 modified Peavey 100 watt Classic Guitar Amplifier Head. See Band Manifest for Serial Number. Tweed in Colour with Leapard Print Fabric on Front. Covered with various stickers and Tape.
1 Black Scuba zip off BackPack. Contains the following guitar items:
1 Blue MXR 10 band EQ guitar effect box. See Band Manifest for Serial Numbers. Hard wired powercord attached had pink tape on it.
1 modified Blue MXR 10 band EQ guitar effect box. Serial number not available. No powercord attached. Switch installed. Had pink tape on it.
1 White Boss TU-2 guitar tuner. See Band Manifest for serial number.
3 black 18 ft guitar cords
1 black 2 ft gtr cord
1 tweed 18 ft guitar cord 2 blue 6 inch guitar cords
1 black 3 ft speaker cord Approximately
7-10 packs Ernie Ball Guitar Strings
1 pack of 50 sparrow guitar pics
1 Black 4×12 Trayner Guitar Speaker Cabinet
Fender Precision Bass. Sunburst finish with black pickguard. SKB Fender hardshell case.
Rickenbacker 4003 Bass. Jet Glo (Black) finish with black Pickguardian custom pickup cover. Rickenbacker hardshell case.
Gallien-Krueger 800RB bass head.
Traynor TC810 bass cabinet
Proco Turbo Rat distortion pedal
Boss TU-2 Cromatic Tuner Black bag with pedals also had items below.
2 Yorkville 20″ patch cords (angled end)
1 Yorkville 10″ patch cord2 packs medium L&M bass strings.
PLEASE RE-POST THIS EVERYWHERE YOU CAN IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO ABOUT ANY OF THESE ITEMS PLEASE CONTACT DANNY CAMEO firstname.lastname@example.org (604) 781-2075