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Phosphorescent has van, gear, merch stolen; asks for your help

By ; July 12, 2010 at 7:30 AM 

Country-rockers Phosphorescent were the unfortunate victims of an untimely robbery late Thursday night after playing at New York City’s Pier 54. On the first night of their six-week US tour, Phosphorescent’s rental van holding all of their equipment and merchandise was stolen in Brooklyn. The crime was pretty devastating to say the least, with an estimated value of $40,000 in losses—some of which included some extremely rare gear owned by frontman Matthew Houck.

Phosphorescent have set up a Paypal account for anyone who wants to make a donation so they can replace their gear and help the band. Additionally, their management and label are offering a $5000 reward for the return of their gear.

Check out the full list of gear that was taken below.

STOLEN EQUIPMENT LIST:
MOST OF THIS GEAR IS IN STANDARD BLACK ROADCASES
STENCILED WITH “PHOSPHORESCENT” OR “PHOS”
IN LARGE WHITE LETTERS

GUITARS:
1955 Gibson ES-125 Hollow-body Electric
1968 Gibson EB-3 Bass with slotted headstock (brown)
197? Fender Stratocaster – Custom, Blonde wood finish. No brand names or markings anywhere.
197? Emmons Pedal Steel Guitar – Push-Pull Model

AMPS:
1973 Fender Twin Reverb (Silverface) w/ Indian Sun Worshipper Tapestry affixed to grillplate
1978 Music Man 112 RD500 Custom Amp w/ 10″ Speaker
SWR Workingman’s Bass Amp
196? Fender Deluxe Reverb

PEDALS:
(1) Line 6 DL4 Delay Pedal
(2) Fulltone Full-Drive 2 Mosfet
(1) Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Plus
(1) Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff
(2) Electro Harmonix 80’s Memory Man Deluxe
(1) MXR Power Amp Pedal
(2) Boss TU-2 Tuner
(1) MXR Phase 90, CSP-026
(1) Fender Tuning Pedal

DRUMS:
DW “Collectors Series” Drum Kit – Black Matte finish
22″ kick drum
16″ floor tom
12″ rack tom
14″ Yamaha, Anton Fig snare drum, with maple hoops
(1) Ludwig boom cymbal stand
(2) yamaha boom cymbal stands
(1) DW9000 Hi-Hat pedal, DW7000 kick pedal
(1) Yamaha, double braced snare stand
(1) Ludwig double braced snare stand
(1) Ludwig drum throne/stool.
(1) 20″ Zyldjian Constantinople ride cymbal
(1) 17in Zildjian A Custom crash cymbal
(2) Zildjian Constantinople Hi-Hats (paired)

OTHER ITEMS:
Black Arai Profile Full-face Motorcycle Helmet
Durango Boots – Brown Harness Boots

MERCHANDISE:
Approximately:
150 Vinyl (To WIlle/Pride/Here’s to Taking it Easy)
150 CD’s (To WIlle/Pride/Here’s to Taking it Easy)
100 PHOSPORESCENT “LION” T-shirts

Contact phosphorescentgearfund@gmail.com with any relevant information concerning the whereabouts of their gear.

[Via Dead Oceans, Brooklyn Vegan]





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