Originally Posted by gqdaddy
What do you do to keep people off your stuff?
I cover the amps in superglue, and when the would-be thief gets stuck, I let a pack of hungry Dobermans loose...
No, just kidding... I merely shoot any suspicious characters on sight.
Nah... just dreaming.
Only once I had the experience. We had just got a new rehearsal place, in the estate of one of those companies you can store stuff with. They had this small building and we took over part of it, did the floor and walls, made it nice, carpetting... and we used it for about a month. I bought a Laney VC50 to replace my previous amp... that was on Saturday. I left both amps there. On Thursday I get the call: we were cleaned out. Everything was gone.
Fortunately 5 months later (stolen in September, and this was February) the drummer who was the "liason" with the police, got a call from the police: we got everything back, except for one guitar (not mine). Well, the 4-way footswitch of my Laney was gone, but everything else was recovered in perfect condition. The story we were told is that the police went into somebody's house for unrelated reasons and found all the gear in there...
However that was the end of our jams... and it's a shame because it was starting to look up.
Personally, I'd be happy to break a few bones from anybody who even tries to steal gear... or burgles your house, or steals the stereo in your car... etc... Nothing lethal... but damn painful and taking months to recover.
But that's another matter, that I write about in alt.psychopathic.tendencies