Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Musical Community Rallies Around Led ZepAgain

West Coast based Led Zeppelin tribute band Led Zepagain have been going through a rough patch. Last week, professional thieves robbed them in Morgan Hill near San Jose. zepThe band's van was broken into and most of their gear stolen, including 2 Les Paul's, a Gibson doubleneck and a Danelectro guitar. The band had no insurance on the gear, so replacing it will be difficult - Zeppelin tribute bands need a Jimmy Page guitar arsenal without the benefit of a Jimmy Page banking arsenal.

A Burns theremin was also stolen, but when Dan Burns found out what happened to the band he sent them a new one and refused even shipping charges (if that Led Zeppelin tribute that I have been trying out for ever comes to fruition, I know exactly where I'm getting my theremin).

Fans and other artists are doing what they can to help the band through, with even the Red Hot Chili Peppers putting out a call for everyone to watch for the gear. In fact a full fledged APB has been sent out in both the Led Zeppelin and the general musical community. A full list of the gear stolen can be found below If you buy or sell musical instruments, know somebody who does or just like to keep an eye on what comes and goes in your local music shop, keep an eye out for the gear below.

284406A posting from Brenda Wootten, Led Zepagain's bass player, Jim Wootten's wife, tells all (note: I don't normally repost entire posts from other people's sites, but I'm making an exception in this case).

My name is Brenda Wootten, I am the wife of Jim Wootten, who is the bass player for a well known Southern California based tribute band, Led Zepagain.

On June 9, 2012, LED ZEPAGAIN, were victims of one of the worst crimes a band could face. As they slept at the Microtel Inn and Suites in Morgan Hill (Northern California) Tens of Thousands of dollars of music gear was stolen from their van. The alarm was cut and years of investment and sentimental value was lifted from the van. This is a major setback as it puts the band in immediate jeopardy of lost revenue as well as capital investment.

The boys are devastated...

I have set up this site as we have had a lot of fans asking where they can donate funds to help Led Zepagain become whole again!

The band is going to slowly start to replace the stolen equipment so they can continue to keep the magic alive.

Sadly...Non of the bands equipment was covered by Insurance...

Thank you so much for all your support!

List of Led Zepagain's stolen Gear...
Gibson Les Paul Standard 1950's reissue guitar, Light Burst - Ser# 020560474
Gibson Les Paul Classic 1960 reissue guitar, Cherry Sunburst - Ser# 009649
Gibson EDS1275 guitar, Heritage Cherry - Ser# CS-52190
Danelectro 59-DC guitar, black & white
Taylor 514CE Acoustic guitar - Ser# 980915107
Mojave Coyote amp head
Janal Cases Custom pedalboard case
TC Electronix Polytune
Ibanez Turbo Tube Screamer
Boss Octaver
Boss Giga Delay
Small Stone Phase Shifter
Boss Chorus
Cry Baby Wah Pedal
BBE Frequency Boost Pedal
Morley A/B Switcher
Burns Theramin
Electro-Harmonix 22 Caliber Power Amp
Janal Cases Custom guitar flight case
Multi 7-guitar stand
Guitar cables
Flight briefcase
Boss tuner
3 brass slides
Custom guitar picks
Gaffer's tape
Misc tools
9 volt batteries

1 Ensoniq Kt -76 Keyboard
1 Gator GK-76 Keyboard Case
1 Gator GR-4PL-US Rack Case
1 E-mu Vintage Pro Sound Module w/sound card upgrades
1 E-mu Vintage Keys Plus Sound Module
1 Ensoniq MR Rack Sound Module
1 Kurzweil PC-2R Sound Module w/Orchestral and Classic Keys Upgrade
1 Midiman 6-Channel Mixer
4 6' Midi Cables
4 8' Monster Rock Instrument Cables with angled connectors
3 Live Wire 1.5 Foot Power Cables
1 12 foot Monster Midi Cable
1 Fender Jazz Bass w/active pick-ups
1 Markbass CMD 102P 2x10 Tilt-back Bass Combo
1 Markbass Standard 151HR rear ported Neo 1x15 bass cabinet
1 10 Foot Monster S-100 Speaker Cable with Speakon Connectors
1 15 Foot Live Wire Power Cable
1 Customized banner with John Paul Jones symbol
1 Boss A/B-2 2 Way Switch
2 10 Foot Keyboard Instrument Monster Cables

2 Shure SM 57 Mics
1 Shure SM 58 Mic
1 AKG D112 Kick drum mic
1 Sennheiser e602 kick drum mic
3 Sennheiser e 604 Drums mics
2 Sennheiser e 504 Drums mic
1 Sennheiser e835 Vocal Mic
1 Oktava MK-012-01 Cond mic
1 Boss DD6 Digital Delay pedal
1 Sansa Fuze MP3 player 4 GB
3 25' Live wire Mic cables
1 Bag of Misc adapters and connectors

24" Zildjian ride cymbal
(2) 20" Zildjian crash cymbals
(2) 15" Hi-hat cymbals
SBC Cymbal case
26" Ludwig Amber Vistalite Bass Drum
26" Bass drum case

Shure PSM 900 in ear monitor system
SKB rack case
SKB molded case
Shure green bullet mic
Furman 15 Amp Power Conditioner with Pull-out Lights
Yamaha SPX990
7 blues harps
AKG C 535 mic
3 mic cables
3 balanced qrt cables
Steam inhaler
1 Customized banner with Robert Plant symbol

You can also make a donation to help the guys out.


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