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Stolen TRRI

Discussion in 'Stolen or Lost Gear Registry' started by m.z., Sep 30, 2018.

  1. m.z.

    m.z. "Musician" /Gear Hoarder

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    I originally posted about this amp in “worst amp decisions” thread so the description’s a little embarrassing... but the amp has been stolen and I’m trying to track it down... here’s a quote from the post.


    “That's effin awesome! I took a half dozen spraypaint cans of different shades of blue/green to the grill cloth of my TRRI when I was tripping on mushrooms... (a long while ago now... no more of that for me!) Then scribbled "fun amp" on the inside wall with a bright blue paint pen... seemed like a great idea at the time! Actually looked kinda cool in a low budget psychedelic kind of way... :banana

    This amp has been stolen... please let me know if anyone sees it!!!

    At the time it was taken it had 2 WGS speakers (I’ve forgotten models) baffle is damaged from my unskillful installation ‍♂️

    It had Phillips short bottle power tubes and some decent preamp tubes in it.

    I believe it was a ‘96-‘97 reissue.

    This amp has LOADS of sentimental value to me! Was my workhorse... never a single hiccup... used it for almost every recording I’ve made up until the time it disappeared, and my favorite gigs with old friends... it would mean a lot to me to get it back.

    I may still have my receipt and serial number information... I need to go through my records to try and find it.

    what happened is I briefly loaned it to a friend and he had some personal issues and the story he gave me is that he loaned it to somebody and that guy took off... it may be true or he may have just sold it... If I am to believe his story... he said the guy took off to Kentucky so that might narrow it down a little, and my buddy was living in Reno Nevada at the time that the amp disappeared.
     
  2. RicOkc

    RicOkc Member

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    Having receipts for your equipment is mandatory. Pictures also help.

    If you get ripped-off and you contact the police and don't have proof of ownership they won't even deal with it.

    Contact local dealers, pawnshops and have pictures, serial numbers available.

    Keep an eye on Ebay and Craigslist postings.
     
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  3. m.z.

    m.z. "Musician" /Gear Hoarder

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    I am looking for my receipt etc.
    I purchased the amp over 20 yrs ago... hoping I still have it.

    As for pics... imagine every other ‘65 blackface TRRI you’ve ever seen ... mentally age it 20 yrs... then upon that mental image spraypaint blotches of bright blue and green all over the grill cloth.


    Totally forgot about it... but this amp was stolen in around ‘99 and I actually got it back (obviously).

    Hoping for similar luck this time around
     

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