Stolen Equipment Alert

I don’t normally post information about stolen equipment at the LOUIE REPORT, but this time it’s something that’s way too close for comfort. My friend Alec Palao has been a great ally of, and the upcoming MEANING OF LOUIE documetary. Alec has done some superb work with Ace Records, assembling some wonderful CDs- “Love That LOUIE- The Louie Files,” The Wailers “At The Castle/The Wailers & Company” 2-for-1 CD collection, The Sonics “Psycho-Sonic,” as well as various compilations assembled from the Gary Paxton archives. Alec Palao also plays bass with Magic Christian, the Flamin’ Groovies, and Chocolate Watchband.

Please spread the word – the bass in particular is of tremendous sentimental value.


The following items were stolen from locked car trunk May 26th at approx 2:20 am, in parking lot at 6141 Franklin Ave (at Gower), Hollywood

Rickenbacker 4001 S bass guitar
Serial #: OJ 6910
Color: red
Vintage: 1975
Distinguishing marks/characteristics:
Two jacks (stereo), rusty faceplate screws, no pickguard cover, worn patch on back at top. Instrument was is black padded gig bag

Gallien-Krueger 400RB-IV amplifier head

Gallien-Krueger 410 speaker cabinet (all black)

Small black nylon duffel with zip containing numerous instrument and power cords for above plus instrument tuner and bass strings.

CD wallet containing approx 50 CDs

Point of theft is the parking lot adjacent to the Best Western Hollywood Hills Hotel and 101 Coffee Shop, the latter a known gathering place for musicians. Surveillance footage and the precise nature of the theft suggest it may have been planned. Equipment had been used prior at a Magic Christian show at The Echo in Echo Park.

Any information please call Hollywood Police Dept 213-972-2967 (cite report # 060617583) or Alec Palao on 510-235-6173

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