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 LouieLouie.net, 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.
THEFT OF MAGIC CHRISTIAN/FLAMIN’ GROOVIES EQUIPMENT
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
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