Posted in music on January 13, 2012

Dinosaur Feathers @ Hopscotch 2011 (more by Alex Broadwell)
Dinosaur Feathers

Their whole sad letter below...

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FROM Dinsosaur Feathers:

Hello friends - Some time between Tuesday night (1/10) and Wednesday morning (1/11), someone broke into our van in Bushwick and stole just about all of our equipment. This is the list of our gear that is now missing.

We're working through all the proper channels (police, insurance company, etc.) to figure out what we do from here, but if you have any information about any of this equipment, please let us know. If you see something in a music shop or on Criagslist or eBay or whatever, feel free to contact us. Any help would be much appreciated.

- Dinosaur Feathers
dinosaurfeathersmusic@gmail.com

DINOSAUR FEATHERS STOLEN GEAR LIST:

PA:
2 Behringer Eurolive B212A powered speakers and power cords and speaker cables
Behringer Eurorack 16 channel mixer and power cord Multiple microphone cables


Bass equipment:
Vintage Gibson Custom 1972 EB-0-style bass, left-handed in large rectangular case (short-scale, pickup in center position, two knobs)
Vintage Ampeg V4B c. 1972 (non-master volume, toggle-switch version -- red electrical tape on power cord, one red chicken-head knob)
Speaker cables
Ampeg SVT-15E w/wheels
Ampeg SVT-210E (large dent in the side)

Guitar equipment:
Gibson ES-135 wine red w/humbuckers tan gibson case Souldier Guitar Strap
1960's Fender Silverface Bassman - black tolex, no master volume switch
Custom black Lopoline 12" speaker cab w/ 1970 fender twin speaker and blue grill cloth
Handmade 2x12 speaker cab - brown w/beige grill cloth and three speaker jacks in the back
A few packs of D'addario guitar strings

Guitar pedals:
Pedaltrain Mini pedal board w/bag
Menatone Howie w/ 7 knobs
Vintage Block-Logo MXR Phase 100 (late 70s, I think)
1 Empress Superdelay
Wampler Ego compression pedal
Korg Pitchblack true bypass chromatic tuner
2 braided guitar cables

Drum equipment:
26" Gretsch Catalina club bass drum-black sparkle
16" Gretsch Catalina club floor Tom - black sparkle
13" Gretsch Catalina club rack Tom - black sparkle
14" pulse percussion snare drum - aluminum
20" Zildjian K Ride Cymbal
18" Zildjian Avedias Medium Crash Cymbal
14" Zildjian top beat high hats
2 Gibraltar Cymbal stands
1 PDP cymbal stand
1 Dixon Drum Throne
Lp percussion wood blocks
DW 5000 single kick pedal
DW 5000 high hat stand

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Comments (81)

That stinks...theft of other peoples gear needs to become EXTINCT!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:02 PM

uuugh that totally blows guys. sorry to hear.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:04 PM

bands are still leaving their gear in vans in brooklyn?

how many times does this need to happen before they wise up?

Posted by matthew | January 13, 2012 3:05 PM

this is awful!

but a good lesson here is that if you are a band FROM brooklyn you should leave your gear in your house / practice space and not in the van. vaans get ripped off. homes and practice spaces usually don't.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:06 PM

that's a serious amount of gear to walk away with.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:07 PM

That stinks, but hopefully the theives start a band that is better than Dino Feathers

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:07 PM

Totally sucks. Sorry to hear this happened in my neck of the woods.

Posted by Really? | January 13, 2012 3:09 PM

Inside job?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:09 PM

In all seriousness, THEIVES SUCK!! The bottom feeders of society. Disgusting!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:11 PM

little hope for the guitar strings tho

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:13 PM

dude that's a ton of gear. a ton.

that's like leaving $20,000 in cash in a briefcase under the shotgun seat of your car, and parking it on the street at night, every night.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:13 PM

Agreed, I feel really bad for these guys but the first thought that popped in my head when I saw this the other day was "Why did they leave the gear in their van? Don't they have a space?" Not a smart move.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:15 PM

Ouch I feel bad for them, that really blows.

Lesson, don't park your van in Bushwick.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:15 PM

"Please return the gear."

Earl Sinclair (of the hit ABC progarm, Dinosaurs)

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:22 PM

sausage job?

Posted by Ohio Yokel in Flatbush | January 13, 2012 3:24 PM

Bushwick is still Bushwick no matter how many naive, parasitic hipsters move into the neighborhood. Dont be a fucking idiot and leave your gear in a van.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:27 PM

those parts of brooklyn are still pretty hood...and the hoods have realized that bands leave all their shit in a van, and really how hard is it to break into a van...

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:29 PM

it just seems kidna dumb to me, hard for me to really feel bad for them. that's like leaving your 401k parked in a van on teh street in bushwick. it just seems like a stupid move.

puttin all your gear in one van. eggs and baskets.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:36 PM

where does bushwick start? grand montrose morgan or BEYOND??? or SOUTH????

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:40 PM

Technically it wasn't stolen, it was burgled.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:43 PM

Surpised nobody yet said "Thank goodness it wasn't Dinosaur JR's gear stolen." So I'll say it.


Thank goodness it wasn't Dinosaur Jr's gear stolen.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 3:56 PM

"Let's just leave the gear in the van, it should be okay."

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 4:01 PM

Dinosaur Jr's gear DID get stolen, in 2006.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 4:02 PM

3:27 = parasitic hipster

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 4:03 PM

Were they in between gigs or something? That's the only reason why I'd ever let my ENTIRE STAGE RIG in a van for more than an hour unattended.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 4:04 PM

Here is a good rule of thumb...
Don't park your van in neighborhoods where the population is not 50% hummus eaters.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 4:04 PM

^ that's true. If at least 50% don't dip, don't park your shit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 4:09 PM

White people.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 4:11 PM

this sucks. the guys in dinofeathers are a nice bunch too.

sorry to hear this.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 4:11 PM

What shocks me most about this story is that a group of adult musicians actually decided to call themselves Dinosaur Feathers.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 4:21 PM

@3:40 east of Flushing?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 4:26 PM

Maybe we can all learn something from this

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 4:27 PM

@4:21 The story goes that they were going to call themselves Archaeopteryx, but a band from Queens was already using the name

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 4:36 PM

These guys must have been HOMEschooled

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 4:41 PM

Dude in Dino Feathers: Well that was a successful show, we really put our energy into it.
Woman: Yeah, but you must be tired now!
Dude: I am...
Other dude: Yeah me too, really don't feel like lugging all of this musical equipment up into our loft.
Dude 1: I agree, would it be so bad if we left it overnight?
Woman: I'm sure it will be fine.
(Unbeknownst to the members of the band, ne'er-do-wells are nearby and hear this whole exchange. The next morning...)
Dude: Oh...my...g----------dddddddddd

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 4:44 PM

wow. you really squandered the opportunity to be funny, there, 4:44.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 5:09 PM

Yea dude that was not funny.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 5:14 PM

Fail 4:44.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 5:30 PM

nahh nahh don't even hate...4:44 you mad funny and it probably did happen...you know how many times i've had my shit stolen, and it's my own damn fault. people gotta be careful out there, people are doing whatever they gotta do to survive. a band's gotta take care of its equipment, otherwise their hustle and gimmick is gone.

but for real i hope they catch the thieves that did this

Posted by frustrated with haters | January 13, 2012 5:37 PM

I think 4:44 was written by Fred Armisen.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 5:49 PM

their shit getting stolen is no joke. These guys are 100% honest, nice dudes... unlike most of the assbags commenting on this site.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 5:53 PM

I think 4:44 was written by Andy Samberg..

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 5:56 PM

I'm sure Ted Leo is setting up a benefit for them as we speak.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 5:58 PM

5:58 for the win. bet even ted leo would laugh at that!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 6:09 PM

left it in the VAN???????

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 6:51 PM

yo if anyone wants to sell me any of the gear listed above, no questions asked. get at me.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 8:05 PM

3:29 - "pretty hood" ???

yeah, the thieves could not possibly be another band, or hipsters or fauxhemians, or art students from ohio or illinois.

it HAS to be people from the "residents" of the 'hood, you know, those lifelong residents of brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 8:51 PM

Yo, if you leave a few containers of sabra up in your car in North Williamsburg, your shit is definitely gonna get broken into son.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 8:57 PM

I'd kick in all sorts of doors to getz me some Sabra

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 9:05 PM

Once I was at this dinner party, and after a few glasses of Pinot noir, I crept into the kitchen, and straight up ganked a tub of sabra out of their fridge and stuck it under my coat.
#gangstalife4eva!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 9:11 PM

i just listened to about 30 seconds of the first two cuts. they suck. now we don't have to listen to them anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 10:11 PM

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THIS IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN BAND - DAVID SANDERSON

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 11:56 PM

That's what I'm wondering?

Posted by Phil | January 14, 2012 12:30 AM

10:11 word. shout out to the thieves.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 12:48 AM

This is happened to Phone Home last year in Brooklyn, near Brooklyn Bowl. Word to the wise, get tinted windows.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 9:34 AM

Put off getting drunk or going to sleep until you move your gear out of the van. Either that or get drunk and sleep in the van. This is Touring Band 101 shit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 10:00 AM

That sucks. Don't ever leave your gear in your van, especially in 2012 Bushwick.

Posted by bb | January 14, 2012 11:28 AM

I think I saw the guys who stole their shit. One guy was wearing a doo-rag, 2 more had long dreads and another guy appeared to be wearing no pants, just boxers.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 1:09 PM

why is it so hard to put your van in a fucking parking garage

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 2:49 PM

2012 Bushwick needs less out-of-state kids, who move here from the other 49 states, whose parents pay the kid's rent (but would immediately cut off funding if they came to visit "the 'hood")

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 4:15 PM

E*Trade pays my rent

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 4:47 PM

weed pays my rent baby

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 4:48 PM

4:47 ----- yeah right, his parents are E(dwin) and E(sther), and he lives in williamsburg or bushwick

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 4:49 PM

Ugh they sound like of montreal combined with the shins.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 5:20 PM

""STICK YOUR INDEX FINGERS IN THE AIR IF YOU ARE TOO DUMB TO SECURE YOUR EQIPMENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"" NOW TURN IT UP TO 11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 6:21 PM

so sad. those guys are really talented. best of luck to max tim , and abe on getting there gear back

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 10:28 PM

Guys. If something is valuable, take it in for the night. for fuck's sake, i won't even leave my gps in the car incase someone tries to freaking steal it, and you're leaving thousands of dollars of equipment out in the street... fuck man. fuck.

Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2012 12:00 AM

homeboy looks like a cross between Andy Dick and some random lesbian. You got got son!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 1:16 AM

"i won't even leave my gps in the car incase someone tries to freaking steal it,"

I wouldn't even park in Bushwick. Bushwick is ghetto. Sorry you can't afford a better place to live in, but Bushwick is nasty. I rather live further out and not live in some shithole.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 1:58 AM

Sorry all the white people colonizing Bushwick lulled you into a stupor that rendered you retarded enough to leave your gear in a van overnight.

If I see your shit on craigslist hopefully I can get it for cheap and make sure you never see it again.

Thankful there's less of a chance people will hear your awful music,
GWB

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 2:00 AM

who is dinosaur feathers and why do we care???

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 2:21 AM

@2:21 DF is a great band from BK that is not mean, not self-centered, not rich-parent-funded, and does not pay to get press like 99% of the crap posted here. Best put down your latest trendy shit and pick up their music. One of the only bands in 2012 that won't sound like trendy crap in ten years.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 5:40 AM

Rich kids who can afford more gear leave it unattended in a van. Someone who worked hard to pay for their instruments would not leave it to be ripped off.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 8:28 AM

that chick in the photo is cute, whats with her giving the number one signal though? feel bad for these girls though for real.

#whitegirlproblems

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 2:43 PM

At the very least you bring in your guitars, pedals, snare, cymbals, amp heads, which are easy to carry. Sucks for them, but dumb!

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 9:57 AM

Desperate times call for desperate measures... So let's take a close look at the socio-economic meaning behind this occurrence shall we?
With the lack of rain fall in much of the Pan-American region, it has driven the cost of chickpeas up a whopping 23% in most markets. And a man gotta eat. Knameen?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 11:03 AM

I know it's already been said here... but, geez, they had to have known how risky this was. I really can't feel sorry for them. Unless you have a theft-proof vehicle, you bring your stuff inside. Real amateur mistake here... hope they learn a lesson.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 11:23 AM

So the consensus on BV: "They deserved it" not "The assholes who stole their gear should get a royal beatdown". There are some messed up values there, blame the victim. People suck.

Posted by Hateful People | January 16, 2012 10:35 PM

wait the lead picture is a chick?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 11:13 PM

"So the consensus on BV: "They deserved it" not "The assholes who stole their gear should get a royal beatdown". There are some messed up values there, blame the victim. People suck."

You must not be from New York. It's a fact of life. You leave valuable shit in a vehicle, it will be stolen. Everyone knows this. It's like feeling sorry for someone who gets eaten by sharks after purposely jumping into a shark tank.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 3:05 PM

super wicked

Posted by jordon | August 8, 2013 2:56 PM

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