In an update posting on Thrice’s official website, guitarist Teppei Teranishi revealed that the band’s storage space had been broken into. In an effort to ask fans for help, Teranishi said the following:
“We found our storage space dead empty, robbed and quite literally swept clean several weeks ago (no seriously, they took a broom and dust pan and swept it clean). Luckily, the stuff we currently use the most was at the studio, but we still had a lot of stuff taken. The culprits were actually caught and are locked up at the moment and we were able to get some smaller stuff back (mostly cases). We fully understand that this is a complete shot in the dark, but if anyone sees our stuff being sold (or anything that might be ours) at least in the Orange/San Diego/Los Angeles counties, please do NOT contact the seller, instead, contact our management at [email protected] and let us know. Just some of the stuff that is still at large:
– My Black ‘85 Les Paul Custom – Super bummed about this one as it was my main guitar for years. Some key indicators might be: all nickel hardware, Dimarzio bridge pickup, stock neck pickup, significantly yellowed binding, a nick down to the wood around the middle of the neck. Not the most identifiable guitar but what the heck, no harm in trying…I want this back dang it!
– Black Les Paul Custom Lite – This is a super rare guitar and (I believe) was refinished in black at some point. I’ve never seen another black one so any black Les Paul Custom Lites might be a red flag.
– Rhodes Mark V – Pretty rare keyboard and we’d be interested to hear about any of these being sold.
– Acrylic C&C Drum kit – Smoke acrylic 24’ kick drum, 14’ rack, 18’ floor. This was custom made especially for Riley and there is none other like it. If you see this kit, then this is an instant red flag.
Like I said, complete shot in the dark, but any shot is better than no shot I suppose. In the end though, it’s just stuff so we are giving a big collective ‘Oh well’.”
While it’s good to hear that the culprits were caught, it sucks that a lot of the stuff taken is still missing. There are just some bands that can’t get a break (back in the Summer of 2009, Thrice were forced to rush release their album Beggars due to a press leak).
If any has any information on the stolen goods, please contact Thrice’s management at [email protected]