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Black Dog in Upstate NY Has Been Robbed. Condenser Microphones
Old 11th February 2014
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Black Dog in Upstate NY Has Been Robbed.

Hi all,

So, we got robbed this past weekend.
Black Dog Recording Studio | Albany, New York Area | Digital Gear | Analog Gear|
Albany, NY area.

Please, if you see any of these things around, let me know.

Neumann U67 (3074) w/ Neumann psu
Neumann Gefell UM57 (1033 body, 2119 head, Theirsch reskin) w/ Peak Power
Lucas CS-1 (72)
Neumann U87 (8463) "Property of AGENCY" scratched in the back
Neumann KM84 (51515 and 59042)
AEA R84 (2177) There are two, but I only have one serial number.
Beyer M160 (17406 and 17346)
Coles 4038 matched pair
Lawson L47fet (144)
Beyer M500 (38380) Sank Mod
Beyer M201 (038930)
MD421 (228052, 228043 and 228051)

Barefoot MM27 pair on sound anchors
Chandler LTD-2 Mastering Pair w/ selectable ratios (402 and 403)
Daking FET II pair
UA LA2A
Urei 1178
API 3124+
Collins 6Q-1 (2 modules in bronze rack)
Gates SA-70 (2 modules in silver rack) They forgot the psu for this one...
Lexicon PCM96
tc electronic D2
Lynx Aurora 16 pair
Intel power mac with Lynx AES16 and a UAD Quad Omni
Magma rack with PT HD3 in it.

Fender Corodado (yellow) Feb 67
Guild B-301 1976

There is plenty of other smaller stuff that will get lost in the stratosphere, but if you see any of this stuff... please let me know.

Thanks,
Seamus
Old 11th February 2014
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Totally blows - I hope you guys are made whole and the sick, selfish beasts that did this suffer terribly.
Old 11th February 2014
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That sucks!

I suggest that you set up search notifications for everything you're missing on eBay, if you've not already. There are some craigslist apps that have a notification feature as well.

Hope some of it comes back.
Old 11th February 2014
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And file a police report so you can also file an insurance claim.

Oh, and take a list of the items to each pawn shop within about 25 miles of you. Give em the complete list with serial numbers and let them know you filed a police report.

A friend of mine was robbed and this is how they got it back - a pawn shop called the police on the people trying to sell it.

Sorry to hear about this. I hope you guys had insurance.
Old 11th February 2014
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Thanks guys.

Yeah, there were investigators there taking fingerprints and dna samples.
They have the pawn shops covered.
I have to say, I was impressed with how they handled everything.

I speak with the insurance adjuster tomorrow.
Old 11th February 2014
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Sorry to hear that man...

Hope you get ALL your stuff back.

Take care

-Joe
Old 11th February 2014
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I feel sick to my stomach now. Bastages!!

I hope you get everything back in perfect condition, and in short order, and justice is served!!
Old 11th February 2014
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ward Pike View Post
I feel sick to my stomach now. Bastages!!

I hope you get everything back in perfect condition, and in short order, and justice is served!!
+1 on the Bastages!!!

This is one of my few fears. I hope you get it all back or are made whole SOON!
Old 11th February 2014
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Man, this I so terrible.

Do you have any gear left?

Ben sneesby
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Old 11th February 2014
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Ah, Seamus, this is horrible. Looks like they knew what they were doing and came prepared if they took Barefoots on Sound Anchors.

Best of luck in getting all this sorted asap. Man, this sucks.
Old 11th February 2014
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Horrible i hope you get your gear back 100%. Money can only compensate so much.

They took the barefoots on soundanchors? Daaamn heavy

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Ah, Seamus, this is horrible. Looks like they knew what they were doing and came prepared if they took Barefoots on Sound Anchors.

Best of luck in getting all this sorted asap. Man, this sucks.
Old 11th February 2014
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Quote:
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Man, this I so terrible.

Do you have any gear left?

Ben sneesby
Beesneez mcrophones
Hi Ben,

We still have the console, the 2" and the plate reverb!
What else would we need?
Oh, we don't have any mics...
Old 11th February 2014
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Thanks for everyone's well wishes.
We are all feeling a bit numb, today.

I'm working with the investigators and the insurance company.
Who knows, right?

Thanks, again.
Old 11th February 2014
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Hey Seamus, I'm so sorry about this. Took a screenshot of your list and will keep my eyes on NYC Craigslist/Ebay. Best of luck with everything.
David
Old 11th February 2014
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Seamus,

I live around your area and will keep an ear out for anything on your list and let you know immediately if I see someone trying to unload anything.

Such a shame.

Arne
Old 11th February 2014
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Thanks, guys!
Old 11th February 2014
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MAN! They totally cleaned you out. I'm sick to my stomach. Good Luck with EVERYTHING.
Old 11th February 2014
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Devastating... Please keep us posted, I hope everything turns out for the best.

Maybe some fellow engineers from around you can let you borrow some stuff to keep the studio going while this is being sorted?

I know I'd be glad to help you guys out if I didn't live across the ocean.
Old 12th February 2014
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Hey, Ben was telling me about this over dinner tonight. I hate thinking that this sort of thing happens. Hang in there!

Warm Regards, V
Old 12th February 2014
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Thank you all so much!
Old 12th February 2014
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Hope all is taken care of soon. As bad as it is I'm very relieved that you and your people weren't hurt.
Be safe my friend.
Old 12th February 2014
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Man, that really sucks! Sorry to hear you got ripped off like that.
Hang in there!
Best,
Ike
Old 12th February 2014
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Seamus-
That really sucks. It's the nightmare scenario for all of us.

Try and find the SN's for the outboard and guitars, and maybe some of the manufacturers can help with deets [anything bought new is probably traceable as to it's SN]. Post the info far and wide, and extend the pawnshop net to 125-250 miles IMO. Let dealers and music shops know, and put it on every forum you can. Some of that stuff is more rarefied [Lucas, UM57, Collins, etc.] and should be easier to identify. Gear usually shows up after a few years, [or sooner] depending on the thief. I hate to say it [it actually pains me], but someone knew what they were doing pretty well, and knew your setup, so look at some marginal or onetime clients, and any disgruntled former employee's, associates, etc..

When you have some sessions, and need to borrow some mic's, PM or email me. I can usually lend some sE mic's depending on our pending demo requests. Let your clients know you are in a bad spot, and are working it out. Any studio or client you took care of should step now, as you need the assistance. Happy to help if we can!

Best-
Jonathan
Old 12th February 2014
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I am so sorry to hear this. It's one of my worst nightmares, and I've dealt with theft before. Best of luck to you. I hope that you are able to get your gear back. I can't believe they took your Barefoots. Having a pair of MM27's on those stands myself, it takes a well planned thief to be able to remove all that stuff, transport it, and not attract attention. **** those bastards. I hope they get caught, and I hope you get your gear back! Got my fingers crossed for you. - Paul
Old 12th February 2014
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That's a shame... hate hearing things like this...

Good luck on your quest to rebuild. I'm located in/on LI so if you have a hunch that some of the gear ended up down (relative to Albany) here, let me know I take a look around pawn shops on the Island for a fellow member
-Clark
Old 12th February 2014
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Thank you all so much.
The amount of support has been staggering.

I wanted to post a few pictures of some of the unique stuff.

There was a rack with a couple Collins 6Q-1 modules in it.
Pictures here:
Collins 6Q-1 rack

Picture of a rack with two Gates SA-70 modules is attached, below.

The pair of Chandler LTD-2 were one of a kind.
Chandler added selectable ratios to them.
It's an extra knob, that they added, all the way to the left of the other knobs.

The UM57 is unique because the body is pretty scratched up.
There is a Thiersch reskin inside, as well.

Thanks again to everyone!
Seamus
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Old 12th February 2014
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Thanks for the pics. I'll be on the lookout here in the city. Good luck Seamus.
David
Old 12th February 2014
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Hey Seamus,
I didn't see it on the list, but I have the s/n for your Compex if you need it.
Best,
Ike
Old 12th February 2014
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Quote:
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Hey Seamus,
I didn't see it on the list, but I have the s/n for your Compex if you need it.
Best,
Ike
Thanks, man!

"Luckily", the Compex was in the shop!
Old 12th February 2014
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That bites! hard. That's a fear that I have always had.
I hope your insurance covers this sort of thing.

Is there something that could be done in the future to prevent this sort of thing from happening again or are these types of jackasses determined enough that they won't be deterred?
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