Guthrie Govan’s Gear Stolen On Tour in Rome, Italy

It has been reported that Guthrie Govan’s band have had their tour gear stolen after a show in Rome, Italy. The band is now appealing for your help in tracking it down.

The critically acclaimed guitarist posted on MySpace (20/12/11) that the gear was stolen from the band’s van in Rome on the afternoon of 17 December. Unfortunately, the Italian police were unable to do anything to help, so the guitarists only option was to turn to his legion of fans on the internet to help track down the lost gear.

There is a full list of stolen gear on Guthrie’s MySpace, some of which was rented gear that Guthrie and his band are now obliged to replace. Also stolen was the only copy of the group’s pro-shot footage of a recent show that was intended for a live DVD due for release in 2012.

If you see any of this equipment surface in gear shops around Europe, or on the internet, let Guthrie know via his MySpace, or report it to your local authority. Check out the list and keep your eyes peeled:

Dave and Guthrie’s guitar gear

2x Brunetti Mercury heads, serial numbers ME10550 and ME10650 (in flight cases)
2x Brunetti 4×12 cabinets (in flight cases)

Dave’s pedals:

Boss Chorus Ensemble
Boss TU-2 tuner
Boss digital reverb
Xotic Effects “EP” Booster
Suhr Riot distortion
Dunlop Van Halen Signature Cry Baby wah
Ernie Ball VP JR volume pedal

Guthrie’s pedals:

(mounted in a distinctively crappy-looking “tea tray” pedalboard):

Xotic Effects “EP” Booster
RetroSonic “Vintage Vibes” chorus
TC Electronics Flashback delay
TC Electronics Polytune tuner
Guyatone WR-3 envelope filter
Dunlop Jerry Cantrell Signature Cry Baby wah
Ernie Ball VP JR volume pedal

Seth’s bass gear

1989 Warwick Streamer bass, natural finish.

(Distinguishing features: smaller replacement Schaller tuners; screw for lower strap button replaced with a Philips style screw; thumb-sized indentation above the “P-Bass” pickup; long dark stripe/imperfection in the wood on the back of the bass, above the through-neck; small knot in the wood near the top of the inside upper horn…)

SWR SM900 head, serial # 4400106010
SWR Goliath 4×10 speaker cabinet (4 Ohm) serial # 4410500410
Boss OC-2 octave pedal, Boss TU-2 tuner, Boss power supply, various cables

Pete’s drum gear

1x left-handed Drum Workshop DW 5000 double kick drum pedal.


1x unique bag with the emblem “Roger Waters – The Wall”
Various camcorder tapes containing yet-to-be-edited footage from a professionally filmed 3-camera shoot – for what was intended to be a live DVD of a gig we played at Lapsus, Torino 😦

Well… profuse thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to help us out with any of this!

GG (and the band)


About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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