VEGA Loses Gear, Asks For Your Help

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VEGA got jacked.

According to a blog post the band put up on its MySpace page yesterday, someone stole the band's gear on Wednesday night as the band toured through Sacramento, California.

As of yet, Alan Palomo and Co. have not canceled VEGA's show with Grizzly Bear in New York City, festival dates at Fun Fun Fun Fest, or the September tour for his other project, Neon Indian.

But he is asking for help: If you have a few bucks and can help the guys get back to Texas to sort of the mess, or if you have any information on the location of the gear to pass along, Alan set up a paypal account for donations and is accessible through his email address.

The long list of stolen equipment follows after the jump...

VEGA's missing gear:

Dave Smith Prophet '08 synthesizer (limited edition signed w/ red LEDs) (w/ flight case)
Empress Super Delay Pedal
Death By Audio Super Sonic Fuzz Gun Distortion Pedal
BCR 2000 Rotary Midi Controller
Power Adapted for an Akai APC-40 Controller
Shure Gear bag w/ 4 quarter inch Cables
Axiom 250 Midi Controller
Mackie Onyx Satelitte external Audio Interface

Gretsch Catalina elite 18-inch white marine pearl kick drum / Floor Tom
1960s Rogers sea-foam green 14-inch snare (collector's item)
Black luggage box filled with drum hardware [high hat stand, kick pedal, cymbal stand, floor tom legs, snare stand]
Zildijan new beat high hats
Zildijan Rock crash

ProLine PL-402 2 Tier Double X-Braced Keyboard Stand
Single Tier keyboard Stand

Ampeg BA115 Bass Combo
Fender Frontman 65R 65W 1X12 Guitar Combo
Mexican Telecaster guitar black w/ white pickguard
Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling Orange w/ white pickguard (plastic alien puppets attached to levels or perhaps may have been taken off)

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