Stolen VCS3 and DK2 Keyboard--UK

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Stolen VCS3 and DK2 Keyboard--UK

Post by keyman101 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:58 pm

Hi,
I am trying to recover my EMS VCS3 synth, serial: 1000 and DK2 Keyboard, serial:2468 which have been stolen.
If anyone has been offered these items, I would appreciate it if you could reply and let me know where they are.
Many thanks
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Re: Stolen VCS3 and DK2 Keyboard--UK

Post by meatballfulton » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:36 am

It would help if you told us where you are located.
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Re: Stolen VCS3 and DK2 Keyboard--UK

Post by keyman101 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:51 am

I live in Nottingham in the UK but we believe the synth was last seen in Coventry

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Re: Stolen VCS3 and DK2 Keyboard--UK

Post by Electrical Storm » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:26 pm

Hammond Hire Company had exactly these on sale on their Facebook site in December last year and I think they are based in Coventry. Does anyone know anything about this synth or who may have bought it?

https://www.facebook.com/hammondhire/

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Re: Stolen VCS3 and DK2 Keyboard--UK

Post by desmond » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:31 pm

Sorry for your loss.

Some people are just a*shats. :evil:

I hope you are lucky and get it back...

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Re: Stolen VCS3 and DK2 Keyboard--UK

Post by blueknob » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:41 pm

We need more info really to be of any use. Photos maybe showing unique detail etc. Basically who is going to check serial numbers. Jimmy Lea had a special strat stolen a few months ago, we asked, any photos, any special custom additions? Only one side on photo, not much chance of recovery then.
I get into the Cov area , band rehearsals, the town has a number of studios, drop them a line. The ones I have been to have a repair shop of some type. It's unlikely a band will take the synth for a rehearsal but might for a repair.

I know it's too late but I have all my kit marked and registered with these guys:
https://www.secureassetregister.com/en-gb
A dab of fancy ID paint, big stickers and a log the police might check.

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Re: Stolen VCS3 and DK2 Keyboard--UK

Post by fh991586 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:16 am

blueknob wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:41 pm
Basically who is going to check serial numbers.
Anyone ready to spend over 1K on gear should take a look at the SN. And all of you should keep a list of your own gear with pictures, for insurance or police purpose. Simply basics!
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Re: Stolen VCS3 and DK2 Keyboard--UK

Post by blueknob » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:51 pm

Looking at serials is a bit silly because... they are easy to change/fake on this synth, it will be offered to a buyer at an attractive price who may well know it's a bit dodgy, but doesn't care coz they have it. :lol: Yes in the first instance serials may help shops/police should the item turn up there but that's a tiny %. What helps is good quality photos of the item showing wear and tear, internals which sometimes can be unique.

Think for a mo, if its new "owner" does a video on YouTube - who is going to ask for the serial and do you think the guy is going to say? :lol:

It gets a bit awkward if someone recognises the synth claiming "hey I put that blue knob on, that's my synth you thieving bast**d!" :o

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