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By Richard Sandrok|  Comment(s)

Sleepercar/Sparta’s Gear Stolen

There is no shortage of jerks in this world.  Over the weekend Sleepercar and Sparta, whom I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for quite a long time, had their trailer stolen in San Antonio.  If you see any of this stuff on the interwebz or otherwise for sale, please let them know.  The letter below is from vocalist and guitarist, Jim Ward:

“Hello friends, friends of friends, friends of friends of friends….

Our trailer was stolen early Saturday, August 27th, from a parking lot next to the Marriott in downtown San Antonio, TX. We lost a substantial amount of gear, some of which is pretty unique, so we area keeping our fingers crossed it’ll show up somewhere, someday… can you please pass this email along to anyone you know who tours or buys gear, especially if they live around central Texas. The pawnshops should get the list from the police report, but every little bit helps-

if you see this stuff out there please email or call our studio

Clap of Thunder


booking [at] clapofthunder [dot] com

thanks everyone, be safe out there

Jim Ward


-1961 Pelham Blue Les Paul Junior (SG Shape) w/ case stenciled SPARTA

-Blonde Fender Esquire black stripe across body, hotel key screwed into body w/ case stenciled SLEEPERCAR

-2008 White Gibson Firebird w/ case

-2001 Les Paul Wine Red Flame Top w/ case stenciled Sparta

-Fender Stratocaster Sunburst w/ case

-Epiphone Sheraton Blonde w/ case

-Squire P-Bass Brown w/ case

-Carter Pedal Steel Single Neck E9 w/ case

-Takamine EF360SC Acoustic in case stenciled SWIFT

-Kawai 88 key electric piano w/ case

-Roland Juno D Synth w/ case

-Fender Twin Amp 100w w/ case stenciled Sparta

-Ampeg SVT III in rack

-Fender Deville 4×10 w/ case

-Vox AC-30 in case stenciled SLEEPERCAR

-Vox 2×12 Extension cabinet in case stenciled SLEEPERCAR

-Acoustic Bass Cabinet 1×15

-Marshall 2000 2×12 Cabinet

-Electro Harmonix Swtich Blade A/B Switcher

- 4 Boss TU-2 Pedal Tuners

-Electro Harmonix LPB-1

-Ibanez Tube Screamer Keeley Mod

-Ibanez Tube Screamer

-Ibanez analog delay

-Klon Overdrive

-Boss DM-3 Analog Delay

-Boss DD5 Digital Delay

-Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb

- 2 Ernie Ball Volume Pedals

- 2 Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2s

-Rogue Volume Pedal

-Morely A/B Switcher

-Furman Surge Protector

-Sennheiser E840 Vocal mic

-Shure [Beta] 58 mic

-Ludwig “Butcher Block” drum set

16×22″ Bass

16×16″ Floor Tom

10×12″ Rack Tom

-Ludwig “std Acrolite” Snare drum 5.5×14″

-Ludwig “Red Sparkle” Snare drum 5.5×14″

-Zlidjian 22″ K light ride

-Zildjian 21″ Sweet ride

-Zildjian 18″ K medium Crash

-Zidjian 15″ Vintage Hats, no markings but have Zidjian stamp on them

-DW serires 9000 cymbal stand x3

-DW series 9000 snare stand x2

-Tama “Iron Cobra” High Hat Stand (strap model)

-Tama “Iron Cobra” Single Bass drum pedal

-Pork Pie Throne

-22″x22″x52″ Flight Case”

Let them know if you see any of it!


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