(February 10, 2009) -- Z.Vex Effects is offering a reward to anyone who helps catch and successfully prosecute the thieves who stole pedals from his booth at the NAMM show.
The pedals were stolen mid-afternoon on Friday, January 16. One of the stolen pedals was a prototype of the company's new Distortron pedal. The pedal (pictured above) differs from normal production models (pictured in inset) in that it does not have a Z.Vex logo on the back edge (facing away from the player), and has a Production Prototype sticker on the bottom. It is the only production unit in U.S. circulation until late March or early April of this year. It also does not have a serial number. The other stolen pedal was the Seek Trem pictured below. It has the initials of the painter HMH on the front edge and serial number C097 on the bottom.
Zachary Vex is offering a total of six pedals from his line as reward for information that leads to the capture and prosecution of the theives. With millions of dollars of equipment on display, security of the NAMM event is always a major concern. Despite beefed up security checking bags at every exit, Anaheim police reported a rash of thefts at the show.
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