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Synth insurance

Postby omvibes » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:50 pm

Hi all,
(saw that the last thread on this topic was from 2013).
Can anyone recommend some alternatives to Musicguard for their synth/ instrument insurance? I've been with Musicguard for many years, but they recently had a 'make over' which has resulted in their service losing some user functionality that was vital to me (eg itemized list of insured instruments with details online etc).
Can anyone recommend other companies they have had good experiences with?
Thanks!
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Re: Synth insurance

Postby Arpangel » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:29 am

I'm surprised no one has replied, I can't offer any suggestions I'm afraid, but I'm looking, like you, for decent insurance, anyone out there?
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Re: Synth insurance

Postby ef37a » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:18 am

Arpangel wrote:I'm surprised no one has replied, I can't offer any suggestions I'm afraid, but I'm looking, like you, for decent insurance, anyone out there?

Talk to the MU mayhap?

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Re: Synth insurance

Postby Arpangel » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:51 am

ef37a wrote:
Arpangel wrote:I'm surprised no one has replied, I can't offer any suggestions I'm afraid, but I'm looking, like you, for decent insurance, anyone out there?

Talk to the MU mayhap?

Dave.

Good idea...
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Re: Synth insurance

Postby Chump » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:30 am

Not had experience with synths, but Allianz immediately replaced my bandmate's hugely expensive Baritone Saxophone with no quibbling when it was damaged on tour, and were generally very helpful.
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Re: Synth insurance

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:52 pm

For many years I've used Hencilla Canworth, first of all just for musical equipment insurance, but then adding separate buildings and contents insurance for my house, to avoid any conflicts of interest should a burglary happen (heaven forbid!)

However, I moved over to https://www.showtimeinsurance.co.uk/ last year when they specifically launched it for we creative types, especially as this trades with the following byline:

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Thankfully I've yet to make any claim for damaged or stolen music gear, so I can't tell you how efficient they are. They are however still part of the Hencilla Canworth empire, and HC themselves have always been very helpful over the years.


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Re: Synth insurance

Postby Arpangel » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:40 am

It's the thought of dragging stuff out of racks and crawling underneath things to get serial numbers that makes me keep sweeping this one under the carpet...

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Re: Synth insurance

Postby ef37a » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:04 am

Arpangel wrote:It's the thought of dragging stuff out of racks and crawling underneath things to get serial numbers that makes me keep sweeping this one under the carpet...

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Can you not just poke a wee flash camera up there?

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Re: Synth insurance

Postby Arpangel » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:30 am

ef37a wrote:Can you not just poke a wee flash camera up there?

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:)

I don't even know where to find the numbers sometimes!
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Re: Synth insurance

Postby ef37a » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:43 pm

Arpangel wrote:
ef37a wrote:Can you not just poke a wee flash camera up there?

Dave.

:)

I don't even know where to find the numbers sometimes!

Heh! Of course, guys like Dr Hugh will have the models, ser numbers, DOPs all saved (thrice) in a spreadsheet!

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Re: Synth insurance

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:49 pm

I write my serial numbers down when I first get new gear, BEFORE I bolt it into a rack or shoehorn it into a keyboard stand ;)


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Re: Synth insurance

Postby ef37a » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:00 am

Martin Walker wrote:I write my serial numbers down when I first get new gear, BEFORE I bolt it into a rack or shoehorn it into a keyboard stand ;)


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Aha! It was a tossup whether I chose Hugh or you as the Boy Scout Martin!

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Re: Synth insurance

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:18 pm

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