Smashing Pumpkins’ singer and multi-instrumentalist Billy Corgan is teaming up with music store Reverb to sell over 100 pieces of gear he used while touring and recording albums.
Some of the notable pieces from the collection include Corgan’s #2 Stratocaster, used on the albums Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie, and two Alesis drum machines: one used in the song “1979” and the other used on shows and to record early demos before they hired a drummer.
Reverb’s Jim Tuerk talked about the sale of Corgan’s memorabilia in a statement:
Of all the artist-owned gear we’ve been fortunate to sell on Reverb, this collection of gear from Billy Corgan has arguably the most historic prominence – you can feel it when you pick up any one piece. These are the tools that not only defined one of the all-time greats, but an entire generation of music.
In a separate statement, Corgan talked about the gear, including a 1969 Gibson EB-3 Bass, which is up for purchase.
I used this on everything from Mellon Collie to Machina. It’s one of those secret-weapon recording basses.
Corgan’s gear is on sale on August 16 and you can check out the gear on Reverb’s website now.
View a selection of over 150 guitars, basses, synths and other instruments from all points in Billy Corgan's career. https://t.co/ccOd6X1FGw
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