Billy Corgan is selling off more than 150 pieces of musical equipment he’s used over the years with Smashing Pumpkins via Reverb, the online music gear marketplace.
“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,” Reverb’s Jim Tuerk says in a statement. “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.”
Corgan is selling amps, heads, combos, guitars, basses, and more for sale. Most of the sounds heard on albums spanning from the Smashing Pumpkin’s 1991 debut, Gish through 2014’s Monuments to an Elegy, are represented in some form.
In a statement, Corgan told the stories behind some of the equipment he will be selling in the Official Billy Corgan Reverb Shop which opens Wednesday, Aug. 16.
“I used this on everything from Mellon Collie to Machina,” he says of a 1969 Gibson EB-3 Bass. “It’s one of those secret-weapon recording basses.”
“The band laughed at me when I bought [a 1950s accordion and autoharp], so they challenged me to write a song,” Corgan says of the instruments he used on Mellon Collie’s “We Only Come Out at Night.”
Here are just a few of the items up which will be up for sale in Corgan’s store: