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Sonic Youth Is Selling Their Gear

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(CelebrityAccess) — Grunge rock icons Sonic Youth are partnering with music resale site Reverb to sell a trove of hundreds of pieces of the band’s of gear and memorabilia from across the history of the band.

The sale, which kicks off on Oct. 30th, includes more than 200 pieces of gear, as well as nearly 200 screen-printed show posters, rare poster-sized photographs, memorabilia, and personal relics.

The gear includes a ’70s Fender Telecaster Deluxe used by Ranaldo, Jim O’Rourke, and Mark Ibold from 1987 to 2009, and Ranaldo’s Travis Bean TB1000A Artist.

The Travis Bean was stolen in 1999, but Ranaldo got it back in 2002 and continued to play it until 2011.

After that same theft, Kim Gordon performed with a replacement blue Fender Precision Bass until 2004. This P-Bass, as well as a copper sparkle Ibanez Talman, was used by Thurston Moore and Gordon from 1999 to 2010, throughout Gordon’s solo SYR5 gigs.

The gear also includes a Japanese-made candy apple red Fender Jazzmaster used by Moore for more than a decade and a sunburst Jazzmaster used Ranaldo.

In addition, there are more than 100 vintage and used effects pedals used by all members of the band, including Ranaldo’s Klon Centaur Silver Overdrive.

The items will be on offer in the band’s official ‘Reverb Shop’ along with a spate of test pressings, reissues, and rare records—including versions of Daydream Nation, Murray Street, Goo, and Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star—as well as additional pressings from Sonic Youth Recordings and Goofin’ Records.

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