Fans of Lou Reed have a rare chance to own a piece of history from their favorite rocker as parts of the pro audio collection he and his band used on various tours have hit the online auction block.
Sister Ray Enterprises, who has archived the former Velvet Underground frontman’s pro audio collection over the last 30 years, made the announcement via Reed’s Facebook page on Tuesday.
“Over the past thirty years Reed has amassed a large collection of equipment in support of his many tours,” the status reads. “While all of his most important guitars, amps, and effects will be kept by Sister Ray Enterprises for his archive, there are many pieces of musical gear and road cases that need to be sold. Over the next few weeks these items will be auctioned through eBay. The proceeds will go towards the work that is underway to develop the Lou Reed Archive.”
Over a dozen items ranging from keyboard controllers to distortion racks to pedals and effects modules have been posted as of press time with more new items said to be posted “every few days.”
Fans can visit eBay to bid on these unique items.
Sister Ray Enterprises also say they’ll be listing select items for local pickup in the New York City area before posting to eBay. You can sign up to view that list.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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