Billy Corgan Is Selling Gear Used On Smashing Pumpkins' Most Iconic Albums

September 22, 2021

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Billy Corgan is selling gear used on some of The Smashing Pumpkins' most iconic albums via Reverb, and before the collection goes on sale, fans are able to preview everything available on The Official Billy Corgan Reverb Shop.

The shop will feature more than 100 pieces. Here's a look at some of the showcased items.

Two Kurzweil K2500 Synthesizers

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These were used to create Adore and the Machina albums and were played on tour for those albums, along with Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.

Two Gold Marshall JMP-1 Preamps

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“These vintage pieces are straight out of the ‘90s and were used in the studio and on tour to support Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,” says Corgan.

Three 1980s ADA MP-1 Preamps

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Two of the three were used on The Smashing Pumpkins’ debut album Gish. “I would run it into a Marshall head. That was my main sound from ‘89 or ‘90 through ‘92,” Corgan reveals.

Drawmer 1960 Stereo Compressor

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This was the main compressor in Corgan’s home studio. “I used it on all my home demos, from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness to the Machina albums,” he says.

Sequential Circuit Prophet 10 Synthesizer

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This was featured on Adore and the Machina albums, as well as the Pumpkins' most recent album, CYR.

The Official Billy Corgan Reverb Shop will also showcase ten guitars, including a 1976 sunburst Fender Stratocaster, a Yamaha SA2200 custom-made for Corgan, a Harmony Rocket used on the Oceania album and tour, and a Taylor 855 12-string used both for both in-studio and live renditions of songs from the Machina albums.

The Official Billy Corgan Reverb Shop officially launches on September 29 but is open for preview here.

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