No News is Bad News. Join the SA Current Press Club.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lou Reed's gear up for auction

Posted By on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 5:47 PM

click to enlarge oaaa_reedloujpg

An RCA ad for Lou Reed's Transformer LP

Rock 'n' roll nerds, gear nerds, drain those savings accounts! Icon and iconoclast Lou Reed's music gear will be auctioned off on Ebay with sales going towards the creation of the Lou Reed archive. From the Reed estate's official Facebook page:

"Over the past thirty years Lou Reed amassed a large collection of equipment in support of his many tours. 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."

Though you won't be able to get your paws on the guitars and gear on which Lou penned the Velvet Underground tunes and early solo stuff, there's a small library of stage pianos, preamps and effects up for grabs, with more to be posted.

Lou Reed passed last October at the age of 71.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs0BxTmQXA0

 

Tags: , ,

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 21, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation