Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong selling famous studio gear
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Reverb has partnered with Billie Joe Armstrong to have an online garage sale of Green Day items. The frontman will be selling off a lot of gear on Wednesday (December 20th) from his home and studio collections, with guitars, amps, and even a console used throughout the band’s history.
Armstrong said, “I love the character you can see looking at a fretboard that’s been used – you can see where someone played it in clubs, in barns, in churches. We had a guitar come through our store, and you could just see the smoke from the clubs it was played in. It was beautiful.”
One of the items up for sale is the Victoria 35210-T tweed Super amp named Little Vicky. It was used to record the intro to the title track from the band’s American Idiot. Also in Armstrong’s collection is a Brian May guitar that the band picked up during the American Idiot tour to play on its “We Are The Champions” encore.
SIDE NOTES: Other items for sale today include:
- More than 20 pieces of new and vintage pro audio gear from JingleTown Recording (formerly 880 Studios) in Oakland, which closed this year. According to Armstrong, the last few Green Day albums were recorded on the rig.
- Two Silvertone amps used on Uno… Dos… Tré!
- Several Gretsch guitars, including a black Brian Setzer Hot Rod model used on the American Idiot tour and a red Anniversary model used on Foxboro Hot Tubs recordings.
- A Trident Console used on Uno… Dos… Tré! and Revolution Radio.
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CHECK IT OUT: Reverb tweeted out a pun-heavy message in regards to the sale
We don't want to be #Redundant, but the Official Reverb @GreenDay Garage Sale opens for business tomorrow, and we'd feel like a real #Nimrod if we didn't let you get a spoonful of that #BrainStew. Happy #Holiday, and #WelcomeToParadise: https://t.co/QeXYN5W7IH pic.twitter.com/OuA7xTNCiD
— Reverb (@reverbdotcom) December 20, 2017