It was Brian Eno who made the oft-repeated remark that, while the Velvet Underground’s first album didn’t sell that well in its early years, “everyone who bought a copy would go on to open an eBay account.” Or something. (That may not be exactly right.) But, anyway, good news for OGVU devotees, and for all fans of synths and old timey electronics with lots of buttons: A bunch of Lou Reed’s old msuical gear — a Kurzweil PC2X 88-note Performance Controller Keyboard with weighted keys, a PreSonus DigiMax FS 8-channel preamp with ADAT I/O, a Line 6 Pod XT Pro Multi-Effects Guitar Effect Pedal (any of this ringing a bell?)– is on auction at eBay “for the next few weeks.”
Here are the details of the auction via Lou Reed’s Facebook, bolding ours:
Lou Reed eBay Auction:
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.
Please support this effort by checking our eBay page. New items will be posted every few days. A wide variety of items will be available. All of these items were kept at Sister Ray Enterprises and were used by Lou and his band on tour. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to own a piece of music history.
If you live in or around NYC, we’ll be listing select items for local pickup before they go up on eBay. You can sign up to receive these listings here.
See more stuff on the next page. Happy hunting![