Sonic Youth gear, test pressings and records available

The band Sonic Youth is selling items throughout their career at reverb.com, which includes gear, test pressings and records.
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Reverb.com, the leading online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling music gear; Reverb LP, Reverb’s online marketplace for records; and nugs.net, the leading live music distribution platform, have partnered with Sonic Youth to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal Daydream Nation. Fans can preview gear and memorabilia for sale on Reverb, purchase one of hundreds of exclusive test pressings and rare records from the band on Reverb LP, and get access to previously unreleased live audio and video content from the archives on nugs.net.

The Official Sonic Youth Reverb Shop launched on Tuesday, October 30, and features pieces of gear used on tour and in the studio as far back as the 1988 and 1989 Daydream Nation tours through to 2011. The shop will also feature screen-printed show posters, rare poster-sized photographs, memorabilia and personal relics from shows played throughout the band’s career. Each item in The Official Sonic Youth Reverb Shop will ship with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

"For Sonic Youth fans, this is an incredible opportunity to own a piece of the band's history—whether its a guitar that toured with the band for over a decade or a poster they used to promote a show," said Reverb's Jim Tuerk, who's helping the band sell its gear and records. "We're excited to help the band get this gear and memorabilia into the hands of fans who will take it and make it a part of their own story."

Items in The Official Sonic Youth Reverb Shop include:

  • A Koa Travis Bean TB1000A Artist electric guitar that was used by guitarist Lee Ranaldo in 1995 until it was stolen in July 1999. The first guitar (of six to date) to be recovered from the ‘99 theft and purchased back by Sonic Youth, it continued to be played by Ranaldo from early 2002 until 2011.
  • A Sunburst Gibson Firebird electric guitar that was used live briefly in 1990 by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Thurston Moore and then dug out of the studio twelve years later by guitarist Jim O’Rourke for use on all the All Tomorrow's Parties festivals. It was O’Rourke’s primary guitar for non-Murray Street songs throughout the tour supporting Murray Street and was played by Moore in the videos for “Macbeth,” “Mildred Pierce,” “Cinderella’s Big Score,” “100%,” and “Bull in the Heather.”
  • A Fender Mocha Telecaster Deluxe guitar used by guitarists Ranaldo, O’Rourke, and Mark Ibold from 1987-2009. It was the second early 1970s Tele Deluxe used by Ranaldo and one of O’Rourke’s main guitars while he was in the band, before being played by Ibold until 2009.
  • A Red Epiphone Dot electric guitar used by Ranaldo from 2006-2009.
  • A Blue Fender P-Bass guitar used by guitarist and bassist Kim Gordon as a replacement for her stolen Precision Bass. Gordon, O’Rourke, and Moore used the bass guitar on tour from 1999-2004.
  • A Fender Candy Apple Red Jazzmaster MIJ guitar used by Moore for over a decade beginning in 1999 and a Fender Sunburst Jazzmaster MIJ guitar used by Ranaldo (1999-2001) and Moore (2002-2011.)
  • One half of Ranaldo’s pedal board, which has remained unchanged since 2007.
  • An Ibanez Copper Sparkle Talman electric guitar used by Gordon and Moore from 1999-2010. Purchased immediately after the gear theft in July 1999, the guitar was played by Moore for the remainder of the July 1999 gigs, then used by Gordon for “Lightnin” and throughout her solo SYR5 gigs.
  • A Klon Centaur Silver Overdrive used by Ranaldo in 2006.
  • Nearly 100 vintage and used effects pedals owned and used by every member of the band from Sonic Youth’s inception to now.

 A Sonic Youth test pressing for sale at Reverb.

A Sonic Youth test pressing for sale at Reverb.

Fans can also get their hands on more than 300 records on Reverb LP, Reverb’s online marketplace for records. The Official Sonic Youth Reverb LP Shop features rare and out-of-print records from the band’s historic catalog, as well as never-before-available test pressings and records from band members’ personal collections. The shop features test pressings and re-issues of albums ranging from Daydream Nation and Murray Street to Goo and Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, as well as additional pressings from Sonic Youth Recordings and Goofin’ Records.

Fans can also access the first round of content released by nugs.net as part of an ongoing live archival release program featuring audio and video releases from different points in Sonic Youth’s career. While new content will be released on an ongoing basis, the first round of releases will include Daydream Nation recordings as well as concert footage from Lance Bangs’ Sonic Youth film of the band performing the album in Glasgow in 2007.

To preview the items that will be available in The Official Sonic Youth Reverb Shop or to purchase an item from The Official Sonic Youth Reverb LP Shop visit https://goo.gl/ALWnQM.

About Reverb.com

Reverb.com is the online marketplace to buy and sell new, used, and vintage music gear. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into the most popular music gear website in the world, with total sales on the platform surpassing $1 billion and more than 10 million musicians and music lovers around the world visiting the website each month. A portion of each sale on Reverb goes to Reverb Gives, which provides teachers, instructors, and leaders of music programs across the nation with the instruments they need. Reverb also recently launched Reverb LP, an online marketplace for buying and selling records and other physical music. Visit www.reverb.com or download the mobile app: https://reverb.com/page/reverb-app.

About Reverb LP

Reverb LP is an online marketplace where anyone can buy and sell records. For record stores, collectors, and fans, Reverb LP is an easier and more cost-efficient option for buying and selling records and other physical music online. Created by the same team that grew Reverb.com into the world's most popular music gear website, Reverb LP provides the vinyl community with a painless selling experience, tailored tools and services, an easy-to-use interface, and the lowest fees in the industry. Since launching in January 2018, the marketplace has more than two million records for sale, thousands of sellers, and artists like Moby using the website to sell their own records. To learn more visit www.reverblp.com.

About nugs.net

Founded in 1997 as a fan site for downloading live music, nugs.net has evolved into the leading source for official live music from some of the largest touring artists in the world. Metallica, Pearl Jam, Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen and many other artists distribute recordings of every concert they play through nugs.net. The nugs.net platform includes downloads, CDs, webcasts, and subscription streaming services, delivering exclusive live content to millions of fans on a daily basis. nugs.net is available on iOS, Android, Sonos, and Desktop.