Noel Gallagher is doing a little bit of house -- or, rather, warehouse -- cleaning, these days.
The British musician and Oasis co-founder is selling off more than 50 items, mostly musical instruments, from the group's stockpile, starting October 2 via Reverb.com. In a statement, Gallagher says that, "When you've been playing as long as I have, you tend to amass a huge amount of gear, and it's not doing me or anyone else any good if it's just sitting around. These pieces have a lot history, but they're still very playable -- I'd love to get them into the hands of someone who will put them to good use."
Among the treasures are: a 1960s Epiphone Professional guitar and amp set played by Gallagher on tour and in the studio; a Vox Foundation bass head and Supreme cabinet that comes with a printed setlist from the Oasis rehearsal held just prior to the band's last unofficial gig; a Laney Top Mount Supergroup Head with 4x12 Bass 100 Cabinet used predominantly in the studio by Gallagher; One-off prototypes such as an Orange Custom Shop NG140 built specifically for Gallagher by noted amp guru Adrian Emsley; a late-1990s Mellotron Mk VI that Oasis used all over their recordings.
Gallagher has owned several and this one comes from that studio collection; an Orange OR120 Overdrive amplifier with 4x12 speakers and a head that was used on tour with Oasis; and rare vintage tape echo units.
Gallagher is also prepping for the November 24 release of a new solo album, Who Built The Moon?
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.