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Jimmy Chamberlin of The Smashing Pumpkins Sells Old Equipment

By: Maura O'Malley

February 23, 2017

The Smashing Pumpkins’ original drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin, has opened up a new shop that will turn any musician into a fan of shopping. That’s because said shop is selling tons of Chamberlin’s old equipment—and that equipment was the same stuff he used both in the studio and on tour with the Pumpkins. Pretty cool, right?

The official description on the shop’s site reads:

Jimmy Chamberlin crafted some of the most iconic drum parts of the '90s and has continued to evolve into one of the most influential drummers of the last few decades. In keeping with his spirit of always moving forward and evolving his sound, The Smashing Pumpkins drummer is offering musicians a rare chance to own gear he used live and in the studio throughout his 20+ year career.

Each piece being sold has a detailed description of the equipment itself, Chamberlin’s thoughts behind any customizations, and even a few backstories on the shows and recordings in which the pieces were used—like that time The Smashing Pumpkins recorded Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Yeah, the kit from the recording’s on sale.

What else is on sale? Everything from cowbells and tambourines to a few unique pieces, like a maple and poplar Yamaha drum made by Chamberlin himself.

You can hear some more details about the shop and what it’s got in the preview below.

From the horse’s mouth, “This stuff is great equipment, and it needs to be bein’ played.”