CHICAGO >> Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin is selling more than 200 pieces of gear, including equipment he used live and in studio with the Smashing Pumpkins.
Chamberlin’s online shop, which features drum kits, snare drums, tambourines, cowbells and other instruments, is set to go live on reverb.com on Feb. 22. Prices were initially set between $10 and $8,900, but a price list shared Feb. 19 reflected higher prices for some items. A Reverb representative said prices were adjusted after receiving an “outpouring of interest.”
Among the offerings:
>> The first Yamaha Phoenix drum kit, which Chamberlin requested to be painted to look like copper cookware ($15,000)
>> A Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute green drum kit, used on tour with the Pumpkins in support of its 2000 album “Machina/The Machines of God” and featured on Chamberlin’s August 2000 cover of Modern Drummer magazine ($5,400)
>> A white marine pearl Yamaha Maple Custom drum kit, used for recording tracks from the Pumpkins’ 1995 album “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” (Price not finalized but the estimated value is $25,000)
>> A maple and poplar Yamaha snare drum handmade by Chamberlin and a Yamaha drum builder ($2,100)
“I would make charts and keep notes on the snare drum because there were often times when (Pumpkins frontman) Billy (Corgan) would write three or four songs in the morning, then come in and say ‘I want to play these tonight,’” Chamberlin said in a statement.
Chamberlin reunited with Corgan and guitarist Jeff Schroeder for an acoustic-electro tour in 2016.