J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. to Sell Massive Lot of Excess Gear on Reverb

Over the past year, we here at Reverb have had the privilege of partnering with a cast of amazing artists to help them sell their excess gear. We’ve launched artist shops from the likes of Billy Corgan, Nils Lofgren, Bill Ward, Jimmy Chamberlin, and Wilco, just to name a few. Today, we’re excited to announce that J Mascis will be joining the ranks, with the Official J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. Reverb Shop.

J’s shop will launch on Tuesday, October 31 and will be stocked with over 100 pieces of the "ear-bleeding country" rocker’s gear used on various Dinosaur Jr. tours, in studio sessions, and with his solo and other projects.

In discussing the shop, J told us that while it’s difficult for him to part with gear, things are starting to pile up, and it’s time for him to make some more space in his studio. He added, "Plus, if I can get this gear into a good home, I’ll have more room to buy some more stuff."

Based on the items for sale in J’s shop, we can see why it might be difficult. He’s selling a beautiful cache of vintage guitars, including a 1929 Pre-War Martin Parlor, a refined 1965 Burgundy Mist Fender Jaguar, and a 1954 Pre-Gibson Epiphone Acoustic flattop that supposedly belonged to Richard Gere at one point. J is also selling the 1968 Martin D-28S that he often used in the studio and while touring in support of his solo projects.

Naturally, J’s shop also features a couple of amps, like the signature ‘69 Marshall 100W Super Tremolo with the massive 8x10 Marshall 1990 cab and a ‘70s Purple Fender Twin Reverb, about which J told us, "Of course I got it because it was purple and it was cheap."

As any fan would know, J considers himself "a drummer that plays guitar," and his shop will include a few choice drum pieces as well.

A clear standout in the drum corner is a C&C Purple Sparkle Drum set that J used while drumming for Sweet Apple. He’s also parting with a pair of Leedy and Ludwig kick drum shells that he used with his and Lou Barlow’s high school hardcore band, Deep Wound. More standout drum pieces are the ‘70s Blue Sparkle Gretsch Rack Toms that were used on Green Mind, Whatever’s Cool With Me, Where You Been, and J’s self-titled LP, which he says is his favorite record he’s ever played on.

Known for his extensive use of fuzz pedals — specifically Big Muffs and Tone Benders — the shop will also feature dozens of pedals used in the studio and on tour. You can also find a couple of odds and ends peppered into J’s official shop, like the Danelectro Baby Electric Sitar that he used on tour with Dino and a Moog MemoryMoog used on several J Mascis + The Fog albums while J was "going through [his] synth period."

Update: J's shop is now live. Sell all listings here.


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