Shop Preview: Chris Joannou of Silverchair to Sell Basses And More on Reverb

This week, we here at Reverb are excited to announce the Official Chris Joannou of Silverchair Reverb Shop—which opens this Thursday, March 8 in Australia (March 7 in the U.S.). The shop will be packed with all kinds of gear that the bassist has used in the studio and on stage, from bass guitars to synths, amps, and more.

"The gear for sale in my Reverb shop needs to go to a loving home—especially the bass guitars that have been with me on tour. They’re like family to me… they all have names. They’ve been with me for so long, toured all over the world with me, they’ve seen me at my best and at my worst," Joannou told us. "But I’m no longer using them, and it's time for someone else to enjoy them."

Late ‘70s Fender Precision bass
1975 Fender P-bass

Included in the cache of special instruments are two P-Basses that were Joannou’s main instruments on tour in support of Silverchair's fifth and final studio album, Young Modern. The first is a white, late-'70s Fender Precision called "Whitey" and the second is a 1975 Natural Fender Precision called "Phil." Also played all across Australia for the Young Modern tour are two Ampeg SVT810AV cabinets that will also be included in the shop.

Stuart Spector Designs NS4CR bass
Roland RE-301 Space Echo

From his personal collection, Joannou will also be parting with a Stuart Spector Designs NS4CR bass that he used on stage and in the studio for Silverchair’s 1997 release Freak Show, a Roland RE-301 Space Echo, and a G&L SB1 that he’s had for nearly 20 years. If you’re more inclined toward pro-audio gear, Thursday’s shop will have you covered, too, as it includes several pieces of studio gear from Joannou’s personal studio.

"It’s always hard to part with gear—especially when I have so much history with them all," he told us. "But this gear shouldn’t be sitting around my home, it should be in someone’s hands being played." Be sure to drop your email in the box below to be notified as soon as the shop goes live.

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