Have any of you sold or bought pedals/gear off Reverb or Ebay from someone famous?

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  1. Chops

    Chops Gold Supporting Member

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    I had two brushes with fame doing business on eBay. Sold a Rick 12 string to Henry Gross who had a hit with the song Shannon in the 70s and sold a Hofner bass to Doug Fieger of the Knack. Both wanted to talk on the phone to ask questions during the course of the transactions and both were total gear heads who loved to talk about guitars.
     
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  2. TeleDeluxe72

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    I owned a fuzz pedal owned briefly by Marc Ford. I think it was part of a batch the builder sent him to try out and he sent some back. Huge MFF fan, but I didn't love the pedal either, so we had that in common, lol.

    A few years ago someone was selling off gear from Lou Reed's studio on eBay, anyone recall that? I just missed out on a few hard to find effects, including a Moog delay that went for probably half of that they sell for now. Ugh.
     
  3. LikeAMotherF

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    Those are two respectable dudes. I dig both of their respective ouvres. Gilby was in a band before G'n'R called Candy that I really dig. Although I think it was a situation similar to G'n'R, where they put out their best stuff, he joined the band, and then they fizzled out.
     
  4. SweetSAAB

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    Pitter patter. I binged every episode of this show last week. So good.

    I bought Fluff's (from YouTube) MotoTone Vader amp from him off of Reverb a couple of years back. I guess that kinda counts as somebody famous?
     
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  5. LqdSndDist

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    I had a guy email me saying he was a guitar tech for Slash, said Slash really wanted what I was selling, and then asked if my price was “the best I could” and offered me 50% of what I was asking.... never heard back.

    So Slash, if your out there reading this, sorry we couldn’t come to do business
     
  6. bloozeman1

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    They're just people. Why the big stink?
     
  7. Johnny Moondog

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    I have a Vox Delaylab, that I bought from Bill Kelliher (Mastodon)
    It was just an ebay transaction - but I thought it was cool.
     
  8. captaincoconut

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    I haven't heard about 80% of the people mentioned in this thread.
     
  9. guitarslinger21

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    I sold my rocktron intelliverb to dean deleo.

    My buddy sold his peavey 50/50 power amp to joe satriani. We joked about mailing ourselves to the address.

    I owned Steve stevens’ cae 3+se
     
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  10. Primus DuPont

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    No famous people but Walrus Audio traded my like $600 worth of pedals for my Tascam Portastudio 4-track tape recorder. They hooked me up gud
     
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  11. Tzirfigu

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    I agree, after all i dont think famous people is going to reveal their identity in reverb or ebay (however im sure they are in those pages buying and selling stuff)
     
  12. axdxm

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  13. offthiscentury

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    I sold a tremolo pedal to Kevin Morby
     
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  14. monty

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    Still kicking myself but I got the days mixed up earlier this week and missed out on the Billy Talent Reverb sale. I'm a big fan and the prices were actually pretty good. Had my eye on his Tele but would have gladly settled on a DD7 or something.
     
  15. embrionic

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    I own Lou Reed's EHX Micro-Synthesizer(vintage one). :) It still has markings for how Lou set it.

    I purchased it off eBay after Lou's sad passing. It was listed by a tech who was helping sell off the gear for the family, but when it arrived it came mailed directly from Lauri Anderson with a short thank you note!

    Interestingly, although I adore Lou and Lauri's work, I did not purchase it or bid on it for that reason. I simply was looking for one and bid an amount that seemed fair (perhaps even a bit low IIRC) for a vintage EHX piece based on the then-current going rate. I was quite surprised to get the email I had won the auction! "Lou" gets used a lot in the studio.
     
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  16. Big in Japan

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    The story here is not who owned this pedal previously. The story here is how the heck are you getting Cornish pedals in "random trades"?!
     
  17. dpgreek

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    I got a pedal from mike Hermans once
     
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  18. Rockerduck

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    I let James Cotton use a Green bullet mic for his show. I was playing at the same show.
     
  19. Zooey

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    I bought a mixing board off Rudy Sarzo in the mid-nineties and picked it up from him at his house. I didn't realize at first. While I was driving up there, I was struck by how nice the neighborhood was. Got to his house and saw all the gold records on the wall. And then I got it (forehead slap).
     
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  20. Zooey

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    Over the years, I saw listings on eBay from two of my guitar heros: Johnny Marr and Adam Franklin. I didn't bid on either. If I recall correctly, Adam Franklin sold a sunburst Jazzmaster and it didn't even fetch a premium over regular vintage price. Which at the time, was not even as high as you would imagine it would be.
     
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