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Lou Reed gear up for auction

Three decades' worth of equipment amassed during Lou Reed's career is to be auctioned on eBay, with funds used to help pay for the securing of the late icon's archive.

Reed passed away in October last year after a series of health setbacks following a liver transplant. He was 71.

The first batch of items (opens in new tab) includes three keyboards, rack effects, two pre-amplifiers and more.

A statement on his official Facebook page explains: “While all of his most important guitars, amps and effects will be kept by Sister Ray Enterprises for his archive, there are many pieces of gear that need to be sold.

“A wide variety of items will be available. All of these were kept at Sister Ray Enterprises and were used by Lou and his band on tour. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to own a piece of music history.”

Those who live in the New York City area will be able to access a pre-auction where items will be offered for collection before going up on eBay.

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Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.