Moby is selling over 100 pieces of hardware used in the studio and on the road over his career for charity. The auction will be held on Reverb.com starting this Thursday, April 26 with all of his proceeds benefiting the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Among those being sold is his Roland Jupiter-6, which he calls his “crown jewel.” It has been used on "almost every techno record I made, from Go to U.H.F. to Thousand,” says Moby. Before Moby had the Jupiter-6, it is rumored that Joey Beltram owned the piece of equipment.
“This is the equipment I've used to make all my records,” Moby said of the gear that will be available in the shop. “I have so much equipment and almost all of it has profound sentimental value to me, including synthesizers I started using in the 80's. But rather than keep it all in storage, I want to sell it for a good cause.”
In addition to his crown jewel, there will be some other pieces of hardware that have been involved in important parts of his journey. Two sombreros worn by Moby and The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne in the music video for “The Perfect Life” are up for sale. A Fender Precision bass guitar that was used on every record from 1991 until 2013 with live bass, a Yamaha SY22 Vector synthesizer that Moby used on “Go and a Yamaha SY85 synthesizer used to create the distinctive synth sounds on 1995’s “Feeling So Real” are just a few of the items that will be sold.
Other synths, guitars and more can be found on the website for the auction here.