After last year parting with his entire vinyl and synthesiser collection, legendary producer Moby still thinks he’s due for a bit of a cleanout. He claims he’s hoarded the largest collection of vintage drum machines in the world, almost 200 units, and they’re all up for grabs on Moby’s Reverb store. All proceeds will go to the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Moby is selling his massive drum machine collection of almost 200 rare and vintage units, with all proceeds from the sale going to charity.
There’s a piece from every decade up for grabs, including the Wurlitzer Side Man standing drum machine from the 1950s. He’s also parting ways with 10 Univox drum machines made in the 1970s, which not only look awesome but do the Kraftwerk thing perfectly. Another favourite is the very unique vintage MXR Drum computer.
But perhaps the most legendary item up for grabs is the Roland TR-909, purchased from Rogue Music in the New York City, which Moby claims is the hardest piece to sell. “It was a core drum machine for early rave records… I hope you get the 909 and it serves you well for decades.”
“I do presumptuously think that I have the largest collection of analogue drum machines in the world, but I also have some early digital drum machines,” claims the ambient pioneer, we’ll take his word for it.
So do the world a bit of a favour and buy Moby’s drum machines.