Sonic Youth is a band that like no other brought innovation to the sound of indie rock – particularly in the guitar tones and playing style departments. But unlike many contemporary Lo-Fi, noise rock bands, Thurston Moore and co. always devoted a lot of resources to researching the sonic possibilities offered by different guitars, amps and pedal effects. So much so, that over their tri-decennial career, they slowly accumulated an incredible equipment arsenal.

What you may not be aware of though is that the band went to extreme lengths to document each piece of gear they used and how they employed it in their many releases. More important – all this information is accessible for free on their website, and represents a treasure of details for all those interested in replicating some of the band’s insane guitar and bass tones.