The Smashing Pumpkins captured the rock world’s attention with their bold and assertive synthesis of heavy fuzzed out riffs and straight-up goth rock grooves with a dose of dreamy psychedelia. Led by singer, guitar player, and songwriter Billy Corgan, the band is one of the primary acts to usher alternative rock into the mainstream. The Smashing Pumpkins make use of a wide variety of Dunlop gear.
Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder use 1.0mm gauge Tortex® Standard Picks, while James Iha uses .60mm gauge Tortex® Standard Picks along with .73mm and .88mm gauge Tortex® Sharp Picks, .88mm Ultex Sharp Picks, and 1.14mm Max-Grip® Nylon Picks. James also uses MXR Standard Instrument Cables and Dunlop Glass Slides. The band also uses the Dunlop Volume (X)™ Pedal, the Joe Bonamassa Cry Baby® Wah, BMF Leather Straps, and Formula 65™ cleaning products.