HOLY SHIT! Thankfully I just got my tax return, because it looks like I’ll be spending some good money on April 18th! Backstage Auctions is proud to present one of the most anticipated auction events of the year featuring the private collection of Rex Brown! Pantera‘s bassist believes there is a better purpose for all his stuff and now after fourteen years in storage, so it’s hitting the auction block! Here’s his statement: “I took a look at all of my old Pantera gear. I realized I had a ton of bass guitars, amps, cabinets, road cases and other great stuff just sitting in storage collecting dust. I felt they really should be in the hands of the fans who would love to own a piece of Pantera history. I have all my Pantera love and memories in my heart and soul. Of course, I am keeping the things that are important to me, but there are a lot of treasured items here and it’s time for the next generation to care for them.”
So what can we expect to see in the auction? From his first bass guitar, a 1981 Ibanez, RS-824 Roadster Bass, that he used during Pantera’s early club days, to the bass guitars that he recorded all the iconic albums with and toured the world several times over, it’s all there. The auction will also feature the 1996 Stuart Spector Design LTD NS-5 #170 bass or otherwise known as “Brownie” that Rex used in Pantera’s final concert and other guitars known from their epic videos. Together with really cool stuff such as several pairs of his Converse sneakers, stage worn shirts, picks, bass strings, posters, guitar straps, promo items, record awards, amps, cabinets and road cases, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime auction!
The entire auction catalog is currently available online to preview and the auction goes live on April 18th and will run through April 26th, 2015. For more information and to register for a VIP All Access Pass for this once in a lifetime auction event visit Backstage Auctions!