Rex Brown Opens Up PANTERA Vault For Personal AuctionTuesday, 14th April 2015
Backstage Auctions presents one of the most anticipated auction events of the year, featuring the private collection of Rex Brown. As one of the driving forces behind “groove metal”, Rex Brown is globally known as the bassist for Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling band PANTERA.
The auction will feature an impressive array of personal items from his PANTERA years and is a rare opportunity for fans and collectors around the world to own a piece of exclusive PANTERA memorabilia. Die-hard PANTERA fans will not want to miss this event.
“Never before has there been any PANTERA memorabilia offered in a single auction by one of the original members. This is going to be a hugely exciting event and we are honored to host the auction for Rex,” comments Backstage Auctions founder Jacques van Gool.
Rex has amassed a large collection of gear and equipment during his nearly 20 years in Pantera. Since he returned home from Pantera’s final tour in 2001, most of it has been sitting in a storage facility. Now – after fourteen years in storage – Rex believes there is a better purpose for all his gear.
“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.”
The collection will take your breath away. 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.