Okay, besides the fact that they’re all Rock and Metal icons who’ve collectively sold multiple millions of copies of albums…
They are all consignors in the 2012 Backstage Auctions "Rock Gods and Metal Monsters" Auction who are consigning a plethora of personally owned and stage used musical equipment such as one-of-a-kind guitars, amps, speaker cabinets, guitar effects, drum heads, sticks, cymbals & more! Yes, in addition to multitudes of collectibles such as stage worn clothing, backstage passes, tour itineraries and such - these guys have generously opened their collection to YOU and I, the fans, to have an opportunity to own and cherish some of the very equipment used on tours, recordings, videos and more. Our phones and emails have been blowing up with folks who can’t wait for our Auction Preview to begin so they can check some of this stuff out - so we figured we’d throw you all a bone and shed a little light on some of the rockin’, top of the line professional gear we have.
|Scott Ian's Murder Weapon and Suit|
|Scott Ian's Randall V2|
We have so much more to offer in addition to Scott’s gear! Legendary rock bassist Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, DIO) has provided us with a unique assortment of his equipment as well. In addition to multiple effects and processors used in touring and in his home studio, Rudy has graciously offered his Ampeg SVT 4 PRO amp, and 2 individual Ampeg SVT-810 speaker cabinets, all used on tour with DIO and Quiet Riot! These items will be shipped from Rudy’s personal home studio and he has even offered to sign and personalize everything upon purchase!
In the midst of all this excitement we can’t overlook some exceptionally rare and unique Schecter guitars we have. Former Powerman 5000 guitarist
Tempesta has provided us with 3 of his custom Schecter guitars, including this
‘Bloody’ one shown below in this video:
We also have an assortment of small gear in this auction: Wah pedals, stompboxes, preamps, effect processors and much more! A few that catch our eye are this Dunlop ‘Crybaby From Hell’ Wah pedal (Dimebag Darrell model), signed and used by Scott Ian - which still contains tape on the bottom from being stuck to Scott’s pedal board! Also, this Scott Ian DigiTech Black 13 Distortion pedal, featuring 7 presets of Scott’s most celebrated distortion tones!
|Stage Used "Crybaby From Hell"|
|Scott Ian Black 13 Distortion|
Fear not - our gear in this auction is not solely limited to guitarists. We also have a nice assortment of Zildjian, Ludwig, Paiste, Tama, and
drum goodies! We’ve got used cymbals, drum heads, sticks and hardware from
notable rock drummers like Charlie Benante (Anthrax), John
Tempesta (The Cult, Testament, White Zombie), Robert Garven
(Cirith Ungol) and Matt McDonough (Mudvayne), to name a few.
Check out this
lot that features a signed 16” Remo
drum head, used on a recent tour with The Cult, paired with a signed brand new
pair of his signature Vic Firth
drumsticks - now that’s a framer!
|John Tempesta Stage Used Drumhead|
|Matt McDonough Stage Used Cymbal|
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