Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Megadeth: Dave Mustaine teams with Reverb to sell 40 years of music gear

Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine is partnering with Reverb to sell nearly 150 items, including guitars, amps, recording equipment, and more gear used throughout his career.

"When you've been playing and touring for as long as I have, you tend to amass quite a collection of gear," says Mustaine. "They're great instruments and they represent more than 40 years of playing – but I've got more than I could possibly use myself. I owe so much to my fans – if it wasn't for them, I wouldn't even have all this gear. I'd rather give it back to them than let it sit and collect dust."

"As far as the gear is concerned, there’s a lot of small detailed stuff that we have in our storage. Stuff that goes back to the very beginning of the band,"
he continues. “I have a lot, a lot, a lot of gear. I’ve got a lot of double-neck guitars, I’ve got a lot of prototype stuff. I’ve got absolutely killer collector’s item stuff for the right guy. For me, my job is to put everything I can into this guitar so that when it gets put in somebody else’s hands, I can say, 'This is the guitar that wrote 'Holy Wars.'"

Among the items that will be for sale in the Reverb shop are 20 of the thrash metal legend's signature guitars, including a 1987 Dean Dave Mustaine Signature Holy Grail V (#1 of 33), a Signature Zero Korina (#10 of 50), a 2007 Signature Silver V prototype, a Signature Silver Burst VMNT, and a Signature Stealth VMNT that was used extensively for touring.

Mustaine's Reverb shop will also feature:

• Several Marshall EL34 100/100 Dual Monoblock amps, including one that is autographed and one that still has Mustaine's settings marked.
• An Akai MPC1000 drum machine that was used extensively on tour and autographed by Mustaine.
• Several Zoom G2.1DM Dave Mustaine Signature pedals used by Mustaine on tour as indicated by the gaff tape still on the pedals.
• A Furman PL-8 Power Conditioner autographed by Mustaine and last used on the Vimic song "Fail Me (My Temple)," on which Mustaine is featured.
• Multiple Fractal Axe FX-II amps used by Mustaine on tour.
• A seven-piece DDrum drum kit with art from Peace Sells on the kick drum.
• A Shure Wireless Megadeth Transmitter System with signed cases.
• Several acoustic guitars, multiple effects pedals, kick pedals and crash symbols, and more.

The Official Dave Mustaine Reverb Shop will go live on Monday, November 4; for details, visit

Mustaine and Megadeth will join Five Finger Death Punch on the band’s early 2020 tour of Europe, with shows starting in Helsinki, Finland on January 20.

See also:

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Megadeth and Five Finger Death Punch team up for European tour
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