Former Pantera and current Kill Devil Hill bassist Rex Brown is teaming up with Backstage Auctions to offer fans a chance to own part of his past. The musician collected a wide array of personal items during his years with Pantera and some of those items will be auctioned off.

"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," says Backstage Auctions founder Jacques van Gool.

"I took a look at all of my old Pantera gear," says Brown. "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."

Among the items going on the block include Brown's first bass guitar -- a 1981 Ibanez, RS-824 Roadster bass -- that he used during the band's early club days. There's also the treasured "Brownie" bass -- a 1996 Stuart Spector Design LTD NS-5 #170 -- that Brown played during Pantera's final concert. Other instruments are tied to specific music videos and there's also stage-worn clothing, picks, bass strings, posters, guitar straps, awards, amps, cabinets and more being auctioned off.

Brown says that most of the items have sat in a storage facility since he returned home from Pantera's final tour in 2001. The auction launches on April 18 and runs through April 26. For more info on the auction, tips on how to bid, a chance to browse through the items going on the block and to register for a VIP All Access Pass, click here.

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