David Ellefson Selling Signed Megadeth Gear
Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is now selling several pieces of signed gear that he used during his tenure with the band.
While two basses have already been sold, three items remain available. Those items, and their corresponding prices, are as follows:
- Tour used Jackson X Series David Ellefson signature series concert bass CBX 5 string bass guitar — Stage used on Five Finger Death Punch/Megadeth/Bad Wolves tour Europe 2020 — $2,500
- Megadeth tour used Hartke Hydrive 8×10″ cabinets in flight cases — used for The Big Four shows, Gigantour 2013, and Dystopia 2016 tours — $4,000
- Megadeth Tour used flight case with 5 Hartke LH1000 Heads — used for The Big Four shows, Gigantour 2013, and Dystopia 2016 tours — $6,500
The items are available for purchase here.
Ellefson was fired from Megadeth amidst a sex scandal earlier this year. He has since launched a new project, The Lucid, which also features vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), guitarist Drew Fortier (Zen From Mars), and drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory).
Ellefson recently revealed that he asked for his bass tracks on Megadeth’s new album to be kept on the final recordings, but the band had them re-recorded by a mystery bassist, rumored to be Steve DiGiorgio (Death, Testament, Dethklok, etc.). He also recently spoke about both the difficulties in his family life and the support he received from friends in the wake of the scandal breaking.
In a statement announcing Ellefson’s dismissal, Megadeth said that “While we do not know every detail of what occurred, with an already strained relationship, what has already been revealed now is enough to make working together impossible moving forward.”
Ellefson subsequently released his own statement, in which he indicated that he would be seeking legal action against the person who leaked the videos.
Megadeth replaced Ellefson for their recent tour with James LoMenzo (White Lion, Black Label Society, Firstborne, etc.), who was previously in the band from 2006 until 2010.
Megadeth’s next album, titled The Sick, the Dying, and the Dead, is expected to be released in 2022.