Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is offering fans a chance to buy his stage-played basses from the band’s current and upcoming North American tours.
Each night of the tour, Sixx will play one of his signature Schecter basses for the concert. Fans that buy the bass will get to have a meet-and-greet with Sixx before the concert where he will autograph it, then play it at the concert before it is handed over the the new owner.
“I have been asked 1000’s of times to sell my basses I play onstage but have never found a way to do it and feel that that special collector would be getting more than just the instrument,” Sixx posted on his Facebook page last month. “Starting in Canada, I will be giving it a try to fulfill the years of fans requests.”
Fans can order the basses online. At press time, there are currently two basses left for order. This could be the last chance to own a bass played in a Motley Crue concert as Sixx, who co-founded the band in 1981, recently announced they will be breaking up after wrapping up a film, new album, and farewell tour. In an interview with TheMusic.com.au, the bassist stressed that the band will be finished for good.
“It’s important that when you do a farewell tour that people understand that when you put a bullet in the back of the horse’s head, and it goes down, it’s not a plastic bullet it’s a [expletive] shotgun blast,” he said. “It has to [be that way]. It’s the only way I can look at myself in the mirror and do a farewell tour. That’s it. So when we take our final bow, it’s IT. So it’s very emotional and I just think it’s important that we finish what we started and then, you know, it will be whatever it will be. It could be beautiful. It could be a beautiful ending!”