Matt Freeman Selling Personal Gear on Reverb
Punk bass icon Matt Freeman is opening a shop on Reverb to sell some of his bass gear, which he has collected over his career. The Rancid and Operation Ivy bassist will be selling his personal basses, pedals, and guitars.
“I have really loved collecting all kinds of instruments over the years,” Freeman says. “It’s time I let some go so other people can enjoy them as much as I have.”
Among the axes up for grabs is the 1966 Fender Telecaster bass that he used in Rancid’s “Who Would’ve Thought” music video. He also used it live.
“I bought this bass around 1997 because I liked the neck,” he said. “It’s really worn in a good way. It has oval tuning machines. I have played this bass live, mostly in the late ’90s, early 2000s.”
Other notable instruments include a 2017 American Fender Pro 1 Precision used for touring, a 2007 Tony Franklin Fender Fretted Precision, and his 1995 Ibanez TR Bass that he used as his main touring bass during Rancid’s …And Out Comes the Wolves tours.
Check out the full collection on Reverb.
Rancid kicks ass Matt Freeman is the best bass player in the world in my opinion