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Avenged Sevenfold Are Auctioning Off An Early Bass Guitar Used On Their First Demo

If you’re an old-school Avenged Sevenfold fan, get involved…

While things have been relatively quiet in the Avenged Sevenfold camp this year (save for frontman M. Shadows becoming a playable character in Call Of Duty), the band have just announced a pretty cool auction.

The Huntington Beach titans are selling a bass guitar from original bassist Matt Wendt, with the first $500 to be donated to charity once it’s sold. The instrument was not only used on Avenged’s first-ever demo (in which their line-up consisted of Zacky V, The Rev, M. Shadows and Matt Wendt at the time), it was also used for the band’s first few live performances in their native California.

Read the story behind how this auction came to be below, and get bidding at this link.

We started Avenged Sevenfold in 1999 while in high school,” the band say. “After a bunch of failed punk bands didn’t work out we were looking for something that blended our love of punk rock, metal and hardcore together. The band started off as a four-piece and would practice daily in M. Shadows parents garage. We would go on to write all of our albums through the “white album” in that space. Before that though, all we wanted to do was make a demo and play a couple shows.

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The original line up consisted of Zacky V, The Rev, M. Shadows and Matt Wendt. Matt played with us for a couple of years before deciding to head off to college. We had many fun years with him growing up. Recently, we caught up with Matt at a show and he thought that there would possibly be an A7X fan out there that would like his original bass that he played on our first demo. This bass was also played at our first few shows at Chain Reaction, Showcase Theater and others around the OC and Vegas area. Matt “Tower of Terror” has signed the bass guitar and will be donating the first $500 to charity.”

Posted on September 10th 2019, 10:30am
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