Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson is selling some pretty cool signed pieces of the band’s gear.
Ellefson’s official merch site has listed five signed MEGADETH-related items, which include an album-used Hamer 12-string bass guitar (price: $1,500), a tour-played black Jackson CBXM IV David Ellefson X Series signature bass ($1,500), a tour-used Jackson X Series David Ellefson signature series concert bass CBX five-string bass guitar ($2,500), MEGADETH tour-used Hartke Hydrive 8×10″ cabinets in flight cases ($4,000) and a MEGADETH tour-used flight case with five Hartke LH1000 Heads ($6,500).
David was dismissed from MEGADETH six months ago, days after messages and explicit video footage involving the bassist and a young female fan were posted on social media.
At the time, Ellefson released a statement denying allegations that he had “groomed” the young woman and also filed a report with the police department in Scottsdale, Arizona alleging unlawful distribution of sexually explicit images of him by unknown offenders.
Ellefson admitted that he had developed a virtual, sexual relationship with a Dutch teenager, who recorded video of several of their online meetings without his consent and shared them with her friends.
David was in MEGADETH from the band’s inception in 1983 to 2002, and again from 2010 until his latest departure.