Former Metallica Man McGovney Selling His Bass
Former Metallica bassist Ron McGovney is currently auctioning off his Fender Precision bass on eBay.
Says McGovney, who preceded Cliff Burton in the band: “I am including the original sales receipt which has my address that I lived at in Norwalk , California until 1987. The phone number on the receipt is the same as the one most Metallica collectors will recognize as being the same as the number on the original Metallica business cards.
“The photos in this listing include gigs I played with Phantasm (his post-Metallica band), as well as a photo of a plaque in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with my name on it. There is a photo of Robert Trujillo, Jason Newsted, and me taken in Cleveland before Metallica was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. That was three out of four Metallica bass players together, and, of course, we all miss the late great Cliff Burton.
“The bass is a 1985 USA made Fender p-bass ivory in color. The only things ever changed on it were the strings. It is all stock. It is in great condition , and has not been used very much at all since I was in Phantasm in 1987. I plugged it in yesterday , and it still has that great p-bass punch. It comes with a hard shell case that is kinda worn and the latches are a little rusty, but they still work.
“This was a bass that was used live and in the studio when Phantasm recorded our demo called Wreckage. This demo is available from other sellers on eBay.
“If you would like to see the bass in a video, you can find them on YouTube. Just look for Phantasm or my account Metal1982.”
If you want to put in a bid, you have until 3.03pm GMT on November 6. Do it here.