Pantera's Rex Brown to Sell Basses, Guitars & More Used Throughout His Career on Reverb

Rock icon Rex Brown of Pantera and Kill Devil Hill fame has announced that he is partnering with Reverb for The Official Rex Brown of Pantera Reverb Shop. The shop—which launches on Tuesday, July 30—will be filled with over 70 pieces of gear used live and in the studio throughout his prolific career.

In partnership with Reverb Gives, Reverb’s charitable giving initiative that provides youth music programs all over the world with the instruments they need to make music, Brown will be donating a portion of the proceeds from his Reverb shop to two charities: UpBeat Music and Arts, which helps students from all backgrounds in Chicago learn to play instruments and connect with music and arts, and Young Musicians Unite, which provides free, consistent in-school music education to underserved communities in Miami.

Brown's shop will feature bass guitars, amps, pedals, and electric guitars used throughout his career, including a Spector White Casper 4-string bass that was created for Brown in 2010 and used on every recording he's played on since then—from all the Kill Devil Hill records and his debut solo album to his second solo album, due out this fall. "Own yourself a little slice of history with this ol' smoker," Brown said.

The Official Rex Brown of Pantera Reverb Shop will also feature:

  • A Spector RXT Prototype #1 bass that Stuart Spector made for Brown in 2011. According to Brown, this guitar is the only one of its kind, since the model never went into production. "As with all Spectors, this one is as cool as it gets! I hate getting rid of it, but I just don't play it anymore. I'm glad it'll go to someone who plays it and that a portion of the proceeds will go to charity," he said.
  • A Fender 5-String Jazz Bass that Brown used on Rebel Meets Rebel, the country metal album created by David Allen Coe, along with Brown, Dimebag Darrell, and Vinnie Paul. "This bass has a lot of history," Brown said. "I used Fenders in the studio the last half of the 1990s, so this one has been knocking around for a while!"
  • A Spector Designs 4-String bass that Brown used extensively during his time as a member of Down and as a backup for several Kill Devil Hill shows. "It's kind of scuffed up, but this puppy's got some bite to it," Brown said.
  • Multiple Prestige electric guitars used on Brown's first solo album, Smoke on This... "I've had an incredible relationship with Prestige out of Canada since around 2015," Brown said. "When you listen to these guitars, they sound and play almost identical to a Gibson—I shat you not!"
  • A Scala Custom Guitars "Broken" Reverse Telecaster-style guitar that has "some of the best detail in the biz," according to Brown. "What can I say but Leo Fucking Scala—one of my favorite builders. This dude makes some of the coolest axes on the planet, but I've got too many."

"I've picked up so much great gear over the years—I just don't have enough fucking room for it all," said Brown, who has toured for more than 30 years, including with Down and Kill Devil Hill, and as a solo artist. "There's a lot of history here and a lot of really great guitars. I hate getting rid of this stuff, but I'd rather get these into the hands of the fans or players who can put them to use rather than have them sitting in a warehouse."

Scroll through our gallery to see just some of the items that will be available when The Official Rex Brown of Pantera Reverb Shop goes live on July 30. Sign up with your email address above to be notified when the shop launches July 30. If you're interested in learning more about Reverb Gives, visit its section of our website here.

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