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Dee Dee Ramone Fender Precision Bass sells for more than $35,000
Dee Dee had purchased the guitar shortly after the band's equipment was stolen in April 1983, and used the instrument during the mid-Eighties tours.


BOSTON, MASS.- Dee Dee Ramone’s cream-colored Fender Precision Bass guitar sold for $35,870 according to Boston-based RR Auction.

Dee Dee had purchased the guitar shortly after the band's equipment was stolen in April 1983, and used the instrument during the mid-Eighties tours.

Photographic research shows Dee Dee playing the bass in several live performances as well as in the Ramones 1986 video ‘Something to Believe In.’
This instrument is is believed to be one of the, if not the, last Fender Precision basses owned and used live by Dee Dee Ramone. Authentic Dee Dee Ramone Fender Precision basses made available for sale are extremely rare, with only two documented examples having been publicly offered in the past.

With his wiry frame, restless energy, and trademark shouts of ‘1-2-3-4,’ Dee Dee helped define the look and sound for countless generations of punk and hard rock musicians. From the Monte A. Melnick Ramones Collection, the longtime tour manager of the Ramones.

“It’s an incredible, museum-quality keepsake used by a true punk pioneer,” said Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction.

Highlights from the sale include, but are not limited by:

Buddy Holly's Coral Records contract for payment for the masters of
“Peggy Sue” and “Everyday” sold for $14,649.

• Jim Morrison signed copy of “An American Prayer” sold for $12,376.

• Michael Jackson Stage-Worn Fedora from a performance at Wembley Stadium sold for $10,231.

• Brad Delp's collection of photos and Super 8 movies from Boston's 1979 Japanese Tour sold for $4,401.

• Brad Delp's reference acetate for the iconic 'More Than a Feeling’ sold for $1,787.

• The Marvels of Modern Music Auction from RR Auction began on December 7 and concluded on December 14.





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