Bill Wyman’s 1989-1990 tour rig to be auctioned off for MusiCares

The Mesa/Boogie kit was used for the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tour

Bill Wyman's Bass Rig

Image: Julien’s Auctions

Ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has offered up his full touring amp and cab rig to be auctioned off, in aid of MusiCares’ relief fund.

The system was used on stage during the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tour of 1989-1990, and hence the average buyer should probably not expect it to reach full volume unless they live in the middle of a very soundproof forest.

The setup consists of four Mesa Boogie cabinets, two loaded with a huge 18-inch speaker each and two loaded with one 15-inch, one 10-inch and two 6-inch speakers each.

These are powered by a pair of Mesa/Boogie 400 model bass heads and another pair of Mesa/Boogie Strategy 400 model stereo slave heads, both pairs rack-mounted in two Mesa/Boogie SUS-3 model super shock mount cases.

At press time, there are two bids on the rig, bringing its price up to $32,000. Its expected to fetch around $80,000-$100,000, after a starting bid of $20,000. View the listing here.

In other Rolling Stones news, the band recently announced the opening of their own shop in the heart of Soho, promising a “fully immersive experience for fans of all ages.”

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