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    Gene Simmons Owned and Used Bass Guitar. One of the driving forces behind the rock legend that is Kiss, Gene Simmons has long been a heavy metal icon. This Gibson "Grabber" bass was owned and used by Simmons in the early '70s, one he later gave as a gift to Mark "The Animal" Mendoza of the New York proto-punk band The Dictators (and later Twisted Sister). The bass is in Fine condition with an appreciable amount of wear to the neck and body from heavy use (including a loose bridge cover), and is missing a pickup. Also included is a copy of Kiss magazine from Fall 1977 (Fine condition), as well as a brief piece on the Dictators, plus a 45rpm copy of the Twisted Sister single "I Am (I'm Me)" autographed by Mendoza (Excellent condition). Accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by Mark Mendoza.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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