1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TB Android app is working, you may need to uninstall/reinstall. The iPhone app is now updated and should work after you upgrade. TalkBass is responsive to any screen size, so we recommend using your mobile browser for full functionality.

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

A Christmas Offering?

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by madbassplaya, Nov 28, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    262   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    My old man bought this bass at a yard sale. I have no use for it what so ever as I'm not a P bass guy and I generally don't play 4 strings either. I was gonna sell it and give him back his cash but I've decided against that. A couple of years ago I remember there being several TB members who knew of a kid that could benefit from a bass. I was lucky enough to rake yards and save cash for mine living in a small town but I know some kids aren't that lucky. I was hit today with how fortunate I am as well and I wanna do something good this holiday season.

    So with that being said, I'm gonna give my old man his $100 bucks back and offer this bass up. If you know of a kid that could benefit from this, please post here or pm me.

    The bass is an older bass. Looks to be ash and maple. Has a single chrome pick up in the P position. Ashtray and pick up covers as well. Bass is strung with a new set of BLUE STEELS. The bass has wear on the body and the neck and could use a good set up. Electronics are supposed to work without problems but it does really need a good set up. So, if you know a kid that needs a bass and you're willing to pay for some set up work or can do some, let's talk. :)

    The case is rough. Not sure if it's a fender case or a logo was was put on a cheaper case back in the day. Also comes with a black strap.

    EDIT: The Plan

    I've already recieved a couple of pm's regarding the bass. My goal is to find someone (probably a child 18 or less) that cannot afford a bass but has a desire to. I am going to ask that all submissions be made by December 3rd, which is through the weekend. That way it has time to ship and be set up before Christmas. I also ask that if your candidate gets the bass we get a shot of them with it? I don't know, just think that would be cool! :)

    Pics:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
  2. paradog

    paradog

    Rating - 100%
    6   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    WOW! I had a HONDO when I was a teenager...yea it was a long time ago! My daughter would love to play along with me on this (she's 9)!
  3. GrooveKeeper

    GrooveKeeper Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    12   0   0

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great Idea. I just helped some friends pick out a bass for their son for Christmas. I hope you can find the right situation to really bless someone wanting to start out but w/o the means to get a bass.
    Way to go!
  4. HertzWhenIPlay

    HertzWhenIPlay Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    15   0   0

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
  5. 1steve34

    1steve34

    Rating - 100%
    10   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    Marco Bass endorsing artist and player for Life
    Awesome! find a good home for it!
  6. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    493   0   0

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    I love this time of year. It seems to bring out the best in people.........
  7. rojo412

    rojo412 You're entering a world of bass... Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    140   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2000
    Likes Received:
    4
    Disclosures:
    Proprietor, ACF Custom
    That's an awesome thing to do, man!
  8. FunkBoy

    FunkBoy Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    86   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Martin Keith Guitars
    Members like you make this such a great community to be part of. Cheers to you!
  9. Daveydude

    Daveydude Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    33   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    A GREAT Christmas offering!


    Happy Holidays eveyone! :bassist::bassist::bassist::bassist:
  10. pgolliher

    pgolliher Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    "Behold a good deed in a weary world". -Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  11. bassteban

    bassteban

    Rating - 100%
    99   0   1

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Likes Received:
    0
    I believe it's *so shines a good deed in a weary world* actually
  12. Shinyflavors7

    Shinyflavors7

    Rating - 100%
    7   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    +1
  13. frootbooty

    frootbooty Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    79   0   0

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's a Christmas miracle that no one has posted "weight?" yet.
  14. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    262   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    What is the weight? :D

    There's gotta be some more people in need this time of year? :)
  15. nuts-n-bolts

    nuts-n-bolts Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    10   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Truth.
  16. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Likes Received:
    7
    Schools are underfunded, a school with a bandroom might put it to good use.
  17. justjake

    justjake

    Rating - 100%
    19   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Likes Received:
    0
    bless you for your kindness .
  18. Tunaman

    Tunaman Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    30   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2004
    Likes Received:
    1
    Madbass for president!
  19. Gunner77

    Gunner77

    Rating - 100%
    39   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
  20. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    207   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hmmm. I wonder if we could post Positive Feedback on your behalf for being so generous!
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page