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Basses In Your Will

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Duuuuuuuuuude, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

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    What are you guys going to do with your basses when your gone? Do you have them in your will? Anyone thought of donating them to needy children?
  2. Jah Wobble Fan

    Jah Wobble Fan

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    These theoretical kids in need of a Low End are gonna have to pry 'er out of my cold, dead hands, sorry!
  3. garp

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    :p
  4. sharkbait130

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    My son plays bass too ( better than me........ that's why I don't like him;) ) The little maggot gets everything.
  5. Lazarevicmass

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    +10, Your, my hands too :)
  6. Kmonk

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    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Fender and Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    My son gets all of it. He can decide what he wants to do with everything.
  7. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

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    But what about after your hands are cold and dead?
  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    My wife and kids know what all of stuff is worth and have been directed to sell it all and keep the $$$.

    The less expensive basses/guitars goes to Goodwill or another good cause.

    No point keeping a Fodera, vintage Fender or high end amp for sentimental reasons IMO. My watch, wedding ring or other items that are good candidates for "family heirloom", maybe.
  9. Clouz

    Clouz The Ayatollah of Jack and Cola Supporting Member

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    since my son has no interest in my guitars or my music i have left everything musical that i own to my friends son who is a metal master.:bassist:
  10. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    All of mine go to my mailman a fellow guitarist and friend.
  11. facethebass

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    I will tell my wife the same thing I told her about my golf clubs...Sell them for what they are worth, not what I told you I paid for them.
  12. GretschWretch

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    Having seen the excess clutter that my brother left when he passed, I will NOT put my child through that. Except for perhaps a couple of basses to be kept as mementos, the rest will be sold sequentially.

    I'd better get cracking.
  13. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

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    That's funny!
  14. P Town

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    Two kids. Sell everything, and split the proceeds, or they can divide it up, I don't care.

    Henny Youngman once said that he was at his fathers deathbed, and his father said: "Son, you know that gold watch of mine that you always admired?" Henny said: "Yes father?" And his father said: "Henny, I would like for you to have that watch after I'm gone.... so if you really want it, I can let you have it for $150.00."

    I have created a list of gear, with photographs, serial numbers, dates of manufacture, what I paid, (and estimated value at the time I created the list). I have a gigantic collection of tools, (lots of SnapOn), equipment, and machinery, that is too big to inventory. Now, when I buy expensive stuff (that is the kind of thing kept in the garage), I store it in the original cardboard box it came in, with a printout of the manufacturers data, and a copy of the invoice, which shows the date of purchase, and the price I paid.

    I'm caring for my 95 year old father right now, (all intimate personal needs, changing diapers, shopping, meal prep, very limited mobility, etc.), and he has already given away just about all his non-monetary possessions, because he knows he is living on borrowed time.
  15. sparkyfender2

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    No music lovers/players in the family, soooo......

    They will be sold, IF they are worth anything by then.

    I hope I live long enough to see the day when there is very little demand for bass guitars.

    Unfortunately, with the rapid decline of the live music scene, and the general interest in making personal music of any kind drying up, that day may not be far in the future.
  16. dalkowski

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    If I had to decide right now? Neither of my two wonderful teenage sons seems interested in things bass-ical, so I'd probably bequeath all my kit to my 12 Y.O. nephew, who is in love with the instrument. I may make it conditional that he never sell my 77 P, because old Fenders.
  17. malthumb

    malthumb Supporting Member

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    Two boys, six basses. Each gets an Alembic, after that they split as they see fit. Youngest (bass player) gets first pick each round.
  18. Vincent P

    Vincent P Supporting Member

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    LMFAO!!! I hear you brother; my kid gets the whole stable!!! :D

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