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FREE Upright for the right Bassist/Music Student

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses & Bows' started by MDBass, Dec 26, 2013.


  1. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

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    Endorsing Artist: Spector-Dingwall-Aguilar-DR-Tech 21-Darkglass
    The upright that I learned on has sat unused in my studio for quite sometime; I'm a rock/electric player at heart, and after years off logging many playing hours a day I've also developed mild tendonitis in both wrists which makes the upright more of a chore than a joy.

    I'm looking to donate my upright to either an after school program or another bassist/music student that doesn't have the means to acquire one otherwise; it's in need of a new set strings (the G string broke at the tuning peg, I'm assuming from remaining un-played for so long) but aside from that is in great shape.

    Living a reasonable distance from Los Angeles is an obvious must, anyone interested should send me a PM telling me a bit about yourself and your musical situation; after a week or two of fielding PM responses I'll decide on the best way to move forward.

    Cheers & Happy Holidays!
     
  2. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

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    Two solid replies so far, here's a bump ;)
     
  3. David_70

    David_70 Supporting Member

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    Wonderful gesture, bump.
     
  4. SteveFreides

    SteveFreides

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    Agreed, a wonderful thing. MDBass, I'm pretty sure I have a used string to replace the broken G. If you PM me with your mailing address, I'll send it to you.

    -S-
     
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  6. exflavier@gmail

    exflavier@gmail

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    I meant to post this in a private message :/
     
  7. exflavier@gmail

    exflavier@gmail

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  8. Sessionguy

    Sessionguy

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    Awesome idea and gesture! All the best.
     
  9. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member

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    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    The bass was given to a young player from the projects in LA.

    I've forgotten the details and don't have time to find them right now but there's another thread with more discussion. It was a wonderful act of selflessness.
     
  10. beobass

    beobass

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    Nice! I love it!
     

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