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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by madbassplaya, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya Supporting Member

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    Some of you may have seen my thread where I was giving away a bass. Well, I got several people with stories and I decided to be fair I would put the TB usernames in a hat and pull them. A TBer by the name of DaveAceOfBass won the hat draw. Dave had a very compelling story of a young boy who wanted to play but did not have the means to do it. I shipped the bass to Dave and he set the action/intonation and gave it to him.

    Here's the thread: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/christmas-offering-936589/

    EDIT: LOOK AT PIC 5. Kids already got the bass face down! :)

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    If I can afford it, I may try to give a bass away every Christmas! :)

    BIG thanks to everyone who offered up someone they felt was deserving as well as a few TBer's that offered to help with shipping and set up work: ChubbyJerk, waterboy and Smokin' Toaster.
  2. kenny ames

    kenny ames Supporting Member

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    Awesome! Looks like a young Jamerson. Have done the same and I feel Im blessed more than the recipient. Every blessing, -K
  3. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

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    [​IMG]

    GREAT job by all involved. There really are some great, stand-up characters on TB.
  4. j.kernodle

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    this is awesome! thanks for posting and good for you and your generosity.
  5. dalkowski

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    Major good happening here. Well done.
  6. RocThrower

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    I'm fairly new here, don't post much, and missed the original thread, but this absolutely made my day! Such a great community of bassists you folks have assembled here!
  7. Ken J

    Ken J Coginchaug New Horizons Band/Skinning Cats Gold Supporting Member

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    That’s cool
    Merry Christmas to you
  8. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys. This was a better feeling than any NBD that I've ever had.

    TB has some class acts for sure. I couldn't believe people were offering to help with shipping and set up!
  9. PazzoBasso

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  10. emblymouse

    emblymouse I Dig A Pony Supporting Member

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    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist Lakland**Bag End**Schroeder
    This makes you smile any which way you look at it. Big bonus points for you guys:bassist:
  11. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Very nice.

    TBers are definately a bunch of great folks.

    Props to madbassplaya. Very nice thing to do.
  12. JACink

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    Nice!! I think TB really is one of the nicest places on the internet!!

    In future years, you may see a great bass player that will always be grateful to you!
  13. TolerancEJ

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    I had, indeed, been following this story from the TB classifieds. Giving the gift of music to a child who otherwise, may not be able to afford it on their own. That's a gift he will remember for the rest of his life. TB members may have just spawned the next SMV-skilled member.
  14. jmorbita

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    congrats to all involved!!!! and all the best to the kid!
  15. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

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    Great job. I love to see stuff like this. Also, I like the way the kid is all dressed up for his NBD. Very Cool.
  16. DougBass

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    Thanks MadBassPlaya, you did a great thing.
  17. TolerancEJ

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    @DaveAceOfBass - Please tell us how this came about. Did the child know you were bringing it over? Was he completely surprised?
  18. georgestrings

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    Best thing I've seen all day!!!


    - georgestrings
  19. Diesel Kilgore

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    Thats fantastic. Great charity there! TB has been a really wonderful community since ive gotten here and this is one of the reasons why.
  20. TolerancEJ

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    TB'ers = Low enders with huge hearts!

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