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SOLD A Christmas Offering?

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

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  1. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    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! :)


  2. paradog


    Dec 25, 2011
    Central NJ
    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. 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 Last Chance Riders Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    Roswell, GA
    I like things that go BOOM
    I love it.
  5. 1steve34


    Feb 9, 2009
    Marco Bass endorsing artist and player for Life
    Awesome! find a good home for it!
  6. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    I love this time of year. It seems to bring out the best in people.........
  7. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    That's an awesome thing to do, man!
  8. FunkBoy

    FunkBoy Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    Saugerties, NY
    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

    Feb 27, 2009
    Ft. Lauderdale FL
    A GREAT Christmas offering!

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


    Apr 27, 2010
    Santa Cruz, CA
    "Behold a good deed in a weary world". -Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  11. I believe it's *so shines a good deed in a weary world* actually
  12. +1
  13. frootbooty

    frootbooty Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Las Vegas
    It's a Christmas miracle that no one has posted "weight?" yet.
  14. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    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

    Mar 31, 2009
    Nashville, TN
  16. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    Schools are underfunded, a school with a bandroom might put it to good use.
  17. bless you for your kindness .
  18. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    Madbass for president!
  19. Gunner77


    Nov 30, 2009
    Columbia, MO
    Pm'd you.
  20. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    Hmmm. I wonder if we could post Positive Feedback on your behalf for being so generous!

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