Basses In Your Will

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 48thStreetCustom, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. 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. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    These theoretical kids in need of a Low End are gonna have to pry 'er out of my cold, dead hands, sorry!
  3. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
  4. My son plays bass too ( better than me........ that's why I don't like him;) ) The little maggot gets everything.

  5. +10, Your, my hands too :)
  6. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    My son gets all of it. He can decide what he wants to do with everything.
  7. But what about after your hands are cold and dead?
  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 LET'S GO BLUE JAYS...(in 2016)...LET'S GO!!

    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

    Jan 26, 2013
    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. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    All of mine go to my mailman a fellow guitarist and friend.
  11. 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. 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. That's funny!
  14. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    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


    Nov 25, 2013
    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. 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


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    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. LMFAO!!! I hear you brother; my kid gets the whole stable!!! :D