Free bass to someone deserving!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by madbassplaya, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    I'm a little on the fence with this one but here goes...

    This is my first bass. I have owned it since around 2003. This is a great bass; it survived the heat of an aluminum building over a summer when I had west nile virus (lead singer put it in storage to protect it) while a US Fender did not do so well. The bass has scratches, dings, and wear. Neck is uber stable. It could use some new pots/jack etc. I'm a little on the fence with this one...

    However; it sits in the corner unplayed. I don't play bass much at all these days and there is a part of me that thinks there is a kid somewhere out there that needs to play (much like I did). So I am considering parting with my black beauty for the right kid to start their music journey. If you know someone who deserves this, pm me and lets talk.

    The bass is a Peavey Millennium BXP (passive version).

    I can upload pics tonight.
  2. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Another good option is check around for local youth centers. Great places for this!
  3. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    very kind of you MAD PLAYA. I'm volunteering for a kids' music clinic on 1/18/14; there may be a bassist among them.
  4. Daveydude

    Daveydude Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Ft. Lauderdale FL
    Awesome! I could chip in for some of the shipping cost.:bassist::bassist:
  5. 707hippie


    Jan 13, 2013
    I donate to school music programs as well.
  6. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Spector-Dingwall-Aguilar-DR-Tech 21-Darkglass
    Good on you brother!

    I'll be donating my upright and an old beater P bass next week as well, always nice to see people paying it forward :bassist:
  7. waveman

    waveman Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    Those are great inexpensive basses! I have one in my regular gig rotation
  8. KeddyLee


    Nov 12, 2013
    That's good stuff. I applaud you, sir!
  9. Wonderful gesture on your part kind'll be blessed in return !
  10. hotbass57


    Nov 27, 2011
    Very cool! Well done play it forward! :-]
  11. t3ch


    Nov 17, 2007
    Go saints, so they can lose in Charlotte next week!
  12. jymyben


    Oct 19, 2007
    donate it to a local youth group or school in your area...

    it will be hooked up with a budding bass player this way....
  13. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Cody, very cool ..
  14. If there is any shipping expense involved, pls PM me and I will either PayPal you the entire amount or split it with anyone else willing to contribute toward defraying it.

  15. I am willing to help facilitate the transfer finically as well. Just let me know where to contribute to the fund. Good for you MBP!
  16. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Vista, CA
    Rad. Keep the good vibes going. There's lots of folks out there from music teachers and students to hospital rehab programs that can use the things we aren't. Good deal!
  17. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    I'm not worthy!

    It's good to see people giving back what they love...
  18. That is really super cool of you!! I am inspired by this kind act of generosity!!!
  19. telefunkinu-47


    May 22, 2008
    I second faulknersj's "super cool of you"!
  20. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    BUMP for a great guy and a great thing to do. Last year I was a part of a bass that was given to a special kid. I no longer teach at that school, but I know Tyrek is still enjoying his bass! Props to recreating that special gift for someone else!