Help me give away my bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tleeitsme, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. tleeitsme


    Sep 8, 2017
    Hey y'all I have an idea about giving a bass away to an in-need child. I saw something like this happen on TB years ago, and the idea has always warmed my heart. Now I am the founding member of the "lefties who play righty" club here on TB (are clubs even a thing anymore?) so this is extra special to me.

    I have an SX 30" left handed pbass in purple sparkle. Its a very fun bass that I bought for an ex-girlfriend. Maybe 5 hours of play time. Its an SX so its a little rough around the edges and the hardware is very cheap. I was hoping that I could get a few TBers to donate some parts + time to get this bass properly set up and in the hands of a young left-handed child!!!

    DM me if you have any candidates to propose! I am afraid I am not very active in my local music community so I wouldn't know where to begin. I do want to give it to an especially motivated and bass guitar loving child, as I know how easily forgotten about bass guitars can become in a school's music program. With everything that is going on right now I would love for this to end up in the hands of a young child of color, but that is certainly not a requirement.

    Please chime in if you have any parts to donate or are willing to put together the parts/set-up/fret-dress this bass. Lets come together and pay it forward!

    Peace and Love,
  2. It would be helpful to know where you are. I have a friend who is connected to a music education program for disadvantaged youth here but the value of the instruments they typical receive through donations isn't high enough to warrant the cost of shipping. You're probably better off looking locally.
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  3. tleeitsme


    Sep 8, 2017
    I am located in houston but I am more than willing to ship. I am already out like $130 on this thing, whats another $40-50 to change a kid's life.
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  4. klejst

    klejst Guest

    Oct 5, 2010
    Good on you for doing this, things like this is what inspire kids to play music and will never forget.
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  5. tleeitsme


    Sep 8, 2017
    Bump with a picture of the actual bass in question.

    I would really love to make this happen talkbass!!

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  6. Riff Ranger

    Riff Ranger Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Bigfoot Country
    I did something a lot like this last year. A whole lot of happiness all around. This guy knew my oldest kid and reached out on Instagram. Maybe somebody you already know needs this thing. I wish you the same joy this experience brought me (and presumably the anonymous guy in this photo, too).

    My own little lefty is already set, but you’ll understand why I had to mention him:
    (He has a bass, too.)
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  7. MCF


    Sep 1, 2014
    I gave away a bass to the local Jr. High band director once. He was happy to have it.
  8. Having lived both in large major cities, and distant rural small towns - I can assure you that there are a lot of deserving young bass players in rural areas that are consistently, always overlooked.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
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  9. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Just leave it on the curb and turn your back.
    It WILL disappear.