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Help Rocco, Win a Lakland

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by adrian garcia, Jul 8, 2002.


  1. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Rocco Prestia is one of my bass heroes- i think many of us share that feeling. i have met and hung with Rocco on several ocassions, he has always been warm and very friendly to me. I suspect he's that way to most people. Rocco needs a liver, I think we have all heard by now. What I am compelled to do and I have contacted his fund, is the following:
    If you contribute $50 or more DIRECTLY to Rocco's fund, I have proposed that they enter your name into a drawing in which the giveaway will be a new Lakland 55-01 bass supplied by access-bass.
    I await reply from the people at Rocco's fund, but they issued a challenge and I'm willing to contribute in this manner.. so if you give $50 or more, you could win a shiny new smokin' Lakland 55-01.. courtesy of access-bass.com - we owe a lot to Rocco, let's show what we as bass brothers are made of and help him get a liver.. what do you say??? We have lost too many greats recently, we need Rocco here to keep funking us all up!!! any questions- please email me at info@access-bass.com - peace!!!
     
  2. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
  3. Wow Adrian, that is so cool of you. Rocco is one of my heroes too; I contributed to the fund the other day and hope others will join in helping this brother pull through.
     
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    adrian, make sure you check on the legality of that - i know there are some lame laws about what can and can't be done in these kinds giveaways/fundraisers.
     
  5. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Yes Adrian,

    Please be careful with drawings. The laws are different from state to state. Very nice of you to do this buddy!

    If I may suggest a better way to do it...it may be better to auction off the bass on eBay with all proceeds donated to the trust.

    Let me know if you need any assistance! I'm one of the regional coordinators of the trust and will be starting a bunch of "Auctions for Rocco" on eBay this week.

    As always Adrian...you're a true brother! Rock on and right on bro!


    <a href="http://www.francisroccoprestia.com"><img src="http://www.francisroccoprestia.com/roccoadv.gif" width="195" height="60" border="0" alt="Your help is urgently needed right now!"></a>
     
  6. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    thanks , fellas- i am making sure that i never touch any money- the idea is to get people to contribute- if i auction the bass off- its a one time thing.. i would like to see more donations- i am doing this strictly thru their fund account- i will check into into , my thread about this on bassists was kindly closed by a moderator- i do not know why it bothered him to see this- he said there already was a thread about helping Rocco- so he closed my thread- which is fine because i dont really want replies, i just want to let it be known-- i will be carefull- i dont know what they could after me for- i want no money.. anyways, regardless, it always kinda pisses me off when a mod just closes my thread wihtout asking for an explanation..or seeing what im trying to do its happened before here in TB- im only trying to help- all offended parties need to look into themselves- ive already encountered opposition- its my bass to give away,, im not talking about you, john- Dude, i will contact you to see what can be done, but i already spoke to the Vegas coordinatior
     
  7. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Adrian...what you're doing is wonderful. If it offends some people then that's on them brother. I sent an email to the main Trustee in Indiana this eveing on your behalf giving you my highest recommendation.

    Bravo buddy! Let me know how this progresses and I'll make sure I post it on the Dude Pit and get it up on the Trust's website as well.

    My hat is off to you for this generous offering!



    <a href="http://www.francisroccoprestia.com"><img src="http://www.francisroccoprestia.com/roccoadv.gif" width="195" height="60" border="0" alt="Your help is urgently needed right now!"></a>
     
  8. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    ps: My number again is (707) 546-Dude
     
  9. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Dude- i will call you tomorrow- i just want everyone to understand- all im doing is asking for receipts if you want to be included in a drawing- i just want to know who gave $50 or more- then a name will be randomly picked ( dont know how yet) and that person gets a lakland- pretty simple.. but then again- laws can be silly..
     
  10. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    this just in from Emilio Castillo
    "He's out and staying at a friend's house for a few months. He can use all the prayer and help he can get. His
    cell # is 818-*******. He can give you his address when you speak and I know he'd really appreciate your kindness. God bless!!!
    Emilio
    good news that he;s out- i plann to visit him next week.. peace!!- Adrian
     
  11. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Call me Adrian or I'll call you tomorrow...been at this for 16 hours today...gotta crash.

    Thanks bro!
     
  12. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Rocco's getting mail through Tim Scott (Jack Mack & The Heart Attack) and his wife Kathy.

    If anyone wants to send a card or letter to Rocco you can send it to:

    Rocco Prestia
    c/o Katherine Kelso Scott
    7443 Sale Avenue
    West Hills, CA 91307
     
  13. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    PS: Bobby Vega is subbing for Rocco with TOP while he's recovering. He was over here this afternoon. Juggling between TOP and Mickey Hart tours and sends his best to everyone in this fight!
     
  14. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Bobby Vega is a badass!!- thanks to him for coming to the rescue
     
  15. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Yup...Bobby's the real deal bro...came over to drop off two basses for me to sell to help with the cause!

    One is pretty friggin special too...a custom 6 string Clevinger fretless that Brad Houser used with Eddie Brickell & The New Bohemians to record "Shooting Rubber Bands at the Stars" and his personal Fender '62 Reissue Fretless Relic.

    Bobby's out on tour with Mickey Hart in the AM then picks up with TOP on the 16th.

    He and Rocco go way back...named his son "Rocco".
     
  16. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    there arent many cats than can do the Rocco thing, but Bobby is the cat for the call- he NAILS the Rocco thing- i have his solo cd- with the string quartet- great stuff, he only busts out witht he 16 th note thing once, but DAMMNN!!! and his melodic playing and the chordal stuff is fantastic- tell Bobby he has a BIG fan here!!
     
  17. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    LOL...yeah he's the ****e all right...does it with a pick too!

    Will send your regards Adrian...I'm off to bed...been hard at it since 5:00 AM...nite Bro!
     
  18. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    But first I need to play me bass a bit...playing a Fender Geddy Lee Sig strung with TI Jazz Flats through my Korg Pandora set on Chorus through my Ampeg B-100R to David Bowie's new CD "Heathen"....life is good tonight in Sonoma County! Stars are out and it's still like 75 degrees out...magical! Who needs to sleep???
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    LOL...found the above pic of me at NAMM 2001 backing off the tone knob...for the life of me I can't play a Jazz set any other way than the neck pickup solo'ed and the tone knob backed almost all the way off! I know...I know...total opposite of what most people do! LOL....remember..."It ain't got no "Bump without the Thump!"
     
  20. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    ok, folks- update:
    seems like John Turner and Dude had something there- i love this country, but sometimes... the legalities do not allow me to "raffle" the bass away- i never thought of it as a raffle- i never sold any tix or the like, .. its a long story- so i will donate the bass , which will be autographed by Rocco- and auctioned at ebay by the TRUST - since i said what i said a couple of days go- i will do this.. if you donated $50 and you did it because you might win the bass.. send me your receipt and ill give you a set of strings.. free. Be honest, Send your receipts dated for the last 3 days to Access-Bass 7956 W Quail Ave. Las vegas, NV 89113 - thanks for helping Rocco - the bass will be on their site soon-- peace!- Adrian