Saw this on another board and had to pass it on (with no comment, feel free to make your own) - it's at http://www.jethrotull.com/news/rubbingbass.html Ian Anderson Wants Your Bass! On the up-coming Rubbing Elbows with Ian Anderson Tour, I need to borrow a 3/4 size stand-up double bass for my bass-player, David Goodier, to use in many of the songs. Some of the promoters can't be sure of getting one locally and we don't want to drag David's around with us due to the difficulty of placing it securely under the seat in front or in the overhead locker. So we need a different bass for each of the 11 concerts. A stand for it would be a help too. If you are a bass player of a good playing quality instrument (or have a close pal who is) and you live in or near one of the shows in the towns below, you might like two free tickets to the concert and the opportunity to hear how it sounds from the good seats in the house. Real wood is preferred over plywood models. We have our own quickly mountable Fishman pick-up and an SWR amp. Don't forget: it must be a professional quality instrument with new(ish) strings and ready to play. Not Uncle Bill's beat-up old spider coffin gathering cobwebs in the attic! If you are unavailable to attend the show, or desperately need the money, I am prepared to pay a modest (Oh, what a skinflint) commercial rent for the instrument for one night in each of the following areas: Milwaukee, WI October 8th Kalamazoo, MI October 10th Toledo, OH October 11th Cincinnati OH October 12th Easton, PA October 13th Troy/Albany NY October 15th Wilmington, DE October 16th Tarrytown, NY October 17th Keene, NH October 18th Ridgefield, CT October 19th Poughkeepsie, NY October 20th The full list of venues is available under "Tours" on this website. We need the instrument no later than three PM on the day of show. If you can help, please contact Kenny Wylie, Production Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. If you don't have a bass to lend to me, please don't use that e-mail address as it is for Mr. Wylie's professional and daily commercial use only.