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KATRINA BASSES: please help!

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Chris Fitzgerald, Sep 15, 2005.


  1. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Nnick Lloyd asked me to post the following:

    Katrina Basses is a non-profit project that puts instruments into the hands of Hurricane Katrina-affected upright bassists. To donate, apply for help, or find out more information, please visit www.katrinabasses.org

    Thank you!
     
  2. Thanks for setting this up!
     
  3. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
    Euphonic Audio "Player"
    BUMP

    Folks, whatever else you may be doing, this worthwhile endeavor deserves your support.

    I hear they have weather where YOU live, too, y'know?
     
  4. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    BUMP. I'm unsticking this one because there are already so many sticky threads in Basses that sticking it in effect hides it. Free bumps on this one for all interested - Sam's point is more than valid.
     
  5. John Sprague

    John Sprague Sam Shen's US Distributor

    Mar 10, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Sales Manager, CSC Products Inc.
    TB bass brotherhood: We now have two recipients looking forward to getting instruments. So the program could use a little love , as well as wallet go-juice, from you fine people. Here's the link! Let's hook these guys up!
     
  6. Brent Norton

    Brent Norton

    Sep 26, 2003
    Detroit, MI
    Got that right; Thanks for the bumps, fellas. The www.katrinabasses.org page looks good, has all pertinent info and is easy to use. It only takes a couple of minutes to get involved.
     
  7. Bump. :)
     
  8. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I would like to post this as mannerly as possible...

    Donations, to date, aren't really coming in that quickly for this project. We have bassists that need an upright, but not the donations to make it happen. Please take 5 minutes and visit www.katrinabasses.org

    Thank you.
     
  9. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    I put the link at the top of my gig spam for all of this week.
     
  10. Bump
     
  11. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    Bump.

    Is there any way to get this thread posted somewhere more visible? Maybe even create a banner that can get mixed up with the rest of the ads? Has anyone asked Paul this kind of thing? At the least, it needs to be posted in the main homepage as a piece of news - but there's alot of regular junk that shows up there which would shove it down to the bottom.
     
  12. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    I just forwarded that very question to paul. I hope so.
     
  13. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Maybe DownBeat and/or Jazz Times or one of the other periodicals would post something. They've got to be doing a story on the music and musicians from that area.

    Does anyone have any connections?
     
  14. paul

    paul Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Jul 20, 2000
    Texas
    I can post a small banner on the DB Forums pages - I can come up with a very simple banner, but perhaps there's someone involved in this project with more graphical know-how who could come up with something for this purpose?
     
  15. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    Where's John Sprague?!?! Oh JOOOOHHHHNNNN!!!!!!! :)

    I could do it... well actually. I don't think you want me to do it. :meh:
     
  16. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    And maybe the thread could be a sticky at the top of all DB forums like an announcement?
     
  17. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I thought the point was to un-sticky it so it wouldn't get ignored...?
     
  18. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    I think the guilt angle is a bit much. The graphic is nice, though.
     
  19. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    How 'bout something long the lines of: "NOLA; Show some support for our bassists of the port."
     
  20. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    Agreed. When I saw RAYRAY's post, I was expecting something far more distasteful than what that ad actually said. My donation goes in this week, but since I'm not terribly wealthy, it will take a lot more than that to get someone a bass. :meh: