Looking for a Newbie "In Need"

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mchildree, Nov 25, 2001.

  1. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    I'm moving to a new home soon and have some extensive house-cleaning to do. I've found a couple of small items in my music cabinet that are new and unused, which I don't need. However, a new player on a limited budget could put them to use. Anybody know of a new player who hasn't been able to afford even small things like a nice strap, or an amp?

    I have a new Planet Waves strap, with the locking ends and also a Nobels Bass Mycro headphone amp with headphones included. I'll send these, free of charge, to a bassist who needs them.

    We have to be on the honor system here, guys. If you have a strap or an amp of any kind, please disqualify yourself and help me find somebody who really needs these small items.
  2. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Very Cool man!!!
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Wouln't this be a nice tradition to start? I'm gonna take a look around to see what I have that I don't use, too.
  4. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cool! This is what I'd hoped would happen.
  5. just in time for christmas too. that really is a nice thing to do man.
  6. mchildree,

    You, sir, are a true gentleman. That's pretty nice of you. I will look through my closets and follow in your footsteps.

  7. Now that you mention it.. I have a 35" bass..
    but i've got 2 sets of 34" string laying about here..

    • Warwick Red label roundwound stainless steel ( .045 .065 .085 .105 .135 )
    • Warwick yellow label roundwound nickel ( .045 .065 .085 .105 )

  8. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    my friend wants to start bass,but hes one of those lazy kids who couldnt earn money if his life depended on it,so u could consider him.
  9. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    In the spirit of giving, I've got a drummer that needs a good home. He's slightly used and drags the beat occasionally, but he's house trained and great with kids.
  10. nikofthehill


    Jul 30, 2001
    san jose, CA
    LOL....my band needs a full time drummer. can i have him?:D

    i think this whole giving thing is a great idea. i feel so bad because i dont have anything to spare. i just have one strap, one bass, one cable, and one amp. and now i realize that even having this much is something to be thankful for. lets try to make this a TB tradition of some sort. i'm sure a year from now i'll be able to contribute something.

  11. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000

    C'mon guys....somebody MUST need this stuff....
  12. red-hot-bassist


    Sep 18, 2001
    why dont you stick up an ad somehwere in your town? or give it to a schoo? or a music programme that isnt very exclusive?
    thats a great thing to do, i hope santa will be good to you this year cos you deserve it
  13. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    hmm.. I got an old venom 30 watt amp... you can't turn it up to loud or it will begin to distort.. but it works...
  14. Great idea! I think I could probably find a strap or something to donate. Someone should organize this and get the ball rolling. I would but I can't even keep track of my car keys.:rolleyes:
  15. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    At least everyone is honest enough to admit they don't need it here.

    Maybe we should get some people together to buy a cheap bass, and give the headphone amp, bass, and strap, and stuff to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital for someone there.

    I'd be willing to toss in $20 for a bass. Any takers?

    Edit: I mentioned Scottish Rite because mchildree is in GA, and so am I. They are a Children's Hospital with a great reputation. I believe quite a lot of cancer work is done there. Luckily, I haven't had to be too familiar with their services.
  16. I'm in. Let's do it, all us Atlanta-area folks. If 10 or 15 of us donate $20 each, we can get a Squier Bronco bass and some accessories. What do you think, guys and gals?
  17. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    Good idea, Bassmonkee! Will you or Dave give Scottish Rite a ring and clear things with them? Let me know when and where, and I'll mail the things I have up to you.
  18. thatz an awesome things to do u guyz. I got tonz of respect for yinz. :D
  19. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I'll call the hospital tomorrow to see what they say about the idea. If we can get another couple of people to chip in, I will be happy to organize it, and drop the stuff off. I have a friend who has a music store, so I'm sure he'd be happy to give us a beginner bass for cost.