"Newbie In Need" Pacific NW version...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by rllefebv, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Hey Pacific Northwest TB'ers... For my 500th post, I decided to follow mchildree's lead. I was reading through some posts last night and was struck by the giving nature of Mike's post, 'Newbie in need'... (http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=32250), and the multitude of generous responses. This got me thinking that it might be nice to try and arrange something in our little corner of the continent for a less fortunate, potential bottom-dweller. Maybe we can come together with gear and/or cash donations to setup a kid with a starter kit. I'd think anything would be welcome... Books, cords, strings, strap, bass(!!)... I can start it off with a set of 'Darco' roundwound strings and this next to new Peavey MicroBass... Low hours, well maintained...


    If there's any interest, I can start checking with some contacts at the local middle and high schools to see if there's a potential recipient. Or... Someone else may have some better placed contacts for this type of thing. I just really dug the giving spirit here at TalkBass and thought about sharing the joy of bass! Interested??

  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Very Frustrating... (bump)
  3. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Don't let a lack of response get ya down. If you can't find anyone else who wants to contribute, you can always give the amp to a school, or find a reputable dealer to see if there are any students, or potential students who need an amp. I would try local high school jazz bands. You could always sell the amp, and give the money to charity. Or, give it the amp to a church, synagogue, VA Hospital, etc for an auction.
  4. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    Kings Bay, GA
    hey, call some of your local bass instructors...i'm sure they may have beginner students who may need equipment...man, for the first year i played bass, i had to use the mic input on an old stereo for an amp :eek: parents the world over want to make sure that their kids are going to stick with a certain thing before spending gobs of cash, especially on something that can potentially be discouraging for someone just starting out on a musical instrument, for example. they may know someone.