Shout-out and big thanks to TB member 40Hz !

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sijjvra, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Sijjvra

    Sijjvra

    Mar 31, 2009
    Last week, I posted a thread about the cheap SX basses being low on stock the past few weeks, and how much of a bummer that was because I wanted to get back into bass playing after having sold all my basses a few years ago due to financial issues concerning my special needs daughter (her therapy costs big bucks, and insurance only covers some of it).

    People were kind enough to post some alternative vendors that stock lower priced basses (thanks everyone!) but I also received a PM from TB member 40Hz who offered a Squier Jag, no strings attached, to help out a fellow bassist get back into playing. I was and still am stunned by this act of kindness--though I'll never regret selling off my stock to help pay for my daughter's medical necessities, having to quit playing cold turkey wasn't something I had ever expected to have to do.

    Long story short, I received a bass today--a nice Squier Jag in near mint condition. Of course, I spent at least an hour tooling around on it (and realizing how out of practice I am, heh) and it was amazing. I'm so overwhelmed. I wanted to thank 40Hz here, publicly, as well as in PM to let him know how much I appreciate what he did--and that one day, when things are looking a little better here, I'll be paying the favor forward.

    The camera on my phone is borked so unfortunately no pictures, but it's this model : download.jpg
     
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
  3. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Yep, that's a very cool thing to do!!!!!
     
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  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

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  5. Sid the Kid

    Sid the Kid

    Jun 7, 2013
    Illinois
    Just another reason I love this place. Well played 40Hz, and well received Siijvra!
     
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  6. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham AL
    Love this site.
     
  7. Always nice to hear good things from good people in the world. This world is full of too many negative things. Good to see some positive interaction.
     
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  8. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    Congratulations @Sijjvra and @40Hz , the world needs more people like you both!! :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Bass Man Dan

    Bass Man Dan Endorsing Artist: Ned Flanders' Bass-a-Reeno

    Oct 20, 2017
    Cincinnati
    That's awesome. I know there are a ton of logistical issues as to why this idea wouldn't work, but I was thinking the other day it would be cool if we, as a forum, could come up with a way to help somebody who is young or broke or whatever to obtain a decent bass. I know I'd chip in once a month or so.
     
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  10. CGremlin

    CGremlin

    Nov 1, 2014
    Palm Bay, FL
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  11. Copperhead

    Copperhead Still creakin' around. Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    Tennessee
    Generosity is it's own reward. Happiness follows.
     
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  12. Inky13

    Inky13

    Nov 13, 2016
    Buffalo NY
    With all the negativity in the world, it’s refreshing to hear some good news. Well done sirs, well done.
     
  13. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    You don't need an organized group to do this. I've sent rigs and equipment clear across the country to help others, you can do the same if you are motivated enough. Congratulations to @40Hz for helping out, and paying it forward.
    Anyone have a used bass amp to donate?
     
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  14. scuzzy

    scuzzy

    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    Good people. :)
     
  15. lermgalieu

    lermgalieu Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2000
    Austin, TX
    highlight of my week
     
  16. dcbassist5

    dcbassist5 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Awesome gesture! Very cool!
     
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  17. LadyLoveStingRay5

    LadyLoveStingRay5

    Jul 17, 2004
    Great story .
    Congrats to you and I hope that @40Hz receives at least doublefold on his good deed.
    I know how much joy is received from giving .
     
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  18. Indiedog

    Indiedog

    Aug 23, 2012
    Tucson, AZ
    Wonderful! I'll add my voice to the chorus: that was very nice of 40Hz!

    And yeah, I'll say the obvious...you've got good karma!
     
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  19. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    This site is full of rad folks, but that was def a super cool above & beyond gesture by @40Hz :thumbsup:
     
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  20. mikeyjm2

    mikeyjm2 Keepin' it simple.

    Dec 31, 2014
    Houston, TX
    Excellent! Well done @40Hz :thumbsup: