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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by madbassplaya, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    Some of you may have seen my thread where I was giving away a bass. Well, I got several people with stories and I decided to be fair I would put the TB usernames in a hat and pull them. A TBer by the name of DaveAceOfBass won the hat draw. Dave had a very compelling story of a young boy who wanted to play but did not have the means to do it. I shipped the bass to Dave and he set the action/intonation and gave it to him.

    Here's the thread: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/christmas-offering-936589/

    EDIT: LOOK AT PIC 5. Kids already got the bass face down! :)






    If I can afford it, I may try to give a bass away every Christmas! :)

    BIG thanks to everyone who offered up someone they felt was deserving as well as a few TBer's that offered to help with shipping and set up work: ChubbyJerk, waterboy and Smokin' Toaster.
  2. kenny ames

    kenny ames Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    Nashville, TN.
    Awesome! Looks like a young Jamerson. Have done the same and I feel Im blessed more than the recipient. Every blessing, -K
  3. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al

    GREAT job by all involved. There really are some great, stand-up characters on TB.
  4. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    this is awesome! thanks for posting and good for you and your generosity.
  5. Major good happening here. Well done.
  6. RocThrower


    May 18, 2011
    I'm fairly new here, don't post much, and missed the original thread, but this absolutely made my day! Such a great community of bassists you folks have assembled here!
  7. Ken J

    Ken J Hartford Hot Several Brass Band Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Middlefield, CT
    That’s cool
    Merry Christmas to you
  8. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    Thanks guys. This was a better feeling than any NBD that I've ever had.

    TB has some class acts for sure. I couldn't believe people were offering to help with shipping and set up!
  9. PazzoBasso


    Jan 21, 2011
  10. emblymouse

    emblymouse Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Lakland Artist Endorser
    This makes you smile any which way you look at it. Big bonus points for you guys:bassist:
  11. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Very nice.

    TBers are definately a bunch of great folks.

    Props to madbassplaya. Very nice thing to do.
  12. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    Nice!! I think TB really is one of the nicest places on the internet!!

    In future years, you may see a great bass player that will always be grateful to you!
  13. I had, indeed, been following this story from the TB classifieds. Giving the gift of music to a child who otherwise, may not be able to afford it on their own. That's a gift he will remember for the rest of his life. TB members may have just spawned the next SMV-skilled member.
  14. congrats to all involved!!!! and all the best to the kid!
  15. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    Great job. I love to see stuff like this. Also, I like the way the kid is all dressed up for his NBD. Very Cool.
  16. Thanks MadBassPlaya, you did a great thing.
  17. @DaveAceOfBass - Please tell us how this came about. Did the child know you were bringing it over? Was he completely surprised?
  18. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Best thing I've seen all day!!!

    - georgestrings
  19. Thats fantastic. Great charity there! TB has been a really wonderful community since ive gotten here and this is one of the reasons why.
  20. TB'ers = Low enders with huge hearts!