Why donate?

You probably have noticed that… all lessons are free.
And you know..
I would love – to teach you all the things I know, but it takes me time and effort to come up with new stuff, whether it is videos, articles or just general advice on playing the electric bass – for instance – I plan on doing a whole beginner section with all the exercises / things aspiring bassplayers should know and strive for..
Id like to do it much more than now, but I need to eat too…

Not that you need to have a bad conscience or anything for using the site without contributing, but those of you that can afford to donate to this site please do;-)

There are several ways you can support / donate to playbassnow.com

Direct donation via Paypal.com

The most secure online payment system to my knowledge

Choose your preferred currency here:

And you should know that all donations over 10$ will recieve 10 selected “Bass lick of the day” transcriptions (standard notation with tablature + TAB) as a token of appreciation;-)
Read more about that HERE

Direct bank transfer

In case you dont want to use creditcard online, then you can transfer directly to my bank account
IBAN: DK4930003346041072



Please send me an email afterwards, so i know who you are and can thank you properly

Buy me something nice ?

I can always use a set of strings, some picks, a new cable, a book, a bass…
Amazon.co.uk or thomann.de are my favourite places to buy stuff online (I prefer the european sites , since im not an US citizen )
Things i can use right away (no socks please):

DR Sunbeams nickel wound strings or any nickel strings you would like me to try;-) (I prefer standard gauge 45 – 105)
Jim Dunlop picks 0.88 – 12 Pack
Jack cables
Maybe a old stompbox?
An old bass? – maybe i can bring some new life to it:-)

My address is
Thomas Risell (Ok, its out – marloweDK isn’t my real name…)
Noerre Soegade 31A, 3tv
DK-1370 Copenhagen
And again remember to tell me who you are.

Can you support the site in other ways?

Well, checking out the links on the site
Also worth mentioning are the cheap chinese-made SX basses in the 100 – 180$ price range which can be purchased via rondomusic.com, I have a fretless and a shortscale bass I use as piccolo, lots of fun for very little money.

MarloweDK said,

February 2, 2013 @ 10:26 am

Yes, thank you very much:-) ive sent some files to you on your paypal registered email

don_logan said,

February 2, 2013 @ 3:24 am

Hi Marlow just donated $35.00 for your efforts.
thanks Jason

MarloweDK said,

January 22, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

Yes, thank you Tobias, got it!:-)

TravelingBavarian said,

January 22, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

Hey Thomas,

just donate some to you, so your frige could be filled for a day! 😉 I want to thank you for your very very good instructions and Videos. It gives me a new way to Play with my fourstrings and i hope i can adopt it to my playing. Thanks and greetings from lower Bavaria!

gpael65 said,

October 31, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

just donate 20 euros for yourgood job,thank u very much ,gpael from greece……..

Eggman said,

August 8, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

A little something from me should have just hit your Paypal account. Thanks

raaf said,

June 5, 2012 @ 8:10 am

Just payed… why? Hope it’s better than just stripping the internet with all kind of instructions. Have no idea what the quality of the content wil be. 300 video’s.. hos do you download that? In a big zip-file? Or seperate per lick-part? And the mp3.. will it be good to jam on? We shall see… It’s a bit strange nowadays to pay online and not see result right away, to be honest. I will comment on this later on;)

Simone said,

June 4, 2012 @ 5:02 am

Hello Thomas,

Just donated…..thx for all the efforts

seven78 said,

June 3, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

$50 for you )

kennyisnotdead said,

May 17, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

Really enjoy your licks of the day. Truly inspiring.

MarloweDK said,

May 14, 2012 @ 6:17 am

If you get inspired, you practice and get better:-)

Novatech said,

May 14, 2012 @ 5:06 am

Hi Marlowe,

I started playing bass about 2 months ago and I just donated. Hope these vids will help me progress. Thanks!


MarloweDK said,

April 12, 2012 @ 9:23 am

Hey Papaterry
Got the donation thx and I have sent a little something your way:-)
Funy, right now Im actually playing a show in Tivoli around 50 feet from where you played with Kris K!
Yesthe favorites stopped working after i moved the site, will look into it

papaterry said,

April 12, 2012 @ 8:11 am

Aloha Thomas. Just sent you 50 thank yous for hosting this site. I just turned 70 on April 1st. and I am playing bass better than I ever have in my life. All thanks to your site and inspiration. BTW, I remember playing at the Tivoli Gardens back in 1974 with Kris Kristofferson and Copenhagen was my favorite city on that tour. I was impressed with all of the flower boxes on the buildings and how clean the city was. I’m not interested in slap or funk, just trying to build some speed and improve my technique. I have kinda small hands so it is a test. Also, when I click on my favorites, why doesn’t it save them to a list. Because when I go to “My Favorites” there is nothing there. Anyway, thanks again for restarting my musical life. Mahalo, Terry.

GrooveExtensions said,

March 26, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

Hi MarloweDK I just sent a donation to you. You and your fellow instructors provide us with very useful information. Thanks!

MarloweDK said,

March 16, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

Got it thx and i sent little something your way:-)

tonimi said,

March 16, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

Hi Marlowe!
I really enjoy all your posts on youtube.
You’re a great player and an amazing teacher!
Thank you so much for all you do for us.
I’ve just donated 25$… my little contribution to keep all of this working.
Again, thank you so much!!!

pmoray310 said,

February 24, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

Just donated $30. You provide a tremendouse service to bass players everywhere. Keep up the good work!

lovefist said,

January 15, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

Just donated after being a member for quite a while. I’ve been following you since the old Youtube days.

Can’t wait to see some of the videos and transcriptions I can use in my practice routine.

MsSlinky said,

November 7, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

TR-Thanks again for such a great site….am learning much…already donated and will do so again…your guest teachers are awesome..for a fledgling such as myself…I feel glad to have found your site…keep the fire burning….

machado said,

August 7, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

Hi, Marlowe! I’ve sent a small donation to a great job!
Do not stop, keep it up!
Brazilian hugs.

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