... And we're giving it away?!

Enter now for a chance to WIN a bass and help us build a school in an under-resourced nation.

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We have completed 36.3% of our goal of $75,000.


This is your chance to WIN one of $50K in prizes & help us raise money for kids in under-resourced nations.

(all at no additional cost to you)

01. Register for the Giveaway

Enter your email in the form below to register for the $50,000 bass giveaway. (So we can contact you if you win!)

02. Increase your chances - Claim a FREE Trial

After you register, you can increase your chances to win by collecting more “tickets” for the giveaway. Each ticket is worth one entry in the $50,000 prize drawing. And you can earn the most tickets possible right now by claiming a 14-day FREE trial of the Annual SBL Membership.

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03. We give your first month to charity

Stick around after your free trial and we'll donate your entire first month's tuition (or the equivalent if you join the Annual Membership) to our charity partner, Pencils of Promise.

That will help Pencils of Promise build even more schools to help kids in under-resourced nations.

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Enter the FREE Giveaway now for your chance at nearly $50,000 in awesome bass prizes


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Ken Smith Black Tiger 6 String



Sadowsky LTD 4 String



Fender 1978 Jazz Bass



Rickenbacker 4003



MusicMan Stingray (custom color!) 5 String



Fender 1981 Collector Series Gold Jazz bass



Dingwall D-Roc Standard 4-string



Warwick Lee Sklar Hollowbody



Fender Sunset 5 String Active Jazz



Squier Bass VI



15 SBL Lifetime Memberships
($997 each)


Don't miss your chance to WIN some incredible bass gear.


Help us raise money to build schools for kids in under-resourced countries (At no additional cost to you)

To date the SBL community has raised over $173,000!

Help us continue to change the lives of boys and girls around the world who will benefit from increased access to education.

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This year we're trying to raise even more.

Here's how entering can help build schools in under-resourced communities.

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After you register for the giveaway, you can collect additional “tickets” that increase your chances to win. (Each ticket is worth one entry in the $50,000 prize drawing.)

And nothing will allow you to collect more tickets than claiming a 14-day free trial of the SBL Membership.

Best of all, when you stick around after the end of your free trial, we will donate your entire first month's tuition to our charity partner, Pencils Of Promise. (Or the equivalent of one month's tuition if you choose the Annual Membership).

We're partnering with Pencils of Promise to help give more people access to the gift of education.

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Pencils of Promise is known as a school building organization that provides access to education, but we are evolving into a learning organization focused on quality education outcomes. With our dynamic approach to ensure quality education through our programs, we are reshaping the landscape of education in the developing world.

Today, PoP works in Ghana, Guatemala, Laos and Nicaragua and has broken ground on over 400 pre and primary schools in remote and under-served regions. Each school was made possible by a person, a family or a company united by the goal of creating a better world through education.

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Enter the FREE Giveaway now for your chance at nearly $50,000 in awesome bass prizes (It's FREE!)



What will happen to my donation? How will it be used?
Last year, SBL donated $70,000 to Pencils of Promise. That means all together, we have raised more than $173,000 since we started our annual Win A Bass, Build A School giveaway a few years ago. We've already completed construction for two school sites in Laos. One in Houay Chanh and one in Lang Pha. Future donations will help fund builds in Laos, Ghanna, or Guatemala.
I'd love to enter, but I live [someplace far away]. Can I still win?
Yes! The giveaway is open to anybody, worldwide.
Is there any purchase necessary to enter?
There is no purchase necessary to enter. As you'll see on the entry form, there are several ways of entering the giveaway that don't require any purchase at all.
What if I don't win anything? How can I go on after that?
How do you go on!? I'm the one who has to give away all this amazing bass stuff!

In all seriousness, though, if you grab a trial to the membership and don't win, don't sweat it. We do giveaways in the membership all the time.

Oh, and you just might accidentally Level Up Your Bass Playing. That's not nothing ;)
What if I want to donate to building the school directly, and I'm not interested in the giveaway?
No problem! We've set up a campaign page on Pencils of Promise, where you can donate directly, and the donation will count toward our goal.

Just go here to donate directly.
What if I want to get maximum entries to the giveaway, but I'm already a member?
Our members can get just as many entries as the maximum non-members can collect.

Just check your email. We've sent you a secret code you can enter for some entries, and a link where, by answering a short survey (yes, it's okay if you've already answered it), you can get even more entries.

Between the two, you'll get just as many as non-members.
How will the winner be chosen and contacted?
After the end of the giveaway, we'll do a drawing weighted precisely by the number of entries for each person.

We'll announce the winner on a livestream to which we'll email you the link, then we'll email everybody the replay link.

We'll also contact the winners directly, so don't worry - if you've won you'll hear from us.
What if I want to grab a trial as a way to enter the giveaway and I want my donation to count? How should I do that?
If you want to level-up your bass playing and get instruction from a curated group of the best bass players and teachers on earth, you might want to grab a trial to the SBL Membership.

When you grab your free 14-day trial, you'll automatically get an email with a secret code you can enter in to claim your entries.

If you love the Membership and want your donation to count, just stick around past your trial, and we'll donate your entire first month's tuition (or an equivalent amount of your first year, if you choose the “yearly” plan) to Pencils of Promise.

Enter the FREE Giveaway now for your chance at nearly $50,000 in awesome bass prizes (It's FREE!)