Welcome to the Forum!
As the Forum mod, I'd like to welcome all who come to this Forum. I sincerely hope you never have to post here. (Would make my job easier too). Still, I strongly advise all TB members to check in regularly. Who knows, the gear retrieved might be your own.
I think that the best way to not have your gear stolen is to keep a close eye on it at all times. Since this is not always possible, there are a couple things we can do to prepare in case the worst does happen. Namely:
1) Have pictures of your instruments on file, including cosmetic details that would differentiate it from similar instruments,
2) Have instrument and gear serial numbers on file.
I would like to encourage all TBers who have loss prevention experience, not to mention TBers who have gear insurance to post threads on these subjects. Members who had instruments stolen and retrieved are also more than welcome to provide their insight. The more knowledge, the better.
If you come across an item for sale by a third party which you might have seen reported stolen here, Please relay that info directly to the individual who posted the thread. My function here is strictly to make sure forum rules are observed and that we all have a pleasant posting environment. Remember also that sometimes an instrument for sale might coincidentally be similar to one reported stolen. I'd advise the more spirited of you out there to leave the law enforcing to the cops. Keeping an eye out for your fellow TBer is service enough.
Finally, the mandatory disclaimer: Sadly, TalkBass cannot guarantee that stolen instruments posted will be retrieved. TalkBass charges no fee to post Lost/Stolen gear info and expects no compensation if directly or indirectly involved in the retrieval of an instrument.
I basically *just* got the PM from Paul saying I got the Mod job, so I'm still working out logistics. Please check back regularly for updates.
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Last edited by Blackbird : 04-28-2003 at 08:34 PM.