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club member and number ?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by trigger happy, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. trigger happy

    trigger happy Supporting Member

    May 19, 2016
    I have done a search and been bombarded with a lifetimes worth of clubs, checked the Faq's and still no definite answer, so I am forced to ask...

    What is the importance of being a club member and being assigned a number? Is there a prize or something for those with the most numbers of club members? Are some clubs more important than others to be a member of, with a number?

    No sarcasm here, I honestly don't know. Can somebody help me out please? thanks in advance for the help and whatever humor may follow... :D
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  2. Plake

    Plake Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    I could sell you a label that you can use to join a club...oh, sorry wrong thread.

    No importance at all. Just a way of showing your gear pride. No added benefit. Although the Thunderbird club appears to be some kind of secret society. ;)
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  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It really, really sounds like you're disparaging people who are into the clubs and numbers.
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  4. ak56

    ak56 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    Carnation, Wa
    The clubs and numbers give you a sense of belonging.
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  5. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Same reason people wear Rush Tee shirts or put Fender stickers on their cars. People are just proud of their likes and affiliations is all....... Unless you are one of the lucky chosen that is awarded a Thunderbird club member. That is a whole different story.
  6. delta7fred


    Jul 3, 2007
    Some people like putting club numbers in their sig, others don't.

    I am in the latter group but there is plenty of room for both on TB.
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  7. trigger happy

    trigger happy Supporting Member

    May 19, 2016
    I promise I am not. I'm just new here and was wondering. I've even signed up for a couple, without knowing any underlying importance. Like maybe if enough points ans such got a discount at the store or something. That was the real question. That being said, I also have seen that there are some very humorous individuals here and it is great entertainment. :)
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  8. twinjet

    twinjet GE90-equipped Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Club threads are great sub-communities that form over a particular bass/manufacturer/luthier/amp/etc.

    I joined the G&L club a while back and got to learn a few valuable things from other G&L owners. When I was selling an L-2000 I obtained, I threw my for sale ad on there and had the bass sold in 12 hours! So it's great for learning, checking out basses or getting help. No added benefits aside from building rapport, but that's not a bad thing, either!
  9. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    Camaraderie and common interest.
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  10. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    At the Music Man Sabre Club, we have fun with it. We don't just assign numbers. Starting on page 9, we put a little spin on it. Musicman Sabre Club

    So get yourself a Music Man Sabre and come get your number.
  11. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007

    (I'm in a few here though...)

  12. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley

    Yea, it's just for fun. Showing off your gear and mixing with others who may have similar stuff/experiences.
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