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Identifying your basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by malthumb, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Do you do anything "special" to identify your basses? Here's what I do....

    I keep a spreadsheet that details when I bought it, who / where I bought it from, what I paid for it, and all of the physical attributes (woods, electronics, etc). I even have a version of the spreadsheet on my handheld. If I sell a bass, I note that on my spreadsheet as well.

    On all my basses, EXCEPT the two I most recently sold, I also etch the purchase info on the inside of the control cavity cover. I figure that way if the person who has the bass after me wants to know anything about the history of the bass, they have it. Funny thing about that is I have no intention of ever selling at least 3 of my 4 current basses.

    What do you do to "document"?
  2. I just pray and don't tell anybody where I live.
  3. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    I keep a notebook with those clear page protector's. Each Bass has one with recipts, pic's
    serial number,any printed material, like original
    catalog's. and details on what kind of strings
    and when it was worked on.I do the same with the
    Amp's.:)warranty papers etc etc.
  4. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    I also have luggage tags on all the cases with
    year,make,model & color. alot of the cases look
    the same, so it makes it easy to find one.I keep
    a set of photo's with serial number's on the back
    in my safe deposit box.And on my hard drive.:)
  5. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    If they want my basses, they can darn well have them.

    Now, my amplification, that I keep a close document on. Serial numbers, dates, previous owners, recipts, ect.

    If I get a bass over $500, I'll keep that documented too.
  6. I wish I had enough basses to have to worry about keeping track of them haha.