What do you do with your bass club number after the bass is gone?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cmobe, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Cmobe


    Jun 16, 2015
    PA & MD USA
    I have gotten rid of a few basses and I was just curious, do I keep the numbers, give them back, delete them from my page or is this a case of "ONCE IN ALWAYS IN?" (As long as you don't bad mouth the former axe, of course ;)).
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  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I just removed my # from my signature & stopped going to the club threads.
    same for amps I've owned & sold

    "I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member."

    - Groucho Marx
  3. I think it's like being in the Mafia. If you try to quit something bad might happen to you.
  4. seedokebass


    Mar 21, 2009
    Write it on a piece of paper, eat it, and flush it once it makes it through the old intestines.
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  5. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    That's why I don't become an "official" member of anything. Although these days my in and out has basically stopped.
  6. I haven't left a club yet. I'm more of a bass hoarder. I've only sold my first bass in 1997 to raise money to move from the East Coast to West Coast of Canada.

    My club list has grown too long to include in my signature. I maintain a list in my TB Profile Page. I keep the list in my Previously Owned Gear section.

    Where some Clubs had become inactive and stopped issuing numbers, I self-assign myself an ID using the post number as a reference. If they eventually issue me a number, I replace the self-assigned number.

    I actually chose to take over the 5-String Club to restart issuing club numbers.

    The 5-String club Part 2
  7. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    First rule of your club number....don't talk about your club number!
  8. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Denounce and deny.
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  9. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    I thought you were supposed to include the club number with the case candy when you sold a bass... :wacky:
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  10. Yeah, This Thing of Ours don't get talked about and dats dat
  11. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall-Fender-Bergantino-Dunlop-Tech 21-Darkglass-Nordstrand
    The same thing you do with them while the bass is still around: nothing ;)
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  12. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ

    I don't think I ever "did" anything, including updating my profile to remove the club membership number. Maybe I'll take a look at it some time when I'm bored enough to do it. :D

    However, there are no established rules. Every club is its own thing with its own (probably) nonexistent set of rules - and some clubs don't even give out numbers.
  13. Cmobe


    Jun 16, 2015
    PA & MD USA
  14. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Must sheepishly admit I have not been recycling my numbers when through with them.
    My digits all end up here:

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  15. EdwardofHuncote

    EdwardofHuncote I Still Dream of Jeannie Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Southwest Virginia

    Short-scale Club, check...
    Fretless Club, check...
    Gibson Club, check...
    Mediocre Bassists Club, lifer...

    Nope, I'm good. :hyper:


    Shoot, I forgot about the membership in the Tobias Club! :bag:

    But, I'm still good there too... :bassist:
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017
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  16. I've never really kept up with up with it personally but I would suggest keeping numbers as you did own one. Make TB about learning and music and not about gear hoarding
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  17. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    I maintain a spread sheet showing all the clubs and all the heretofore issued numbers, and I subscribe to alerts for all such threads in case one of my favorite numbers is repurposed.
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  18. Drgonzonm


    Sep 4, 2017
    American SW
    How about write a bad version of the Blues Song "The Thrill is Gone", using "The Bass is Gone"
    BB King please forgive me.
  19. Yango

    Yango Inactive

    Apr 14, 2008
    Are you club numbers highly coveted?

    If so, sell them to the highest bidder, then retire to Hawaii.
  20. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    I was #1 in the SVT-5 PRO club, and when the Beatles released their anthology of the same name, I was bought out for $32,000.
    I had a hard time actually bringing myself to cash the check as it had Ringo's signature on it!
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