ISB Membership

ISB is much more than a convention every two years.  We’ve been working on expanding our member benefits so you can get the most out of your hard earned money.


ISB Conventions & Competitions

With your membership, you are eligible to not only attend our conventions and participate in our competitions, you are also able to submit proposals for the upcoming convention. (HINT:  Look to summer of 2016 for the request for proposals!)

Bass World Magazine

Comes out three times a year. You also get email news from ISBconnect about our members, upcoming events and competitions.

ISB George Vance Online Library

Access to the ISB George Vance Online Library, with searchable PDF files of over 45 years of magazines, newsletters, convention programs, and personality calendars. This is an invaluable resource!


Teachers Directory

If you’re a teacher seeking students, join the ISB and complete the optional online Teachers Directory questionnaire as part of your member profile. Students and/or their parents will be able to read about your specializations, credentials, experience, and your philosophy of teaching and contact you by email. If you’re already a member, login and update your member profile to be part of the Teachers Directory.

Member Directory

You get online access to our member directory.

Luthier Directory

If you’re a luthier seeking customers and wish to be listed in the Luthiers Directory, join the ISB and complete the optional online Luthiers Directory questionnaire as part of your member profile.


Post your upcoming camps, workshops, festivals or performances on the ISB Event Hub at no charge.


Bass Insurance *

Group discount rates to insure your instruments and bows through Anderson Musical Instrument Insurance Solutions, LLC.

Sell Your Bass

Place online ads to sell your bass or bow at discounted member rates.

Use a Famous Bass!

Members can make arrangements to borrow the Karr-Koussevitzky Bass and Scott LaFaro Bass for performances.


Members only Videos

Access to exclusive members-only video content, coming soon!


Join the family of over 2,000 bassists from all over the world. ISB is the place where we connect, educate and inspire each other to the next level, no matter who we are.