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Please explain the origin of your user name

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by dbase, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA
    I was a computer programmer from the 80's and wanted to be cute and put D-BASS, but typed the software name D_BASE by mistake. Once saved I couldn't change it.
  2. dls119


    Jun 27, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    Graduate school email addy. :bag:
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  4. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Way Out West
    Our music is kinda out there. Like out on a tangent. Hence tangentmusic
  5. KeddyLee


    Nov 12, 2013
    omgitzrick, JackG and carsbybigd like this.
  6. mimaz

    mimaz Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    Pretty simple, the first few letters of my first and last name jammed together.
  7. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    My name is Scott. I play bass.
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  8. Joe Murray

    Joe Murray

    May 14, 2008
    Fairfax, VA
  9. Rune Bivrin

    Rune Bivrin Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Huddinge, Sweden
    I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.
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  10. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    Endorsments listed in profile
  11. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 And Now for Something Completely Different Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Commercial FREE!
    '82 Alembic Exploiter Distillate 8-String

  12. I didn't know how to spell bassist when I was little so it stuck. And kkm are my initials
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  13. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Im a huge Stephen King fan and loved the novella " Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption"
    And considering the prison was close by where i used to live and when i was new to everything in computers i used the name shawshank for everything to make it easy.
    But someone at talkbass beat me to it so i had to use 72 my birth year.
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  14. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

    Nickname since highschool.
    Jazz because it's all I listened to back then and Ad because it's the beginning of my last name.
    Only musicians and people online use it nowadays.
  15. Twocanbassman


    Jan 31, 2014
    Twocan was a nickname branded upon me in college - partially due to the size of my nose and further influenced by my tolerance.
  16. remainthesame


    Sep 24, 2008
    I like zeppelin and I thought "thesongremainsthesame" was too long of a username.
  17. Skindie


    Oct 20, 2013
    Skindie is the genre of music my band play, Ska / indie :p
  18. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    My last name is spelled M-O-N-N-O-T, and is pronounced maun-aut (sorry, Jazz Ad - it's been Americanized). But invariably people pronounce it like the French painter's name Monet, so I just went with it. Hence the "Water Lillies" bass in my avatar.
  19. neurotictim

    neurotictim Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2008
    Norfolk, Virginia
    Went with some friends a LONG time ago to see a movie - Hollow Man, in fact.

    There was the standard series of "upcoming" movie posters along the side of the theater, including an advertisement of "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius". Someone in my little crowd piped up and said, "Hey Tim, look, shouldn't it be TIMMY Neutron, Boy Genius?" Ostensibly because I'm smart and stuff. :ninja:

    Anyway, another of the crowd poked the bear and says, "More like Neurotic Tim!" Possibly because I'm neurotic. Or because I'm not. I'm not quite sure on that point.

    Anyway, the name stuck, and eventually I created a hotmail account. Then a bunch of other sites. Then came Talkbass, and all the cool, bass-related names were taken.

  20. dwjazz54


    Jan 21, 2003
    Jersey City, NJ
    The "dw" are my initals.
    I was around 16 years old, had only been playing a brief while, and was trying to get into playing jazz, hence the "jazz".
    And, no joking aside, the same name with the year of my birth or any other significant number was taken. So I picked a random one.
  21. repoman


    Aug 11, 2011
    Kinderhook NY
    I once had a job where breaking into locked cars was one of my responsibilities....plus did you ever see that movie...awesomeness!
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