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Anyone Else Name Their Instruments?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RipOffRed, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. RipOffRed


    Dec 21, 2012
    I'm not sure how many people do this, but I sure do. I remember my first bass was a red Yamaha RBX that I named Rose because it was, well, red and I'm not that clever. When that finally crapped out on me, it was replaced with a natural finish Samick that I named Blondie. Eventually had to sell that to make rent, but have recently replaced it with a black Hofner violin bass. I haven't come up with a name yet, but it might just be because I didn't get much chance to really play it before I had to leave town for business. Hoping when I get I'll be able to sit down for a good long time and find out what her name is.
  2. bolophonic

    bolophonic SUSPENDED

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    No way.
  3. Casting Thunder

    Casting Thunder

    Oct 7, 2012
    I call my bass Igor, he is my henchman, instrumental yet minion.
  4. bootsox


    Apr 28, 2012
    Biloxi, MS
    When you've got as many as I do, it's either giving them names or giving them numbers.

    I might have to start giving them last names too, I'm running out of first names
  5. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    Claribel, Jezebel, Bessie, Thumbelina, Penelope, Janis, and Kate.
  6. Warco, Raven, Thumper, and my guitar that I can barely play- Crow
  7. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    WI, USA
    Buffy, Faith, Willow, Coredlia
  8. hobbes1


    Nov 3, 2006
    "Julia Dream"
  9. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
  10. dudelove


    Apr 16, 2010
    Greenland, Nuuk
    can you try google, there are few threads abouut this
  11. Lawkeeper


    Mar 12, 2011
    The Netherlands
    My Jazz basses are named (Little) Red Rosie and Marilyn. I'll let you guess which one has the natural finish and a maple neck ;) My Strat's called Hadassah, after my girlfriend's middle name.

    But there's indeed already at least one thread dedicated to this subject.
  12. James Judson

    James Judson

    Jul 16, 2009
    Rose, Clair No wait..........................

    Those are my kids. It was hard enough coming up with names for them. I'd have to come up with 25 more to name my axes. Lets see Fido, Spot, Ruff, Hound Dog................

    See thats all I got!!!! Now my head hurts. Can't we just fight over which names are best for metal.
  13. jphovercraft


    Oct 21, 2012
    My main bass has a name ... a brown '79 'Ray that I've been playing since '83 ... "Muddy" ... and not for the tone.
  14. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    Never named a bass. Never will.
  15. cableguy


    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    yes, and my bass too....:bag:
  16. exidor


    Jul 10, 2011
    I named a bass once then I sold it no more naming for me,besides they come with a name on the headstock.
  17. Not every one of my basses has earned a name. My white/maple AS Jazz Bass is "The White Tiger" because it has tiger stripe flame across the back of the neck. My Blizzard Pearl AS Jazz Bass is "Pearl". My white/rosewood AS Precision Bass is "Vanilla Thunder".

  18. TheRealKong


    Mar 17, 2011
    My basses become my friends - or get sold. My friends have names.

    Little Axe for Warwick Streamer Stage I
    Battleaxe for Musicman Stingray 5
    The Beheaded for Haeussel Jazz 5 active headles
    Blacky for Ibanez K5
    Ol' Relioable for 1964 Fender Precision
    Thunderchild for 1968 Fender Mustang
    Blondie for Tokai Jazz Fretles
    Blackie for Hoshino Gakki "Master" (Les-Paul-Style)
    Slim Jim for Bunny Brunell EUB
    Fat Bob for Aria Acoustic Bass

    My basses have earned theyr names, helping me over hours on stages around Europe, in the sun and the rain, getting poured with sweat, blood and sometimes beer. They get cleaned, maintained, loved, but sometimes I beat the sh*t out of them. But they love getting treated like this. They never left me behind. And I love them, all of them.

    I have to stop now, getting more and more lofty..... :D
  19. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
    I name my socks...
  20. Had a parts J bass I called "ol' jazzy" and I bought my 77P while I was with a girl I was dating and she called it "baby peebee", but that name didn't stick lol