Basses with the best and/or strangest brand or model names. yeah, I know -shouldn't matter one bit)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Maxdusty, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Fender, Musicman, G&L, Sadowsky, Rickenbacker- all good/great basses but the brand names themselves (sure it's usually the creator's last name), are well....rather boring. I know it doesn't matter one bit but c'mon - "Modulus", "Zon" "Bacchus" those are some truly cool bass names!

    Odd names too (usually from Asian-made basses) make for a good conversation or to elicit a laugh. Sometimes, things don't translate quite as well when sold in a foreign market. Tokai "Hard Puncher". hee hee…..
    I guess I'm lucky I get to say "I rock out with a Mr. Potato Bass". Really, the brand is "Mr. Potato" and it's proudly printed on the front of the bass itself.

    What are some of the better or stranger brand or model names out there?

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  2. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    How ‘bout the Delray Bass Company

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  3. Milchlingr


    Nov 22, 2017
    Baltimore, MD
    Has to be the Greco Spacy Sound for me, especially in that 70s Fender typeface.
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  4. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    too bad the photo's not in focus so i can read the name that's the point of the thread.

    i do like the jaguar bottom master

    you mentioned zon, isn't zon the builder's last name?
  5. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Yes, you're right but blessed with a great last name. :)
  6. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    "Mr. Potato"

    Perfect that the picture is out of focus, since the internet meme joke for a terrible photo is that it was taken by a potato (rather than a camera).
  7. I always thought Fodera was pretty cool. Especially when you say it like Vic does. :D
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  8. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    The one on the left was made by a guy named Mota. That any good? two_basses.jpg
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  9. Dluxe

    Dluxe Guest

    Jan 9, 2011
  10. bassstrangler


    Mar 2, 2015
    Mayones, 'nuff said.
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  11. bearfoot

    bearfoot Inactive

    Jan 27, 2005
    Chittenango, NY
    Musicvox Space Ranger. (short scale bass on right)


    They also make a 12'er

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  12. And I

    And I

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    I think my Brute has a cool (and apropos) name...
  13. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Some people find Chowny humorous. I guess they see Clowny.
    My friend wouldn't believe that Dingwall was an actual name.
    I couldn't see Fender Rascal without thinking about the Rascal Mobility Scooter...and also wondering if the next bass was going to be called the Fender Scamp or Scoundrel.

    When it comes to good names, can't get much better than Thundrrgun.
  14. +1 on the Reverend Thundergun
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  15. Ovation had several odd names: Typhoon; Hurricane; Magnum; Deacon; Breadwinner, etc:
    Nice designs and construction actually.

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  16. JZQuantum


    Oct 12, 2008
    I prefer mustard by a long shot. :roflmao:
  17. BurtMacklinFBI

    BurtMacklinFBI Degen from Up-Country

    Apr 3, 2018
    I can’t help but laugh a little whenever Roscoe basses are mentioned. I’ve no doubt at all that they’re spectacular basses, but all they make me think of is Roscoe P. Coltrane from the old Dukes of Hazzard show. In retrospect he was probably the best part of that show.
  18. Fortidainia


    Apr 20, 2019
    I've always liked the way "Dingwall" sounds.
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  19. BassBrass


    Jul 6, 2009
    Boston MA
  20. Love the Delray headstock.
    I always thought “JayDee Supernatural” was a cool bass model name.
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