Come all and post the name of your bass(es)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Viper, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Viper

    Viper Guest

    Jun 2, 2004
    Williamsport PA0
    Yea.. I'm a freak so what? I didn't name my bass really a good friend of mine did. and she chose the name of Bob for my beutiful bass. and she named the tuning pegs also shiny screwy lumpy and boltella

    she got bored during civics the one day

    so if you're bored just tell us all the name of your bass :D
  2. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    I've never even considered naming an instrument.
  3. vbass


    May 7, 2004
    Bay Area, CA
    Dis one, and Dat one over there.
  4. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003

    Half after the name my sister gave it (Amber), and half after the chick I was with when I bough it (Anne).
  5. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    why would anyone do that? it's just a bass
  6. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    Right. They're tools. I don't name my favorite socket set or floor jack, either.
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I've named 4 of them Sadowsky, 6 of them Valenti, one of them Spector, another one G&L, one is called Geddy Lee & last but not least, one is called Schecter/Ibanez.
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Ummm.... No.... I my router isn't called honey.....

  9. Stu Hamm, Only because his signature is on the back, but its really called daria

    A.B. King, Steve Baileys Teacher, one of the 4 things he taught steve was "if you really love your instrument, you will give it a name, passion can bring anything to life"

    flea calls his main bass, the one covered in stickers the punk bass, and stu hamm calls his red sparkle with gold pickguard bass "mel"
  10. Elwood..... It's a damn cool name, since i cant change my name to it, i named my bass it... my next bass shall be known as Elwood the second :smug:

    Chips :bassist:
  11. Umm...the names of my insterments are usually just the regular name with a letter or two different because thats the way it sounds when I'm pronouncing them to people. Such as:

    -Dearia (Run together "The" and "Aria")

    -Ibanex (Lazy about the z)

    -El Fendero Fivo (Its mexican)

    and finally

    -Senor Acousto (Hondo Acoustic)

    I'm pretty sure they all sound pretty gay.
  12. HiFi


    Apr 20, 2002
    Anaheim, CA
    I've never really called my basses by name, but when people asked about the Marcus Miller bass I use to own, I told them it was named Rudy to screw with them (because of the rude noise it made).

    I call my Benavente, 'my Benavente'.
  13. bassturtle


    Apr 9, 2004
    I haven't named my basses, but there have been times, during recording sessions, that either the artist or the producer will say things like "Grab that big one (refering to my 6 string)" or "Let's hear the ugly one (refering to my beat to hell Fender)" or "Try the same bass line but use the pretty bass (refering to my Lakland)" or " play cello too? (refering to my upright)"
  14. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    A friend of mine named my fretless Duncan. My fretted, as of yet, does not have a name.
  15. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    It seems like you're either wired to name your instruments, cars, etc., or you're not. I just call my instruments by their brand names (well except for this electric guitar I have which is pieced together from a million different sources, it's just "that guitar") and... my truck I just call "my truck." ;)
  16. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Mine are similarly named, oddly enough. Who'da thunk?

    It's either brand, number of strings, or color. Never any personification, really.
  17. My latest bass design is called the "Fairlane".

    But by the time it was completed it's nickname was "@#%^%&?!!"