Did You Name Your Bass?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Webskipper, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. Webskipper


    Dec 2, 2013
    Wondering if people name their basses because the current girlfriend already refers to her as the other woman.

    Natural and full figured. The bass, I mean. :bassist:
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    At first yes, then I realized my guitar and bass collection was named after a series of bad relationships.

    I only still have Molly who was my first.
  3. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    I named my guitar Yamehameha.
  4. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    No. I don't name objects.
  5. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    I like my basses like I like my women. :D

    Here's Claribel:

  6. ProgRocker


    Mar 25, 2011
    I refer to them collectively as my kids.
  7. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    my gf did... the red one, the brown one, the pretty red one, etc...
  8. Casting Thunder

    Casting Thunder

    Oct 7, 2012
    Mine get titled: The Henchman, The New Guy, The Demon.
  9. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2009
  10. iVanilla


    Dec 28, 2013
    I nickname all of my instruments. I think it gives it a deeper, more meaningful sound when you play... But that's just me. I named my bass Dionysus.
  11. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Gold Supporting Member

    I call mine, P bass, Jazz bass, Tele Bass and Gibson bass. They seem to respond quite well to those names when called.
  12. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Normally no, but Marilyn and Keef kinda named themselves.
  13. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
  14. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    I named my bass Kim Kardashian. You know, because they're the same shape.

  15. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    No. I refer to them by brand name or color.

    If I did name them, I would use male names. Nothing about the bass seems very feminine to me.
  16. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    my first bass was a natural blonde called "Goldy"!;)
  17. Humbled

    Humbled Banned Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Not me. I figure the manufacturer's model designation and year names them well enough.

    My wife named my all-time favorite Fender, a well-worn 1964 Precision, "The Velvet Ho" a long time ago. I can't remember why.
  18. DannyBob


    Aug 28, 2013
    'The orange one' and 'the crap blue one' for me
  19. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    O call my bass 'Gill'.