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Did You Name Your Bass?

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


  1. Webskipper

    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:
     
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  3. tplyons

    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.
     
  4. RxFunk

    RxFunk

    Dec 2, 2012
    Arizona
    I named my guitar Yamehameha.
     
  5. Milk

    Milk

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

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

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

    Here's Claribel:

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  7. ProgRocker

    ProgRocker

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

    wild4oldcars

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

    Casting Thunder

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

    Ziltoid

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    This.
     
  11. iVanilla

    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.
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

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

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
  15. Ironbar

    Ironbar

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

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  16. AaronVonRock

    AaronVonRock

    Feb 22, 2013
    Bangkok
    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.
     
  17. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

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

    Humbled 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.
     
  19. DannyBob

    DannyBob

    Aug 28, 2013
    UK
    'The orange one' and 'the crap blue one' for me
     
  20. 1958Bassman

    1958Bassman

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