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Do you give names to your basses?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Vysous, May 28, 2005.


  1. Vysous

    Vysous

    Mar 29, 2005
    I want to ask you, because I do. My only bass is called Saywyn, I think giving of names will make you a lot more familiar with your bass.... So, do your basses have some names?
     
  2. Desire

    Desire

    Jul 4, 2004
    Toronto
    I do .......
    Ibanez SR300DXL is "Gloria" (the one I love and trust or as my buddy puts it "my main squeeze")
    Ibanez ASB140 "Lucy"
    SX Jazz fretless "Rosie" or "Rosana"
    Dean Edge 5 "Holley"
    My acoustic Mann 6 string "Jacqui"
    My Ibanez 6 string electric "Heidi"

    These are simply names that I like
     
  3. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    Hmm ;)..... i believe there was a really long thread about this in another forum here on TB, but whatever :)

    My Ibanez Fretless: "Therese", after a really hot chick i know.
    Homebulit, HEAVY 2x12" cab: "Sigrun", after my mother. :D
    Fender P-Bass 5: "Anita" after a girl i had a crush on :)
    Bass amp: "Turid", by the drunk guitarist :rolleyes:
    Guitar amp: "Marsha", simply 'cus it's a marshall
    Peavey guitar: "Pee-way", because i hate it.


    Cheers!
    -Erlend
     
  4. When I'm being particularly ham-handed I sometimes CALL them names. ;)

    Well come on, I have blame SOMEBODY. :D
     
  5. Mr.Phil

    Mr.Phil

    Apr 9, 2005
    Upstate NY
    My bass is usually named after whatever girl I date, they really think I'm into to them if I name a bass after them... But it does change from time to time shhh.... it's a secret!
     
  6. pbass1

    pbass1

    Dec 8, 2004
    of course i do...it gives the bass a personality...

    ibanez gsr200-'felix'...because it have a big felix the cat sticker on it

    rouge fretless-'jaco'...because its a fretless(go figure) :bassist:

    my p-bass-'fred'...because i i felt like it

    and the random aucostic guitar-'gunther'...because why not :ninja:
     
  7. pbass1

    pbass1

    Dec 8, 2004
    of course i do...it gives the bass a personality...

    ibanez gsr200-'felix'...because it have a big felix the cat sticker on it

    rouge fretless-'jaco'...because its a fretless(go figure) :bassist:

    my p-bass-'fred'...because i felt like it

    and the random aucostic guitar-'gunther'...because why not :ninja:
     
  8. My Stambaugh has a title: The Most Beautiful Bass Of All Time. :rolleyes: It was hard to top my Ken Smith(The Most Beautiful Bass In The World). :rollno:
     
  9. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    My warwick is Wicky, the african warlord

    My fender is Peter the beater

    My alembic is the precious, also known as my 'old friend'

    My OLP is El Cheapo

    My previous basses: Ric- Ricky the shiny one, Conklin- The overkill beast, ibanez EDB600- The smelly one
     
  10. slickhare

    slickhare

    Feb 2, 2005
    my washburn is named cupcakes
     
  11. The Grabber is called "Nat [the punk bass]" - in the neck pocket someone, probably one of the builders, left the name there. It's not really suited for punk that much, but I call her the punk bass becuase i know she can take a helluva beating, and she'd still keep going. That bass is solid!

    The G3 is called Meems - named after a girl, Michelle that I was seeing. That'll probably change, tho.

    I call my amp the [mini] Greener. However, once I get more money, it'll no longer be the mini booger. :)
    :hyper:
     
  12. bassjus

    bassjus

    Mar 30, 2004
    Mass
    My spector is gumby.
     
  13. andruca

    andruca

    Mar 31, 2004
    Madrid (Spain)
    Yeah! I have "Raimundo" (Stingray 5), Takeshi (japanese Fernandes) and Kuang Nu (chinese Fernandes).

    ANDRUCA
     
  14. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    My bass names are as follows:

    My Sterling - My Sterling

    My Bongo 4 - My grey Bongo

    My Bongo 5 - My 5 string

    My acoustic - My Carlo Robelli

    My acoustic fretless - My blue bass

    My Dan Electro - My Dan Electro

    My ALvarez - The bass at my brother's house

    Damn! I just realized my bass count is really low - I've been selling them and not replacing them fast enough.
     
  15. thewanderer24

    thewanderer24

    Apr 29, 2002
    SJ, CA
    I try to think of my bass as an extension of myself. I wouldn't name my arm, so why my bass?

    YMMV
     
  16. McHaven

    McHaven

    Mar 1, 2005
    I named my Ibanez Boris because Boris the Spider was the first I ever played on it
     
  17. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    I tried naming my basses, but they never answer when I call them, so I stopped.
     
  18. eldave777

    eldave777

    May 24, 2005
    Allright my basseses names!
    Lakland 5 string - Sole Pole
    Other Lakland 5 string - Jerome
    Yamaha BB 3000s - Buttertooth
    Stingray- Browninator
    Fender Jazz - Lloyd

    I don't know why I name them...I just do.
     
  19. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    East Coast, US
    Some people name other extensions of themselves. :rolleyes:

    :bag:

    My Bongo is Thor, and my upright is Laura.