I often see where bassists refer to their instrument by name - generally female. I used to experience this in the classic car culture, and never really understood it there either. I recall bassmonkey used to assign names to all of their basses. And other instrumentalists have done the same. Was wondering if folk would be interested in sharing their opinions/experiences on this. Have you named your basses? Why or why not? I'm not intending to criticize anyone who likes to name their bass for whatever reason - just trying to understand (and bored w/ work today! ).