Do you name your bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DrGroove, Aug 14, 2001.

  1. DrGroove


    Jun 8, 2000
    Austin, TX
    OK. Be honest on this one. I've named every bass I've ever owned - electric, upright, acoustic - you name it. I even had a buddy in Chicago who named his amps, but that's another topic entirely.

    My upright is currently named "Marie"... my electrics are "Boba Fett" and "Kara" (after my wife).

    Any other freaks out there? Or, am I the only crazy one out there?
  2. Welcome to Talk Bass. There was a thread about this a while back... you might want to search for it.
  3. DrGroove


    Jun 8, 2000
    Austin, TX
    right on. I guess I should've figured it was already out there....

    Anyways, thanks for replying. :)
  4. Dallins_gurl


    Jun 11, 2001
    Utah USA
    Yes I name my bass, His name Is Clint. I love the personality he took on after givin him a name! I'm a freak I know you don't have to tell me!
  5. DrGroove


    Jun 8, 2000
    Austin, TX
    dude, that's awesome. I totally agree - once you name them, they begin to take on a new identity, a personality... what a trip. :D
  6. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    my MIA P-bass's name is "my p-bass"
    my 1/2 size is called "my half size"
    and i'm yet to think of a name for my fretless, i think i'm going to call it "my fretless"

    as of yesterday, i'm the proud owner of two purple glitter basses!!!
  7. My bass is named Tamara 4
    My my electric guitar is named Tamara 3
    My acoustic guitar is named Tamara 2
    My girlfriend's name is Tamara 1
  8. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    No. I name my songs though...
  9. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    My DP (if and when I get around to getting the dough for it) is gonna be the BioBass, named for the Bioharzard inlay I'm going to have put on the headstock.
  10. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND

    I call my Peavey Cirrus "my Peavey"
    I call my Warwick FNA "my Warwick"

    I am not that creative, I guess.;)

    Oh yeah, and when they don't do what I want them to or sound like they are supposed to, they get called a lot of other names.:eek: But I better not mention any of them......................
  11. Wwell, since I only have one right now, I call my P-bass "my bass". Once I get my StingRay, I'll call it "my StingRay" and my P-bass will be known as "my Fender". Heh heh...

    I never though really about naming my instruments. Maybe I will when I am famous... "My red Stingray", "my black StingRay", my white StingRay", "my fretless StingRay", my "StingRay5", my .... :D
  12. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Cubeenz, is there a tinny, small, itty bitty chance that you just may like Stingray basses?

  13. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    I've never considered naming my bass, but now that you've mentioned it, I must think of one... the rest of the band call my bass "the tank"... maybe that will do...
  14. Biski2Dope


    Mar 26, 2000
    My basses have the cool names...Steve (Hamer) and Mokkus (Gibson.) Might i also throw in that i have a cat named Knuckles and a Venus Fly Trap named Boris...
  15. JOhnk


    Mar 31, 2001
    burlington, vt
    After reading this thread, I decided to name my basses by the first words that popped into my head.

    My p-bass is forever marked as "Pokey"
    My soundgear bears the label "Billabong"

    while I was at it, I named my stratocaster "Fifi the lighthouse".

    there were named, but at least it was done with dignity, self-respect, and a quiet aura of roly-poly.
  16. Kevinlane

    Kevinlane Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Missouri, near Branson
    Absolutely, they get names if I play them enough.

    Roscoe 5 = Sweetheart
    Lakland 5 = Zing
    Turner Reneseance 5 = Woody
    Yamaha TRB6p = Baby
    MM 77 stingray = Slam
    Steinberger XL2a = Jew Bass (It was circumcised yaknow):)
    Conklin Custon 5 = Red Rocker
    BC Rich Mockingbird = Eric (Monty Python skit)
    Ibanez RB850Modified = Hotrod
    Yamaha bb300 = the Plank
    Yamaha bb5000 = Blackie
    Gibson Ripper = what else "Gene"

    I've yet to name my Tobias Classic 5 haven't played it enough yet (maybe spanky or booty)
  17. Casey C.

    Casey C.

    Sep 16, 2000
    Butler, PA, USA
    my carvin lb-75 is named "odell" :rolleyes: only because thats what my step dad had engraved to the truss rod cover, i still haven't replaced it :(
  18. DrGroove


    Jun 8, 2000
    Austin, TX

    that's actually a really funny response...
  19. DrGroove


    Jun 8, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I like that... 'the tank' :D
  20. DrGroove


    Jun 8, 2000
    Austin, TX
    OK. Forgot to add this.

    Why did you name your bass? What was the inspiration behind it?