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Do you name your basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SunByrne, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. T-DSkully


    Mar 19, 2019
    Oklahoma City
    I named all my basses. My five string Stingray I bought first when I got back into it after a several years hiatus. I named her Anna, short for anthropomorphism, which encompasses the act of assigning a human name to a inanimate object. I then bought a four string Stingray, and named her Rihanna, because I re-ordered the same brand of bass, and I re-anthropomorphized. Then when I bought my Squire Classic Vibe 50’s style P-bass, I named her Tihanna, since she was the third.
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  2. AKMongo


    Sep 26, 2018
    Wasilla, AK
    I only name them when it seems to fit the look of the instrument. I have a Les Paul BFG I’ve knighted as “Brutus”, just because it looks the part. Sometimes I refer to my 6 string b-416 as the paddle, but that’s it so far. 5 bass guitars and 7 electric guitars, only one officially named so far. Don’t force em, they’ll come to you. Or they won’t. Cheers!
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  3. Texican


    Aug 9, 2018
    Shouldn’t it have been Tri-Anna?
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  4. Bobhmcs

    Bobhmcs Normal? After 32 years in the USN? Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2017
    Reno Nv
    Boy! This is like reading journals during Psych rotation in medical school.
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  5. jnuts1


    Nov 13, 2007
    Although I am a huge Zappa fan She is not.
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  6. Bobhmcs

    Bobhmcs Normal? After 32 years in the USN? Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2017
    Reno Nv
    Sorry I am just old and a huge Zappa fan as well. I put cream and Suzy together and that's what came out. I even still have my Psi Hava Zappa Crappa poster displayed in my house.
    PS: Sorry to divert the subject of the thread.
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  7. jnuts1


    Nov 13, 2007
    well she is named after a girl...... and I never put two and two together on that cream cheese!!!
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  8. Bobo


    Apr 11, 2017
  9. T-DSkully


    Mar 19, 2019
    Oklahoma City
    Probably, but I just liked Tihanna better. ‍♂️
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  10. Bobo


    Apr 11, 2017
  11. Bobo


    Apr 11, 2017
    Ha! You’re spot on, Bob!
  12. Mmmmm, nice curves!!
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  13. dramatwist


    Sep 27, 2019
    All of the above. I prefer to remain anonymous.
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  14. handofdumb


    Sep 7, 2017
    I don't think that's the case here - hobbyist or pro, I think it comes down to a person's particular brand of whimsy on whether or not they're naming their basses.
  15. SailaV


    May 6, 2019
    Cunning Linguist
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  16. dramatwist


    Sep 27, 2019
    Yeah, it's cool. I just don't do it, and it seems silly. But hey, if you like it, go for it.
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  17. Dave Neal

    Dave Neal

    Aug 22, 2015
    I have names for my basses, cars, exes, my basses and cars have nice names, my exes ...hmmm not so much.
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  18. OxForever

    OxForever Banned SUSPENDED Commercial User

    Sep 4, 2019
    Near San Francisco, but not in.
    Ron Ellis Guitar Pickups
    Then I don't believe a word of it. You can PM me. I am one discreet motherf*cker. But I think you're lying.
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  19. artsta


    Jan 29, 2013
    Have enough trouble remembering people's names, let alone basses/guitars.
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  20. BassGuy1962


    Jul 12, 2017
    Yes, but only the ones I know I'll keep long term. I think it really comes down to attachment. Some players view their basses as merely tools like a carpenter's hammer. Others like myself, get attached and see their instruments as friends and companions on the Path of Music.

    Black Epiphone EB-3: "Blackula"

    Antique Yellow P-style: "Old Yeller"

    8-String: "Driver 8" (after the REM song)

    Univox hollow body short scale: "Grinder"

    Hagstrom Beluga: "Big Bottom"

    Fender Kingman ABG: "The Horse"

    Ibanez Gio fretless: "Slider"
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