Do you name your basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ShockBlueXterra, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. Do you guys and gals name your basses?? My Fender Music Master bass is Gus! I am getting an Ibanez(P-Bass style) soon. Dont have a name for it yet.
  2. SRSiegel

    SRSiegel Guest

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    why yes i do, and a lot of people (who dont play) think im a little wierd for it.

    Jade-carvin fretless
    Ivy-ATK (its green, and i already had named one bass jade so i needed another "green" name)
  3. Of course I name my basses. My heavilt modded Yamaha RBX 260 is named Rosebeekee, my heavily modded Vantage fretless 4 is named Fretles, and my Yamaha TRB6 is named Fred Savage.
  4. Oliver


    Jun 21, 2003
    Perth, Australia
    my esp f204 is called Charlotte
  5. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    Not so much name, more that I lable them:

    Baby warwick - Warwick Thumb
    Jazz B*stard - Bass collection
    E.T - Trace Elliot amp
    Cable - cable

    Ps for some reason the word 'Gus' reminds me of custard, not sure why though :/
  6. Ibanez GSR-200 - GSR200
    Essex BG205 - Essex

  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    My No Sweat by Mr. Bassman is called No Sweat.

    Mr.Bassman is the first incarnation of Hotwire and Human Base btw.
  8. hanales


    Jul 12, 2003
    Youngstown, OH
    Haven't named any of my basses yet. But my Parker Fly is named Marta 2.0
    Why? Well that's the wifes name of course! And guess who bought it.... ;)
    She says it helps me remember when I'm staring at groupie types. :D
  9. Well, I didn't really want to name my basses but my guitarist egged me on to name them so here are the names:

    Fender Jazz: Jay
    Carvin: Marvin
    Ken Smith: Kenny
    Conklin: Connie
  10. GSR190 - Josie.

    thats it.

    I like naming basses:)

    Gus is a cool name too! :bassist:
  11. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Uh, no. My basses already have (brand) names. :cool:
  12. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I haven't done it yet, but I'm really leaning
    towards naming my EB3 'Gibson' ...
  13. NioeZero


    Sep 2, 2001
    I've got an Ibanez Iceman with a Kahler trem and a Sustainer thats all beat to hell. I call it The Big Ugly on account of all the dings, scrapes and gouges its acquired over the years. Man, I love that bass. :D
  14. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I dont name it, i just refer to them as "broom" (hohner headless) and "heavy thing" (fender jazz)
  15. miccheck1516

    miccheck1516 Guest

    Feb 15, 2003
    the day i got my bass was the same day i got my grlfriend, so she suggested call it after her, i can stay up and finger deebie all night if i want.;)
  16. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Yup, I do.

    <-- That is Il Duce.
  17. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    <---This is Pheobe, though she has another owner now.
  18. Asaf


    Jun 9, 2003

    my j-bass is drew
    my pedulla pentabuzz is milla
    and my parts bass is zoe
  19. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I name everything, my basses, my speakers, my car, my motorbike.... everything.

    My Stingray = Manta
    My Ibanez is Hoooolio.

    I've also got this butt ugly Epiphone guitar which is so ugly I call it Cyote....

    My Nemisis 4x10 is Dr.Evil, so naturally the Eden 2x10 is Mini-Me.

    My First Bass wedge was called Eileen (I lean), so the second one is Irene.

    I could go on for weeks...........
  20. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Being onyl 17, i think i can get away with the excuse that i name the my basses after the girls i like when i buy the equipment.

    First bass was a p-bass clone. I named her Emma.

    Second bass (Ashton AB705 which im now selling) is called julianne. Co-incidentally, i went through alot of trouble to get this girl to like me, but she didnt. And the whole time ive had this bass, its played up and has never co-operated with me.

    My next bass (Yamaha TRB5P) will be called either Chloe or Amber. Chloe because i like that name, and amber, well, look at the color :D

    And as for my first amp, thats just called the stupid piece of c**p that doesnt work. :)