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Have you named your bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr. Sound, Nov 3, 2013.


  1. Several of my Double Bass friends have names for their basses (See photo of Ruby and Maybelline)
    Has anyone given their Bass Guitars names?..(and why)
     

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  2. I think this has been done. Just sayin'.

    I'll play anyway. Rhea and Brie are my two Epi Embassy Special IVs. I contemplated selling one to get a fiver last month but as much as I want a fiver I can't bring myself to sell either. Decision still in progress :help:
     
  3. kreider204

    kreider204

    Nov 29, 2008
    Cordelia, Willow, Faith, Buffy.
     
  4. Only one. My wife dubbed it... "The Velvet Ho". It's an all-original 1964 burst P that I bought at Chris' in Los Angeles in July 1994 for $1500. It's not real beat, but very-well worn, the golden-brown of nicotine staining on the hardware is the thickest I've ever seen. It ain't the Funk Machine, but of six pre-CBS P's I've owned, it's one of two that I've kept.
     
  5. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Marilyn and Keef. Both names seemed to fit.
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  6. AaronVonRock

    AaronVonRock

    Feb 22, 2013
    Bangkok
    I only have two basses. One's full scale and the other is short scale. I call them "the big one" and "the little one" or "the yellow one" and "the black one". Or "the Fender" and "the Gretsch".
     
  7. Junk420

    Junk420

    Jul 19, 2012
    Cornwall, Ontario
    Not sure why, but I always considered my Tbird a dude.

    Gerald and I like to play the metal
     
  8. AaronVonRock

    AaronVonRock

    Feb 22, 2013
    Bangkok
    I also think of my basses as being male. There's really nothing girly about them.
     
  9. svtb15

    svtb15 Banned

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig. Q+
    yup 'Poudah" and "Brit" Named after my dogs that passed/ Carved ;) so its permanent.. Alleva Coppolo KBP4 my sig bass

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  10. Junk420

    Junk420

    Jul 19, 2012
    Cornwall, Ontario
    Maybe that's what did it for me, the voice is too damn deep to be named after a woman.

    I think if I had a woman bass name, it would be Big Rhonda or something along those lines.

    When I get my Dingwall (one day) it will have 1 of 2 names. Either Sheldon (after Sheldon Dingwall) or Nolly (Periphery who made me want to play bass in the first place)
     
  11. 280ikc2.

    Her name is Rio.
     
  12. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Just this one..

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    I call it "Rapala" because it's two treble hooks and some feathers away from being a fishing lure. :D
     
  13. kreider204

    kreider204

    Nov 29, 2008
    I can see where you'd think of EBs as dudes, but the upright just screams chick - all those voluptuous curves ...
     
  14. Li'l D

    Li'l D

    Apr 15, 2009
    Miss beehavin'
    Silverado
    Black Beauty
    Warrick
    Daytona
    Harris County
     
  15. onda'bass

    onda'bass Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Buffalo Ny
    war horse
    excaliber
     
  16. Strokerbass

    Strokerbass

    Aug 7, 2013
    My Fretless is called "Coltrane." My Ibanez Four String is called "Miles."
     
  17. Bassist4Eris

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  18. Shakin-Slim

    Shakin-Slim

    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    This is the first time I've seen one of thee threads with people responding with their named basses, rather than "no, that's stupid, why would you name a bass?!?!" A change in the air, perhaps?

    I haven't really named them, but sometimes I refer to my black '76 Ibanez P bass, with a white pickguard, as 'the Cow' and my fretless sunburst jazz as 'the Camel'.
     
  19. 4str kahler bass "princessa"
    4str ABG "paulina"
    5str ibby BTB "pamela"
    8str LTD "patricia"
    5str cort RB5 "penelope"
    5str fender adpv "pricilia"
    4str NS NXT "pasha"
     
  20. Bassman822

    Bassman822

    Sep 1, 2007
    Bessemer, AL
    Early 82 G&L L2K: Leo
    Black MIM Jazz: Blackie
    Sunburst MIM Pbass: James
    Steinberger (Spirit): Ned
     

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