Names that you and others give your bass.

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by ahhelpme, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. ahhelpme


    Aug 26, 2004
    Have any weird names that you call your bass, or does anyone else you know call your bass something weird? My rhythm guitarist recently called my bass a doomby stick and a doomby rod, he called it this because when I played it sounded like doomby, doomby, doomby. (sigh) Rhythm guitarists, when will they learn?
  2. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    my ex's bass is called bruno and his tenor sax is called steve.
    his best friend's bass is called dr j.
  3. I.M. Fletcher

    I.M. Fletcher

    Feb 18, 2004
    I once owned a p-bass that everyone called "vanilla pudding." I don't own it anymore and it's not because of the name.
  4. The Nanny

    The Nanny

    Dec 23, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    My 5-string is The Bitch.
  5. cowsgomoo

    cowsgomoo gone to Longstanton Spice Museum

    Feb 8, 2003
    I don't give my basses names, and i've never had the urge to do it... it's not like I have to shout to it to tell it lunch is ready or anything :)

    our guitarist calls his guitars: Ezzy, Sezzy, Jezzy, Sezzy II and Bram
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The blue one, the natural 5, the Natural 4, the other natural 4, the other natural 4 that I never play, the black 5, the black 4, the white one.
  7. TrooperFarva


    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
    I have a Fender jazz bass with a p-bass neck. its a piece of crap, pretty busted, tone isn't good at all, and the neck is slightly warped. i keep it around because its good to noodle around on when i don't need good tone and i don't wanna worry about hurting a good bass. I call it Fifty, so called, because i paid $50 for it.
  8. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    my Warwick 6 - The Congressman

    my Fender Jazz - The Bitch

    but i did name my dog Jaco
  9. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    The basses don't come when I call, so a name doesn't seem to be worth much.

    I did have a dog with no legs once that I called cigarette because I took him out for a drag. ;)
  10. a friend of mine also calls his bass bruno. it's an old, beat-up P.
  11. haujobb


    Dec 16, 2004
    I call my bass my babe, I also call my girl my babe...
  12. Only


    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    I call my BTB (the only bass I play anymore) My Only Bass.
  13. My ibanez i call Ziggy, for ne reason at all.

    My Old fender jazz i called Starski.

    My Old fender P i called Hutch.

    I call my old ibanez Ernie. Its not an Ernie Ball, its a refrence to sesame street.
  14. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Warwick- Wicky, The African Warlord
    Rickenbacker- Ricky, The sex
    SX- El Cheapo
    Conklin- Captain Overkill
    Alembic (Coming soon)- Jesus

    Sold basses:
    Ibanez EDB600- The Icky (it smelled bad and sounded like poo)
    Epiphone EB0- The Suckeh (Neckheavy and crappy tone)
    Samick P- The one that got away (played great, crappy tone)
  15. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    they have names ...

    fender - fender
    valenti - valenti
    warmoth - warmoth
    washburn - washburn
    carvin - carvin
    olp - " Buster" :D
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    My parents call them a big "Waste of money". :)

    What do they know? :bassist:
  17. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Atleast they didn't call them "trust fund" or "college fund" when you were younger
  18. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    Meh I just call my ReBop 5 Petra because she was made in the Czech republic and just like Petra Nemcova was. ( she got messsed up pretty bad in that Tsunami )