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Nicknames for bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JazzyJames, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. I was just wondering the nicknames you give your basses. Not actually names but nicknames that relate to bass. The reason im asking for this is because I need a new email address.
  2. i nicknamed my old squier p 'scratchy' after the tone i got when i cranked the tone up and bumped up the bass/treble and dropped the mids on my amp
  3. Well... I own a Jaco Pastorius Re-issue fretless bass... and I nicknamed it "Jaco-Junior". :p
  4. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    named after their colors

    Daphne, Seafoam, Sonic, and Pinky

  5. Widdershins


    Aug 28, 2007
    I only had names given to my basses just recently.

    My P's name is "Misty Cummings" and the J's is "Loli Badcock".

  6. j.a.e.r.i.p


    Apr 8, 2007
    I had a black squier p/j which i named black mike
    so i call my black MIM Jazz Bigger Blacker Mike
  7. my ibanez's name is 'shannon' too, forgot to mention that in my first post
  8. René_Julien

    René_Julien Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    my RBX: "little flame" due to the shape of the head and the playability
    my jazz: "battlestar" due to it's size and weight compared to my main bass

    note: "little flame" translated from my native language, but the nick "battlestar" in english I often use
  9. poomwah


    Jan 26, 2008
    my wife and I affectionately refer to my t-40 as "the tree trunk"
    my ripper I call "gibby" I know, how unoriginal
    then the really unoriginal names.. like the green bitch or the orange bastard
  10. I've name some, not all, but a generic nickname is 'boomstick'- I sometimes apply it to whichever bass I'm using. My black Fender Jazz 5 is 'Keith(the soundguy)'s favorite bass', & it really is. :)
  11. StarscreamG1


    Dec 17, 2007
    'The Tree Trunk' is the nick of my T40 as well given to it by a couple of friends. I generally refer to it as 'Godzilla' myself. :cool:
  12. Fender Jazz Bass is named Jazz Bass
    SX Fretless is named, oh here comes the big finale!!!!!!! Fretless...
  13. wRaith


    Aug 22, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Not bass but guitar (eek):

    Built from spare parts, dark green finish, bolt-on neck.

  14. kazuhank

    kazuhank Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2002
    Portland, OR
    i know these are a little "out there," but here are mine:

    I call my Musicman Stingray "stingray,"
    my Fender Precision "p-bass,"
    my Jack Casady "Jack Casady,"
    and my Moog Little Phatty "Little Phatty." ;-)

    I either have no imagination or I simply don't get the whole naming/nicknaming thing. Obviously YMMV.
  15. babaseen

    babaseen Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2001
    Boston, MA
    my fiesta red 63 Nash P bass with year old flats is known as the "Thud Monster" :bassist:
  16. Hughes


    Dec 23, 2007
    Dallas, Oregon
    My Warwick Corvette is rather obviously been named "Back Ache", I guess it's my fault for not paying attention to physics though. :(
  17. Tyrannius


    Jun 14, 2008
    The only one I've named is my Squier Frank Bello signature bass. I named it Frank, short for Frank Castle.

    Truth be told, I only got this bass because I'm a huge Punisher fan and it kinda looks Punisher's skull. :smug:
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