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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

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Widdershins

    Widdershins

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

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

    :rolleyes:
     
  6. j.a.e.r.i.p

    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
    Belgium
    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

    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

    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

    wRaith

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

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

    Frankenstein.
     
  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

    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

    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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