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What's behind the Acronyms?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by boyet, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. boyet


    May 15, 2007
    I was browsing through the classifieds the other day and I saw this old Yamaha BB model. The headstock has the original decal "Broad Bass" on it which then explained what "BB" stands for.

    I then wondered, what about TRB or the RBX or even other brand names like the ATK, SR, SRT, SRA, BTB, GIO, LTD, etc...what do they stand for? :rolleyes:
  2. poomwah


    Jan 26, 2008
    not a whole lot of help here, LTD is short for Limited,
    SR is what Ibanez calls the SoundgeaR
    SRT is SoundgearR Thru neck
    SRA is SoundgeaR Arch top

    more I don't know... Ibanez EXB, Yamaha TRB
  3. The Ibanez ATK means 'attack'.
  4. I would assume BTB stands for Boutique Bass.
  5. Hactar


    Sep 25, 2011
    Boulder, CO
    Here's some that Ibanez uses with their guitars and basses. They are just my educated guesses, looking at patterns and such.
    DX - Sharktooth
    QM - Quilted Maple top
    QA - Quilted Art Top [Veneer]
    FM - Flamed Maple [Veneer]
    AH - Ash Body
    MH - Mahogany Body
    E - EMG
    M - Maple fretboard
    MP - Maple Fretboard
    PB - Poplar Burl top
  6. BogeyBass


    Sep 14, 2010
    ATK = Aggravated Tranny Killer
    SR = Serious Redneck
    SRT = Super Redundant Tax payer
    SRA = Spass Reject Armada
    BTB = Better Testicle Banger
    GIO = Graduate Idiot Obsession
    LTD = Left hand Tiger Degenerate

    sorry if you have those basses no insult suggested:D
  7. BassPlayer95


    Oct 1, 2011
    Tranny is an offensive word, dude. Don't use it.
  8. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Not to a mechanic.
  9. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains

    That's all I know.
  10. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
  11. PJMiDi


    Feb 27, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    best response ever :cool:
  12. CORBS

    CORBS Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2010
    BB actually stands for "Big Body". All BB model basses have oversized bodies.
  13. Tax payer is an offensive word, dude. Don't use it.
  14. poomwah


    Jan 26, 2008
    not to a tax collector
  15. Redneck is an offensive w.....

    Never mind.
  16. VitalSigns


    May 8, 2011
    Central NY
    Fix'd :D
  17. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Offensive is an offensive word, dude. Don't use it.

    Oops. :bag:
  18. I guess the ragequitter thread has got all the jokers out in the open now.:D

  19. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I killed the tranny on my '86 Grand Prix, and boy, was I ever aggravated. I also own an ATK, which means the acronym must be true.
  20. poomwah


    Jan 26, 2008
    Were you arrested after you killed a tranny?

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