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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pigpen02, Feb 14, 2003.
checking out a warwick fna jazzman, just curious as to what the fna signifies?
From the web page http://www.bunnybass.com/QnAs4.shtml:
Q: Hello Mimi! Here's the Warwick FNA story as told to me by my local warwick dealer who had visited their factory in Germany and heard it straight from their mouths:
Warwick had some big contest to name the bass, some guy came up with "Altus" and won. Warwick did extensive research to make sure that no other company had exclusive rights to the name, after lots of time and money spent, their search showed that "Altus" was fine to use. Mass production began. A small and abstract violin luthier from Japan named ALTUS threatened to sue if they used the name. After the time and money committed to the research, Warwick were obviously disappointed. On a disgruntled approach to renaming the instrument they settled on FNA, the abbreviation for "F***ING NOT ALTUS".
I'm sure there are several "PG" meanings for the abbreviation but the above was meant as the original. From Adam A.
A: Thanks for the story Adam
haha thats grand!
Gosh, and I thought it was the expect expression when one plays an FNA for the first time...
F'n A, that's a nice bass!!!
LOL that is halarious.
It's supposed to stand for "Formally kNown As".
Altus means "high point"....I was stationed @ Altus AFB, Oklahoma from '89-96....
Actually, as a Warwick dealer, I have talked to several people from thier camp. The F#%^ing Not Altus story is true.