who else names their basses?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by decentbassbreh, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. yes it is very silly!! :p but it is very fun! I started naming my basses when a vocalist from a band I used to be in did not know basses by brand but by color, so the bass I was using in the band was a ruby red ibanez sr 305 and He just called it ruby so it stuck, my new bass which is my new fender dimension v!! my favorite is a cherryburst so I named her amber, it was better than cherry. So anyone else name their basses??:thumbsup:
  2. I call my JagSS 'Paris'..........named after Paris Hilton.

    I call my Ibanez SR500 'Meryl"........named after Meryl Streep.
  3. s0c9

    s0c9 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    1964 Audio artist, Fractal Audio Beta Tester
    err.. no!
  4. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    I call mine bass, EB3 Copy, SR500F, fretless, etc...
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  5. Most of my basses have names especially my 4 Carvin LB50 basses. Taz is my main squeeze since 1983. Toney is #2 with EMG HB pups, my rock and studio mainstay. Tiger is a very pretty Koa bass that is a bit stiff and gets experimented on to find the perfect string set. Tweety is my black piccolo bass.
  6. The people that made them named them for me.

    It's an extra service they provide at a nominal fee.
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  7. slipknotmaggot3


    Feb 23, 2014
    My T-Bird I call Kat...dunno why, but it stuck. My Frankenbass is affectionately referred to as Frank, I have yet to name my Squier Precision.
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  8. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    again? OK

    My MIA P is called Mia

    My MIM P is called Pendejo

    My MIM J is called Cheech

    My ABG is called Woody
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  9. I called the bass I made from English Ash 'Dieback'

    Not sure if that's in bad taste, or a good way to raise awareness.
  10. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    Just so it's clear--if you do name your bass--I'm okay with that, I don't do it, but hey--it's your bass--name it or don't.
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  11. Not really...Although I do talk to bandmates about playing stuff on my Rick, if that counts.
  12. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man-

    This one... that one... the one over there...
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  13. El Spearo

    El Spearo

    Jun 12, 2012
    Wellington, NZ
    Interesting name for your MIM P... ;)
  14. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    hehe because it's a Mexican bass, starts with P and Pendejo is the first Mexican word I learnt thanks to Cheech and Chong (thus the Cheech name too hehe)

    If you haven't seen the movie, Chong crashes into some Mexicans' front fence, Chong asks Cheech for the Mexican word for sorry. I know it's a swear word, sorry if I offended anybody by it.
  15. El Spearo

    El Spearo

    Jun 12, 2012
    Wellington, NZ
    Not offended at all mate, I just thought it was funny. I got the Mexican P thing. If I had ever named a bass that, my mum (she's Mexican) would have slapped me silly, hahaha!
  16. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    and probably called you a pendejo too hehe
  17. El Spearo

    El Spearo

    Jun 12, 2012
    Wellington, NZ
    no no no. Mum does not use (or approve of) that kind of language. Which is exactly why I used it every chance I had!:woot:
  18. Zodion


    Aug 9, 2014
    New York
    I call my Ibanez "Ibby", my Jackson "Jackie", my 6 string bass "sixer" and my first bass (squire) "Bassy" As it was my first bass ever and I played drums before hand