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Who here names their bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ImNotJoel, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. ImNotJoel


    Jan 12, 2014
    Many people name their instruments I personally never have but I recently got a new bass.

    My guitarist asked me what I would name my bass made me curious how many people name their bass and what names did you give it?
  2. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Normally don't name inaminate objects but Keef and Marilyn kinda named themselves.
  3. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    I named my two basses "Your Mother" and "Your Sister".

    Needlees to say this caused some amusing moments for me.
  4. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

    Nice relics! :bag:
  5. ImNotJoel


    Jan 12, 2014
    Keef and Marilyn

    That totally fits they even determined their gender how fast did they name them selves and nice basses too man.
  6. ImNotJoel


    Jan 12, 2014
    Very clever would love to be a fly on the wall for your practices. This thread should be interesting!
  7. icecycle66


    Feb 4, 2009
    Mine are named:
    1. Intelligent Giant
    2. Evil Demon Bass
    3. that other one.
  8. ImNotJoel


    Jan 12, 2014
    Ok my new Ibanez sr505pb considering the name citrus?

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  9. edencab


    Aug 14, 2013
    Toronto, On
    umm nope, seems silly, IMHO
    lots of people do though
  10. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    Hillsdale, Portland
    Lil Blue for the Sterling in the avatar.

    Smoky, a Precision parts that has singe stains on the maple headstock.

    And Mexi, the jazz MIM fretless.

    Big boy, the standup
  11. I named an old bass I had 'Charlie' - after my grandfather.... when he passed he left his grandkids a little money that I put towards a bass, so I named it in his memory
    The bass I had before that I named "stupid piece of $#%&" - had a faulty input jack that worked 60% and played up the other 40%
  12. Junk420


    Jul 19, 2012
    Cornwall, Ontario
    My Epi Tbird Pro I call Gerry the Conqueror.
  13. odin70


    Dec 26, 2007
    I have one old Fender p bass with the word "FUNK" scratched into the back of the neck, so i call it ..FUNK.
  14. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Keef is a relic. Marilyn is the real deal, the neck celebrating her 59th this year. The body is a '51 that was refinished over 20 years ago.
    Thanks! Keef was named before the build was completed and Marilyn was named after the refin in 1991.
  15. I used to name my basses, but now I've only got one (at the moment) it doesn't need a name as it's in the singular; and I don't have a daft guitarist who would always pass me the one he preferred the colour of (as opposed to the one I generally played) when I'd finished fiddling round with other people's kit to make sure they were working.
  16. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    And on it goes...
  17. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    +1 It's silly and I never saw the point.

    Bunch of threads on this topic already.
  18. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    Didn't we just have a thread like this recently?
  19. ImNotJoel


    Jan 12, 2014
    I apologize I am new to this forum but it doesn't seem to be hurting anyone. I will however check out the old threads.
  20. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    I have, but only if something comes to me to inspire it, I don't go looking for a name if you will.