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    What did you Name your BASS and why ?

    My recent aquisition is a 30th Anniversary SR5...thanks to my wife Charlene...we have been married 25 years and have 9 beautiful children together. I have always called her CHARBEAR. Because her name is Charlene and she is a Bear in the morning when she wakes up.So this bass is just that. What's your story.
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    I don't intentionally name basses. Dozens of basses
    have always gone nameless. Even the USA SUB that
    was built on my birthday has no name and that bass
    is definitely the ONE that I feel kinda personal about.

    However a certain Desert Gold Boingo somehow had
    come to be known as "The Infamous Orange Boingo"
    but if you're asking for a Freddie or a Lorraine, no go.

    Staff at the local GC had named a gold-on-white SR5
    "Marilyn" [after Marilyn Monroe].
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    I don't have a name for any of my basses either.

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    I cannot see the point in naming guitars, or is that just me who thinks that it is pointless?

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    Probably is not pointless to those that name them. Not my thing, but must mean something to those that do.

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    I have one I refer to as "The Dargie".
    SR5 HS "Dargie Delight" born 2/28/2007
    SR5 Classic "Vintage White" born 5/17/2010
    SUB5 "Graphite" born 4/1/2005
    SR5 H Lined Fretless "Black" born 4/1/2003
    SR H "Orange Firemist" born 1/28/2009
    SUB1 H "Graphite" born 1/27/2005
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    The one in my avatar is named chell after my wife.

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    No point naming Basses, they don't come when called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox Boris View Post
    No point naming Basses, they don't come when called.
    Frankenstein might be the exception Ox Boris!
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    The trans-green (really yellow) Stingray 5 I had (and will probably have again someday) was "Heinz" from the moment I opened the case in 1999. (Strummer is the current caretaker in Sweden.)

    The green with flames Bongo 4HH that Sterling gave me is, of course, "The Flaming Biff". It could not have been annything else.

    The others are nameless but you never know.

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    My Fritz The Kat Lime Green Bongo picked up the name "Kermit" from someone here on the forum (not naming any names but I believe he has the previous post) and it has stuck.
    - Ritch
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    Bongo 4H - Dargie Delight
    Bongo 4HH - Sky Blue
    Sterling 4H - Trans Purple


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    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob View Post
    My Fritz The Kat Lime Green Bongo picked up the name "Kermit" from someone here on the forum (not naming any names but I believe he has the previous post) and it has stuck.
    LOL.....It must be an American thing as we don't name our instruments in the UK. I guess its just a cultural difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    LOL.....It must be an American thing as we don't name our instruments in the UK. I guess its just a cultural difference.
    It is the only one that picked up a name (probably due to its uniqueness) so I don't think it is cultural... just special instruments
    - Ritch
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    Bongo 4H - Dargie Delight
    Bongo 4HH - Sky Blue
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    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob View Post
    It is the only one that picked up a name (probably due to its uniqueness) so I don't think it is cultural... just special instruments
    Mmmm......Strange!
    That reminds me,the next time I purchase a fat plectrum I must name it Miss Piggy!
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    I owned 3 EBMM basses and the same number from the F brand over a couple of decades before I got my HH Sterling. It is the bass I wanted all those others to be and the perfect instrument for me. It is named .... Sterling.
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