Post Number: 185
|Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 4:07 pm: |
Not very clever, I know, but mine came with names....
Although, some of my band mates have taken to calling the Rogue "The Earthquake Machine"
Post Number: 325
|Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 10:53 pm: |
JP - I'm sort of in the same league with you and Magni, maybe even a little worse.
I'm not much of a collector, so after getting my 'first' Alembic, I now have "my bass" and "my old bass".
I guess i'm just not into naming stuff, always seemed to have trouble with that, but they both know how much I love them, so it's not a problem, certainly not a lack of affection (even if one of them is only being looked at with fond memories these days...).
Post Number: 211
|Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 3:50 am: |
I have only named one of my Olympics (My neighbor, and old deadhead, actually called them this last week - I have read the jokes about Olympics on here, but it is soooo different when someone actually calls them this). My 20th is named Butterscotch, as it is old and yellowed to a butterscotch coloring on the body. I never call it Butterscotch, except in contexts such as, "Please hand me the butterscotch one." My other Olympic is the brown one. The only bass I have with a 'real' name is my old Les Paul. Old Blue, though it is a dark brown, never leaves the house and may get played once a week or every other week, at the most. However, it is definitely not last in line when polishing and maintenance times come around every season.
Post Number: 385
|Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 6:15 pm: |
It's funny how names come about. The only Basses I have with names are my custom Alembics. All the others have names like - The '68 Jazz, or my walnut Excel and so on.
"Dark Prince" came about when I saw another featured custom called "The Purple Princess". I figured that since mine was a 36" scale 6 string, I couldn't refer to it with a female name. Also, I remembered that someone once called me that when I was a kid. I went to a really white bread school, and I stood out. Anyway, it stuck for the Bass at least. The original "Dark Prince" soon turned into the "Evil Twin" after all the grief we encountered when it was being made (and even now!). So, I ended up with two Basses!
"Black Byrd" is the name of my current custom. It's also the title of an album by Jazz trumpeter and composer Donald Byrd. Since I discovered him, he's become my all time favorite musician, to the point that I wanted to name my Bass in his honor. As well, "Black Byrd" just sounds so appropriate for an Ebony and Purpleheart Alembic custom.
Everybody now.....Go out and buy the album!!!
Post Number: 548
|Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 7:00 pm: |
Good to have you back amongst the Alembic fold.
Methinks if you had to name all your basses, you (or anyone else for that matter) would probably have a hard time thinking up that many names without repeating yourself, LOL!
Me jealous? Naaaaaaaah, LOL!
Post Number: 192
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 5:20 am: |
on the lighter side..
Too Many Daves (sic basses)
By: Dr. Suess
Did I ever tell you that Mrs. McCave
Had twenty-three sons and she named them all Dave?
Well, she did. And that wasn't a smart thing to do.
You see, when she wants one and calls out, "Yoo-Hoo!
Come into the house, Dave!" she doesn't get one.
All twenty-three Daves of hers come on the run!
This makes things quite difficult at the McCaves
As you can imagine, with so many Daves.
And often she wishes that, when they were born,
She had named one of them Bodkin Van Horn
And one of them Hoos-Foos. And one of them Snimm.
And one of them Hot-Shot. And one Sunny Jim.
And one of them Shadrack. And one of them Blinkey.
Another one Putt-Putt. Another one Moon Face.
Another one Marvin O'Gravel Balloon Face.
And one of them Ziggy. And one Soggy Muff.
One Buffalo Bill. And one Biffalo Buff.
And one of them Sneepy. And one Weepy Weed.
And one Paris Garters. And one Harris Tweed.
And one of them Sir Michael Carmichael Zutt.
And one of them Oliver Boliver Butt.
And one of them Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate...
But she didn't do it. And now it's too late.
Dr. Seuss, what a genius.
for the record, I've never named my basses. It's always been "the (fill in the blank)".
Post Number: 892
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 6:30 am: |
Dr. Seuss! A nice way to start the morning!
Post Number: 1634
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 8:38 am: |
What do you think of:
Post Number: 1635
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 8:41 am: |
What do you think of:
Post Number: 61
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 9:00 am: |
Were you calling??
Post Number: 272
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 10:57 am: |
Well, things change as time goes by, and so do names apparently. The names I came up with at first sounded nice, but weren't very practical and to be honest, I didn't actually use them very much (those @#$%%! basses never listen anyway!) With Birdy gone (anxiously awaiting my new Glockenklang amp to arrive) it's the 'Walnut Brothers' that remain: monsieurs 'Flame', 'Burl' and 'Graft'...
Post Number: 1636
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 11:24 am: |
Hehehehehehehe ... yeah ...can you pass me the mashed potatoes please???
Post Number: 62
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 12:24 pm: |
Would you like some gravy with those??
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Sunday, December 19, 2004 - 8:18 pm: |
I just got my new '95 Alembic bass, sort of like an Elan with sort of a larger Orion-ish body, and due to its ability to speak in low tones, I decided an Entish name made most sense. But then, its neck is anything but slow, so I need a name conveying more speed, which as anyone knows, is hardly a likely attribute of the Ents. And then it hit me: Quickbeam was considered the closest thing to a hasty Ent by none other than Treebeard himself, and so I grant a fitting name to my new (and only) bass: Quickbeam!
Post Number: 644
|Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 8:54 am: |
Alright another Tolkienite. Mark The Ent One, or would that cause confusion with Ken The Elvish One? Quickbeam is a good name for a fine bass. I haven't taken time to comment on it in your introductory thread yet but it is very nice indeed.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 11:10 pm: |
For close to three decades i have longed for an Alembic guitar. No fancy pedigreed Fender or Gibson or any other would do. For me it would have to be a Northern California homegrown like myself. At last we have found each other. 04T13267. Not quite stone stock. With ebony and purple heart running up the center of her LED illuminated neck. Understated yet relentlessly exquisite. Definately strong woman energy in this one. I am thinking of naming her Susie after Susan "Thor" Wikersham of Alembic.
Those in favor say "aye" those opposed get back to work or go make music.
Post Number: 1114
|Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 5:56 am: |
Welcome Peter; sound like you've acquired a very nice guitar. If you care to post some pictures in the Showcase section, we would all love to see them.
Post Number: 51
|Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 7:35 am: |
By "strong woman energy" do you mean that it can be soft and sweet or strong and kicking A, supportive in the background or taking the lead, depending on the demands of the situation?
Post Number: 86
|Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 8:38 am: |
Welcome Peter from another Nevadan and congratulations on your new Tribute. Enjoy!
By the way - did someone mention pictures?
" . . . Wake up little Susie, wake up . . . "
(Message edited by tom_z on December 22, 2004)
Post Number: 217
|Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 2:44 pm: |
"urobouros"? as in "the worm uroburous"? a great piece of obscure, fantasy literature. (Watch out for the mantichores).
Another tolkeinite and now this. By all means, you should be playing nothing but an Alembic.
Welcome Peter and Mark.
Post Number: 27
|Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 5:49 am: |
My S1 is called Selwyn. Ironically, that's also the name of my brother's pet rubber chicken.
Post Number: 50
|Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 8:52 am: |
People in the bands I play in have nicknamed my Series I and called it "The Rolls" as in Rolls Royce, or simply "The One".
Post Number: 84
|Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 6:17 pm: |
Welcome and that is one sweet guitar you have there. I'd be pleased if you named her "Susie", so I say Aye!
And speaking of Susie-When I was but a child of 4 or 5 I had a crush on the Everly Brothers, both of them. I sang " Wake up Little Susie" all the time. I was convinced they wrote it for me. It drove my parents nuts. They were almost relieved when I started in on You Ain't Nuthin But a Hound Dog.
Post Number: 62
|Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 6:48 pm: |
I say Aye, now how about some pics of your new legend "Susie"?
Happy New Year!!!
Post Number: 33
|Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 1:55 pm: |
Post Number: 53
|Posted on Monday, January 10, 2005 - 11:35 am: |
So far I have:
"The Tribute", aka "The Alembic"
I also have named my other guitars:
"The Strat" (notice that this is the only guitar other than "The Tribute" that was named after the model name)
I guess I am not very original when it comes to names. I have however named our cats, dog and children.
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 12:34 am: |
Well, since I have only one bass, I just call my Spoiler "my bass".
Post Number: 159
|Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 2:08 pm: |
Well, as many will already know I'm another Tolkien nut and my Triple O is named Sorne-Raama (Eagle-Wing). Hopefully I may be able to post some pics soon.
Post Number: 175
|Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 10:42 am: |
I've never been one to give names to instruments but my new (1998) Epic 5 has a name.
The background: The pastor at our church has been a real pain in the butt lately. She has a kind-of strange name and we have nicknamed her "Bobinda". When I went into the club posts to show my wife pictures of the Epic, she asked what the top wood is. I said, "Bubinga". She said, "Bobinda"?
We had a good laugh and agreed that my Bubinga Epic 5 will be called "The Reverend".
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 3:33 pm: |
I haven't named instruments. When needing to refer to my guitars/basses I call them:
The/My Brown Bass
The/My Hagtrom or 8-string Bass
The Jazz Bass ('76' with Jim Williams active
The/My Vox Bass
The/My Acoustic Guitar (mid 70's built at sea
Fender but ok for my use)
The/My Fender (62 Stratocaster)
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 10:41 pm: |
OK, here's an interesting story... I don't think I would usually be the type of person to name my instrument, but I had to.
A couple weeks ago I had a dream - it said Bird on the back of my bass in big letters. In the dream, I didn't want to name it that because it seemed too obvious, but I woke up and named it that. Hopefully I will be chanelling the spirit of Bird through my bass.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 4:44 am: |
So I'm not the only one who dreams about basses, every night!? Dozens of them...doesn't get any better than that.
Post Number: 122
|Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 6:11 pm: |
Well, this is a little embarrasing, but I have a BC Rich Eagle bass that I bought new in 1978, long before I could afford an Alembic. I don't play it much these days, as its a 4 string and I play mostly 5 strings these days, and it's not an Alembic. I've had that bass for so long and I know it so well that I call it "The Wife."
Probably, there's a joke somewhere in the fact that I left the wife for a newer, sleeker, better and pretty Alembic, but let's not go there!
Post Number: 1956
|Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 8:59 pm: |
hum ...maybe Brother Mike's (oxjr) wife is involved???
Paul the bad one
Post Number: 123
|Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 6:04 am: |
Better keep that quiet or I will be sleeping on your sofa
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 10:28 am: |
I have an Essence 5, 95 model, w/ side led's. Originally, it was known as the bass with runway lights. After a while, the name changed to Melba Kek. I really don't know where it came from, but it stuck.
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 10:34 am: |
I have an Essence 5 w/side led's. Originally it was known as the bass with runway lights. After a while the name changed to Melba Kek. I don't know where the name came from, but it stuck.
Post Number: 165
|Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 7:11 am: |
The Relic!"The Relic"
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Post Number: 166
|Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 7:20 am: |
"THE RELIC'"(OLD #12)
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