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« Reply #140 on: Feb 02, 2017, 09:17PM »

What?  Other people name their trombones??

Yeah, me too...

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« Reply #141 on: Feb 03, 2017, 05:55AM »

What?  Other people name their trombones??

Yeah, me too...

King 4B
Yamaha 354
Blessing 88B
Conn 2H
Tiger
Shires Custom
XO 1240RL


People name boats. Why not name other babies?

I do think it tends to be more prevalent among players <25 years old.
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« Reply #142 on: Feb 04, 2017, 08:45PM »

Besides calling them "The Minick", "The Williams" or "My Bach", I like to give them funny associations based on their unique sound, or just how I think of them abstractly. Sorry if some of these sound dirty, it's not meant that way (but yeah I can see how you'd get there).

The Minick = "honey stick" or "vanilla" or "little one"
The Williams = "hot fudge" or "chocolate" or "the old guy". One of my coworkers who doesn't speak great English keeps calling it "The Very Expensive Magic" and I really like that.
My Bach = "big one" or "air hog"

Silly but fun :)
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« Reply #143 on: Feb 05, 2017, 01:09AM »

Besides calling them "The Minick", "The Williams" or "My Bach", I like to give them funny associations based on their unique sound, or just how I think of them abstractly.

if I gave my horns names associated with their sounds, they'd probably go something like this:

'53 2B - Fart Master

Truitt 2B+ - Silent but deadly. And not so silent.

Shires Large bore - Smell the sound.

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« Reply #144 on: Feb 05, 2017, 07:58PM »

I refer to my trombones as "the tenor" and "the bass".
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« Reply #145 on: Feb 06, 2017, 08:08AM »

The Williams = "hot fudge" or "chocolate" or "the old guy". One of my coworkers who doesn't speak great English keeps calling it "The Very Expensive Magic" and I really like that.

All fitting names for a very special horn. When I owned it, I called it "The Harold Branch Horn" in honor of it's original owner. Glad it went to such a good home!

Other horns I've owned and sold tend to be remembered by the years they were made and the places where I acquired them: the "Memphis '57 8H", the "Denver '55 Burkle", etc.

I call my '59 6H "Baby Doll", while my Minick 8H bell hooked up to a C series slide is my "Big Baby".

The Mt. Vernon Bach Mercedes I just got from DJ is the "Easy B", because it's just so fun and easy to play.
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« Reply #146 on: Mar 06, 2017, 09:35PM »

Yamaha 354 - Ace
Yamaha 548 - Rose
Olds Ambassador - ... still thinking. How about "Tommy"?
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« Reply #147 on: Mar 07, 2017, 09:09AM »

Olds Ambassador - Harold, Stanley or Gus would be more appropriate.
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« Reply #148 on: Mar 07, 2017, 09:42AM »

Now that I think about it, my Xeno could be "The Beast"
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« Reply #149 on: Mar 07, 2017, 10:34AM »

I will not name anything I put my mouth on...  :D
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« Reply #150 on: Jun 07, 2017, 07:23PM »

I've called my Duo Gravis "Gretel" for just over 40 years now.
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« Reply #151 on: Jun 12, 2017, 07:43PM »

The Conn 110H bass bone I play has been named "Connie" for a while, even by its previous owners..
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« Reply #152 on: Jun 13, 2017, 09:56PM »

Mine is named Tromboney McTromboneface
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« Reply #153 on: Jun 27, 2017, 10:00AM »

My Edwards symphony tenor: Mr. Ed

Conn 36H alto: Skippy

1954 Conn 6H: David (named after the late David Baker from Indian University; he saw me in the hall with it and jokingly asked me where I got his horn)

Early 1940's H.N. White 2B Liberty: Tommy (original owner played lead in the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra)

Early 1940's H.N. White 2B Silvertone: Diamond (as in Diamond in the rough; hung on the 'museum' wall at my music shop owner's main branch. Workers thought it was a piece of junk. I saw it, knew what it was, and bought it from the owner. Now to get it up to speed).

Getzen The Dude: Jeff...as in Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski...lol.
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