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Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: HylianHero on Dec 04, 2003, 11:37AM
Do you name your trombones?


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: HylianHero on Dec 04, 2003, 11:38AM
My entire trombone section has at my school, so yes I do, although I havent had my 88H long enough to name it yet


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: King_Silversonic17 on Dec 04, 2003, 12:56PM
My Silver Sonic is Amy, my 606 for marching is Natalie, I haven't named my valve trombone since I rarely use it, and I'm already tryimg to come up with names that might be good for the large bore horm I'm going to be getting soon.


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: Fenicottero deRosa on Dec 04, 2003, 01:07PM
I name my trombones! And the baritone that I used for like six months. My old trombone's name is Catalina, my new one is Harpo. That baritone's name is Chico. And I need some help for bass trombone names! The hs band I'm in might get a double trigger bass trombone for me to play my junior year, and people after me, and I'm at a loss for a name! (Should it be a masculine name or a femine name? hm...)


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: phonyreal98 on Dec 04, 2003, 01:44PM
I have a friend who named his trombone "Boner" and a friend who named his horn "Horny"  (images/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif)


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: HylianHero on Dec 04, 2003, 03:55PM
My Yamaha is named Clara, and yeah haven't had my 88H for long enough to name it yet


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: Adurobone on Dec 04, 2003, 05:39PM
My old Holton is Jack. I'm  getting a new one soon, though.
Here's a question: Are trombones masculine or feminine (in concern to naming) ?


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: HylianHero on Dec 04, 2003, 05:41PM
quote:
Originally posted by a_low_nt:
My old Holton is Jack. I'm  getting a new one soon, though.
Here's a question: Are trombones masculine or feminine (in concern to naming) ?

Most as far as I've seen from here, and my school are usually feminine, I'm not too sure though.


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: Dombat on Aug 26, 2006, 06:35AM
Old Student Yamaha: Bruce
Intermediate Yamaha: James
88H: Connie (how original)
Soprano: Sexy (it's meant to be Connie and James' child but looks alot like bruce)
Conn/Bach custom bass: Ol' Ma Hubbard (used to be played by Arthur Hubbard)
Old old first horn: 'That piece of crap in the corner'

Any suggestions what to call my Elkhart 8h when i get it next week?


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: GBassBone on Sep 17, 2006, 04:21PM
umm for bass names go with masculan names... mines name is Darth Vadar but thats me....


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: Alex on Sep 17, 2006, 04:39PM
Quote from: "Dombat"
Old Student Yamaha: Bruce


Why am I not surprised that an Aussie would name his horn Bruce !  :grin:

Quote from: "Dombat"
Any suggestions what to call my Elkhart 8h when i get it next week?


Errrrrr, let me think....Sheila would be a good name for it.  :good:
Or maybe Shane.
Maybe you could call it Irwin as a tribute to your recently departed countrymate.
I think the best name would be Flintoff (I'll leave the Yanks to work out why)


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: Tombonist on Sep 17, 2006, 05:39PM
Did we not already have this poll? :dontknow:   Oh well, Iv'e changed my mine anyway.  I decided to name my Bach 42, my current concert and marching horn, Spartacus.   And when my Edwards comes in, I'll call it Maximus.


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: Driswood on Sep 17, 2006, 08:46PM
Nope.

Jerry Walker


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: Dombat on Sep 27, 2006, 07:09AM
Quote

Maybe you could call it Irwin as a tribute to your recently departed countrymate.
I think the best name would be Flintoff (I'll leave the Yanks to work out why)


Y  would i call it flintoff wen it can actually play... i'm thinkin ricky... or maybe it's old enough to be bradman


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: Sinfonia98 on Sep 27, 2006, 07:59AM
Resurrected post. :eek:

OK, I got a few names for my horns.  Let's see.....

Shires Bass - Zeus
Reynolds Bass - Hephaestus
Yamaha 682B - Apollo
Bach 39G - Hermes
King Liberty 2B - Hades
Conn 44H - Artemis
Conn 18H - Ares
Conn 14H - Dionysus


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: JP on Sep 27, 2006, 08:03AM
My friend had a trombone he called Susie Slushpump. My Shires is Mr. Shires, my Bach is anonymous. Another friend had a Bach 42B bell section and a Conn 88H slide--he called it his Coch  :horror:


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: Chang on Sep 27, 2006, 08:23AM
Rachel - Conn 50H
Martin - Martin Imperial
Misty - Peice of Crap Bundy


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: brucejackson on Sep 27, 2006, 09:25AM
I never named my trombones until a GF insisted.

My King became Roy
My Conn became Connie

I know not very imaginative.

I named most of my cars though.

Toyota Starlet --Mr Mota
Honda Civic--  Rita Hondita
Brown Volvo 240 Wagon-- Coco
Mazda Miata-Carmencita

Sold that Miata to my step-daughter.  She called it Fred at first but now calls it Carmencita Fred.

I had a VW New Beetle we called Bug but I probably would have come up with something else if I didn't have to give it to my ex.

both of my current cars lack names.

Mazda Protege5
Mazda Miata 2000 SE (the one with the weird paint that looks maroon, brown, or purple depending on the light).


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: SensitiveJohn on Sep 27, 2006, 09:49AM
I have two trombones.

The 3B is the bucket.  The 36 is the beast.


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: Dave Tatro on Sep 27, 2006, 10:59AM
A friend of mine has a 3B with some Conn parts, maybe even a Conn slide. It is a terrific horn, and we call it "King Conn".


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: JazzBassBone on Oct 10, 2006, 07:35AM
Now that you mention it - I should name them... :good:


Title: Naming Trombones
Post by: JazzBassBone on Oct 10, 2006, 07:40AM
I think I have some:

Student Yamaha = Lucky (I was going to play trumpet, but my director wanted at least ONE trombone in the band)

Bach = Rusty (You all should know why - I'm working on fixing that particular problem)

Stradivarious = Ranger

Bass Bone (can't remember model.... :dontknow: ) = Y-cubed (The first song I played on it was "Yeah, yeah, yeah")


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: anthony501 on Feb 24, 2008, 12:58AM
(I was going to play trumpet, but my director wanted at least ONE trombone in the band)


I started out on the clarinet first, and was going to double on sax.

Then one year the band teacher said there were way too many clarinets and not enough trombones.....


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: anthony501 on Feb 24, 2008, 01:01AM
My Yamaha 354 from 1986 was Timothy for a while.... I didn't use the name very long.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: BlueTrombonist on Feb 24, 2008, 07:48AM
I don't name horns, but I'll refer to a horn I own as "my baby".


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: evan51 on Feb 24, 2008, 09:28AM
My students name their instruments. I should say this seems to have no relationship to how much they practice, how well they do in their lessons, or how well they play.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: gpkimzey on Feb 24, 2008, 11:07AM
My 3047 is Arwen

My Honda Fit is Tiny Tim


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: BFW on Feb 24, 2008, 11:55AM
My Honda Fit is Tiny Tim

(http://www.goodcleantech.com/images/i%27m%20logo.png)(http://automobiles.honda.com/images/2008/fit/overview/featurehighlight1.gif)(http://img3.giardinelli.com/dbase/giard/images/reports/446104_112x175.jpg)(http://www.nl-guitar.com/tied.gif)

I keep threatening to name my bass.  Big Mouth Billy was taken, though.  I usually say, when asked, that its name is Tanagra because someone once referred to it as The Beast, but I never actually call it that.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: huh? on Feb 24, 2008, 06:58PM
no


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: gpkimzey on Feb 24, 2008, 10:39PM
(http://www.goodcleantech.com/images/i%27m%20logo.png)(http://automobiles.honda.com/images/2008/fit/overview/featurehighlight1.gif)(http://img3.giardinelli.com/dbase/giard/images/reports/446104_112x175.jpg)(http://www.nl-guitar.com/tied.gif)


Geez.  It took me all day to figure that one out. . . . :/


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: RedHotMama on Feb 24, 2008, 11:35PM
I still haven't!


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: RedHotMama on Feb 25, 2008, 01:44AM
I tend not to name anything which isn't alive.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: evan51 on Feb 25, 2008, 07:43AM
I tend not to name anything which isn't alive.
Same here.

Do people name their toasters? Their washing machines? Their coffee makers? Their computers? :dontknow:


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: djdekok on Feb 25, 2008, 08:17AM
first horn (Bundy)--Bessie
second horn (Bach 42B)--Bessie II

don't ask me why, just occurred to me... :dontknow:


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: BFW on Feb 25, 2008, 08:51AM
Do people name their toasters? Their washing machines? Their coffee makers? Their computers? :dontknow:

My computers have names.  Many computers in networks have names, and some people put great personal importance on those names.

I won't tell Patricia that you were making disparaging remarks about naming dishwashers, though.  And I'm glad that you referred only to coffee makers rather than French press pots, or else Fifi might be upset.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: evan51 on Feb 25, 2008, 09:17AM
My computers have names.  Many computers in networks have names, and some people put great personal importance on those names.

I won't tell Patricia that you were making disparaging remarks about naming dishwashers, though.  And I'm glad that you referred only to coffee makers rather than French press pots, or else Fifi might be upset.
:D


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: RedHotMama on Feb 25, 2008, 10:35AM
I had a boss, about 20 years ago, who gave all the gas chromatographs female names. It just goes to show how long we keep our equipment - we still have the one called Mavis!


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: evan51 on Feb 25, 2008, 10:46AM
I guess I should name all of my mouthpieces, too.......... :/


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: RedHotMama on Feb 25, 2008, 10:59AM
Er.... why?


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: evan51 on Feb 25, 2008, 11:51AM
Now that Brain has established that the non-living have feelings, I don't want the mouthpieces to feel left out! :clever:


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: BariTrom on Feb 25, 2008, 03:02PM
My Trombone's name is Vint, He's old. My euphonium's name is Bell, or Belle :D


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: JazzBassBone on Feb 25, 2008, 03:26PM
Trombones...mouthpieces...I also name my mutes!

...not to mention all of the stands in band, and the risers we use in jazz...my folders and chairs have names, too. I also name each note in a piece - they belong to the "immediate families" in each measure and the "extended families" up until each rehearsal number/letter.

...I can't remember my name for the life of me, though. :dontknow:


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Dave Tatro on Feb 26, 2008, 11:15AM
"The naming of trombones is a curious matter,"

-T.S. Elliot


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: evan51 on Feb 26, 2008, 02:14PM
"The naming of trombones is a curious matter,"

-T.S. Elliot
I hope he was referring to the name of the instrument only and not individual names for them! :eek: :-0


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Dave Tatro on Feb 26, 2008, 03:58PM
Well, you know, he goes on and on about each one needing three different names, and so on..... ;)


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Burgerbob on Mar 04, 2008, 08:22PM
4B is the Tenor.
6B is the Bass.
3B is the Small Bore Tenor.
3B slide/5G bell is Small Bore Jazz Tenor.
euph is Das Euph.
Tuba, whatever it is (Yamaha YBB-641 or other) is Ubatay.
Sousaphones are Souzys.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Dennis K. on Mar 06, 2008, 06:34AM
"The naming of trombones is a curious matter,"

-T.S. Elliot
A good name for contras - Rumpus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Rumpuscat


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: SandyMBarrows on Mar 06, 2008, 07:27AM
The contrabass is "Gargantua", and the rest, This One, That One, The One in the Corner, The One in the Case, The One on the Stand, the One in the Closet.  :D


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: trn9 on Mar 06, 2008, 11:14PM
I have named both of my trombones. My Conn 18H I have owned since middle school and on a high school band trip I met and hung out with a beautiful girl named Connie... So after that trip my 18H became Connie. :/ My Conn 88HO is named Conrad.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: bonegrl on Mar 07, 2008, 04:33AM
Back in high school my Bundy clarinet was Jim, my one piece silver clarinet (Pittfield, I'm too lazy to go look) was Amy.  My Old's valve trombone was Nancy and my Blessing B88 was Tim.  Real original I know....named after my band directors (Tim talked me into switching to bone) and their wives.

My Conn doesn't have a name.  I don't know why, got him in '98.  We name our trucks too, but I can't repeat them here in front of the children.  My friend names all his tubas.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Connor H. Conn on Apr 08, 2008, 07:42PM
My marching/pep horn is Amber and  my 88H is.... Connor H. Conn :)
Side note:
once me and my director were talking about which horn I should use for what and the high school band director over heard it...

Should I use connor or Amber for jazz, because I knid of want to use amber because she doesn't get out much and might have a faster response but so far I've been using connor.

I don't know delayna  with most people someone like amber would work best but connor is doing great and I don't know if you should swich because you got so used to him.


let's just say that high school band director got a little confussaled


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Precious on Apr 09, 2008, 05:11AM
My Olds Special is Emily
My Olds Ambassador is Herkimer (and Shorty is using that one in his band adventure this year)
My Bach alto is Jack
My silver colored sommat or other is "Lamp" (because eventually, it will be more lamp than trombone)

There isn't much that I *don't* name...


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: djdekok on May 19, 2008, 06:15AM
My old Holton is Jack. I'm  getting a new one soon, though.
Here's a question: Are trombones masculine or feminine (in concern to naming) ?
I'll take my cue from that venerable old warhorse, "sa Majeste le trombone" by duClos.  (His Majesty the trombone).  "Le" is masculine in French.

That being said, I've named both my horns "bessie"--don't ask me why (well, Bessie I and Bessie II) :D


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: RedHotMama on May 19, 2008, 12:00PM
I neither name nor sleep with my trombones. Am I a pervert?



Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Connor H. Conn on Jun 02, 2008, 03:49PM
I neither name nor sleep with my trombones. Am I a pervert?



yes


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: RedHotMama on Jun 02, 2008, 10:04PM
:D


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: trombones O' mayhem on Jun 03, 2008, 06:38PM
My 42's name is Baryophiy, which is hebrew for "son of (masculine) goodness and/or beauty" it doesn't totally relate to anything, but, it's pretty cool if you ask me  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: katethemarchingtrombone on Jan 14, 2009, 07:55PM
My old Holton is Jack. I'm  getting a new one soon, though.
Here's a question: Are trombones masculine or feminine (in concern to naming) ?

It depends, if you're a guy give it a feminine name.and vise versa.i think of it as, if your a guy and your trombones a guy then...yeah..Ha!
My Yamaha is Viggo
Bundy-Billie Joe
Mellowfone-Dereck. :)


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: BFW on Jan 14, 2009, 07:59PM
Some people choose feminine/masculine based on the "I'm kissing this instrument" aspect.  Some choose based on "this instrument makes a feminine/masculine sound" aspect.  Perhaps it's a question of whether the instrument is viewed as a partner or an extension of one's self, too.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: sly fox on Feb 12, 2009, 01:43PM
I've decided that the 6H I bought from DJ should be named:

Take II

since this is my second horn that I have owned in my life and my second try at playing trombone (with a 30 + year gap between the first and second times)

"I'm ready for my closeup..."  :evil: :D


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Xenophile on Feb 12, 2009, 02:17PM
I don't name my trombone because to me, giving her a name would imply that she has a personality other than the one that I am aiming to portray through her at any given particular point in time.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: dr.icarus1342 on Feb 12, 2009, 04:48PM
I often get into arguments with my trombone David- I'm not gay, just he seemed like a guy to me. (If you saw him, you'd think so too, covered in dents and scratches with an F-trigger. I didn't make him that way, got him from my aunt.) I also don't think I'm making out- just a disagreeing opinion. I usually think of the "mouth" organ as the bell, since, you know. So more of the "extension of myself" thing.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: BlueTrombonist on Feb 26, 2009, 09:25PM
Nope.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Exzaclee on Feb 27, 2009, 10:14AM
Mrs. Jones
 :sing: :sing: :sing:Me ee ee and missu, missus Jones missus jones missus ones missus joowowowones
           

                   we got a thang                goin' on
       
                    dwee do dwee do dwee do dwee do           :sing: :sing: :sing:


yeah....   Mrs. Jones.  we both know it's wrong, but it's much to strong.....

If loving my horn is wrong, i don't wanna be right!

Z




Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: JonnoBrittain on Apr 30, 2009, 12:59AM
Blessing Student Model - Penelope

Yamaha YSL something - Estelle

King 3B - Robyn

All girls that got away.

I'm a sad, sad man :(


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: sly fox on Apr 30, 2009, 01:53AM
Blessing Student Model - Penelope

Yamaha YSL something - Estelle

King 3B - Robyn

All girls that got away.

I'm a sad, sad man :(

"it's far better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all"   Alfred Tennyson


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: sly fox on Apr 30, 2009, 02:18AM
As I stated earlier, I've decided that the 6H I bought from DJ should be named:

Take II

since this is my second horn that I have owned in my life and my second try at playing trombone (with a 30 + year gap between the first and second times)

now that I have found some EBAY steals:

The Olds Special '59 I haven't named because its being donated to a local school music program after being worked on by the local repair shop, cleaning and dent repair was all that was needed.

the 1890 - 1910ish Fredrick Busch trombone is called "Respect" as in "respect your elders"

the 1910ish H N White "King Solo Model 2" is called "Behave" as in "Junior, behave"

for obvious reasons.

so current role call:

"Respect", "Behave" and "Take II"


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: JonnoBrittain on May 17, 2009, 07:57AM
"it's far better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all"   Alfred Tennyson

Hahaha. The thing is, I never got love any of those girls. Just admire them from afar and indulge in a spot of wishful thinking.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: miki v on May 22, 2009, 02:09AM
Conn 18H - The old girl

Bach 42B - Hi Ho Silver (DJ named it that when I was buying it, and the name stuck)

BBb tuba - Big Bertha

now to think of something for the Benge 165f?? :dontknow:

Cars: Ford falcon (xr8)- The Boss

Hyundai Excel - Pocket Rocket :D

my parents always named our cars, usually using the numberplate letters , so it's not much of a stretch to naming my instruments - they all have their own personalities. :)



Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Full Pedal Trombonist on Jun 21, 2009, 05:58PM
Holton TR-181 = Count Bassy ( terrible pun for Count Basie, but the fist Jazz chart I played with it was one of his... )

Custom 42 = Seras ( inside joke with a friend of mine, the name's from Hellsing )

King 2B Silver Sonic = Sheva ( kind of an inside joke, the name's from RE5 )

Frankenbone = selfexplanitory really...

Bach 301 = Giuseppe

Jupiter JSL-432 = Luciano


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Bonebonebone on Jun 21, 2009, 08:31PM
My 3b is named "Kickass"


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: legallois on Jun 21, 2009, 11:09PM
My Bach 42BO has been Jean Petit for a while.
Bach in Welsh = Little = Petit and there's a song about Jean Petit.

But I'm not convinced. After all, he's not that small.

Perhaps PDQ, after one of the most versatile of the Bach family ?
Perhaps Brooks ?

Meanwhile, "it's better to have loved a short girl than never to have loved a tall".


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Bonebonebone on Aug 01, 2009, 11:06AM
I've been having second thoughts about christening my horn "Kickass." After all, that was the name I gave my high school horn, and I think I should do my 3b justice with an original name. My brother suggested "Bamf", but while it is completely awesome, I think explaining the name to people would be awkward.

Maybe Big McLargeHuge or Master Exploder or... I can't think of anything that would work.

This is way too difficult - why isn't there a book of instrument names out there?? They have 'em for babies, why not trombones?


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Dan on Aug 12, 2009, 01:37PM
Conn Director somethingorother-Olga
York somethingorother-Delilah
Bach Omega-Rosemary/Melissa...not sure which one. Must be a split personality disorder.  :D

Jupiter JST-314 sop bone - Doesn't have a name, although I decided it was the child of my Bach and a Yamaha bass I used to have named Spike...


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: stonebone on Aug 13, 2009, 05:44AM
My wife has a name for my trombone--"the other woman." Ha!


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: idioticpi on Sep 11, 2009, 02:32PM
Yamaha YSL-354 is Spike
Elkhart Conn 88H is Don Ciccio
Both are names my dad frequently calls me...which means the next trombone I get will be Lee or Mr. Pink.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: miki v on Sep 12, 2009, 04:47PM
Thought I'd update my trombone names, as they have evolved since the above post.

Conn 18H is still the old girl

Bach 42B is now Gomez (Addams)

Benge 165F is Morticia

Miraphone 186 BBb tuba is Lurch

Gotta love the Addams Family.  :D :evil: :D



Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Mouse on Sep 20, 2009, 08:05PM
I think names give an instrument personality, and since I feel like I work WITH them (as a partner) it's important to know them

(yamaha's)
697z Rafael

881G Bjorn

882O Erik

830 Siegfried

Miraphone soprano:
Lief


 


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: houzvicious on Oct 03, 2009, 06:12PM
My 42T is Cleopatra (Cleo for short).


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: RedHotMama on Oct 06, 2009, 04:53AM
I had a close look at my King yesterday. For ease of carrying, I've been squeezing it into a case which is a lot smaller than its proper one. I notice that the top of the slide has been denting the bell. Quite badly, in fact. So its name is probably Ouch.... :shuffle:


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: sly fox on Oct 06, 2009, 05:14AM
or how about "Hurt Me"


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: USATrombone on Oct 07, 2009, 05:48PM
my greenhoe bach 50's name is Victoria. She treats me very well. The wife gets a little jealous when I take victoria on long trips without her.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: sly fox on Oct 08, 2009, 05:21AM
decided on the name of my latest addition, the Silver plated Conn 4H (1940ish). In honor of its excellent art deco engraving, it is known as "Arty"

so here is the current lineup:

I now own:

3 Conn trombones:  The 1917ish Conn S Model 3 is called "Monk", a '76ish Conn 6H, named "Take II", thanks to DJ, which I use in my efforts in relearning how to play, and my latest addition, a 1940ish Conn 4H, silver plated, beautiful art deco engraving, known as "Arty".

a 1890 - 1910ish Fredrick Busch trombone is called "Respect" as in "respect your elders".

a 1910ish H N White "King Solo Model 2" is called "Behave" as in "Junior, behave". 

a 1910ish Buescher Grand called "Bueschie". 

a 1915ish Frank Holton & Company Special - "Frankie"

R. Wunderlich - "Wonder" (as in my wife wonders what the heck I am doing with all these trombones.

the order according to date of manufacture (??)

"Respect", "Behave", "Bueshie", Frankie", "Monk", "Wonder"???, "Arty" and "Take II".  All except "Take II" were low cost EBAY purchases.

The Olds Special '59, that I had bought, has been donated to my son's H S band after being fixed up.  His section leader had a problem with his trombone, discovered the Olds and has fallen in love with it.  He uses it for Marching Band  :eek: and as lead trombone in Jazz Band  :good:


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: sly fox on Dec 07, 2009, 02:45PM
since we have had a number of new members recently, I thought I would give this thread a bump and see if we have any people wanting to comment.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Trombone Samurai on Dec 08, 2009, 01:43AM
It's interesting how an even number of people give their horn a female name as they do a male name.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: baspet on Dec 08, 2009, 03:16AM
Where i come from we call all horns, trompets and so  ' TOETER'   :evil:
I don't know anybody who has given there horn a name.
 :good:


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Torobone on Dec 08, 2009, 04:11AM
I have only named my bass Duo Gravis, because it is big enough to consider having a name.

She's Gerta, as in Big Bertha's sister.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: baspet on Dec 08, 2009, 04:17AM
sorry to say, but...
giving your trombone a name, its like giving your **** a name.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Torobone on Dec 08, 2009, 04:21AM
sorry to say, but...
giving your trombone a name, its like giving your **** a name.

It sounds like you have English as a second language. You must first understand a culture before you comment on it. At least, that's what my European friends tell me.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: baspet on Dec 08, 2009, 04:34AM
i didn't want to offend anyone. But that is what i thougt.
And yes English is my second language. I do my best to make no spelling mistakes.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: BFW on Dec 08, 2009, 05:00AM
i didn't want to offend anyone. But that is what i thougt.

If you really didn't want to offend anyone, you might have thought it and not said it.

Some guys don't name their girlfriends; they just call them "the woman."


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: baspet on Dec 08, 2009, 06:53AM
nice comparison. girlfriend - trombone


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: ddickerson on Dec 28, 2009, 04:35PM
Sly,

are all of your trombones playable? You have quite a stash.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: sly fox on Dec 28, 2009, 04:56PM
quite a stash???

remember except for two, the Conn 6H and the 35 Buescher, all were cheap EBAY auction winners (very low $XXX)  Buesher 35 Grand Delux was a benefit of having a friend on TTF  Conn 6H was a good buy (thanks to DJ).

1935ish Grand Delux is called "Goldie" for obvious reasons.

check out the gallery for pictures

roll call: 
3 conns, 2 bueschers, 1 Wunderlich, 1 Busch, 1 Holton, 1 King,

only one made in the last 30 some years, others: 1940ish, 1935ish, 1910 - 1920ish, give or take one 1900 - 1910ish.

any one wanting to trade a LA Olds professional model or a King Liberty, Liberty 2B or 2B for some of my pea shooters, PM me.  ( :sing: to dream the impossible dream :sing:)

Work??? yes and no.  some of the slides need work but all are playable all are low pitch so close to modern pitch or  they are actually modern pitch.  obviously, the 6H and 4H are the best in my humble opinion. 

some of the slides need work but all are playable, in a fashion, all are low pitch so close to modern pitch or  they are actually modern pitch.  obviously, the 6H and 4H are the best in my humble opinion. 

My son's section leader has indicated to his parents that he might want a graduation gift of a good vintage jazz trombone, so I have loaned him the 4H, the Holton special and the 35 Buescher to try out and to do a "report" back to me about his thoughts about their abilities.  I will update you folks then. 

this is with his parents' consent who have asked me to help him out in finding a good trombone when the time comes.  I am hoping to broaden his horizons to the various possibilities.  He really likes the Olds Special, but the School won't sell it to him.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: CameronKerl on Jan 11, 2010, 05:14PM
My King Silver is Little Boy and my Bach 36 is Fat Man (Atomic bombs).  I don't have names for my two older ones. 


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: mrt88 on Jan 11, 2010, 05:51PM
My bass is Loki, after the norse god of mischief, seemed apt lol


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: bonegrl on Jan 12, 2010, 05:28AM
My bass is Loki, after the norse god of mischief, seemed apt lol

That's a good one.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: RobertV on Jan 13, 2010, 03:03AM
My Shires I call 'the Shires', my alto trombone is called 'the alto'. Original, huh?
People who do name their trombones, in what circumstances or conversations do you use it?


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: RedHotMama on Jan 13, 2010, 04:09AM
I've never "got it", myself. I don't name anything. My King is "the trombone". But then, I only use one trombone, so perhaps it doesn't matter so much!


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Torobone on Jan 13, 2010, 05:46AM
My Shires I call 'the Shires', my alto trombone is called 'the alto'. Original, huh?
People who do name their trombones, in what circumstances or conversations do you use it?

Think of the movie "The Gods Must Be Crazy". There is a Land Rover that is problematic at the very least, and this vehicle apparently is always in need of repair. For the purposes in the film, the handbrake is broken, and this leads to much fun stopping on a hill while opening and closing a game/farm fence.

This vehicle is called by the South Africans in the film the "AntiChrist".

Get the idea?

As for me, I shared a name here, but I rarely if ever use it with anyone.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: sly fox on Jan 13, 2010, 09:43AM
Or if you get "top gear" on BBC America or otherwise, a vehicle driven acrossed some African Countries was named "Oliver" by Hammond

http://au.transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2009/05/04/tonights-top-gear/

why, why knot


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: sly fox on Feb 24, 2010, 02:10PM
came up with a name for my birthday present:

"Sterling"

b/c I am part Scottish and it just seem to fit

late 20's King Silver Tone Model 1455, dual bore .481-.508, 7 1//4" bell.  pictures are in the gallery.


http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=1548

I like it, I like it, I really, really do.  Thanks DJ  but even more thanks to the wife and kid.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Turkeyneck on May 01, 2010, 08:51PM
My old Holton is Jack. I'm  getting a new one soon, though.
Here's a question: Are trombones masculine or feminine (in concern to naming) ?
well....feminine, because guys always give any kind of machine girl names...like a truck named betty.....and us guys always say like..."her" or "she in reference to lawnmowers....so i guess the same can be said to trombones.....


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: KingofBlah88 on May 02, 2010, 08:55PM
My Conn 48H is Rachel. Rachel always seemed like the name for a finicky kind of girl to me, possibly because of "Friends". The 48H feels great most of the time, but occasionally gets really stiff and disagreeable.

Conn 88H-YO is Amy. Very sweet and pure, but sometimes a little immature. I love my 88, but it simply can't get broad and dark like other modern orchestral tenors.

Yamaha 354 is just You. As in, "I'm going to turn You into a floor lamp."

I named my friend's used, custom Yamaha bass Orson. Another friend's used Bach 42BO is Clyde.

Don't what I'll name my future alto or bass, nor any additional tenors. Actually, scratch that. I know exactly what I'll name my bass: Big Barda, after the DC Comics character.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Turkeyneck on May 04, 2010, 05:53AM
im trying to name my yamaha bass Hulk because the laquer is almost gone....but it hasn't turned green yet...> . >   
< . <....someone hand me the green sharpie....oh! did I type that out loud?!


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Bret Steed on Jun 17, 2010, 09:43AM
Each one of my horns has a name...lol


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: JJthetromboneteer on Jun 18, 2010, 05:06PM
I've referred to my trombone as "my baby" but have never felt the need to put a lot of thought into naming it. Its true name is probably some unspoken musical idea, meant to be heard, but never written. ugh, that's a little poetic.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Silver Bell on Aug 01, 2010, 09:18AM
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Most people name their instruments the opposite gender of themselves I think, it's what I've noticed. Like how I'm female and my trombones are males.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Matt K on Aug 01, 2010, 09:53AM
There's a guy in town who calls his bass "Captain Crunch"


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: trombonechick246 on Sep 24, 2010, 07:16AM
captain chrunch is a hilarious name

The trombone i borrowed from my school last year was name C. Thomson because that was written on the case. The only problem is no one at our school was eve r named c Thomson   :confused:


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: tsmart on Sep 28, 2010, 07:41AM
The only problem is no one at our school was ever named c Thomson   :confused:
Maybe it was a donated horn?
 :dontknow:

I named mine, with some catchy original names.... :good:

I own....
da Williams (Williams model 3)
da Soupa (42 Super Olds)
da Silva Soupa (46 silver plated Super Olds)
da Opera (62 Olds Opera)
da Strad (Bach 42B)
etc...

 :D

T.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: sdjazz on Nov 17, 2010, 04:15PM
I most commonly use "my good horn" when my friends are horsing around after school, and I threaten them with death if the ase gets a scratch, but I have named my Yamaha YSL-356R Megan, partly due to the fact that she has red hair and my trombone bell is red brass :D.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Trav1s on Nov 17, 2010, 04:23PM
Never had names until I picked up my first student.  He is borrowing my 77h frankenbone and I called it "Ugly"  He calls my 78H "Purdy" because it looks nice compared to "Ugly." My most recent ebay purchase (a very nice playing 70's 77h Connquest) we call "Scratchy" because the slide is by far the loudest of the bunch. 


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: sdjazz on Nov 22, 2010, 02:44PM
My Jupiter peashooter is named Jane. My new chinese marching horn is named POS. My flute is named Alex.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Matt K on Nov 22, 2010, 04:30PM
I'm getting a Lindberg Valve installed on my Bach 42... (Bach 42CL???)  I think I'm going to call it Baconn.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: dysdxl on Nov 22, 2010, 05:25PM
One of my friends named my YSL640 "snowflake"
because she thought the tuning fork symbol thing looked like a snowflake. 

We then translated it into Japanese, (Yamaha..yeah...) making her Yuki. 

I think that trombones should be feminine, if only for the reason that
we spend an inordinate number of hours with our faces pressed into them. 


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: sdjazz on Nov 22, 2010, 06:12PM
What if you're a girl?


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Revwrona on Nov 28, 2010, 08:13PM
Eventually I will name my trombone, I have to wait until I make a reference to it and I just naturally say a name for it.

In reference to gender, It would have to be feminine.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: DrOctagonapus on May 03, 2011, 08:00PM
My YSL-354 is Larry.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Rob Earhart on May 19, 2011, 05:44PM
I recently named my new trombone "Juliet" in honor of the Phantom Regiment.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: JaneOlds on Feb 06, 2016, 04:27AM
Never named my student bach, tried for ten years but nothing seemed to stick but my 'new baby' Olds Super is Rose, cause she is rose brass and she is the daughter I always wanted (even my son calls her 'mummy's new baby'!) Dunno how I know she is a girl but she just is, and yet my bach was a boy :confused:


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: mybodyisbretty on Feb 10, 2016, 10:16AM
My Shires is Seran, my Getzen is Josue, and my old marching trombone that I've retired was Johnny.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: BassCase on Feb 10, 2016, 12:16PM
My Duo gravis is Beaulah.  My Martin Urbie is Slim.  My crappy Chinese tuba is Bee-otch! 


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: boneheaded518 on Feb 10, 2016, 12:38PM
Always fun to name a horn :D  my Shires is named Prometheus, my alto is named Hermes, and my Martin is named Rutherford.  My favorite names, however, are my King and my Yamaha student horn.  I named the King Mayonnaise, as in "is mayonnaise and instrument?"  And the Yamaha is named Horseradish, as in "No, Patrick, horseradish isn't an instrument either."

Still need to name my pbone, although I'm having an artistic friend of mine take some sharpies to it and make it prettier, so I'll wait until after that to name it


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: SteveP on Feb 10, 2016, 08:13PM
I call my Olds P24G "the bass trombone", my Bach 36B "the tenor trombone" and my old Conn valve trombone "the valve trombone."  Hey, when you only have three this system works.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: LowrBrass on Feb 10, 2016, 08:45PM
I named mine in high school ("Robbie" and "Napoleon"), but haven't used the names recently. Something about pretending to be an adult...?

These days, being completely devoid of fun, as all grown-ups are, I merely refer to them as "my beater horn" and "my good horn" (alternatively known as "my 36").


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: obligatoryCourier on Jun 07, 2016, 09:58PM
I have yet to name my Getzen, my Rath is named Eve (After a special someone in my life), and my 4B inherited the name of my first horn - Archer.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: robcat2075 on Jun 07, 2016, 10:18PM
No, I've never been able to name objects. Even when my parents had a boat I felt silly referring to it by its boat name.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Socal77 on Jun 08, 2016, 07:30AM
I too have never had any desire or need to name any object. Heck, I usually have trouble getting the names of my three daughters right.

For those that name their trombones, has anyone had a "male" trombone that felt it was actually a "girl?"


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: jmtheob on Jun 08, 2016, 07:47AM
I named mine in high school ("Robbie" and "Napoleon"), but haven't used the names recently. Something about pretending to be an adult...?

These days, being completely devoid of fun, as all grown-ups are, I merely refer to them as "my beater horn" and "my good horn" (alternatively known as "my 36").

I have a similar system: "the Olds, The Holton and the Blessing."


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: BGuttman on Jun 08, 2016, 08:30AM
...

For those that name their trombones, has anyone had a "male" trombone that felt it was actually a "girl?"

I have one that is biologically a girl but self-identifies as a boy :razz:


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: greenbean on Jun 08, 2016, 08:31AM
Mine came with names...

The 3B, the Conn, the Duo Gravis, etc,...   :good:


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Toddbrubaker on Jun 08, 2016, 09:23AM
Rath Contra's name is "Brunhilde",and the Rath Bass is "The Wrath".

Corny, but satisfying on some visceral level :)


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: ColtonAllen1 on Jul 21, 2016, 10:56AM
I don't name anything necessarily, be it my car, bicycle, horn, or whatever. When people ask though, I always just say "Tim". I don't know why, I just arbitrarily picked a name. So, unofficially, every horn--from the Conn mellophonium on the wall to the bass trombones I play daily--is named Tim.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Posaunus on Jul 21, 2016, 11:34AM
I have one that is biologically a girl but self-identifies as a boy :razz:

Bruce,

Be careful which rest room you take your trombone into - in some states, you could get into trouble!   :dont:


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Mahlerbone on Jul 28, 2016, 07:33AM
My trombone is named Chewy.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: harrison.t.reed on Jul 28, 2016, 08:04AM
While my instruments are not named, and I clearly see the merit in a feminine name for something that is both artistic/musical and, more critically, continuously pressed against my face ... I somehow cannot discount the fact that these weak sauce names somehow bring a great instrument down. Sure, an edgy cool name like Nora Morse, or Lucille would kill several birds with one stone ...

But for sheer awesome power that isn't actually a man's name, yet conjures up images like the one below, may I reserve the exclusive right to use the following name for my new Edwards:

Il Duce

(http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/theboondocksaints/images/4/43/Boondock_1.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100622140311)


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: harrison.t.reed on Jul 28, 2016, 08:10AM
I'm getting a Lindberg Valve installed on my Bach 42... (Bach 42CL???)  I think I'm going to call it Baconn.

This sounds cool, matt. Did this actually happen? Have you posted about this in another thread?


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: LeoC on Jan 09, 2017, 08:19AM
My school-owned YBL421G Yamaha single bass is "Big Bertha". Someone named her before I got her.
My Roy Benson double bass is "Cortland". Named after all the hours of work at an apple orchard it took to earn enough money to buy the trombone. (Cortland is an apple variety)


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Big Daddy K on Feb 02, 2017, 02:16PM
Old Student Yamaha: Bruce quote]

https://youtu.be/eyVX3uJpqxc


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: BillO on Feb 02, 2017, 09:17PM
What?  Other people name their trombones??

Yeah, me too...

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


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: LowrBrass 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.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Jhereg 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 :)


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Exzaclee 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.

Someday, I hope my nephews discover this page and have a good laugh.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: JasonDonnelly on Feb 05, 2017, 07:58PM
I refer to my trombones as "the tenor" and "the bass".


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: BiggieSmalls 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.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: davdud101 on Mar 06, 2017, 09:35PM
Yamaha 354 - Ace
Yamaha 548 - Rose
Olds Ambassador - ... still thinking. How about "Tommy"?


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: uncle duke on Mar 07, 2017, 09:09AM
Olds Ambassador - Harold, Stanley or Gus would be more appropriate.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: ISAB on Mar 07, 2017, 09:42AM
Now that I think about it, my Xeno could be "The Beast"


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: TomBone4 on Mar 07, 2017, 10:34AM
I will not name anything I put my mouth on...  :D


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: EarlNeedham on Jun 07, 2017, 07:23PM
I've called my Duo Gravis "Gretel" for just over 40 years now.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: faramir1 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..


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Blowero on Jun 13, 2017, 09:56PM
Mine is named Tromboney McTromboneface


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Chris Dearth 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.


Title: Re: Naming Trombones
Post by: Quiros on Nov 14, 2017, 08:42AM
My M&W is named Debbie.
No real reason.