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« on: Dec 04, 2003, 11:37AM »

Do you name your trombones?
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« Reply #1 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
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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...)
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 04, 2003, 01:44PM »

I have a friend who named his trombone "Boner" and a friend who named his horn "Horny"  
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« Reply #5 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
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« Reply #6 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) ?
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 04, 2003, 05:41PM »

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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.
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« Reply #8 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?
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« Reply #9 on: Sep 17, 2006, 04:21PM »

umm for bass names go with masculan names... mines name is Darth Vadar but thats me....
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« Reply #10 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

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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)
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« Reply #11 on: Sep 17, 2006, 05:39PM »

Did we not already have this poll? Don't know   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.
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« Reply #12 on: Sep 17, 2006, 08:46PM »

Nope.

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« Reply #13 on: Sep 27, 2006, 07:09AM »

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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
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« Reply #14 on: Sep 27, 2006, 07:59AM »

Resurrected post. Eeek!

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
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« Reply #15 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  Horrors!
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« Reply #16 on: Sep 27, 2006, 08:23AM »

Rachel - Conn 50H
Martin - Martin Imperial
Misty - Peice of Crap Bundy
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« Reply #17 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
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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.

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« Reply #18 on: Sep 27, 2006, 09:49AM »

I have two trombones.

The 3B is the bucket.  The 36 is the beast.
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« Reply #19 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".
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« Reply #20 on: Oct 10, 2006, 07:35AM »

Now that you mention it - I should name them... Good!
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« Reply #21 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.... Don't know ) = Y-cubed (The first song I played on it was "Yeah, yeah, yeah")
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« Reply #22 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.....
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« Reply #23 on: Feb 24, 2008, 01:01AM »

My Yamaha 354 from 1986 was Timothy for a while.... I didn't use the name very long.
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« Reply #24 on: Feb 24, 2008, 07:48AM »

I don't name horns, but I'll refer to a horn I own as "my baby".
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« Reply #25 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.
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« Reply #26 on: Feb 24, 2008, 11:07AM »

My 3047 is Arwen

My Honda Fit is Tiny Tim
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« Reply #27 on: Feb 24, 2008, 11:55AM »

My Honda Fit is Tiny Tim



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.
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« Reply #28 on: Feb 24, 2008, 06:58PM »

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« Reply #29 on: Feb 24, 2008, 10:39PM »




Geez.  It took me all day to figure that one out. . . . :/
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« Reply #30 on: Feb 24, 2008, 11:35PM »

I still haven't!
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« Reply #31 on: Feb 25, 2008, 01:44AM »

I tend not to name anything which isn't alive.
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« Reply #32 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? Don't know
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« Reply #33 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... Don't know
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« Reply #34 on: Feb 25, 2008, 08:51AM »

Do people name their toasters? Their washing machines? Their coffee makers? Their computers? Don't know

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.
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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.
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« Reply #36 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!
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« Reply #37 on: Feb 25, 2008, 10:46AM »

I guess I should name all of my mouthpieces, too.......... :/
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« Reply #38 on: Feb 25, 2008, 10:59AM »

Er.... why?
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« Reply #39 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
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« Reply #40 on: Feb 25, 2008, 03:02PM »

My Trombone's name is Vint, He's old. My euphonium's name is Bell, or Belle :D
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« Reply #41 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. Don't know
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« Reply #42 on: Feb 26, 2008, 11:15AM »

"The naming of trombones is a curious matter,"

-T.S. Elliot
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« Reply #43 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! Eeek! :-0
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« Reply #44 on: Feb 26, 2008, 03:58PM »

Well, you know, he goes on and on about each one needing three different names, and so on..... ;-)
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« Reply #45 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.
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"The naming of trombones is a curious matter,"

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A good name for contras - Rumpus
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« Reply #47 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
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« Reply #48 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.
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« Reply #49 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.
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« Reply #50 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
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« Reply #51 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...
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« Reply #52 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
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« Reply #53 on: May 19, 2008, 12:00PM »

I neither name nor sleep with my trombones. Am I a pervert?

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« Reply #54 on: Jun 02, 2008, 03:49PM »

I neither name nor sleep with my trombones. Am I a pervert?



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« Reply #55 on: Jun 02, 2008, 10:04PM »

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« Reply #56 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  Yeah, RIGHT.
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« Reply #57 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!
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« Reply #58 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.
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« Reply #59 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
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« Reply #60 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.
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« Reply #61 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.
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« Reply #62 on: Feb 26, 2009, 09:25PM »

Nope.
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« Reply #63 on: Feb 27, 2009, 10:14AM »

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« Reply #64 on: Apr 30, 2009, 12:59AM »

Blessing Student Model - Penelope

Yamaha YSL something - Estelle

King 3B - Robyn

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Blessing Student Model - Penelope

Yamaha YSL something - Estelle

King 3B - Robyn

All girls that got away.

I'm a sad, sad man :(

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« Reply #66 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"
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« Reply #67 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.
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« Reply #68 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?? Don't know

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« Reply #69 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 )

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« Reply #70 on: Jun 21, 2009, 08:31PM »

My 3b is named "Kickass"
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« Reply #71 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".
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« Reply #72 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?
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« Reply #73 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...
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« Reply #74 on: Aug 13, 2009, 05:44AM »

My wife has a name for my trombone--"the other woman." Ha!
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« Reply #75 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.
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« Reply #76 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

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« Reply #77 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

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« Reply #78 on: Oct 03, 2009, 06:12PM »

My 42T is Cleopatra (Cleo for short).
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« Reply #79 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:
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« Reply #80 on: Oct 06, 2009, 05:14AM »

or how about "Hurt Me"
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« Reply #81 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.
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« Reply #82 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  Eeek! and as lead trombone in Jazz Band  Good!
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« Reply #83 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.
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« Reply #84 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.
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« Reply #85 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.
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« Reply #86 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.
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« Reply #87 on: Dec 08, 2009, 04:17AM »

sorry to say, but...
giving your trombone a name, its like giving your **** a name.
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« Reply #88 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.
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« Reply #89 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.
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« Reply #90 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."
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« Reply #91 on: Dec 08, 2009, 06:53AM »

nice comparison. girlfriend - trombone
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« Reply #92 on: Dec 28, 2009, 04:35PM »

Sly,

are all of your trombones playable? You have quite a stash.
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« Reply #93 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.

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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 it! to dream the impossible dream Sing it!)

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.
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« Reply #94 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. 
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« Reply #95 on: Jan 11, 2010, 05:51PM »

My bass is Loki, after the norse god of mischief, seemed apt lol
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« Reply #96 on: Jan 12, 2010, 05:28AM »

My bass is Loki, after the norse god of mischief, seemed apt lol

That's a good one.
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« Reply #97 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?
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« Reply #98 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!
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« Reply #99 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.
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« Reply #100 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/

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« Reply #101 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

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« Reply #102 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.....
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« Reply #103 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.
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« Reply #104 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?!
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« Reply #105 on: Jun 17, 2010, 09:43AM »

Each one of my horns has a name...lol
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« Reply #106 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.
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« Reply #107 on: Aug 01, 2010, 09:18AM »

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<strong> 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) ? </strong></font>
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif">Most as far as I've seen from here, and my school are usually feminine, I'm not too sure though.
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.
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« Reply #108 on: Aug 01, 2010, 09:53AM »

There's a guy in town who calls his bass "Captain Crunch"
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« Reply #109 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
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« Reply #110 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?
 Don't know

I named mine, with some catchy original names.... Good!

I own....
da Williams (Williams model 3)
da Soupa (42 Super Olds)
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« Reply #111 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.
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« Reply #112 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. 
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« Reply #113 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.
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« Reply #114 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.
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« Reply #115 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. 
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« Reply #116 on: Nov 22, 2010, 06:12PM »

What if you're a girl?
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« Reply #117 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.
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My YSL-354 is Larry.
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« Reply #119 on: May 19, 2011, 05:44PM »

I recently named my new trombone "Juliet" in honor of the Phantom Regiment.
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« Reply #120 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
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« Reply #121 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.
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« Reply #122 on: Feb 10, 2016, 12:16PM »

My Duo gravis is Beaulah.  My Martin Urbie is Slim.  My crappy Chinese tuba is Bee-otch! 
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« Reply #123 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
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« Reply #124 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.
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« Reply #125 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").
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« Reply #126 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.
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« Reply #127 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.
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« Reply #128 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?"
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« Reply #129 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."
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« Reply #130 on: Jun 08, 2016, 08:30AM »

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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 :-P
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« Reply #131 on: Jun 08, 2016, 08:31AM »

Mine came with names...

The 3B, the Conn, the Duo Gravis, etc,...   Good!
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« Reply #132 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 :)
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« Reply #133 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.
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« Reply #134 on: Jul 21, 2016, 11:34AM »

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

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« Reply #135 on: Jul 28, 2016, 07:33AM »

My trombone is named Chewy.
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« Reply #136 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 ...

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« Reply #137 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?
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« Reply #138 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)
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« Reply #139 on: Feb 02, 2017, 02:16PM »

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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...

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Blessing 88B
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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
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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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