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Post by ttf_sly fox » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:43 am

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.co ... -top-gear/

why, why knot
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Post by ttf_sly fox » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:10 pm

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?acti ... ew;id=1548

I like it, I like it, I really, really do.  Thanks DJ  but even more thanks to the wife and kid.
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Post by ttf_anonymous » Sat May 01, 2010 8:51 pm

Quote from: Adurobone on Dec 04, 2003, 05:39PMMy 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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Post by ttf_anonymous » Sun May 02, 2010 8:55 pm

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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Post by ttf_anonymous » Tue May 04, 2010 5:53 am

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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Post by ttf_Bret Steed » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:43 am

Each one of my horns has a name...lol

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Post by ttf_anonymous » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:06 pm

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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Post by ttf_anonymous » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:18 am

Quote from: HylianHero on Dec 04, 2003, 05:41PM</font>
<font size="1" face="Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif">quote:</font><font size="2" face="Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif">Originally posted by a_low_nt:
<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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Post by ttf_Matt K » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:53 am

There's a guy in town who calls his bass "Captain Crunch"
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Post by ttf_SensitiveJohn » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:16 am

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   Image
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Post by ttf_anonymous » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:41 am

Quote from: trombonechick246 on Sep 24, 2010, 07:16AMThe only problem is no one at our school was ever named c Thomson   Image
Maybe it was a donated horn?
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I named mine, with some catchy original names.... Image

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...

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T.

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Post by ttf_sdjazz » Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:15 pm

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 Image.
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Post by ttf_anonymous » Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:23 pm

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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Post by ttf_sdjazz » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:44 pm

My Jupiter peashooter is named Jane. My new chinese marching horn is named POS. My flute is named Alex.
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Post by ttf_Matt K » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:30 pm

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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Post by ttf_dysdxl » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:25 pm

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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Post by ttf_sdjazz » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:12 pm

What if you're a girl?
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Post by ttf_Revwrona » Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:13 pm

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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Post by ttf_anonymous » Tue May 03, 2011 8:00 pm

My YSL-354 is Larry.
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Post by ttf_Rob Earhart » Thu May 19, 2011 5:44 pm

I recently named my new trombone "Juliet" in honor of the Phantom Regiment.
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Post by ttf_JaneOlds » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:27 am

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 Image
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Post by ttf_mcjohnbone » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:16 am

My Shires is Seran, my Getzen is Josue, and my old marching trombone that I've retired was Johnny.
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Post by ttf_BassCase » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:16 pm

My Duo gravis is Beaulah.  My Martin Urbie is Slim.  My crappy Chinese tuba is Bee-otch! 
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Post by ttf_boneheaded518 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:38 pm

Always fun to name a horn Image  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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Post by ttf_anonymous » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:13 pm

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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Post by ttf_LowrBrass » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:45 pm

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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Post by ttf_anonymous » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:58 pm

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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Post by ttf_robcat2075 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:18 pm

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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Post by ttf_Socal77 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:30 am

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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Post by ttf_jmtheob » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:47 am

Quote from: LowrBrass on Feb 10, 2016, 08:45PMI 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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Post by ttf_BGuttman » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:30 am

Quote from: Socal77 on Jun 08, 2016, 07:30AM...

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 Image
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Post by ttf_greenbean » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:31 am

Mine came with names...

The 3B, the Conn, the Duo Gravis, etc,...   Image
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Post by ttf_Toddbrubaker » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:23 am

Rath Contra's name is "Brunhilde",and the Rath Bass is "The Wrath".

Corny, but satisfying on some visceral level Image
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Post by ttf_anonymous » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:56 am

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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Post by ttf_Posaunus » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:34 am

Quote from: BGuttman on Jun 08, 2016, 08:30AMI have one that is biologically a girl but self-identifies as a boy Image

Bruce,

Be careful which rest room you take your trombone into - in some states, you could get into trouble!   Image
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Post by ttf_Mahlerbone » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:33 am

My trombone is named Chewy.
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Post by ttf_harrison.t.reed » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:04 am

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

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Post by ttf_harrison.t.reed » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:10 am

Quote from: Matt K on Nov 22, 2010, 04:30PMI'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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Post by ttf_anonymous » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:19 am

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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Post by ttf_BillO » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:17 pm

What?  Other people name their trombones??

Yeah, me too...

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

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Post by ttf_LowrBrass » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:55 am

Quote from: BillO on Feb 02, 2017, 09:17PMWhat?  Other people name their trombones??

Yeah, me too...

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


People name boats. Why not name other babies?

I do think it tends to be more prevalent among players <25 years old.
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Post by ttf_Jhereg » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:45 pm

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"

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Post by ttf_Exzaclee » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:09 am

Quote from: Jhereg on Feb 04, 2017, 08:45PMBesides 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.
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Post by ttf_JasonDonnelly » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:58 pm

I refer to my trombones as "the tenor" and "the bass".
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Post by ttf_BiggieSmalls » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:08 am

Quote from: Jhereg on Feb 04, 2017, 08:45PMThe 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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Post by ttf_davdud101 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:35 pm

Yamaha 354 - Ace
Yamaha 548 - Rose
Olds Ambassador - ... still thinking. How about "Tommy"?
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Post by ttf_uncle duke » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:09 am

Olds Ambassador - Harold, Stanley or Gus would be more appropriate.
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Post by ttf_ISAB » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:42 am

Now that I think about it, my Xeno could be "The Beast"
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Post by ttf_TomBone4 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:34 am

I will not name anything I put my mouth on...  Image
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