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by saxophonist_104
(148 posts)
6 years ago

What's your sax's name?

call me crazy, but my nickel-plated sax has a name. Has anyone else named their sax?

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  1. by toocold4
    (6 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: What's your sax's name?

    never really named her (my very first Evette & SchafferTenor that was handed down to me many moons ago), but I've thought about it in the past and considered Lady as a good choice. Usually just refer to her as My Baby, but my wife gets a little jealous sometimes and I finally picked up an Alto a few years ago, so I just call them my Alto and my Tenor right now. As for the Alto, it's just a Bundy I took off a friends hands, so I never thought about naming he, I guess ALice would be fitting. ;)

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  2. by zane203
    (3 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: What's your sax's name?

    Well I have two altos, a marching and a class one. The marching one is Jazz, shes a powerful beast, whos a bit damage but ima fix her up nice My class is Juni, hes lade back and a bit dark. Sounds weird, i know, but they just told me, once i felt them and actully connected, the names just came, and once i started calling them by names, they started sounding better... lol

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  3. by basssaxman88
    (68 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: What's your sax's name?

    (bare brass) my bass sax's name is Casandra (gold lacquer) my alto's is Susie That's an interesting question saxophonist104. Or, if you don't have a name for your sax, what would you call it?

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  4. by saxcat69
    (6 posts)

    3 years ago

    Re: What's your sax's name?

    yeah marilyn monroe

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  5. by Snorlaxaphone
    (3 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: What's your sax's name?

    I love pokemon and snorelax so i call mine a snorlaxaphone

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    1. by Snorlaxaphone
      (3 posts)

      2 years ago

      Re: What's your sax's name?

      Forgot to add I call my buddie's Mc slapaphone cause i slap him all ta time lol jk i dont hit him lolz

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  6. by ProPyro
    (2 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: What's your sax's name?

    I'm picking up my alto this afternoon, and before now the only sax's I've played have been loaners from high school way back in the day when I first started playing music.

     

    However I own several guitars and usually refer to them as "girl" or "ladies" if I'm refering to more than one.  So I'd walk into the room and pick up my guitar and say something like "time to make you sing, girl".  I'd imagine I'd treat my sax the same when I pick it up this afternoon.

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  7. by Kattamaki
    (15 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: What's your sax's name?

    When I started playing sax at the age of four, I called it my funaphone, later simply my ax.

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  8. by bjjazzy
    (5 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: What's your sax's name?

    my alto is "Sammy" saxophone  and my tenor is "Jazzy" sax or "Jasmin/Jazman" however it is spelt, their both my saxy(sexy)boys.I.m 40 and still callthem that since I was in sixth grade, and when I had a clarinet it was "Clarence" the clarinet.

    barbara..bjjazzy

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  9. by ReedTheSax
    (1 post)

    2 years ago

    Re: What's your sax's name?

    My sax's name is Reed Alto, a.k.a. Mrs. Alto. My best friend's sax is named Pluto.

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  10. by Saxwitty
    (1 post)

    2 years ago

    Re: What's your sax's name?

    My beat-up sax (class sax) that's currently in shop is named Paris because she's always been a wonder to me. I got her handed down to me from my brother.
    My marching sax that was handed down to me from my Dad is named Sampson. Sampson just seemed to be a fitting name for him. It just worked. 
    I'm currently looking into getting a new Sax and I haven't decided whether or not it's going to be a boy or girl. I'll have to play on her/him for a while and decide. 

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  11. by Joe Bananas
    (71 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: What's your sax's name?

    Great Question!. I've got a Tenor Conn Transitional and his name is Capitan (In English; Captain).

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    1. by cuber
      (653 posts)

      6 years ago

      Re: What's your sax's name?

      my martin alto is called: the martin i call my yamaha alto: the yamaha i call my bari: the bari arent i creative?

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      1. by saxophonist_104
        (148 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: What's your sax's name?

        really creative, cuber! i recently brought home a selmer signet clarinet; Lynn. I still have to finish sanding the cork on the tenens and check the placement of the keys (i took them off and polished them and i don't know where the keys are supposed to go! (but it's a fun challenge!))

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        1. by saxophonist_104
          (148 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: What's your sax's name?

          ...bit of an update...i have finished re-doing everything on the clarinet, i'm just trying to learn to play the darn thing...it's still fun!

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      2. by trent125
        (2 posts)

        1 year ago

        Re: What's your sax's name?

        after seeing this post I decided to name mine "Baby" 

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      3. by Laura...
        (1 post)

        12 months ago

        Re: What's your sax's name?

        I borrowed a saxophone for a while which I hated and called squeaky (for obvious reasons).
        Then when I got my new one I named it staight away- Smartie because i thought it looked really new and smart. Kind of a wierd name but I was only 8 :/  

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      4. by AltoAnarchy
        (2 posts)

        12 months ago

        Re: What's your sax's name?

        I named my Alto Unison Charlie. The first time I saw the brand on my alto I thought it said unicorn, so He is Charlie the Unicorn, but I aways call him Charlie :)



        Original Quote:
        "call me

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      5. by saxygurl98
        (1 post)

        7 months ago

        Re: What's your sax's name?

        I currently have 5 saxophones. My gold alto is named Jupiter, my black alto is named Apollo, my curved soprano is named Mars, my straight soprano is named Venus, and my tenor is named Zeus.

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      6. by azurealto
        (79 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: What's your sax's name?

        I have a Simba AS-100 alto saxophone.

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        1. by azurealto
          (79 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: What's your sax's name?

          his name is James, but i don't use it much.

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          1. by saxophonist_104
            (148 posts)

            6 years ago

            Re: What's your sax's name?

            use what? his name? i keep a low profile on my sax's name. stupid stuck-up trumpet players.

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            1. by saxophonist_104
              (148 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: What's your sax's name?

              i came up with the name for my sax based on the way it looks. the name "Janie" had sort of a silvery connotation to me, so it seemed the perfect name for a nickel-plated sax.

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            2. by YATSAX
              (7 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: What's your sax's name?

              My sax is a Yamaha which I call "yamama". I guess that it may sound a little sarcastic. Some who ask don't seem to care for it.

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            3. by connsaxman_jim
              (2336 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: What's your sax's name?

              I named a couple of my guitars. My first Fender Strat was named Sarah after my first love. My acoustic Martin 000-D-28 I named Layla after the Eric Clapton song. My old Gretsch 6120 I call Gretchen, A few years ago, I was playing with an older gentleman who played a vintage Martin sax that his mother had bought him brand new in 1949. He named the sax Margaret after his mother. I then decided to name my 1926 Conn New Wonder Series II Lois after my grandmother who was born in 1926. I named my 1948 Conn 10M naked lady Betty. There was an elderly lady named Betty whom I met in a nursing home a few years ago. Betty was known to walk out of her room often wearing very little if any clothing! Interesting question though! Jim

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            4. by STEVE GOODSON
              (291 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: What's your sax's name?

              I've got lots of horns, but when I was gigging (I'm now retired) I always named my working horns after the heroes of Japanese monster movies of the 50's: Godzilla, Gamera, Rodan, Mothra, etc....I used to call my bass sax "Monster X".....the horns varied, of course, but I found that by giving them names I could train the roadies to hand me the right horn for the right tune. For some reason, "give me Mothra" was easier for them to understand than "hand me my alto"...I never liked to keep a bunch of horns on stage since they tend to get knocked over by people running around, so having a system for the crew to follow worked out pretty well.

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            5. by chalazon
              (547 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: What's your sax's name?

              my tenor's name is Bob. Good to hear from you, Steve.

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            6. by Alreed66
              (8 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: What's your sax's name?

              Names for my saxes: No-Name Soprano(Was suppose to arrive with a particular brand on it but didn't, but I paid $99 for it) I named it Obie because it sounds like an Oboe. My Selmer USA AS-100 Alto is named Betsy. Old Betsy just keeps trudging along no matter how long I play it and no matter how noisy the action gets at times, or how resistant she can be at times, she still keeps on going. I got her used ten years ago and she will hold me until I have enough saved for my dream alto.

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            7. by kelsey
              (793 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: What's your sax's name?

              I call my horns my alto or my tenor. I make the music and they are nothing but tools. It makes a difference what you play but I sound good on about any saxophone I pick up, as long as it's in good working order. Nameing ones horn seems a little hairy high school sounding..............Kelsey
              Barry Kelsey

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            8. by saxjunkie89
              (393 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: What's your sax's name?

              Agreed :)

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            9. by Mobile Band
              (27 posts)

              2 years ago

              Re: What's your sax's name?

              . . . when my alto plays good, I call it sometimes good girl . . .


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            10. by fossil
              (5 posts)

              2 years ago

              Re: What's your sax's name?

              Newcomer just reading different threads.
              I have a brand new C soprano and I've named her Lena (as in Lena Horne - saxophone - horn).
              I thought it was pretty unimaginative and there'd be plenty of others using the same name. It seems not.
              cheers

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