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by Saxburg
(2 posts)
10 years ago

Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

My baby's name is Sha'donka

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  1. by *ThE SaX*
    (8 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

    Phhff... I would say you are the junenille one for poking fun at and degrading the good people of this forum, 2Hard2Blow. My parents sort of named my alto for me. They would always ask where's the sax, what's the sax doing sitting there, don't you need to go get the sax? Now it has sort of become a title/name, The Sax. My user name comes from it. I still have yet to officially name it though... My soprano on the other hand, is officially named Emma, just for the the fact I have a certain affection for the name, and my fellow band mates and I always name our sax in the opposite gender from ourselves.

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  2. by wayoobyrd
    (2 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

    My alto's name is "Bean", congas are "Bill" and "Ted" =)

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  3. by definition
    (963 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

    Heh; you arent alone; My Super 20 Tewnor is oft called Monica; but my other horns have no names

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    1. by JimJenkins722
      (1 post)

      10 years ago

      Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

      I've named all my saxes. Here they are: Soprano: Pee Wee Alto: Fred Tenor: George Bari: Bubba

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      1. by connsaxman_jim
        (2336 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

        Bubba seems like a good name for a Bari! As I said, My tenor is "old Betty", my Chu Berry Alto is named Lois after my grandmother, I have a Fender Strat named Sarah after an old girlfriend, and a Martin acoustic named Maggie. I have a couple other saxophones that need names. any suggestions? Old Betty, my 1948 10M often shares a stand with another naked lady; my 1950 Conn 6M alto.

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      2. by woutanh
        (19 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

        haha... my tenor is Roxanne...(she's tempermental, and kinda jazzy... and after is saw chicago.. i couldn't resist) the two bari's that i play are mr devious ( has low a, it's kinda sneaky) and the other on e is wellington. my also is monty, short for montgomery...my friend named it.. and i named hers.." sid rafaeal". we rock. ~red

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    2. by dfwsaxdude
      (8 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

      I own a Cannonball Mad Meg ULL (unlaquered body, laquered keys, laquered inside of bell). My friends tell me that a real Mad Meg is 100% unlaquered, therefore mine is not a real Mad Meg. I don't know if this is accurate or not, but in light of this little theroy, I've jokingly dubbed my horn the "Disgruntled Meg". Right back atcha Mike and Eric!!!

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    3. by rick214
      (3 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

      probably not, names for things we like to play with whether they areinstruments, tools, cars or even pool sticks can be named .. my granparents used to name their cars.. my pools stick is called "Pearl" she has won me many tournaments ... I am about to purchase my 1st sax.

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      1. by connsaxman_jim
        (2336 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

        My grandmother was born in 1926 and passed away in Sept. of 2000. I bought a 1926 Conn New Wonder Series II (Chu Berry) alto, and had it custom engraved with my grandmother's name Lois on the bell with her birth-date and the date of her death. My grandma was a major inspiration in my music. A friend and former band mate nicknamed my 1948 10M "Old Betty". When I asked him "why Betty?", he said he worked in a nursing home for a while and that one of the residents there, who's name was Betty liked to walk up and down the halls of the nursing home naked, and they would have to chase her back to her room and help her get dressed! And for those of you who don't know...the 10M is called the Naked Lady because of the engraving of a topless woman on the bell.

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        1. by loudogskank
          (11 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

          My NY Conn Liberty tenor is named "Bullet-tooth Tony," my Selmer Bundy II is named "Ted Bundy," And my Jupiter Bari is named "Stella!!!"

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          1. by Saxburg
            (2 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

            that's hilarious, ...ted bundy i'm trying to get the other kids in my band to name the instruments, but they don't seem as attached to their instrument like i am

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        2. by Daughty
          (1 post)

          9 years ago

          Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

          I named my 71XXX series Mark VI Tenor SAXY because that is how she sounds.

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        3. by Five Iron Frenzy & O.C. Supertones Rock
          (1 post)

          9 years ago

          Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

          Thou art not alone! I've got me a title to my alto sax: Paul; after the old alto saxophone player of the O.C. Supertones.

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        4. by saxophones_rock
          (13 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

          My saxophones name=bubbles

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        5. by SeaShel
          (1 post)

          10 years ago

          Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

          Way back in high school, when it was just me, my old Conn tenor (naked lady) and old Conn soprano, I named them Trinidad and Tobago. But I have never named my bari, which is my "home" sax, nor the old Conn alto I got two years ago. I need to work on that.

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          1. by sax_maniac
            (984 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

            The only horn that I felt compelled to name was my first bari - a 12M. I called it "Humpty Dumpty" as I refurbished it and had much better luck than "all the king's horses and all the king's men".

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            1. by tenor562
              (297 posts)

              10 years ago

              Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

              I have one tenor whose name is Yami Blake, and my other tenor is named M2 Nathaniel. I love those horns.

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              1. by 2hard2blow
                (1 post)

                10 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                Your a loser if you name your sax!

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              2. by definition
                (963 posts)

                10 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                I would say you are the loser; rudeness is not needed on the site. We are here to talk sax and what-not related. If you dont like the topic, keep your trap shut. Wouldnt you prefer constructive critism to your posts or do you prefer we insult you in each post?

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              3. by SaxMan88
                (318 posts)

                10 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                I appropriately named my alto (first horn) "Goldie".

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              4. by SaxMan88
                (318 posts)

                10 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                2Hard2Blow wrote: "Your a loser if you name your sax!" Says who? YOU? HA! Like I'm going to take your opinion and make it mine just because you said so. GET REAL. Like definition says, if anybody here is the loser, it certainly must be you.

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              5. by jaggtagg7
                (40 posts)

                10 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                i just recently named my alto Lecile... It started when i would drive to and from band practice with my alto in the front seat of my car=) so then i thought i should name it.

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              6. by Mr.Articulation
                (1 post)

                10 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                I named my saxophone, A, since alot of people think that saxophone is spelled saxAphone.

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              7. by Candyboy
                (75 posts)

                10 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                I play in a Blues based band. My main horn is an old Conn C-mel that I modified and overhauled. The horn has never had any lacquer and has never been polished except on the inside, so it has 85 years of oxidation on the bare brass. It's very shiney where my hands touch it. I call it Crusty

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              8. by zoot
                (21 posts)

                10 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                My old jupiter sax was named java...but now I'm tryin to name my new pro Yamaha tenor. Any ideas?

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              9. by ezz
                (2 posts)

                10 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                Hi everybody, im new here but just felt like saying hi from me and clive, my gorgeous alto and james, my lovely tenor x

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              10. by west
                (242 posts)

                10 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                My Tenor's name is Mr.T. "I pitty da foo, who don't like dat name."

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              11. by tamas
                (1 post)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                Hi everyone - does anyone know what type of reed did the great Paul Desmond use?

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              12. by mojocoggo
                (97 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                I only have one thing to say to '2hard2blow.' myshizit.z280.com/applejack/images/Spelling-Blackboard.jpg

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              13. by SaxMan88
                (318 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                Yea!

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              14. by TANGO SIX ONE
                (255 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                Response to 2hard to blow: The knights Templar state that your comment tells every one a lot about you .Perhaps lack of attention, creativity and fun were left behind in your childhood.Never mind the rest of us will go into the play ground and enter into the spirit of the thing.Putting a name to a saxophone shows imagination, character,individuality,So to be able to live in the real world and enjoy the beautiful things that are in it, without imagination one is already dead.The knights Templar feel very sorry for you.By the way the knights think this an excellent post (Bird Lives)

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              15. by TANGO SIX ONE
                (255 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                The knights Templar add one more thing that could add much interest to some through imagination.It will make some think hard. When the knights came across many years ago the "The D.B.Cooper. quartet"

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              16. by Candyboy
                (75 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                Don't tell me, let me guess. this quartet robbed a bank or something then disappeared by jumping from an airplane into the middle of a desert. Never to be heard from again. Right?

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              17. by SaxMan88
                (318 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                That might sound feasible...

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              18. by EL Seano
                (255 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                I've named my tenor Ella and my soprano Jasmine, but i ve had to return Alice(flute) as she was just a rental. Ive bought an Armstrong flute and im contemplating a name,

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              19. by EL Seano
                (255 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                And to 2hard2blow, you're a fucking disgrace, get the hell off the forum you immature shit.

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              20. by Saxman89
                (9 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                HEY CUNT LEAVE 2HARD2BLOW ALONE

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              21. by SaxMan88
                (318 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                Come on guys, chill. Both of ya's will be kicked off if ya don't shut up.

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              22. by Candyboy
                (75 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                Yes, Please don't be negative. Most of us are just here to talk about the intruments we love. So be nice and practice alot.

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              23. by EL Seano
                (255 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                My apologies, I was merely defending the good people of this forum, and trying to get rid of f***heads like 2hard2blow and saxman 89

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              24. by SaxMan88
                (318 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                Yea, point appreciated. But you're not going to do it by putting yourself in jeopardy either. A lot of these people, and now THE KNIGHTS are having a problem with me, and it just might be me, but now they too are arising as f*** heads. These three might end up trashing this forum completely.

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              25. by EL Seano
                (255 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                do you mean Tango, 89 and 2hard2blow?

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              26. by definition
                (963 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                If ya dont like em, dont read their posts

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              27. by GzsKerqt
                (77 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                SaxMan88, i dont understand u.. u asked them to chill and yet u use the same words as them..

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              28. by GzsKerqt
                (77 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                Actually naming ur saxes might make u like them even more..

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              29. by SaxMan88
                (318 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                GzsKerqt, Wow, first of all a heck of a handle. A mouthful to put down when replying in posts *laughs*. Second of all, I only used the one word just so the other guy could relate. I wasn't really angry or anything. Just trying to make it all make sense. Got it? Alrighty then.

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              30. by saxmaniac123456789
                (2 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

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              31. by saxmaniac123456789
                (2 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                No, you are,'t the only one to name your saxaphone. I, myself haven't found a suitable name for my horn but my teacher named his Donna Lee.

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              32. by EL Seano
                (255 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                Haha nice

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              33. by saxjunkie89
                (393 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                Alto: Jack Soprano: Benjamin Future Bari i will have: Bob

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              34. by brace_face
                (43 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                My last alto was called Al the 6th (it wass the sixth alto i had ever used at the time) but i recently got a vintage and i call it Vinny. Im yet to name my flute though. -think happy thoughts! stephanie.

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              35. by saxjunkie89
                (393 posts)

                9 years ago

                Re: Am I the only one who names my saxophone?

                come to think about it, the names I gave my saxes are pretty stupid, forget it, my saxes don't have names anymore

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