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Old 03-26-2019, 06:22 PM
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Anybody do this?

My wife names everything, cars, instruments, everything. I only name pets. I will say though, I seem to like the idea that my kit is female. Don't know why, but it definitely isn't a dude!

If you do name your kit, do tell, what's it's name?
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:32 PM
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I call them “my baby,” for no other reason than because it annoys my wife! LOL!
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:04 PM
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I can't say that I ever have named my baby, but from now on she will be known as "Fort Knocks".
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:30 PM
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My kit is undoubtedly male. Bartolomeo.
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:31 PM
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:35 PM
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The "time machine" was my old set. No name for the newer one yet.
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:06 PM
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I can't say that I ever have named my baby, but from now on she will be known as "Fort Knocks".
Not bad not bad at all...
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:33 PM
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My snares all had names for awhile, matching female names in Archie comics. My black-on-brass was Veronica, my aluminum was Betty, my Mapex Sledgehammer was Cherry Blossom, my 12" maple snare was Midge, and the old ugly second-hand steel player's snare was Mrs. Grundy. I gave my Guru snare a name but I can't remember it for the life of me right this second. (EDIT: Just remembered: I got the Guru just in time for opening night when I played "Little Shop of Horrors" last fall, so she is named Audrey, of course.)

My Standards are my Standards, and they've become my standards.

The only other piece of gear for which I think I have a name is the laptop I use in my rehearsal space. It's old, has had the hard disk replaced, takes forever to power up, drops off sound unpredictably, and just keeps getting slower and slower. Its name is This Utter Piece of $#!%.
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I have a set of walnut segmented drums I call Yolanda, named after Yolanda Charles, the great bassist.
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:07 PM
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I wonder if she finds that creepy lol. I dont, ur aces with me kid. If a lady named her instrument after me Id be siked.
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:51 PM
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I call my Gretsch kit "My Gretsch Kit" and I call my Yamaha kit "My Yamaha Kit".
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I wonder if she finds that creepy lol. I dont, ur aces with me kid. If a lady named her instrument after me Id be siked.
I actually got permission from Yolanda via Andy.
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:06 AM
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My old gigging Pearl Export of many years was called "Stinker"
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:07 AM
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Oh well then you have at it with all the guilt free Yolanda banging you like! You aint making music til that stick touches skin.

Wait, I thought I was joking that you sounded creepy, I just grossed myself out

Uh oh, heres comes Grunt up my walkway towards my door.....man thats a big hammer he's carrying, wonder whats up...
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Old 03-27-2019, 01:35 AM
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Until now I didn't use the name that I gave my red-blue sparkle Saturns, which is Magenta, in honour (and with the knowledge of) a not-recently-seen-around here DW member.

But now that I have acquired another kit, I need a simple way to distinguish the two kits.

The new kit is what PDP describe as (light blue) onyx, but to my eyes looks like mother of pearl, so that kit shall henceforth be known as Shelley.
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Old 03-27-2019, 01:36 AM
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I wouldn't name my drums, but I've always felt they have a ghost that needed coaxing.
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:32 PM
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"First Wife" as I was married to my drums LONG before I met her. She's oddly ok with it too. :-D
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:22 AM
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"Poundmobile"

The kit i use with the instrumental progband (well, guitarplayer and me, so not a real band haha) i call The Poundmobile. We have a heavy song called 'Pounding Rain' and from that we got the term 'pounding', which is what we call rehearsing and playing our songs. Just because it sounds more heavy and the obvious undertones it has haha. So because of that i call my Masters BCX kit the Poundmobile.

The converted acoustic to electric kit i use at home is simply called "the kit at home" hehe
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:51 PM
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They say you shouldn't name a pet you are going to kill and eat. Just saying....
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Old 03-28-2019, 03:49 PM
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After taking a long break ( about 20 or more years), and setting up my kit again 2 or so years ago , I realized i was in need of a serious upgrade and have been researching and looking for the right used or new set up for me . No rush but am constantly looking .

Kit consists of .... I think they’re 70’s black Pearl wood-fiberglass in 12,16,22. Ludwig non riveted late seventies chrome o wood concert toms in 8, 10, 12 ( I love these) and Remo roto toms in 8,10,12 and various 60’s and 70’s Zildjian and 80’s paiste sound reflections 2000 cymbals and a 1968 Ludwig supra. Pearl boom stands, vintage Gretsch hh stand and various Tama and pearl pedals and other various hardware by different manufacturers. After banging around on this for the first year and considering the mix of gear and how ugly this thing is , ...... I think I’ve correctly named it ...........

FRANKENSTEIN!!!

This has been fine to shake of the rust but .....I really need a new / new to me kit !
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Old 03-28-2019, 03:59 PM
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I've never named a drum kit-never likely will. I don't name cymbals or sticks either. That's why I don't name my kit because then the slippery slope of naming every tom, stick and "Hary" protection and what not. lol. It's problematic too-if you get rid of the kit-it's like a divorce if it has a name-you get all sentimental like losing a family member. I want to get rid of it without any baggage of guilt.
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:25 PM
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I call mine by different names:

"Those over there."

"These right here."

"Those over yonder, back in the back."

I did have a snare drum that I named "Big Slappy" at one time.
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:52 PM
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I tend to name a lot of things too, the house has its name, the car,...
My drum kit has already a nice name, "Signia", but I use a nick name.
In French, I call it : "la grosse".
"Fat girl" if you prefer :-D
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:40 PM
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I only refer to my kit as Yolanda to the members here. No one but you guys know her name, not even my wife.

I usually refer to them as my walnut segmented.

I have to be humble about them, and it's not easy.
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