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squeezy

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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2017, 08:59:47 PM »

Mine are called C box, D box, B flat box, C/F box and D/G box.

Ah yes ... but have you got an X box?
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2017, 10:11:00 PM »

I think quite a few people here have eX-boxes they are planning to fettle when they get a round tuit!
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2017, 10:27:20 PM »

My beloved has Christened them all the same, for simplicity. They're all called "That Thing!"
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2017, 12:21:03 AM »

I have "The Pokerwork" and "That Bloody Thing  Won't Defeat Me. One Day I'll Get The Hang Of It"

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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2017, 01:26:09 AM »

My only named instrument is my ukulele banjo: Jo, short for Joel, short for BanJOELele.
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2017, 06:47:03 AM »

I have the blingy box, the posh box and the "why haven't you brought your giordy?"
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2017, 03:16:44 PM »

We've got one in the side called Ginny, seeing as it goes well with diet tonic.
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2017, 04:54:24 AM »

My Saltarelle A/D is known as "Bee-Wab" because no one seems to be able to pronounce Bouebe....

And a friend has a (so I'm told) wartime built Hohner known as "Little Jack" because when we bought it off eBay the add described it as a HORNER. Not only that, but could best be described as a plum colour. Unfortunately it doesn't get played much and spends most of its time sitting in the corner....
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2017, 11:08:43 AM »

My white pearloid Gabbanelli Compact with added bling was going to be called Elvis, but someone got there before me! However, the first time I took it to Morris practice, one of the dancers said "Bloody hell! What's that? It's got more bling than Dolly Parton!"...so it's now called Dolly.

A French friend of mine christened my Clément Guais three-row La Bête Brune. My other boxes are known more prosaically by the manufacturer's name.
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2017, 01:57:23 PM »

The only one of mine that has a name as such is a Hohner Model X - I call it "The Comedy Wardrobe"...
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2017, 05:43:31 PM »

Mine all have names but in my defence the first one (Peggy Pokerwork) was a joke, the next two, Erica and Lilly came ready named and now other people keep naming the new ones as they join the herd.  Currently I have:

Peggy Pokerwork (currently on missionary work)
Lilly the Lilly
Eva the D/G Liliput (named by Lester)
Pearl the Preciosa
Ruby the Bb/Eb Liliput (named by someone else)
Cynthia the Streb (ex-husband named that one)
Betty Binci (name suggested by various people, missed a trick there, could've called her Leonardo)
Georgie the Giordy

I've honestly forgotten what the other one is, there must be one 'cos I have been called 'Nine-box Nell' and the list only makes eight.  Anyone remember what my other box is?
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2017, 05:50:40 PM »

Mine are called C box, D box, B flat box, C/F box and D/G box.

Ah yes ... but have you got an X box?

Isn't that any box you've sold on?
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2017, 06:20:50 PM »

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Ah yes ... but have you got an X box?

Isn't that any box you've sold on?
Or, considering the OP, thrown in the Sid?
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2017, 07:34:58 PM »

I've got Tiny, Red, Blackie, and Blondie.

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Re: Names for boxes
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2017, 08:25:10 PM »

I call the Ouverture V "Darth Vader," the 4row Melodija Menges "the Behemoth," and the Gaillard "the expensive one," or "the Unforgiving."  Well, and there's also the one discussed in another thread which is called "the nazi box," the Pokerwork is usually just called by name.  I suppose others are referred to by their colors, but my wife calls all of them "In the Way!"
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2017, 09:26:48 PM »

My D/G I call "Old Nemoe" because I'm not that clever with anagrams. My A/D is "Needs Tuning."
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2017, 10:54:09 PM »

I've got Tiny, Red, Blackie, and Blondie.



Red used to be known as Erica-the-Red when she lived with me  :||:
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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2017, 11:49:18 PM »

Big Red and Little Walters

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Re: Names for boxes
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2017, 01:19:28 PM »

Big Red and Little Walters



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