Just for Fun: Did you name your Theremin?

Posted: 1/7/2011 11:47:12 AM

From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England

Joined: 12/17/2010

My Moog Etherwave's name is ...: Thor :... Donno how it happened, it just did lol.

Have you named yours? If so, please share :)

Posted: 1/10/2011 11:28:00 AM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

So far, only you, Peter, and Philip have named their theremins to my knowledge. I was hoping Philip would have chimed in by now, but here's his explanation...

"I constructed a wonderful instrument with the assistance of kind friends and mentors. 'Gabriella' was the name given to my theremin by my bride, Dr. Sheri. 'Gabriella' is the name of the muse from the film Rigoletto, who helps heal the soul of a tortured man by singing to him." - Hypergolic

As some of us are aware, Peter owns two historically significant RCA built theremins. One floor-length model once owned by Dr. Samuel Hoffman and used in many of the old suspense and Sci-Fi films of the 1940's and 1950's. Peter calls her 'Sammie' (http://www.peterpringle.com/meethoffman.html).

The second is the RCA theremin once owned by Leon Theremin's assistant, Julius Goldberg. Peter calls this one 'Goldie' (http://www.peterpringle.com/visitgoldie1.html).
Posted: 1/10/2011 6:25:29 PM

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

I have a friend who calls hers Gort. I guess this is after the robot in The Day The Earth Stood Still.

I call mine "etherwave", "kees" and "little red one".
Posted: 1/11/2011 6:54:19 AM

From: Brooklyn, New York

Joined: 11/25/2005

Bruce Wooley's is called Baby
Olivia's is (The) Greenly Theremin
Ken Brown's is named Aerielle
Bret's is Maunette
David Skelley's is Unkl Claude
Mine are Uncle George and Anastasia
Posted: 1/11/2011 12:19:47 PM

From: Colmar, France

Joined: 12/31/2007

I call my Etherwave most times "putain de merde" (the English translation has been censored), no matter if I'm working on it or playing.
Posted: 1/11/2011 12:44:00 PM

From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England

Joined: 12/17/2010

haha Thierry!!!
Des fois, c'est "Maudite Machine" ou bien "Boite d'emmerde" lol

La vie est si belle quand on a une bonne relation avec nos Theremins!
Posted: 1/16/2011 7:46:44 PM

From: Richmond Hill, Georgia

Joined: 9/18/2005

My big tube Keppinger is "Gabriella".
Posted: 8/6/2015 11:27:06 PM

From: Oak Harbor, WA

Joined: 12/26/2013

My first Theremin was named "Tilly," before my English Bulldog ran her over and I traded in for a refurbish thus named "Ertha."

Posted: 8/7/2015 12:31:00 AM

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 7/29/2014

My theremins are all called "it".

At least anyone outside the room would think that.

"I'll never be able to play IT"

"What's IT doing now?"

"Ah - the Hell with IT!"

Judging from this thread it seems everyone has named theirs - and I have to now assume that's why I still play like crap. I've never been able to figure that out. All I need to do is name them. Yes then I will play better. Yea!

Too bad "putain de merde"  is already taken. But then Thierry can treat his babies like this because they are all scared "merdless" of him knowing what he is capable of doing to them. Mine just treat me with impunity.



Posted: 8/10/2015 3:23:05 PM

From: Hillsborough, NC (USA)

Joined: 2/13/2005

My signature series Etherwave is named "Bob" out of respect to the legend himself.  My Etherwave built into a traveling bar cabinet is "Barton".

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