pronunciation...

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  1. kaboom133

    kaboom133

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    I've wondered this for a while, how do you pronounce some of those company names?
    Names like:Rickenbacker
    Ibanez
    Aguilar
    Schecter
    Gallien Krueger


    I'm sure There's more, but I can't think of them now.
  2. DigMe

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    You could probably do a search and find a similar thread with all those same names in it.

    Anyway though this is how I say them:

    Rick-in-bocker
    Eye-bah-nez (proper spanish pronunciation would be Ee-bahn-ez)
    Ah-gee-lar (it's not "ah-gwee-lar" because in spanish the 'u' is silent in the cases of "gui" and "gue")
    Sheck-ter (that's all I've ever heard..I'm sure it would be more guttural in Germany)
    Gally-en Crew-ger, I've also heard the similar Gal-yen crew-ger

    That's how I say 'em.

    brad cook
  3. The Golden Boy

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    I'd imagine they're pronounced the way they're spelled. Think of the composer Bach. Add "Ricken" to the front of it and an "er" at the end.

    Ibanez is "eye" banez.

    If you've ever heard Christina Aguilera's name pronounced- replace the "era" with an "ar."

    Take the 'r' out of Shrek and add a "ter" at the end.

    "Gay-Lee-en" and then I guess Krueger is up for grabs! :p "kreeger" or "krooger"
  4. kaboom133

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    :D Thanks. Wow, I've been butchering some of these words pretty bad.
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  6. Hollow Man

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    For the longest time, I pronounced both Epiphone and Epifani as 'epiphany'.

    Until recently, I always thought Lakland (pronounced Lake-land) was pronounced Lack-land... I guess these things happen when one's first exposure to a proper noun is in written form.
  7. baba

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    Piezo is a good one. I've heard this pronounced eleventy different ways.
  8. DigMe

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    I've always said "pee-a-zo" (with "a" as in "hay" and a hard "o" as in "toe"). That's actually one that can be looked up in the dictionary.

    brad cook
  9. jammadave

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    w00t!

    I say Rickenbacker just as it's written - "back" as in "quarterback" and all.

    Oddly enough, I'd say "Epifani" as "epiphany" too, but Nick Epifani pronounces it "EPpy-FAHnee".

    I've heard similar about Aguilar being "Ag-wuh-lar" - But I say "Aggie-lar"

    Piezo is indeed "Pee-AY-zoh". The king of butchered instrument-related words.

    And of course there's Pedulla - I say "Puh-DOO-luh" but have heard even "PED-yu-luh", perhaps from a Brit now that I think about it.
  10. bryan bailey

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    I always that it was pie-a-zo
  11. Munjibunga

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  12. HeavyDuty

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    Rickenbacker - "Many intellectual property attorneys on retainer".
  13. AngryP.Thompson

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    I thought it was epiphany for a while too, it sounds cooler :cool: .
  14. keb

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    For the longest time I pronounced Rickenbacker as "Rick-en-bock-er", but the proper pronounciation is how it's written. I still can't break the habit though. :/
  15. bassjus

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    I always thought piezo was "pee-zo". I guess it's just because I speak german too, and "ie" in german is pronounced like saying the letter E "ee."

    I agree with whoever said it, the most butchered instrument related word is definantly piezo.
  16. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    It's Italian, I believe.
  17. leanne

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    There's a line over the first 'a' on the Lakland logo, it's nice of them to try to help I guess. :)
  18. Gia

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    my boyfriend pronouces ibanez (i ban ez, all syllabels equal stresses)......i BAN ez.

    i hate him for it and many arguments have been started over it.
  19. Andy Cleaver

    Andy Cleaver A show of hands....

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    I always pronounced it I-ban-ez as well and remember arguing with a mate for ages....turns out he was right. Oh well, I-bah-nez it is! :p
  20. jobu3

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    I've always said WHENJ as in rhymes with stone henge.

    I've also heard WHEN-gay and VEN-gay.
  21. B'Aces High

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    Rickenbacker is just how its spelled. Rick-en-back-er

    Thats how John Hall pronounces it...so it must be right...you dont want to encourage the wrath of JH.

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