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How do you pronounce sadowsky?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by woolleydick, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. As per the thread title - how do you pronounce the name sadowsky correctly?

    I presume the company is american, and the original name polish or in that region, please correct me as I may well be wrong!
  2. Nikolai


    Apr 20, 2004
    I pronounce it straight forward.. Not sure really..
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA

    "sad" as in "I'm unhappy"

    "OW" as in "Ouch, I hurt myself."

    "ski" as in the winter sporting event.
  4. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    Same as mark.
  5. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    New York City
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    I remember as a kid I took something to the dry cleaners and the proprietor was eastern European. He asked for my name and I said "Sadowsky". He said "Sadofsky". I said "no, Sadowsky". He said "that's what I said, Sadofsky!". :)

  6. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

  7. OK, just to hijack the thread momentarily, how do you pronounce Epifani? Is it like the religous word - e-PIF-any? Or something else?

    And now back to your regularly scheduled thread.
  8. Jim Dombrowski

    Jim Dombrowski Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
  9. "War-mow-th"

  10. :eek:

    ilovepink, is that you?! ;)
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    That is how I pronounce it. I have heard several people pronounce it shad-OW-ski, even a couple who own a Sadowsky.
  12. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL


    or even more phonetically "epp-ee-FAH-neeee" (ee = icky")
  13. Ed Goode

    Ed Goode Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    :D ... been a while since one of those slugfests ....
  14. If I did, I might just make it a point to try one out- and that would be bad, because I don't want one now. I made that mistake with a Pentabuzz, now I'm considering heroin to help me quit thinking about the Pedulla.. ..the Pedulla.. ...the.. ..Ped u lla...
  15. That's how I pronounce it... :bag:
  16. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    I pronounce it "Sad-ow-sky", when I speak English and "Sadofsky" when I speak German.
  17. I hear it pronounced suh-dow-ski, with not as much emphasis on the "a" in the sad part.

    Although, since Roger responded to this thread, we should probably leave it as is.

    Also, is Schroeder (cabinets) pronounced with an "o" (like the peanuts character) or an "a" sound?
  18. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    New York City
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
  20. Part of the problem is that when you first play a Sadowsky, it's hard to pronounce the word when drool is coming out the corners of your mouth.

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