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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 I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama

    "sad" as in "I'm unhappy"

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

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

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    Same as mark.
  5. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    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 Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
  9. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member


  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. pointbass

    pointbass 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. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    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
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
  20. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    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.