Mods, feel free to move this if it better fits somewhere else. I figured this would be the place since it's about the wood the basses are made out of. So: how the heck do you pronounce all these crazy exotic wood names? I mostly read the names, and figured it must be "this way", and in a couple cases was dead wrong. So, here we go: 1. Wenge: started off saying "wenj", then I figured since it was African it must be "weng-ay". Now I hear that it is really "wenj"? 2. Bubinga: I've always said "boobinga", but some say "byoobinga" 3. Padauk (padouk): puh-dowk? puh-doke? puh-dook? puh-dyook? pa-dyook? 4. Cocobolo: easy, right? Then why is it sometimes spelled "cocobola"? I think that covers most of them . . .