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Pronounce Epifani

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by imandan, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. imandan


    Apr 30, 2006
    New Jersey
    Question: Epifani products
    Is it pronounced E pif a ni (as in epiphany)
    Ep eh fani
    I have heard both.
  2. theophilus762

    theophilus762 Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    Durham, NC
    i heard it was the latter.
  3. The second way is the correct way.
  4. eh piff AN ee
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  5. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    It's like Epilady, but with "fani" on the end of it instead of "lady".
  6. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Its Nick's last name. He is Italian. DUH!! LOL

    Emphasis is on the 3rd syllable

  7. Hey iman,

    The last time I heard his name pronounced by someone who knows him, it was: eppi FAW nee.

    Late, Kirk
  8. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
  9. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    houked oun fonnicks tawkbase stile
  10. imandan


    Apr 30, 2006
    New Jersey
    Good Stuff..lol Thanks
  11. While we're at it, someone pronounce "Basson" for me. Bass-on, Basson (like Jason), or what?
  12. Mauve.
  13. bassblast


    Feb 25, 2008
    bass (The Fish) soon (as in now)
  14. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    The correct English pronunciation would be eh-PIH-fa-nee, with the stress on the second syllable. Its origins are in Greek. IMO (as a bit of a word nerd) the sound of the word matches its usage beautifully.
  15. It may look like Epifani, but its actually pronounced "throat-warbler mangrove"

    Sorry...couldn't resist...hope there is some Monty Python fans here!! :)
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  16. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd BLAAAAARRGGHH!!

    Feb 10, 2008
    I'm pretty sure it's EH-pih-FAH-nee
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  17. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    That's how they pronounce it at the Epifani shop. I'd trust Nick can pronounce his name properly :D
  18. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    What would HE know? :)

    I'm also of Italian heritage and I'm also having to listen to people tell me how to pronounce my name. I'll get sick of it eventually, but for now it's a source of amusement :)
  19. How's this for a laugh.
    Yesterday I went into my local Perth WA music store to buy a speakon speaker cable for my new rig.
    This store is the same store who couldn't help me with a GB purchase for another 4 months.
    They asked what I did about a rig.
    I mentioned that the show must go on and I purchased a LMII from the other side of the country and an Epifani cab from Bass People, also over the other side of the country.

    The salesman said Ëpifani"?
    We call it Epiphone!!:meh:

    I am now glad I didn't spend my hard earned dollars with a guitar (car) salesman.:D
  20. 51m0n


    Jun 30, 2005
    Oh yes! And I think you'll find that that is actually spelt "Raymond Luxury-Yacht", it is only pronounced "throat-warbler mangrove".



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