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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by kaboom133, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. kaboom133


    Oct 19, 2001
    Latrobe PA
    I've wondered this for a while, how do you pronounce some of those company names?
    Names like:Rickenbacker
    Gallien Krueger

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


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    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:

    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. 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"
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  4. kaboom133


    Oct 19, 2001
    Latrobe PA
    :D Thanks. Wow, I've been butchering some of these words pretty bad.
  5. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    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.
  6. Piezo is a good one. I've heard this pronounced eleventy different ways.
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  7. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    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
  8. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area

    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.

  9. I always that it was pie-a-zo
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    pee ate zo
  11. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Rickenbacker - "Many intellectual property attorneys on retainer".
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  12. I thought it was epiphany for a while too, it sounds cooler :cool: .
  13. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    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. :/
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  14. bassjus


    Mar 30, 2004
    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.
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    It's Italian, I believe.
  16. leanne


    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    There's a line over the first 'a' on the Lakland logo, it's nice of them to try to help I guess. :)
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  17. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    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.
  18. Andy Cleaver

    Andy Cleaver A show of hands....

    Dec 16, 2004
    England, Midlands
    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
  19. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    I've always said WHENJ as in rhymes with stone henge.

    I've also heard WHEN-gay and VEN-gay.
  20. 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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