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What funny pronounciations have you heard various basses called?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Rickett Customs, Feb 29, 2008.


  1. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    I can think of a few:
    I heard a guy say,"what do you think about dem Fondera's

    I've heard people call them Shadowskys or Shadowshki's

    of course, everybody's heard of Olimpics or Olympics too.

    Hows about you?
     
  2. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    bump
     
  3. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Most folks pronounce it RickenBACHer
     
  4. need4mospd

    need4mospd

    Dec 22, 2005
    Houston
    I haven't heard of that brand.

    :ninja:
     
  5. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    No just pushed thread to da top.:rolleyes:
     
  6. HamOnTheCob

    HamOnTheCob Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Cambridge, Ohio, USA
    Endorsing Artist for Warwick, Mesa Boogie, Joyo, Dr. J, Levy's Leathers
    I've heard "Skekter", "Jenz-Benz", "Epifani" (but talking about EPIPHONE), "Agwillar", to name a few.
     
  7. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    LOL, theres some new ones on me.
     
  8. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    Mo Doo Luss
     
  9. thesteve

    thesteve

    May 28, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    it is not Jenz-Benz? I've never thought I was pronouncing it wrong.
     
  10. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    EE Bahn Yez
     
  11. fryBASS

    fryBASS

    Aug 8, 2006
    New Haven, CT
    What's wrong with that? I have a friend who HAS a Rick and he says it like that, and pretty much everyone else I've heard say it. It isn't suppose to be rickenBACKer... it's suppose to be rickenBACHer. Unless you mean like rickenBATCHer?

    Me either :eek:

    ...

    E-bahn-yez? Sheesh :help:
    Should've gone the Chef-Boyardee route with that and called it Ebanyez. lol
     
  12. thesteve

    thesteve

    May 28, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Of course...in this video it's all RickenBACKer...

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=bSPhBVHh74E

    I wonder if it was one of those deals where (like Eddie Rickenbacker) when the spelling was changed, the pronunciation was too.
     
  13. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Yup. Germans weren't too popular in the late 40's.
     
  14. need4mospd

    need4mospd

    Dec 22, 2005
    Houston
    It's called humor. ;)

    On a side note, usually a bump is reserved for posts that fall to the second page. A bump after 23 minutes is pointless as it's still on the first page, and probably within the top 5 posts. Just helping out!
     
  15. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2003
    Oakland, CA
    I've heard all sorts of mispronunciations when I lived in the Midwest. Funny that you mention Fodera because many of my friends and acquaintances would call it Fedora, like the hat. It didn't help that there was a club called Fedora's in KCMO either.

    What else. F Bass. I would say "F Bass" and people would look at me like they were waiting for me to tell them what the F stood for. "You mean like Fender?" they would ask. "No, just F Bass. If you must know, the F is for the maker George's last name, Furlanetto." That only served to make it worse and people were often more confused then when we started. :D

    I very, very often get people pronouncing Epifani like "epiphany" with the stress on the second syllable. Even my guitarist friend who I've told several times how to pronounce it still forgets. Not a big deal to me though.

    I was a drummer before I was a bassist and man, there are lots of different interpretations of brand names there. Like Paiste. Is it "Pie-stee" or "Pay-stee" or simply "Paste"? Is Tama "Tâm-ma" or "Tom-ma"? Who cares? :D
     
  16. bassaficionado6

    bassaficionado6 Something about gumption

    Jan 7, 2008
    Napa, CA
    I thought that's how it was pronounced?:confused:
     
  17. thesteve

    thesteve

    May 28, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    how is Epifani supposed to be pronounced? I tohught it was just like epiphany.
     
  18. fryBASS

    fryBASS

    Aug 8, 2006
    New Haven, CT
    Yeah, I don't think it's really a mispronounciation (such as Jenz-Benz) as it is just a different way to say it.
     
  19. stranger0

    stranger0

    May 10, 2007
    My favorite one which I did when I didn't know any better...

    Ibanez

    I mistook the I for an L and I called Albanez
     
  20. Vanceman

    Vanceman

    Feb 14, 2007
    So. Cal.
    Hold your left hand up, palm toward you, touch your thumb to your fingertips, shake your hand forward and back, and say "Epa - FAWN - e" like you just ate a spicy meatball.

    At least is sounds good. :)
     

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