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#21 DetroitBlues

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:36 AM

I have a feeling this thread is only going to get funnier. Hopefully we won't beat a dead horse. (insert boos and hisses here) 

Sorry, too much coffee this morning.  :laughing6:  :happy6:  :icon_bounce:  :help:  :tongue3:  :tongue7:  :violent1:  :toothy12:  :dance_mini:  :chok_mini:

 

I think Fernando already did that yesterday.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:36 AM

Ok, so...before this thing gets out of hand, let me tell you the rest of the story...

 

I did see the amp at my friend's house. It was an old bass amp (not sure how old, and it seemed to be in decent shape), with the Mustang (car) logo glued to the front of the amp, but upside down. I told my friend it looked like a dead horse that way. He agreed, and we had a laugh about it. I then told him he should name it Dead Horse amp.

 

The rest of the story was an attempt at poking fun at the "boutique amp" (usually excessive) mystique that seems to surround some fo the specialty amps out there. Brent nailed it when he mentioned the soup nazi, Gitfiddler also nailed it with the comment about urban legend, and I was getting a kick out of the other comments. Yes, Dumble comes to mind, as well. Some day, I want to have a Dumble clone and call it "Smartle".


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:41 AM

Ok, so...before this thing gets out of hand, let me tell you the rest of the story...

 

I did see the amp at my friend's house. It was an old bass amp (not sure how old, and it seemed to be in decent shape), with the Mustang (car) logo glued to the front of the amp, but upside down. I told my friend it looked like a dead horse that way. He agreed, and we had a laugh about it. I then told him he should name it Dead Horse amp.

 

The rest of the story was an attempt at poking fun at the "boutique amp" (usually excessive) mystique that seems to surround some fo the specialty amps out there. Brent nailed it when he mentioned the soup nazi, Gitfiddler also nailed it with the comment about urban legend, and I was getting a kick out of the other comments. Yes, Dumble comes to mind, as well. Some day, I want to have a Dumble clone and call it "Smartle".

well done!!! Well played. Dont take this wrong but, excellent troll thread :) I mean that in a flattering way.


Edited by JeffB, 21 June 2013 - 11:42 AM.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:05 PM

Here! here! I second the well done. You had me hook, line and sinker.

 

As I was reading it, I was thinking how glad I was that Marv didn't require an audition before he did my 357.

He probably would have asked for the rest of my Heritages back and revoked my HOC membership. :)


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:35 PM

That was a fun diversion, Fernando.  I bet you are dangerous around April Fool's Day!!  Ha ha!


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:46 PM

Tag just emailed me; he said he wants to buy one anyway ;)
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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:19 PM

Tag just emailed me; he said he wants to buy one anyway ;)

 

Tag, you're...it!  I wonder if that poor guy knows how mythic he's become?


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:07 PM

KBP should of done the same with his amps, that way I'd still have both of mine.

Are you implying that Brian would not have approved of me as a future KBP owner? :munky2:


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:23 PM

That was a fun diversion, Fernando.  I bet you are dangerous around April Fool's Day!!  Ha ha!

Actually, that's the only day I rest.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:26 PM

bah...you should have let it go for at least another day!!!

 

 

I wanted to see everyone get outraged over the ridiculousness of it all  :D


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:34 PM

here is the amp in question...upside down:

 

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:47 PM

bah...you should have let it go for at least another day!!!

 

 

I wanted to see everyone get outraged over the ridiculousness of it all  :D

One more day and I'd be banned from HOC...


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:48 PM

here is the amp in question...upside down:

 

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Can you show it upside up?


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:52 PM

Sounds like a half-assed attempt at the Alexander Dumble hogwash. I got no time for that sort of crap. build it, sell it. Don't build it, don't sell it. Pick a side and go.  Clever for the sake of clever, isn't really that clever. 

In the immortal words of Han Solo "Bring it on, I prefer a good fight to all this sneaking around." 

Thought the same thing...why are amp builders such prima donnas!


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:55 PM

Thought the same thing...why are amp builders such prima donnas!

Hmm...guess I should have read the whole thread :icon_shaking:   Still think amp builders are prima donnas


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:48 PM

here is the amp in question...upside down:

 

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Definitely be a dead horse if that cab was on top of it.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:11 PM

Can you show it upside up?

 

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:26 PM

Looks better that way. You may be onto something ....


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:46 PM

Chris, do you have a traynor for that horse?


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:19 PM

Good call  LK.    The venerable  YBA3 Custom Special with the Big B  8 x 10 cabinet.     Now thats an amp you don't want to lug around much!

 

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