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ST 11 Amplifier

A guitar amp that goes to eleven
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I know I didn't invent this idea, but why hasn't anyone realized that a significant number of half-baked musicians didn't get the joke and marketed an amp that goes to 11? This could be an instant classic piece of rock-n-roll gear that every amateur guitar player that has sat bleary-eyed and cottonmouthed in front of a screening of Spinal Tap would rush out and purchase.
raisin, Sep 26 2000

Spinal Tap A to Zed: Eleven http://www.chiprowe...atozed/TAP00160.HTM
You can get Marshalls that go to 11, but I think both sellers and buyers get the joke just fine. [jutta, Sep 26 2000]

(?) More bread, please. http://spinaltapdirect.com/Default.asp?
Apparently, tapster.com is some uberdrunkies page now. :( [absterge, Sep 26 2000, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       As a result, Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap (endearingly played by Christopher Guest) plays guitar louder than any other band on earth. Probably why their drummers tend to spontaneously combust on stage......
BigThor, Sep 27 2000

       Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
hippo, Sep 27 2000

       These go to 11
Lemon, Sep 27 2000

       You won't have to rent it , they are rereleasing it in all it's hi-fi stereophonic glory for a new generation.
raisin, Sep 28 2000

       There were actually more than one Spinal Tap movie. Unfortunately I've forgotten the title of the second one (the original movie was 'This Is Spinal Tap') but it took place just after the events in the first movie.   

       For *real* Spinal Tap fans, there's "Break Like The Wind", the band's 1992 release which was voted the Worst Album of the year (by someone). The CD's pretty hilarious, and there are dozens of world-class musicians that guest on it, including Waddy Wachtel, Jeff Beck, and Dweezil Zappa.   

       There's also Tapster. See the link at left- 'nuff said.
BigThor, Sep 29 2000

       What is more amusing is that Gibson (or Jackson, can't remember which) have released Spinal Tap Nigel Tuffnell specials with volume and tone controls which go to 11, as well as 4 double humbucking pickups. There are various other outrageous knobs, bells and whistles just to keep everyone happy.
frog51, Apr 10 2001

       Some Fender amps go up to 12. No joking.
randydarden, Apr 10 2001

       hmmm lets go up to 20 and make some REAL rock music
GreeboMaster, Sep 09 2001

       Marshall actually did make their JCM900 series of amps go up to 20. They also used Nigel Tufnel in the print ads, saying "this goes up to 20. that's 9 louder, iddnit?"   

       Once, many years ago, while putting a simple cascaded preamp/master volume control mod in an old Marshall 50W head, I realized that since two of the knobs had been repurposed I needed to redo the panel lettering. So, while I was at it, I changed the max number on what was now the preamp gain control from a "10" to an "11".   

       So, I know there's at least one amp out there that really does go to 11.
ktesibios, Oct 17 2001

       eleven is now my favourite number - cooler than 3
po, Dec 30 2003

       baked in 1984 by Nigel Tufnell of Spinal Tap
jonthegeologist, Dec 31 2003

       Why not an ST 12 amplifier?
whatastrangeperson, Apr 17 2004

       Soldano valve heads in the late 90's went up to 11...
kmlabs, Jun 01 2005


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