- Jun 26, 2020
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As a fellow die-hard prescriptivist, allow me to provide you with reach-around you‘ll insist you don’t need but can use more than you think, because you my friend, are fucked now.
For starters, the JCM 800 NMV Lead amp. I recalled the amp’s designation as a SLP amp. You insist otherwise. Without bothering to delve deeper to verify my assertion, I will gladly offer this: “If you insist that I am wrong in my recollection of the JCM’s ‘SLP’ designation, I will freely concede my mistake and say that I was wrong in declaring that.” (<- take close notes on that because believe me, we’ll be back here in a moment).
My biggest gripe are the Gibson V designations. The ‘67 Reissue series (’89-15’) offers an incorrect body, neck profile, and Vs never had a stoptail until 1971. Worse still is this fucking new “70s V,” which is literally a ’67 RI with bound board and painted HS face. It bears no resemblance with the Vs from the 1970s whatsoever and Gibson fucking knows it because they have been releasing exact-spec VOS Vs (1967 and 1970s) for years through the custom shop. I get the frustration, and I am quick to point out my discontent over these abominations, particularly when asked… and sometimes offered sans solicitation. Thus, I do sympathize with your sentiments at some point.
The difference between you and me however, is that while I will take issue with all such derogations as to why these are not actual or “true” spec guitars (an olive branch I offered you earlier, that you brushed aside) I don’t go off on the world that they are wrong when they correctly refer to that gear, inaptly-named by Gibson. You however insist on blathering on how everybody is wrong for their incorrect classification and take it out on them rather than take it up with Marshall. So, hats off to you for getting out of “check“ with the JCM shit only to checkmate your stubborn ass next move. Question, bud: did Marshall offer a post-JMP era 1959 the “SLP“ designation with a metal face and circuit that deviated from the 1960s circuit? Answer: you know good and well they fucking did, turning your pot-kettle “pseudo” argument right back in your face. Marshall has officially called what you refused to acknowledge as “plexi” Thus, you are wrong: Period.
Now for the shit show… that was a little levity as I tried to handle the situation lightly. But you insist on the arrogant route. What‘ the thread called again, “hey guys, can some arrogant ass give me his 16 cents on what ‘plexis’ really are?” I believe it was a tone question you chose to derail with your unsolicited bullshit making you, yes, YOU the shitshow here. Worse still, your unsolicited bullshit you beligerantly advance at EVERY turn Is wrong (and unless you can rebut my post-JMP “SLP” point, you can just take your shitshow INCORRECT nonsense to another thread and darken that one instead). So, from one prescriptivist to another (who regardless is wrong): Go get the fuck off the lawn!
Slow down drunken bar fight guy, it's just a forum discussing Marshall. You keep telling me I'm wrong but it's not my claim, hoss... You have to understand where the term came from in the first place. "Plexi" was coined by the older generation who wanted to refer to the mid/late 60s era Marshalls which they largely perceived as being different or special compared to later ones, and they used the plexiglass panel feature that coincided during that time period to denote them. To your other point, manufacturers may miss the mark when trying to market to consumer interests, but they were cashing in on the plexi term that was used for decades before that. Even Marshall themselves state (as I posted above) that this what a plexi is. Don't shoot the messenger... I was only sharing the historical use, and relaying what the manufacturer themselves say. But maybe you know more then the actual manufacturer, or are more important than the decades of people before you that decided what it meant?