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So what are your ideas on guitarists who play in front of massive walls of Marshaall stack amps or whatnot? necessary or just showing off? I agree with my Keyboardist, who said 'Guitarists clearly just have massive walls of amps to hide the fact that they have small penises'
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#3
Almost all for show, guitarist usually use a maximum of four out of the probably 10 or more shown.

Its usually just to take up more space on stage and look cool. Most are dummies anyways, just a box with a logo slapped on.
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I'm pretty sure that some of them are fake. I know I wouldn't want to fall off the stage when I hit an E5.
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#6
Yeah, my guitar teacher said they are just for show. He said half the time the guys are playing through a solid state lol.
#7
id say there real just not plugged in possibly for back up however saying that when queen played wembely stadium the old one duh he had a huge amount of amps all connected
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I THINK ITS HARDCORE TO THE MAX!!
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#11
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It just looks nicer than an empty stage. If you play a gig, you're better off using one speaker cab and micing it anyway.


This is what most pros do and mostly that amp is not on the stage. Usually all of the ones on the stage aren't even amps, they are props that loo exactly like amps but have no guts. At the end of some BLS shows, Zakk will pass them out to the crowd.

Whether it's good or not is up to the beholder. I think it's cool but I wouldn't do it myself. I'd rather have a screen with images behind me. Old stage fright trick, give the crowd something else to look at!
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#12
Well I don't know about you guys, but I use a wall of amps to make up for my tiny penis.
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#13
most of thme are fake, only about 40% are usually real. the others just empty cabs, it makes the show seem louder and more intense. and an empty stage doesn't look good
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#14
Screw Marshalls...


Its all about the Vox wall.

EDIT: and yes mostly they're for show. In this pic its clear only the front three amps are mic'd.
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Well I don't know about you guys, but I use a wall of amps to make up for my tiny penis.

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If you play a gig, you're better off using one speaker cab and micing it anyway.
Is that where you slowly fill the stage with mice, or what?

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#18
Well if it's at a show, it's probably note the guitarist's decision to have all of them.

Otherwise, I know that many people who play desert rock and doom like to have the wall of sound, specially with the low downtunings and fuzz. It's like this: if you have a big amp and say a full stack, you stop just listening with your years but with your body.

I mean who here doesn't like the feel of soundwaves pounding through your body.

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Screw Marshalls...


Its all about the Vox wall.

EDIT: and yes mostly they're for show. In this pic its clear only the front three amps are mic'd.

well i had a a marshall for a good time but my Dad took it off me because it was actually his and he has moved out, and now i have a vox, i like both of them but i have to say the marshall just packed more of a punch, but then again i brought the Vox valvetronix it may just be that model, i Didnt want to bankrupt my Dad when i was getting me a new amp for my birthday
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Yeah, my guitar teacher said they are just for show. He said half the time the guys are playing through a solid state lol.


They're for show, yeah, but still 95% of people you see playing live with an amp wall are still playing through tube amps. Maybe through a combo, but not an SS..
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#23
You have to admit the guitarist looks pretty sweet when they're playing awesome and they have a wall of amps behind them. Of course if their playing is terrible it just makes them look like they're compensating for their crappy skills.
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More amps=Bigger penis. True story.

Really?


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Anyone know where I can buy a 10watt practise amp?
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You have to admit the guitarist looks pretty sweet when they're playing awesome and they have a wall of amps behind them.


Only if you're stupid enough to think that the amps behind or anything at all matter other than the sound
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Is that where you slowly fill the stage with mice, or what?

I never knew "mice" was a verb.



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Is that where you slowly fill the stage with mice, or what?

I never knew "mice" was a verb.


oh sure. you mice, i mice, he/she mices, miceOLOGY- the study of MICING! it's first grade!

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#29
I remember reading an interview of Van Halen once. He said that although he had quite a few on stage, only like 2 or 3 were on at a time. They were all connected to a switchboard so he could "replace" one if an amp blew a tube. But I read that a while ago, so it may not be completly accurate.
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Only if you're stupid enough to think that the amps behind or anything at all matter other than the sound

So it would be OK if the amps were powered using electricity generated by burning orphaned children?
#31
depends on the show. Brian May for example uses a wall of Vox AC30s, all of which are turned on and very much in use. they're used for a variety of things though, with different pedals running through different amps and other effects in their own amps and things like that.

others do it for the look, and because a wall of marshall stacks seems the rock'n'roll thing to be doing.

others just have no respect for the road crew or the amp techs.
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So it would be OK if the amps were powered using electricity generated by burning orphaned children?



How else do you power your amps?
#33
I'm not sure, all I know is I want all the walls in my house to be made of *quality* amps.

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#34
It was a fashion thing. It's very much gone out of fashion the last couple of years, it seems.
#35
If you see some of the guys, they'll even say that only a couple of them are mik'ed, the rest are just to look badass.

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Only if you're stupid enough to think that the amps behind or anything at all matter other than the sound

ya which is why all good concerts involve the band sitting in plain chairs on an empty stage but playing accurately
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ya which is why all good concerts involve the band sitting in plain chairs on an empty stage but playing accurately

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#39
Those are dummy cabs, playing in front of a wall of 7,536 Marshalls would really f*ck up the mix.

Although in some old AC/DC video I think Malcolm had 5 or 6 JTM45 heads stacked up by the drums, all plugged into a wall of cabs behind him. I don't know if a couple of those were backups or what.
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So what are your ideas on guitarists who play in front of massive walls of Marshaall stack amps or whatnot? necessary or just showing off?
Showing off, of course. Wouldn't you?

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who said 'Guitarists clearly just have massive walls of amps to hide the fact that they have small penises'
No, sunshine. The amps are behind. Hence the name "backwall".
You can't hide behind something that's behind you, dumbshit.


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