“These go to 11…”

March 15, 2012 § 2 Comments

A little word of explanation is in order regarding my new email–which matches my Twitter handle (or whatever you call it…10-4, good buddy!).  What exactly what does “plexirev” mean?  It isn’t too hard to figure the “rev” part is a reference to my being an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in America.

But “plexi”–what’s up with that?

It’s really very simple–and it reveals an admittedly shallow (but definitely redeemable!) indulgence.  The “plexi” is my homage to what I consider to be the “holy grail” of guitar amplifiers, at least as far as classic rock guitar at massive volumes is concerned: the Marshall Super Lead model 1959.  Originally manufactured from the mid-1960s to the early ’70s, it featured a gold plexiglass control panel cover—hence the nickname, “Plexi.” Here’s a good article on the amp.  And here’s a good example of what it sounds like!  For the record, I don’t own this amp. Yet.

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