Talk:670: Spinal Tap Amps

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Specifically, it's $166.66 recurring per unit of loud. Thokling (talk) 22:49, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

I vote we start using "units of loud" instead of "decibels" (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Aye! BK201 (talk) 16:52, 12 December 2013 (UTC)BK201
Aye! Danish (talk) 00:27, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
Aye! Beanie (talk) 11:16, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Aye! Eebop (talk) 20:07, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
Aye! PoolloverNathan[talk]UTSc 16:23, 30 August 2021 (UTC)
Nay! GcGYSF(asterisk)P(vertical line)e (talk) 23:38, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
Decibel-whats? Decibels are just relative logarithmic values; "100 dB" doesn't actually mean anything more than "11" does. Calling decibel-watts and decibel-milliwatts, which are units of radio signal strength, not of audio volume, "units of loud" wouldn't be correct. You could technically measure speed in decibel furlongs per fortnight. The speed limit on the highway near our house is 51.7 dB fur./fortn. (/me is now thinking of putting a speed limit sign marked in dB fur./fortn. in his driveway) 14:13, 29 April 2022 (UTC)
Aye! Char Latte (talk) 23:42, 7 September 2022 (UTC)
I vote we abolish decibels and start using regular bels. The difference isn't too much, it's faster to say (twenty decibels vs two bels), and "deci-" is too insignificant of a prefix. Trogdor147 (talk) 22:40, 9 June 2023 (UTC)

I read somewhere that the amps used to have settings up to 10, but then people found ways to turn the knob past 10. It became culturally known as the 11 setting. In response, manufacturers made amps that went to 11, and this predated the movie. The movie just greatly increased the popularity of the idea. Can't find it anymore though. Maybe it was only urban legend Cflare (talk) 17:14, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Most likely something to do with the fact that guitarists were still lighting up in the national grid into the 1980's. Check out the health and safety at music festivals act 198011.
OK most musicians die of heart attacks or cerebral haemorrhage but there is an history of electrical malfunctions at music gigs.

I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 01:17, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Is it possible this story is a bit like the stories of the left-handed hammer that newbies on construction sites get sent to retrieve? 04:33, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
Replying to I actually own a real right-handed hammer that I bought in a Miami Home Depot shortly after Hurricane Andrew. At the time, they were also stocking some left-handed versions of the same hammer. And, yes, before you ask, there was a difference—in the way the grip was moulded. 18:41, 23 May 2017 (UTC)