Here’s Why This Vintage Forum Gets Inappropriate Traffic

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  1. Trapland

    Trapland Well-Known Member

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    I love this forum. Let’s talk Vintage is one place on the Net I check daily, sometimes more. I check this forum more than my own email.
    It’s really for pre-1973 Marshalls.

    So why is there so much discussion about later PCB amps, JCM800s, clones, tech stuff? It’s very simple....the guys in the know are here and largely ignore the Workbench, Speaker and Cab and general Marshall and other amps forums. You guys here ARE the reason many of us come to Marshallforum.com.

    Many times I and others have sought advice or general information in the Speaker or Workbench forums and it’s like midnight in a field full of crickets. Yet if I “break the rules” and ask here I always get prompt and expert consideration.

    Maybe this is why the “what is vintage” topic comes up so often? Guys with clones or JCM800’s know the answers are here.

    I’m just making an observation based on my experience. Am I wrong?
     

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    Adieu Well-Known Member

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    Some people are firm believers in tied-off pairs of socks, sorted by color, in multipe sock drawers...

    Some people are just treating the issue as "20th century = vintage"

    And some can't be arsed to sort anything at all
     
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    Just an observation...your local "Oldies" station now plays Led Zeppelin, correct? Just sayin' ...
     
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    What do you have in vintage?
     
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    1999 and older = vintage. 20 years IMO
     
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    ...If you want to talk fishin' I guess that'll be OK.
     
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    been through this many times. it all depends what you classify as vintage.
     
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    well now it seems to be flowing pretty good.
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Pretty much everything right now on the first page of Vintage is about vintage.
     
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    ricksconnected Well-Known Member

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    i can change that.
     
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    The OP was not about “what is vintage”. Only an attempt to identify why “what is vintage” keeps coming up and why so often the original intent is ignored. Not trying to point any fingers, just trying to understand it.

    I’m just saying if there was more attention to the workbench and speaker/cab forums and a place to discuss 1973~1988 without adding in SS 10 watt practice amps. Without having to argue that a dsl40c is just as good as a 2204 at a quarter of the price or “you can’t get that sound, Page modified his amps to put out 200 watts” type of idiocy. Or ... British watts are louder. ;)
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Actually the Lets Talk vintage forum description indicates 1962 to 1973. So we need another forum called Lets Talk Later Vintage for 1974 to 1989 and another called Lets Talk Recent Vintage for 1990 to 1999.

    Then all people have to do is read and pick the correct vintage. :D
     
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    Seems simple enough....
     
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    "..It’s really for pre-1973 Marshalls...."

    Sounds kind of snob-ish.
    "Vintage" can be any year when there's a year attached.
    You are inferring that amplifier is like a bottle of wine.
     
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    I knew it.

    You are an optimist!
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I would not say optimist, maybe betterist. :)

    One is only an optimist if waiting for it to happen. :D
     
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    A TSL vintage?

    Just no.
     
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    Id like to say "vintage Marshall" means anything they stopped making after glam metal started up, but then theres always somebody that will point to something not-so-bad you never knew about and, voila, it does turn out to sound pretty decent.

    But if it breaks (post JCM900-) good luck.

    For me its everything up to the mid-80's.

    Maybe late 80's.
     
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    There's no such thing as a vintage amplifier. Vintage, is a term that denotes the birthing date of wine, nothing else. The proper term is: Antique. This denotes any item that is older than 20 years.
     
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