Episode #24 – Amps That Don’t Go To 11

Mike / August 12th, 2012

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  • Calavera

    August 12, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Crank it to 11 blow another speaker and I got much to lose!

  • August 12, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I haave a EVH 5150 III amp and it dosnt even have any numbers, just a 1/2 mark, which honestly….Ive never even turned it much past 1/4

  • JamesNintendoNerd

    August 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    This is one of my best reviews yet πŸ™‚

  • JamesNintendoNerd

    August 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Sorry I mean episodes

  • RecAlpha

    August 12, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    And oh, how they danced.

  • August 12, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I don’t know how you resisted referencing Back to the Future when Marty blows the huge speaker on full amp. Good one btw.

    • Juan Reus

      February 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      I was actually expecting to see te image of marty powering up that massive amp lol!

  • sidl3000

    August 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    oh spinal tap. Such a good movie

  • lilj1030

    August 12, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    not that good

  • coolman756

    August 12, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Nice one! Yep, referencing that Back to the Future scene would have been appropriate. it’s not a big deal though.

  • jvlppm

    August 12, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    flash players are bullshit,
    they erase what was already downloaded if you change the current position back
    they lie about how much was downloaded
    they are really slow
    if you can and do change the video resolution, they delete what was downloaded
    if you change the position to a little bit after what was downloaded, you loose everything that was downloaded
    sometimes downloading the higher resolution is faster than the lower resolution
    if you want to watch without the movie pausing and buffering you have to wait for the download to complete
    after clicking on the player, you cant user any keyboard shortcut on your browser until you click outside of the player

    every site has its own player, every one worse than the other
    i’ve never seen a flash player that works properly
    (and html5 does not work as it should also)

  • AbsoluteDeicide

    August 12, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Sexfarm woman, I’m gonna mow you down.

  • Antonekblom

    August 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    @jvlppm :
    Thats probably your internet connection. Also I actually like the player here on cinemassacre. It’s simple, easy to use and I can’t even remember the last time it glitched for me etc..
    The resolution is great and easy to change. Much better than the messed up youtube one.

  • WillWill

    August 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    James, James, James…. you’ve got nice taste in gear – I’m a Fender man myself, but a Squire? Dude, ante-up and pick up a Stratocaster proper – even if it’s a Mexican one. You’ll thank yourself…

    On that note, I’m pretty sure if you do a little hunting online, there’s face-plates for most of Fender’s amps that go to 11 – so, problem solved. I personally got one for my Mustang II amplifier, so I’m sure it’d be easy to track down.

    Nice taste in films, btw – Spinal Tap has to be one of my all-time faves. Cheers!

  • manitari666

    August 12, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    buy an sunn0)))

  • holyjupitershit

    August 12, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    James had mentioned before that he was in a rock band for a little bit during one of his AVGN movie updates. I was wondering what instrument he played after that. I was tempted to email to ask but I was most-likely never to get a response because of all the mails coming in.

    This is a cool one. The Bullshit Man rocking out for a bit? I’ll take it.

  • holyjupitershit

    August 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    And I just noticed the row of Black Sabbath CDs. Black Sabbath is cool.

  • Azardea

    August 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Hah, hilarious like always! Keep up the godlike work, Mr. Rolfe!

  • Fred Fuchs

    August 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    -Don’t touch it.
    -I was just pointing at it
    -Well don’t even point !
    -Can I look at it?
    -No, no, no

  • Melody

    August 12, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    “On a scale of 1 to 10, we’re an 11.” That was the phrase for my high school graduating class of 2011

  • majikman19

    August 12, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    my amp just has lines on it, no numbers, you have to count them…now that’s bullshit

  • chriswhetsell

    August 12, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    If they would just invent an amp that went to 11, they wouldn’t have to carry around so many amps to set up on stage. You’d have one 11 Amp… and that’s all you need. Carrying too much equipment to shows, now that’s bullshit.

  • mistahtom

    August 13, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Doesnt work on ipad. The ad sure as fuck works.

  • UltimoGuitarist

    August 13, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Couple things wrong with this video, James. =p

    Before I continue, I realize you don’t play, and this is basically a joke video…but nevertheless..

    Just for shits and giggles, I’ll tell you, that amp you’ve got there is too small to make any noise at 10, thats why (if you care) it doesn’t go very loud. Not enough power. I have a Marshall stack and If I go any louder than 2 it pretty much blows the windows out. So, I think 10 would be sufficient. haha

    Secondly…why would you do a YKWB on a topic you really don’t even care about if you don’t play? I mean you bring up a good point I guess, but I don’t see what’s to be gained if you don’t even play. It’s like you really don’t even care, so why even make the video in the first place? Just seems random to me…I hope you’re not just spitting these out or running out of ideas..there are plenty of things you could complain about being bullshit. If you wan’t, I’ll send you a list of like 1000 things I find bullshit, I’m a negative bastard and I notice all the ails of society, so I’m sure I could come up with some good ones you might agree with lol.

  • August 13, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Why don’t you just make 10 louder, and make 10 the top number, and make that a little louder?

  • devilurumi

    August 13, 2012 at 12:46 am

    You know what’s bullshit ? Advertisements. Some of them last for almost a minute and you can’t skip them. Every time I want to watch a bloody video I have to wait because of those, and that’s bullshit !

  • August 13, 2012 at 12:48 am

    You want it to be louder, then get a better amp.. or better yet, two amps. Hell why not just get 11 amps and crank em to 10, then that would be like turning it up to 110 right?

  • Spottedfeather

    August 13, 2012 at 1:10 am

    I’m sorry, James, but no. Just…..no. These videos used to be really funny. Now, they’re just made up and fake sounding and just don’t make any sense. Please. Get rid of that stupid mask.

  • August 13, 2012 at 1:41 am

    God.. James just stop… The bullshit videos coming back up were nice now they’re just stupid. Why don’t you give us something else like more board james. Haven’t seen that in a while.

  • Stefanoragnopazzo

    August 13, 2012 at 1:46 am

    This needs a final video when you realize you aren’t made of bullshit and you get rid of the mask.

    Because it’s coming off itself. (and because this one does not make any sense)

  • August 13, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Good episode. Why is it though that it seems like everyone but me can play the guitar? Did I miss it when it was national free guitar training day? I always feel so left out and dumb because I dont know how to play guitar =(

  • August 13, 2012 at 1:52 am

    geeze, a top quality nes collection and a cheapo guitar and amp πŸ™ besides games, do you take guitar donations?

  • August 13, 2012 at 1:56 am

    i have to agree with the above comments.. these videos use to be really funny, but ever since you began going through this “mask” phase.. the quality of these videos have been getting lower and lower.. they aren’t funny anymore and pathetic topics.. it’s like that mask and suckage are linked.. do a bullshit episode about masks and get rid of it then have a epic battle against the mask.. or maybe the mask refuses to be removed and how it’s controlling your life and makes you make shitty bullshit videos.
    then shows your struggle to try to remove it, battle ensues and eventually victory and hopefully good bullshit videos once again after that.

  • viJilance

    August 13, 2012 at 2:04 am

    So james just lost his anger on bullshit matters

  • Steveee

    August 13, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Should have called the video “A Tribute to Spinal Tap (with a small, fragile attempt of making it a YKWBS episode)”.

    K real comment:
    Wtf is this?

  • August 13, 2012 at 2:49 am

    hehe great video!

  • hareguu

    August 13, 2012 at 2:50 am

    One of my old amps (I think it was an Ibanez Toneblaster) went to 12. No lie.

  • ItsSuperEffective

    August 13, 2012 at 3:11 am

    You people DO know hes not very serious about this right?
    But still, the mask must go. Its neither funny, clever or anywhere near entertaining.

  • Eschia Mousehold

    August 13, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Warp 11 engage.
    Oh wait…

  • super.ca.i.n

    August 13, 2012 at 4:01 am

    You know whats bullshit? that mask and all the recent episodes with it in them. Most of them really suck. Go back to the basics. No mask, nothing else but a voice off and maybe some art by Mike. Thats all you need. Please take as reference the shoelaces episode which is by far the best episode of the series. Thats how all episodes should be. A very simple but CLEVER topic and thats it. No complicated stuff, no fancy masks, everything as natural as it is.

  • TheYarsRevenge

    August 13, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Some of you may have overlooked the last line of this video where James confesses that everything about this video is bullshit, thus creating a self-reflective double entrendre in tribute of the classic mockumentary. Maybe only the film nerds picked up on the subtext?

    James, I had a “You Know Whats Bullshit” moment today: Valet parking in tiny strip malls is bullshit. I dont mean major metropolitan shopping centers, I’m talking about coffee shops and nail salons with a few outdoor parking spaces!! They are littered all over Hollywood and it frustrates me cuz parking in LA is bad enough, now we have do pay valet service for a simple strip mall?? Did you notice that out here? Would make a great video topic.

  • JohnnyUsername1987

    August 13, 2012 at 4:10 am

    >> I’m sorry, James, but no. Just…..no. These videos used to be really funny. Now, they’re just made up and fake sounding and just don’t make any sense. Please. Get rid of that stupid mask.

    Totally agree!

  • louman

    August 13, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Please I Want MR bucket BAck!!!

  • s1y1n1

    August 13, 2012 at 4:40 am

    I’m sure James knows that making amps go to 11 won’t make them louder. I’m sure he knows it’s all relative based on the particular amp.

    You know how I know this? Because that’s the freaking joke from the movie that he’s referencing! That’s the punchline.

    Geez, some of you couldn’t recognize satire if it smacked you in the face.

  • Skaylagh

    August 13, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Just do a You know what’s bullshit about people complaining…
    They ask for more “You know what’s bullshit”-episodes, they get more of ’em and they complain that it’s not good…That is bullshit!!!

  • azaroth

    August 13, 2012 at 5:08 am

    actually Marshall did make an amp that went to 11 and later to commemorate that they made one that went to 21 and no im not joking.

  • Stebsis

    August 13, 2012 at 5:17 am

    If the amps went to 11, you’d be saying it’s bullshit that they don’t go to 12. We never have enough, we always need more.

    @Skaylagh: Why is it bullshit, I at least don’t like these new bullshit episodes that much. But I also want more of them, but I don’t want bullshit bullshit episodes, I want good bullshit episodes. If people never complain, we can never know what’s wrong in the stuff we do and we can’t make them better.

  • August 13, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Great episode, James. Loved the tribute to Spinal Tap, which it seems like the majority of people on here did not get. Oh well, that’s their problem. I do agree though, we need more Board James episodes. : )

  • August 13, 2012 at 5:57 am

    You know what’s bullshit? Whiny comments in Cinemassacre videos.

  • Snejku

    August 13, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Wow.. a lot of hate for this video it seems, I thought it was great even if perhaps it deviated from the more regulare ones which concerns everyday items. Still a good point though, if it’s still not common with 11 amps that is bullshit.

  • honkytonk

    August 13, 2012 at 6:06 am

    You are all aware, that he filmed those videos in a row with the mask on, right? Since so many people are complaining, I’m pretty sure he won’t be using the mask in future videos (and with that I mean: videos that aren’t filmed yet).
    It’s like with the accent of the woman in the Overanalyzers videos…
    With that said: I don’t mind the mask and I thought this ykwbs episode was funny.
    “Well it’s one louder, isn’t it?” just cracked me up… brilliant : )

  • moogic

    August 13, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Shit sandwich.

  • moogic

    August 13, 2012 at 6:24 am

    As in, I loved it. πŸ™‚

  • Pvt Phenomz S95

    August 13, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Honestly, you guys have to understand that even if the videos aren’t as funny as you think they are, he’s not completely serious about them. Just giving the criticism to him, after he just finished filming a movie AND another AVGN episode. Come on guys, he doesn’t just pull these things out his ass.

    Personally, I don’t see any problem with the mask. It’s just a mask, and he’s only using it to create another character for these videos. I don’t see the problem in that. As for the YKWBS videos, including this episode, I found them all hilarious to watch. Thank you, James. For the entertainment.

    Just giving my two cents, why can’t you guys be grateful?

  • lfgubrs

    August 13, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Lol funny episode James! Gotta love Spinal Tap!

  • payus

    August 13, 2012 at 8:15 am

    What is the problem with people here. James does a ton of videos and to me they’re consistently funny, and what I love more is that he has the discurse completely organized and he plays with the narration and editing brilliantly. I consider his works even with the low producction value(nothing wrong, au contraire) to be top notch. Well done, you’re an inspiration.

    People who don’t like some of his videos are just not getting them, is as simple as that.

  • bmgrimes

    August 13, 2012 at 8:43 am

    The Peavey Vypyr goes to 13

  • AnKun

    August 13, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I really really hope this is a joke because if you want a louder sound, you go and buy more powerfull amp. And on that more powerful amp, 10 would be like 40 on a smaller amp.

  • ravinspawn

    August 13, 2012 at 9:46 am


  • August 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

    @ Murphy2112

    … these ones go to eleven.

  • LastOrders

    August 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

    If you like Spinal Tap, you should check out The Comic Strip Bad News tv episode. It was released a year before, but both were in production at around the same time. It stars Rick Mayall and Ade Edmonson of Young Ones and Bottom fame.

  • Aceguy1998

    August 13, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I personally find this hilarious. Sometimes I wish the world could be more like spinal tap.

  • daangelo29

    August 13, 2012 at 10:36 am

    “Amps That Don’t Go To 11”

    When I read this, I knew I’m in for a big laugh. XD

  • Santa Horse

    August 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Pvt Phenomz S95
    “Just giving my two cents, why can’t you guys be grateful?”

    Grateful for what, exactly? I understand he’s incredibly busy and just wants to hold us over with something, but if the content isn’t as good as before and there’s a seemingly clear and agreed-upon reason for it then we owe it to James to tell him. He doesn’t have to act on it, but people are entitled to bring it up and James certainly doesn’t need to be protected from negative feedback. If anything, these videos are providing a distraction anyway with all the unnecessary camera shots, photoshopping and green screen skits, not to mention the inconsistent and jarring audio quality. I really think James should either just go back to the previous format – where he’s never on-screen and just shows footage and images of what he’s talking about – or that he should just not bother with these for the time being and stick to movie reviews if he’s too busy to make new AVGN episodes. Maybe some more Board James would be cool.

  • juggernautakira

    August 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    1. Lose the mask.
    2. Take more time to write these.

    When I read the title first thing I thought was “he ran out of ideas.”

  • 19Szabolcs91

    August 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm


    This isn’t April 1, you know? Seriously, this argument is incredibly bullshit.

  • Mr. Arkadin

    August 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Your WTF moment of the day: Cushing’s Baron Frankenstein and Lee’s Count Dracula, directed by Jerry Lewis. O.o


  • Pvt Phenomz S95

    August 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Santa Horse

    Look my point is, James does a lot of hard work. He doesn’t HAVE to do these if he doesn’t want to, but he is, for the amusement of his fans. Besides, I doubt these take a lot of time too. But he sure as hell makes them funny.

    And for God’s sake, it’s always the mask everyone seems to be worked up about. Is it just naturally disturbing or something? ‘Cause that’s what I believe the point is. The mask itself, is funny in my opinion. It’s such an oddity to look at and for me, I can’t help but just smile a little.

    And for all you guys that feel he should get rid of it, you should probably get used to it, because he said in a recent YKWBS video that he isn’t getting rid of it. Good choice, James. Much respect.

  • diegowar

    August 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Ahaha, at first, and because I don’t know anything about amps, I thought James was serious, that there was a problem not going to eleven. Then he shows This Is Spinal Tap, and then I start to remember the scene in the movie, and then James : “With all other amplifiers, you go up to 10… and that’s it !”, that made me laugh πŸ™‚

    Nice videos, I love how in the middle of things, he talks about stuff that has nothing to do with what he’s talking about in the first place ^^

  • Good

    August 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    You know what’s bullshit?

    Funding a Nintendo game in 2012 that sucked to begin with.

  • flames121777

    August 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Buy a mesa boogie amp for your guitar, you’ll see you don’t need a friggin’ 11 button ! πŸ˜›

  • Skaylagh

    August 13, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    @Stebsis You are right, but I liked this one πŸ˜‰
    And I just enjoy the effort put in these vids…:D
    And still it got a lot of hate, ok, it was not something we didn’t all hate,… But then again it is original,… And it is a tribute to the movie Spinal Tap ^^

    Keep up the good work James! πŸ˜‰

  • BladeDude12345

    August 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    You should do a Avengers review πŸ˜€

  • showadawa

    August 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    james please change this springboard shit i cant watch it on my ipad

  • hammerhorrortexas

    August 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Weak! but the rest of your videos rock!

  • ptbibble25

    August 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    You play James?

  • Swedish Video Game Nerd

    August 13, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Soooo many people here who haven’t seen This Is Spinal Tap….. lol

  • Detroit Dawg

    August 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Im sorry what a dumb idea for a bullshit episode? Is this what we get now? Amps that dont go to 11? Why 11? Why not 12, or 15? That would be better than 11 right? And if someone already invented an 11 amp, then I guess there is one so what is the point of this video? I dont get it. These bullshit videos are getting worse and worse. I think its the stupid mask! Pre-mask, these were awesome, go back to that style. I love this site and am a big fan James, but this series has jumped the shark.

  • strife1313

    August 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I have that exact same guitar lol

  • August 13, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    @Detroit Dawg:

    Do yourself a favour and watch “This Is Spinal Tap.” Your ignorance of one of the funniest films ever made sickens me.

  • harusam3

    August 13, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Love all the Sabbath albums on the top.

  • August 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    My amp goes to -7, but I usually keep it around -50.

  • Jarnor23

    August 14, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Fuck, you people are stupid.

    Go, right now and either watch “This is Spinal Tap”, or drink cyanide. Possibly both. Kids these days don’t get a damned reference if it wasn’t from the 90s or beyond and shown on Family Guy at least four times.

  • Sesquipedal

    August 14, 2012 at 3:40 am

    This is Spinal Tap = Funny.
    This kind of parodied “You Know What’s Bullshit?” video = Actually pretty funny! I came expecting serious and got rather in-your-face satire.

    The other videos from this series are really bad. Drawn Storyboard is cute in a way, however it doesn’t fit with the videos at all. Feels more like “I couldn’t figure out how (read: didn’t want to put in the time) to make a video of this scene so let’s get possibly Mike to draw the scene in a really lack-lustre way.

    The Bullshit things, like coat hangers for example, really only apply to a VERY specific (for example, overloading the metal hangers with giant leather coats), when they actually work fine in a regular situation.

    Although that too /could/ be taken as satire, I loose that thought after watching the Microwave beep. Yeah most microwaves do have that beep, never really thought about it, but hey, it IS kinda bullshit! So that wasn’t a satirical video in my mind.

    I think you should just pick a direction, lose the drawn storyboard (or make it of higher quality), and find things that actually are bullshit. There are a lot of good fuckups in our world, possibly including this comment – pick wisely, construct a decent point as to why (try not to call a situational circumstance as all-encompassing), and this could become an excellent series – up to par with your other series’ out there already.

  • Maddy

    August 14, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Fantastic homage to the World’s Loudest Band. Loved it, especially the part about Stonehenge.

  • August 14, 2012 at 5:47 am

    My 100 watt Peavey Windsor tube amp goes to 12. I can’t even keep it on 5 without it hurting my ears.

  • Stoopkid

    August 14, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Some Fenders go to twelve. That’s even one louder than eleven.

  • Justin Hall

    August 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    YKWBS? Springboard. It makes this video to where it’s not even watchable on my computer. And this video isn’t even on Youtube. That’s bullshit.

  • HighVoltage

    August 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    @Detroit Dawg

    “Amps that dont go to 11? Why 11? Why not 12, or 15?”

    I hear you… It is like they should just make 10 louder and make 10 the top number. And make that a little louder.

  • Heartless

    August 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Just a quick write up for a BS episode. Disregarding the fact amps have in fact been going pass 10 for a bit now.

    The Peavey Vyper goes to 13 for example.

  • Thirdeye343

    August 14, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    My CRATE amp goes to 10, but the thing is so damn loud, 2 is as loud as 11 should be.

  • Styphen

    August 14, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Reminds me of the comic that XKCD did.

  • crapreviewer

    August 15, 2012 at 3:25 am

    You know what’s bullshit?!? Detroit Dawg complaining. Now that’s bullshit!

  • lutelian

    August 15, 2012 at 5:35 am

    @Detroit Dawg

    lol idiot. I wrote about a dozen different responses to you, and all the kiddos that don’t get the joke, and just don’t get it. But fuck it. This generation is just stupid.

    Thank you James for this clip, loved it. I just rewatched “This Is Spinal Tap” a month or 2 again for about the 20th time with the wife and seeing this just made me wanna watch it again.

    So, I’m an engineer, and I’ve had debates with my RL best friend about this. To truly make an amp that goes to 11, its not enough to simply label the knob to 11, its not enough to make an amp that has a higher cranking amp and then label the knob, to truly make an amp that goes to 11, you would have to design a very special amp.

    You would have to design a special knob that when turning, actually turned two knobs internally, and actually was 2 in-line amps (internal). The first one was a standard amp and went to a standard amperage, and the second one stayed at a regular 1:1 output voltage and didnt activate until the knob hit 10, at 10 the first 1 stopped cranking, it would be at max, and the second one would begin cranking, amplifying the first ones output, and it wouldn’t be by much, but that way it would stay true to the actual wording and phrasing he used in “This Is Spinal Tap”. It would give it that actual juice you needed when you wanted to go past 10. A true crank it to 11 amp.

    Ah well, one can dream.

  • iDoomguy

    August 15, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Horrible guitar and amp. Eleventh position is the least problem.

  • GreenSoap

    August 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Do a video about the advanced dungeons & dragons games. They suck ass!

  • OMA

    August 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I think people are getting confused because in most of the YKWB videos he complains about relatively legitimate things, while in this video it’s just a joke, not a real complaint, so people are taking seriously this video which is obviously a joke about Spinal Tap (that’s where the “it goes up to eleven!” comes from; watch the movie, it’s good).

  • Dan021

    August 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    @Detroit Dawg Seriously, you never made anything funny seen by millions of people. He can’t always be funny even if he tries because it’s just impossible to make everyone laugh at 1 thing. We have different taste so if you don’t like how the YKWBS episodes are now, STOP WATCHING THEM and stop crying about it.

  • radiopools

    August 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Laughed super hard at this, my tube amp doesn’t go to 11 either! Although anything above 3 gets a visit from the cops anyway =\

  • SimonBelmont_IV

    August 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Hey James, I have an idea for the next “YKWB” episode, “Price Stickers That Won’t Come Off” I mean you try to remove the sticker and a lot of times it has an “X” shape cut into it so you only end up removing 1 piece off it, then you try again and the same thing happens, then you try again and again and by the time you remove it, you have little pieces of stickers glued all over your fingers.

  • angryrider

    August 16, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Get a sonic screwdriver, Bullshit Man, it’ll take care of your 11 problem.

  • Benjam

    August 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Most Fender tube amps go to 12.

    I have a Hot Rod Deluxe 40 watt tube amp that goes to 12. When people make the “Too bad the amps don’t go to 11” joke, I always look at them funny, and yes I’ve seen “This is Spinal Tap” many times.

    I love your work James, but do a bit more research next time.

  • MegaMarioMan

    August 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    YOU KNOW WHATS BUUUUUUULLLLL SHIT!!! This Spring Board piece of shit flash player, I mean I love to watch your videos James, but i cant watch shit with this flash player! Now I know you probably get payed to broadcast advertisements on the player, but you can also do that on YouTube. I mean this shit takes forever to load and if I’m watching a video (If I ever get to watch a video on it) it usually has to load. so then I have to wait at least 9 fuckin’ hours for it to load, and I cant click back to previously watch the parts that already loaded, because it will reset the fuckin’ video. Sorry James, love your videos, don’t love your flash player, AND THAT’S WHATS FUCKIN’ BULL SHIT!!!

  • Guy on a Buffalo

    August 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    You know whats Bullshit? Plastic seram wrap! it never sticks when you want it to, but sticks to things when you dont want it to! like my hands or the counter. plus it gets all scrunched up and you might as well throw it away and get a new piece! do a video on that

  • Darth Godzilla

    August 18, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I got an 60’s gibson amp with that wierd “Crimson and Clover” reverb …not really anything else you can use it for lol.

  • Steven Jielburg

    August 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I can’t believe people think this is serious…

    Either way, nice video James. Made me laugh pretty hard. πŸ˜€

  • Ben_from_G-town

    August 22, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Interesting, I didn’t know you played guitar, James. Pretty funny video, all things considered. But did Spinal Tap’s amp really go “1 louder” or did they just change the decal? πŸ˜›

  • ProtoJazz

    August 24, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Was that into the void at the end?

  • rogrog12

    August 31, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I preferred the series when it addressed everyday annoyances – the last few have just seemed a little forced and not really that funny (because they don’t feel as ‘true’).

    And I have to say, I don’t really dig the mask either, preferring to keep the Bullshit Man off camera.

  • thatrandomperson

    September 2, 2012 at 12:43 am

    i was not aware that metallica was inspired from the spinal tap album being all black to make their self titled album metallica all black therefore fans calling it the black album. and go figure with the metallica fan point right there

  • thundergod74

    September 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Actually Black Sabbath had a instrumental song called “Stonehenge” on their Born Again album before This is Spinal Tap came out and they used a HUGE Stonehenge monument on stage before that film came out so they introduced the music world first with Stonehenge. If you need more amp power buy more amps and get bigger ones, the bigger they are the more power you have.

  • ArrowAssault

    September 13, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Lose the mask; it looks stupid and it’s annoying. So is drawing out the word “Bull”. Just say it like you used to. You know what it means to get over-creative? IG fell into that pit early on and is why I watched him for only a short time. I think I’m done with the YKWBS series. I hope you don’t stray from your roots, James, cause that will be a sad day. Less special effects, less trying to be fancy, no more modern game reviews. No more stupid masks or drawn out enunciation. Thanks.

  • GorgeousBones

    September 24, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Soldano Amps actually do go to 11


  • kholdstare

    September 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I’ll just leave this here.


  • themarmot

    October 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Marshall’s can go up to 20

  • Zulli85

    November 21, 2012 at 12:57 am

    LOL I said to myself right before this vid started, “I hope it’s bullshit because the amp doesn’t go to 11.” Now I’m wondering if James can play guitar too.

  • NerdyRushFan

    January 4, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I have a Beringer bass amp that goes up to 12.

  • Kuuenbu

    February 3, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Why not just make 10 louder?

  • zengie

    February 22, 2013 at 4:41 am

    James i’m a little disappointed that you took a Fender combo-amp for the video. Should at least been a Marshall but since you rule the internet, you are forgiven πŸ˜‰

  • July 7, 2013 at 3:54 am

    They’re the same as 10, because all it has a variable resistor inside, and if you had 2 of the exact same amps, and they had 1 to go to 10, and another to 11, then they would be the same, just different intervals because of the 11th. Thats the reasoning behind it.

  • Boo Daclown

    July 28, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Yeah this is the best one:)

  • Angry Video Game Nerd fan

    August 30, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I love these.

  • jooch

    November 27, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Assuming 10 stands for the amplification of the signal, 11 wouldn’t do shit.
    Look at this list:

    dB Change Power change
    +3 x 2
    +6 x 4
    +10 x 10
    +20 x 100
    +40 x 1000

    That would mean 11 would raise the signal level with 0.3 dB’s, and that’s bullshit.

  • January 7, 2014 at 3:42 am

    My early 80’s modded Marshall 2204 JCM 800 goes to 11. It’s also covered in orange tolex, which makes it look like a basketball. Kinda ugly, but oh well.

  • November 15, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Crank it 12

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