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Ampeg "Wife Beater" Shirt E-mail Response

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by CaptainWally, Oct 13, 2003.


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  1. CaptainWally

    CaptainWally Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2000
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    Wally, thanks for the heads up. I am having the Store change the title asap. Sorry for the problem. I didn't even notice till you mentioned it, and I must agree with you. Thanks again...Tommy


    NOTE: This issue has been discussed in detail in a previous thread:


    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=102005
     
  2. BaroqueBass

    BaroqueBass

    Jul 8, 2000
    Salem, OR
    Anti-Wife Beaters: 1
    Wife Beaters: 0
     
  3. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    ...looks good to me ND!

    I especially like the pink one...not on me of course, on HER! :D
     
  4. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    :rolleyes: Its all good just depends on how sensitive you are. :rolleyes:
     
  5. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    hebebe...she's pretty hot :D someone may think that boy beater would insinuate child abuse, though...not me, of course...i get it :rolleyes:
     
  6. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    Wow, that's cool. I really didn't expect a business like Ampeg to pay attention to the request of us "small people". ;)

    I like it when I'm proven wrong like that.
     
  7. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Well put, LM.

    I personally was not shocked or outraged by the store using the term "wifebeater". However, it is completely understandable how someone who has experienced domestic abuse would be.

    Domestic abuse is still a widespread problem in this country. So, seeing as how many people will be offended by the term, it's simply good business sense to call those shirts tank tops. I'm sure there are still some areas of the country where the "wb" term is commonly used, but in this age of the internet it's almost always better for a store's bottom line to alienate as few customers as possible. And this isn't a matter of political correctness or censorship run amok, it's simply good etiquette.
     
  8. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    id let that girl beat me anyday!!
     
  9. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Good job Wally!
     
  10. cb56

    cb56

    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    Way to go Wally. But what I want to know is how come you can get an answer from Ampeg about a shirt, but I can't get Ampeg to answer my question about the frequency boosted with the bass boost on my SVT 200T ? :bawl:
     
  11. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    i think that the most important part of this thread is going to the site that our very own notduane posted and going to "more pics" of certain styles of clothing... i think i found my next avatar! and oh yeah, hitting women sucks. :eek: :spit:
     
  12. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Great! we can all get on with our lives no :rolleyes: :D

    In reference to the link....hubba hubba
     
  13. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    DC
    I like the "girly camisole" and "Spandex Jersey Camisole" myself:D
     
  14. Yay, you whined enough to get Ampeg to change a shirt. Congratulations, here's a cookie. :rolleyes:

    I personally wish Ampeg would have stood there ground, there is way too much PC crap in the world today. If people would just learn to let things be then alot of the "offensive" terms wouldn't be offensive anymore.

    I will continue to call them Wife-Beaters as will millions of other people in the world and guess what, I've never hit a woman.
     
  15. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
  16. Yeah, to heck with people who have convictions and try to live lives that reflect them. Let's just call them whiners and ridicule them for doing what they think is right.
     
  17. Congratulations on your accomplisment. Ampeg has proven themselves to be responsive to customer concerns with regard to this issue; maybe you'd be a positive agent for change by taking it up with them instead of *ahem*...whining about it on Talkbass.
     
  18. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    UK
    I would. Like was said above it's good business sense.
    On top of that, several thousand bassist discussing the topic world wide is not "small people" to a company specialising in bass gear - we ARE their customers, and quite a large quantity of them too.


    chaoslord posted

    Yeah, like the N word right?

    What if they had a shirt with the N word in the description would it be "PC crap" to take offence at the making light of that particular offensive word?

    It is in no way funny or clever to make light of domestic violence. The fact that half of the world will still call those strle shirts wifebeaters doesnt make it right and it doesnt excuse it.

    By accepting that a terms like that is used for something as irrelevant an item of clothing you are trivialising the world-wide, massive issue of domestic violence.

    Now, you might not think a man beating the hell out of a woman is something to take seriously, but, guess what, you're wrong.
     
  19. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    It's what you would expect from someone whose website only has this on the front page :

    Rants, Facts, and Bitchery by Brendan Leeigh

    :(
     



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