Hey guys/gals I'm soooo sorry if I caused someone any undue guilt or misdirected sorrow -- I was totally kidding!!! I thought my post was sooooo sarcastic/ironic that it would be clear!! - My apologies - wow! I was offline for a day or two after that post - so amazed to come back now and see deep serious discussions of the slight!! Take it from me - it's FINE to use the term 'blackface' in reference to an amp!! it's got a black face. Other than the most extremely sensitive people found in every group - I'm here to say that almost anyone would find it all funny!! We all need to take a step backwards with what offends us --humor is great and CLICHES exist for a reason...... I was injecting humor. Cheers - and back to the looping!!! (although.... SOME ASPECTS of Dealing with racial issues are basically one big loop!!