18 or 20 watt Marshall clone for under $1000

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  1. IPlayHamers

    IPlayHamers Member

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    I've played the reissue Marshall combo and 20 watt head and while they both sound amazing, I don't want to pay the money they are asking. Please reccomend an alternative that will deliver the tone of these amps, but for less money. Also if you can include the web addresses of the builders that would be a great help.

    Thanks,

    IPH
     
  2. Lolaviola

    Lolaviola Supporting Member

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    Search the web for Trinity amps, in Canada. They sell one w/out speaker, and the sound clips are great.
     
  3. dk_ace

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    Ugly amps has one. You have to e-mail for the price. I was going to get one (I think they're like 550), but I hit a wall financially and don't have it for amps that I really don't need right now. I don't have the URL but you can google it.

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  4. Trout

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    Why not build a Kit?
    They are fairly easy to assemble, It does not require a great deal of time, and they sound great!!

    Or,
    Get a Kit and contract out the assembly.Lots of guys build a pretty fine amp from kits like weber sells.
    Trout
     
  5. pbradt

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    There are a LOT of 18-watt kits out there.

    Why not build one of your own and save even more?
     
  6. Red Planet

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    To me the GDS Kit is the Kit to build. The Kit Comes with everything but the Cab and Speaker. You can get a Mojo Cab and maybe an Eminence Wizard Speaker for a good price.

    It would take you some time and envolve some work but would be well worth it.

    Also so far the Least Expensive Marshall Clones I've seen with all AAAAA+ Grade Parts is the SDG Vintage Amps. Steve is an awsome guy and very easy to work with. You might could get an 18 Watt Head from him and find yourself a deal on a samll cab. www.sdgvintage.com
     
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  8. IPlayHamers

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    If you guys want to still see me here, you don't want me building any amps. I can barely change my own strings, much less build an amp :D

    Like a good racing driver, I'd rather concentrate on the driving and leave the mechanical work to the pit crew.

    Thanks for the suggestions though and keep em coming.

    IPH
     
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    Search the forum for "Guru tone" ( aka Eric Hartry ) lemme know if you cant find him and I'll send you his email

    I sold him a really great 2-12 18 watt combo in a repro "aged" marshall cab made by Peter @ Heritage amp

    It sounds REALLY great - I wish I could afford to buy it BACK from him but dont have the $$. I had it built by Norm Frech ( a senior member of the 18watt.com forum ) - a mixture of GDS /Kombo King kits- it's really quiet and records SO well. I MISS that amp

    Listen to the Dual Drive clips I did for Scotty@Pro Analog. That is a tele thru that 18 watter amp

    He's in SoCal and is selling it for $1000 ( shipped - I THINK )

    I see you're in MD. Do you know Mark "F-ing" Williams ?? ( Veneman's ).. he's a close friend and has played that amp and can vouch for its greatness !!
     
  12. drbob1

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    Do a search on the web for "Farshall", a Blues Jr. modded into single channel 18w specs and a happening little piece for $350 or so. He's not currently building them but I bet some of the other guys at the 18w forum would do one for you if you asked.
     
  13. Tone Guru

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    I have an 18 watt Marshall 2-12 clone for under $1000. The one that Danocaster is talking about! It's Killer! Let me know if you are interested? I had it posted for sale on the amps and cabs emporium.
     
  14. myles111

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    The 18 watter is considered by many to be the better of the two amps. It has a vacuum tube rectifier and is a bit more touch sensitive than the 20 watt solid state rectified model. The trem on the 18 watt amp is fun too but the value lies in the EZ81 rectifier.
     

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