$2800 Budget, Help me choose new amp.

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  1. JamesHealey

    JamesHealey Member

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    Ok guys I've got $2800 available to buy a new amp.
    This budget includes shipping to the uk if it's an american purchase.

    Im looking for something thats single channel 30-50w, and marshall-esque in voice.

    Here's a few of my options so far:

    Ceriatone Expression
    Roccaforte HG30 (mv on this one)
    JFL Plexi Clone 12000 Model

    any suggestions? Im not interested in a Splawn as i've already owned one trying to get this kind of tone. You want some ideas of the tones I like listen to VH2.. Also UFO, Free, Ac/Dc, Dokken etc.. Kinda the ball park i'd like the tones to be in.
     
  2. DICKIE C

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    Try Reinhardt, they are built to last. They are Marshall-esque, sound great, w/in your budget and Bob's customer service is un-beatable.:)
     
  3. Mr.Hanky

    Mr.Hanky Supporting Member

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    Reinhardt JKC-33 with EL-34's and power scaling, you could play any gig with that.
     
  4. Hacksaw

    Hacksaw Time Warped Gold Supporting Member

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    I think Catagory 5 has something like this.. unsure of cost though. Also Blankenship has something.


    Have you tried a cornford yet?
     
  5. BIGGERSTAFF

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    MV or NMV?

    MV- Top Hat Emplexador Mk2, Fuchs Frost, CAA OD50
    NMV-Germino Club 40, Lead 55, Reinhardt Vintage 50, Storm, Ampzilla
     
  6. pickslide

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    Do you have contact info for JFL? How much do they charge for a plexi?

    The Rocca HG30 is an awesome amp....loud and heavy for sure, but great.
     
  7. JamesHealey

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    JFL charge about $2500CAD for a plexi.
    www.myspace.com/thetubeampbuilderdude

    The Roccaforte interests me, but the Mercury Magnetics Transformers kinda worry me Im not a fan, I think they sound stiff compared to say Heyboer.. Which goes in the favour of Reinhardt.
     
  8. Johnnythunders

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    If your in the UK get a Matamp!
     
  9. JamesHealey

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    I've had access to various Matamps over the years and im impressed with the build quality. But the tone? well it just doesn't do it for me.
     
  10. JamesHealey

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    Had a Cornford Hurricane (20w) awesome!!!! amp!
    I'd happily buy the MK50H to be honest.
     
  11. Guitar James

    Guitar James Member

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    Get a Cornell 45/50, don't have to worry about international shipping then.
     
  12. teleblaster

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    Go to the Germino amps website. i jones every time i visit there. JTM 45, Plexi, its all goodness.
     
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    +100000 every time i visit germino i simultaneously cry both tears of joy because they sound so good, and tears of sadness because i'm broke.

     
  14. JamesHealey

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    it'd be cheaper to ship and import the reinhardt.. than buy a cornell. by about £100-200.
     
  15. Last Nerve

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    If I had that amount of moola, I would get a Fargen Mini-Plex combo and a Gries 20 combo. :)
     
  16. justonwo

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    Metropoulos amps are worth considering.
     
  17. frank62

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    The Louis Electric Bluesbreaker model would be the one I would go for.
     

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