Best amp for that Beano tone.

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  1. The Last Rebel

    The Last Rebel Member

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    I've done the searches, but I wanted to start my own thread for my specific questions. Also, don't give me the old "search for your own tone" number. The tone Clapton's getting on that album I've had in my had before I bought it. I've just been searching for an album that has the tone in my head.

    Anyways, who makes the best Bluesbreaker clone? I'd really prefer it be a Bluesbreaker clone not a JTM45. The JTM45 is close, but it seems to me that the tremolo on the BB had an effect on his tone, even with it rolled all the way off there'd still be a little bit bleeding through. I don't want a BB with a ton of modern upgrades, basically just a straight clone. I know a big part of it was his LP, but I can worry about the other half of the equasion after I deal with the with this bit.

    Thanks,
    Ben
     
  2. JMarck

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  3. Ben S.

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    I don't know of a single amp maker that makes it with the tremolo except Marshall -- not Metro, Germino, Savage, Retro King, Reinhardt, Louis Electric, Mojave.

    How about a Marshall :AOK
     
  4. JimH

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    I think you'll struggle even with the right amp. - there was a massive thread on plexi palace about this - micing in a hallway, various boosters and studio techniques etc, great tone but tough to get I think, good luck though.
     
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    Marshall 1974x or Marshall 1962
     
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    My V32H does a fine job with my alnico humbuckers at getting not just Beano but a lot of cool variations on same.
     
  7. Teleman

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    Dr Z Route 66 will get you there.
     
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    I know you said you didn't want this but I'm throwing it in any way.

    Stock Marshall Bluesbreaker with the following changes. All changes were derived from this web sight: http://raw-sewage.net/jtm45ri_mods.html

    Marshall Bluesbreaker Stock

    Modifications:
    1. Celestion Blues
    2. NOS KT-66's Genelax or GEC (biggest improvement of all changes I.M.O.)
    3. NOS 12AX7's Mullard Preamp Tubes
    4. Output Transformer Mercury Magnet

    Crossover the two channels and my set up is this:
    1. Vol I......6.5
    2. Vol II.....4
    3. Bass......6.25
    4. Mid........10
    5. Treb.......6
    6. Pres.......1

    Now if only I could play like Clapton.

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  9. tfunster

    tfunster Gold Supporting Member

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    Soultone 45-ME3. Amazing JTM-45 style head with power scaling and a switch which turns the amp into a plexi.
     
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    Wallace amps can make it with tremolo. They modded by Bluesbreaker but it is essentially a new amp with old style tremolo. And it sounds fabulous. One important part not to forget is the speakers real silver alnicos are near impossible to find. I found a set and recently found that Scumnicos sound exactly the same so you're in luck there.

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    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    I had an original Bluesbreaker combo when I was 13. Too young to appreciate it. :(
     
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    WOW. This is humbling on many levels. Years of tweaking, chasing after tone, always with the Beano album (among other artists too) as one of the benchmarks, always thinking it hadda be a Marshall and an LP to go there, always wandering around in the desert, foregoing Gibsons for Fenders.... I watch this--or rather I listen to this without watching--and I think well, just how much of this magic dust is really in the fingers? This young lady and her rig kinda pokes a hole in all these Whose Got The Right Rig threads. She does. Both hands. Thanks Hogy. Amazing. Humbling.
     
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    So Clapton has Silver AlNiCo's? What was the wattage on those?

     
  16. amc

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    My very 1st amp, in 1967, was a Marshall Bluesbreaker combo.

    Cranked, it had that Beano tone.

    It was the only Marshall I've had that could "give it up" like that
     
  17. The Last Rebel

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    So how much did the amp, mod, and speakers end up costing you? I appreciate all the other answers, I'll definately have to persue the Louis Electric further.
     
  18. Red Suede

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    Check out the Louis Electric site. Even His one twelve Bluesbreaker gets that sound. I gotta get one of those!
     
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    Oh I can't say I try to avoid totals like that too scary. Plus there are a lot of over the top parts. Contact Wallace if you're interested in having one built. Email me if you want more info.
     
  20. The Last Rebel

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    The Route 66 also intrigues me. What speakers would be best? I'm guessing Scumnico's.
     

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