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Best Marshall Sounding low wattage tube amp?

texasturner

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Hello everyone. What low wattage boutique tube out there emulates a classic 70's marshall sound the best? Are there any you have tried lately that have been impressive?
 

Steve73

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Nothing wrong with the 20 watt Marshall 2061x, it really nails the early '70's plexi sound in a lower watt rig. Still plenty loud though.
 

tybone

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For me it is the Trinity 18 with their variable B+ scheme. Absolutely cranked tone at whisper levels.
 

ItJustRocks

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I don't know how low you need to go but I've tried the Cornford Harlequin (5w) and Carrera (5-8w) and they do a good marshall-style tone at low volumes. They have good master volumes as well.
My favorite 18watters are 65 Amps London, Bacino, and Blockhead Firstborn (although I don't if Blockheads are till being made).
 

Joe Boy

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I went through the same search about two years ago.

Reinhardt did it for me. I went for the Vintage 50 though.
Rave reviews on his lower powered version's as well.
 

Mickey Shane

apolitical
Gold Supporting Member
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The Fender Tweed Bassman was the prototype for the Marshall. Mine's about 40W with 5881 power tubes.
 

soldano16

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If you have some extra coin and really want THAT tone, buy a 100 watt JMP clone and an Ultimate Attenuator.
 




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