Ceriatone (or Marshall) 2061x owners

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Gasp100, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Gasp100

    Gasp100 Supporting Member

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    Anyone have the Ceriatone Lead/Bass amp (2061x clone)? Or, even the handwired Marshall 2061x reissue? I grabbed one off of the bay last night. It's a 20 watter but this one has a 1/2 switch to get it down to 10 watts. No MV (which is a little scarey) but I've found a great formula for late night playing using the AxeFX as a virtual pedal board to hit the front end, sounds sweet. I'm hoping it works well with this amp too.
    How is the breakup on this amp on the lead side?
    I know many people dig the TMB, but I've heard the Lead / Bass is supposed to be even a little "cleaner" / better note seperation (maybe less stuff to get in the way)?
    Are both channels pretty useable? Lead side as dirty rhythm, edge of breakup, more grind and high grind with a clean boost. Bass channel cleaner, not TOO dark?
    I can't find any clips of the Ceriatone but I dig the clips of the Marshall 2061x RI a lot. Thanks!
     
  2. BPSUL

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    Im very interested in this. The local craigslist has one for sale - im interested in how dirty the thing will get (in other words, how soon will it breakup in 10 watt mode - will I still be breaking windows at that point or is it managable?)
     
  3. Gasp100

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    FWIW the 10 watt mode was an add on that the seller had put it by Nik. It's not standard on all of them; I will report back once the amp is in house early next week. I am prepared to put pedals in front (when playing at very low volumes) and I'm also scoping out the Ultimate Attenuator for medium level volumes which might end up being a must for this amp.
     
  4. Birdy

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    Looking forward to your review of this !
     
  5. traviswalk

    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    The 2061s are hot little tone machines that I will definitely buy in the near future. My drummer bought one and I used it for a variety of practices and found near perfect settings without pedals. I used it primarily with a Tele at half volume and half on the tone knobs, really thumped through the matching 2061 2x12 cab. With that setup it was a true 'use the guitar volume knob to drive the amp' feel. When I put a fuzz in front it was a great driver and sounded HUGE! With a Les Paul it broke up faster and more aggressive, but not unpleasant and still manageable. The UA may be good for a small venue.
     

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