Ceriatone Plexi clip

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  1. dstroud

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    Did this last night goofin' with my Ceriatone plexi and my tubescreamer - this was just 1 sm 57 on my cab, I'm gonna experiment with using 2 mics, a 57 and a condensor at a distance, but here it is close up

    http://www.mp3lizard.com/download.cfm?id=25668
     
  2. radcliff

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    Sounds like a good classic plexi!
     
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    That was a Tubescreamer? It actually sounded kinda Trainwreckish :)
     
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    thanks, this is my 1st Plexi type amp, I'm wishing I went this route a long time ago!
     
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    Thanks! Yeah, the Tubescreamer is boosting the Plexi, but the Plexi has a master volume, so most the dirt comes from the Plexi. I don't know that much about Trainwreck, except they're mega expensive. I'll have to find some clips!
     
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    thats sounds pretty nice . I personally set my gear to have the fattest juiciest mids , I thought the sound was leaning towards sounding a little peaky but would have good cut in a band mix.

    Id like to hear you playing something soulful on the neck pickup instead of the piddlee piddlee stuff in the clip......could you do that and post a clip ?

    Bryan
     
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    You might like this better - same amp and setup. Some licks on the neck pickup, but I do gravitate to the piddlee piddlee eventually :)

    http://www.mp3lizard.com/download.cfm?id=25364
     
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    I was right about how how that amp sits in a mix.
    Enjoyed up to 2 mins 20 and then I think you lost it, you listen to gary moore by any chance darren ?

    The music up to 2 min 20 had structure and it complimented the backing , unfortunately after 2 min 20 it just went off and did its own thing. Really enjoyed your clippage and ill certainly lend an ear to clips you put up for a listen.....cheers darren.



    Bryan:BEER
     
  9. dstroud

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    thanks Bryan, I'm definitley going backwards into the blues (Metal head 1st, then blues).
     
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    :RoCkIn :dude
     
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    I got a CeriaTone 50 watter Plexi on route to my home right now. Can't wait to get it.

    Nice playing!
     
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    Thanks man, you're gonna have some fun :BEER!
     
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    How do you find it compares to your JCM800 tonewise?
     
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    Wow, the differences are obvious, but hard to explain, but I'll try. It's more in the feel of the amps - the Plexi is more out front - I'm wondering if that's the Mercury transformer. The 800 has a stock transformer, which I'm thinking of changing to a Mercury to see if that gives it more of the Plexi feel. I can make a clip of both so you can hear it. EQ wise, there is a low mid/smoothness in the Plexi, that I don't get with the 800 - the 800 is maybe a bit scooped in an area the plexi accentuates. When I play the plexi, I feel more "connected" to the sound that's coming out. That's about the best I can explain at this point.
     
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    Those ceriatone amps just seem to offer unbelievable bang for the buck, id sure love to try a 1986 superbass head if they made such a thing.

    Bryan
     
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    I'm pretty sure they make those.
     
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    Nice stuff and very inspiring. I have that exact same amp.
    Tell me what your settings are on this clip please. :BEER

    And why kind of PUs in your guitar?
     
  18. Axeplyr

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    So it sounds like you prefer the Plexi to the JCM800... interesting.

    I owned a reissue Marshall 1987X when I got my '82 JCM800 2204. I ended up selling the Plexi because the JCM800 was just slightly more open sounding. Of course a Marshall RI isn't the Ceriatone, and I'm guessing the Ceriatone sounds better than the RI Marshall anyway.
     
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    Thanks, I got treble and mids at 10, bass at 3, presence at 5, using hi channel only, volume at 10, master volume is about 6 - very loud! I did use a tubescreamer too, level at 10, tone and dist at 3. Pickup is a Seymour Duncan Distortion in bridge, Dirmazio Virtual Vintage 2.2 in neck. This amp is modded - I got it from Ceriatone without transformers - I used Mercury Magnetics. I replaced the caps with Sozo's, and there are a few preamp mods that voice the amp a little darker than normal. It's a cross between a 1987 and a JTM45.
     
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    Yeah I prefer the Plexi. If you check the post I just posted, you'll see I did mod this plexi is a bit. I was a customer of Roy Blankenship and he was kind enough to point me in a couple of directions as I was putting the amp together - that definitely helped!
     

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