Excellent Marshall tone with sag?

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  1. Wally Gator

    Wally Gator Member

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    Some of my favorite speakers are pretty good at tightening things up - Reeves, Scholz, Blues, and Golds. What are some great Marshall-based amps that bloom and sag? The 30 watt range is my favorite target.
     
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    jtm45 and jtm50
    without doubt
     
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    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    Defintely the TopHat stuff.
     
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    Ganesha and Tuskadaro from Maven Peal...They have a SAG knob.;)
     
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    I recently got a Germino Classic 45 (JTM45 clone) with KT66's. It has great sag. 30 watts. Perfect.
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Love Randall Aiken's and Doug Roccaforte's Marshall-like 30-ish watt amps (Custom 30, Invader). May want to look into some old Supros too, or Moods' ZII (which can get very Marshall-esque with bypass in). Or the Heritage Victory of Divided by 13 RSA23? Lot of great amps along those lines...
     
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    I've heard you can replace rectifier tubes to different types to increase or decrease sag. I'd get a JTM45 and do that, it'd be saggier than your grandma on a hot summer day.
     
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    My favorite. You can put any power tube in (6V6, EL34, 6L6 or whatever). tube or solid state rectifier, triode/pentode switchable and the preamp can be tailored take on characteristics of a blackface bassman, plexi or 70's metal panel. It's a very pure, amazing amp! With the triode mode and tube rectifier it'll give you some great natural sag.

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    For less money, the Bogner or naylor can take on characteristics of a great marshall -- but tweaked. The naylor in particular can do some great wound up marshall tones at bedroom to arena volumes. The naylor can closely dupe the sag and feel of a flat out marshall at any volume.
     
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    Germino Classic 45, Germino Club 40. Both tube rectified and awesome amps.
     

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