Favorite Plexi & JTM-45 Style Amps?

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  1. silencer eleven

    silencer eleven Member

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    I did a search in the forum but couldn't find anything that was just like this, man searching 'plexi' sure does give you a lot of results. So anyways I am looking into Plexi and JTM-45 amps. I want you opinions on your favorite boutique versions because originals are out of my price range. I have been looking at Reinhardt, Germino, Metro, Blockhead, Fargen etc... But what do you prefer and why?

    Thanks

    Evan
     
  2. Sweetchuck

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    If you are looking for killer plexi tones check out the Top Hat E45TR, which is the new tube rectified version of the Emplexador MKII. It reaches all of the classic plexi tones, and hits the sweet spot for break up at lower volumes than the orginal MKII.
     
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    Sweetchuck,
    thanks a lot I am going to check that out I remember playing an Orig. explexador and really liking it, but it seemed a little more modern than late 60's plexi's. The newer version is a bit different?
     
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    Full Disclosure: I'm consigning a TopHat Emplexador II.

    That being said, that's the amp. Sort of history of Marshall from the beginning to about 1980.
     
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    I'm enjoying my Rockytop 45/50 head. It has EL34's and two switches on the back to go from JTM45 tones to 50w 1987 tones.
     
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    My take on general opinion is that Germino and Metro get the nod as the most authentic sounding clones.
     
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    Soultone JTM 45
     
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    +1!
     
  10. silencer eleven

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'm looking at all of them, sorry I do not think I mentioned this earlier. I am really looking for the closest recreation of the original amps.

    thanks
    evan
     
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    tfunster Gold Supporting Member

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    Category 5 Tempest for sure! From their website:
    "A 50 watt 2 EL34 amp with JTM45 channel one-Plexi channel two voicing, global fold-back reverb, mid-boost, effects loop and power scaling. It is available as a head or combo."
    When I save up the money this is probably the next amp I am going to get from them. Should be getting my Andrew soon!
    www.cat5amps.com
     
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    You can configure it as a Plexi:
    Plexi switch/SS-recto/NFB switch to 8ohm

    You can configure it as a JTM45:
    JTM switch/GZ34-recto/NFB switch to 16ohm

    ...and power-scaling to boot!
     
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    I will throw in my Clark MTC-45. Fantastic amp!
     
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    At the moment my most favorite live gig amp is a Reinhardt Sentinel. It's 30 watts of big fat bark, yet cleans up so chimey with my strat. The Sentinel is so simple it's beautifull. You simply dime the volume and controll the whole thing with your guitar's vol knob. At 30-35 watts it is a little loud so I use a THD hotplate to kick it down a notch or two.
     
  16. silencer eleven

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys please keep em coming
     
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    I'm really leaning towards the ceriatone stuff, because the clips and video's sound really nice and also they seem to be very reasonably priced. Anybody own one? Also are they replica's of the vintage circuits? Do they use MM transformers?
     
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    I would go metro.. better parts.
     
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    I have zero experience with ANY of the amps listed...

    BUT...a buddy just retubed his RI JTM45 with KT66's and it sounds pretty damned spectacular (not a fan of 5881's or 6l6's...I don't know what the "original" tubes were...but I didn't like the amp till this change). Nothing like the original logo...;)
     

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