Give me a Baby Superlead!

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  1. electronpirate

    electronpirate Member

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    Is there anything out there that would give *that* SuperLead sound at low volumes? I hear some talk about the 18 watters, but do they REALLY sound like a SL? I like the idea of a 4-holer, but I don't need that 100+ watts of neutering power, nor want to hamstring it with an attenuator.

    In order of preference:

    -Combo
    -Anything Marshall
    -Clones/copies
    -Boutiquey stuff

    In the end, I won't want to spend alot of money on this (sub 1k), which is why Boutique is at the bottom of the list...

    Have at it.

    EP
     
  2. rastaman

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    I'm pretty sure I"ll have some back up on this, Marshall HandWired 2061X is so close to a baby SL it ain't funny. Try one :RoCkIn
     
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    Any Marshall 4 holer with GuvNor pedal. The JTM45 RI/kits are nice.
    I don't like 18 watter tone.
     
  5. HeeHaw

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    18 watters don't sound like superleads. Even though they can be built with the same tone stack/preamp, they don't have the sheer girth and thump. They do have more chime due to the EL84's. That being said, I like 18 watters.:)
     
  6. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    the 2061X was close to my ear. Rectifier being a big part of the equation in my not so edumacated opinion.
     
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    Your exactly right IMO, the rectifier makes a huge difference. When the 18watters ask for more they just sag and compress, when my 2061X asks for more from the SS rectifier, it gets the goods.
     
  8. electronpirate

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    Would the 2061X be loud enough for a band situation?

    Does a JTM45 have enough gain to get there? I didn't think so, thus the thread.

    V-Plex looks nice, bit out of my intended pricerange tho.
     
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    So far the 2061X has been plenty loud for me but my current band plays awful quiet. I like it on 10 so I HotPlate it accordingly.
     
  10. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup. When I had mine, I hotplated it as well. Plenty loud. Almost got us tossed out of a gig when I hit 105db with no plate.

    A JTM circuit does not have the kind or type of gain. It's a different animal all together.
     
  11. nsriley

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    I'd look into a Fargen Mini-Plexi. I used to have one and loved it. 8/12 watts and a great master volume along with a 'decade' switch. Finances forces me to sell it unfortunately.

    -Peace
    -Nate
     
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    The 2061x is really what you're looking for, I agree.... great sounding little amp.
     
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    I'd buy another 2061X but my wife would kill me :Spank.
     
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    Try and find a used Maven Peel "Ganesha" very accurate Plexi type sound down to about 10 watts (it's not a bedroom amp though...) the sound remains the same up to about 140 watts. I use mine as a dual 50 watt i.e. I have two KT66's and two EL34's. You can have either two or all four on.

    Best, Pete.
     
  15. Matt H

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    er... how about 4 holer with JJ 6v6's to handle the volts, running a "mismatch" to correct impedance...

    did something similar with a bassman and the thing slays... *shrug*
     
  16. Shemp

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    I think the 2061 nails it.
     
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    Fargen Miniplex maybe???
     
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    I've owned both the Fargen Plex and Marshall 2061x with matching cab. I sold both and got an 18w Reinhardt. Best move I ever made. The Reinhardt has two channels that can be used alone and don't have to be bridged like the Marshall. The Marshall looked killer (there is something about the Marshall look). The Reinhardt not only looks good, it's built sturdy and sounds the best of the 3 IMOH. I won't be selling it.
     
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    germino club 40 with 6v6s and a southbay M 65 watt speaker
     
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    2061X Hands down...........IMO
     

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