Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by cisspcism, Sep 13, 2008.
Marshall plexi reissues and JTM45 reissues? Or should I stay away from the korg offspring
I love my plexi reissue. My good friend has the JTM 45 reissue and he's gigged with it for about two years. At medium volume the plexi and the 45 sound fairly similar except the 45 is smoother. They both take pedals very well.
I passed on them. For the price they blow chunks, to put it mildly. I can't imagine why anyone would buy one considering what Ceriatone is putting out these days.
Two rather different reviews...
How about Plexi mode on your XTC Cisspcism?
I think the quality is fine. The sound, on the other hand, leaves something to be desired IMHO....
I don't know about stock, but my Bray modded plexi ROCKS.
The plexi on the bogner is awesome sounding. I just thought it might be cool to get one of the Marshalls
quality-wise, they're better than the other non-handwired marshalls.
flying-lead construction and chassis mounted tube sockets. on par with pcb JMPs and early 800s.
Absolutely right. Newer Marshalls like the TSL, DSL, and Vintage/Modern won't even turn my head anymore. Check the inside of a TSL. It looks like a Sprint telecommunications network. The plexi reissue has minimal circuitry, little more than tubes and transformers. I paid $800 for mine on ebay and had it fitted with KT88s. I like it better than my buddy's vintage JCM800. Most of my friends use DeVilles, Peavey Classics, and 5150s. Those amps can't touch my Marshall. I'm sure that Germino, Metropoulos, Ceriatone and other boutiquers are excellent in quality and I may buy one someday. But I don't know anybody who uses one, and I've never actually seen one.
stay away, get a Germino Classic 45 and you're done. Tonally and construction wise this thing is better than vintage, and certainly way better than the Marshall JTM45 reissues.