Inexpensive JTM45?

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  1. Colt

    Colt Member

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    I saw Metro is selling thier kits for950....is this the cheapest way to get a JTM45 amp? Anyone seeing any other builder's copies for cheaper? I don't mind building my own to save a few pennies...it's just such a simple circuit, seems like I could find one used, cheaper. I don't mind spending the money, but why if I don't have to?

    -Colt
     
  2. 57gold

    57gold Silver Supporting Member

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    $750 completed, w/out cab. Also has kits for much less.
     
  3. Colt

    Colt Member

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    Same quality guts?
     
  4. skipm45

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    Weber makes 2 JTM45 clones
    6M45 and 6m45P. Head or Combo

    To their credit they've upgraded their switches and jacks (used to be a common complaint)

    I've built a few of their kits, and they're a value.


    Skip

    www.skipzcircuits.com
     
  5. bluesmain

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    Some come thru the forum at a good price used. Great amps!
     
  6. tacorivers

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    Used Dr. Z Route 66.
     
  7. Roe

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    the metro has better caps than the ceriatone if you choose the sozo option. the metro kit and instructions is excellent
     
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    you see used rockytop's on the emporium all the time in the 8 to 900 range. i have one and its a great amp.
     
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    I thought the Rte 66 was it's own design. At least, if you read Dr Z's web site that's the impression they give.
     
  10. FrankieSixxxgun

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    If you can't get the real deal, I'd say a Metro is the way to go. Plus, George is a hell of a nice guy.
     
  11. jackaroo

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    I have a metro clone...awesome amp. I got it here in the forum. The design is what the old ones were...which means they need some tweaking to get the lows right (overly bassy IMO) but they are very high quality amps/kits.

    Once tweaked a bit ($6 in parts) they really shine- and for about 11-1200 bucks it's a steal...Heyboer trannies and a much more faithful repro than Marshall or most of the others mentioned.

    If price is the only point you're going off of and you can build? no question the Ceriatone seems like the way to go...even the amps built by Nik seem great. I'd be interested to hear a Ctone JTM-45 knockoff against the two I own.(Blockhead and Metro)
     
  12. drewl

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    Ditto, I've built a few heads and combos for myself and others with great results.

    I've recently worked on a pair of Peaveys that were also similiar which could probably be had for cheap.

    The Butcher and Rockmaster amps are very close to 2203 and 2204 master volume amps, except with 6L6's.

    Throw in a decent pair of KT66's and use the low gain input and you'll be in JTM45 territory for alot less $$$$$.
    YMMV.
     
  13. 908SSP

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    Cheapest no but one of the very best and they aren't all the same.

    RT66 is totally different animal.
     
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    I would check out Stu Daddy amplification as well. Your best bet is to buy a used clone from the emporium they show up all the time. For the record I have a ceriatone jtm45 and its pretty killer.
     
  16. realityczech

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    He's making a Komet clone as well
    Be proud.
     
  17. Jack DeVille

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    I ordered a 6M45 kit from weber 09.09.08. The total came to $483 shipped. They were running a 10% off special on orders over $199. The sale is going unitl Sept. 30.
    If you ask me, $483 is a hell of a deal for a complete amp kit. Needless to say, i'm super stoked. I'll post pictures once the build is complete.

    here's the website, just in case you're interested....

    http://www.tedweber.com/
    https://taweber.powweb.com/store/kits.htm:stir
     
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    Old Fender bassman.
     
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    I believe it's an original design based off the old Clapton Beano tone....
     
  20. bluto0251

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    Sorry for the spam,

    I have a ceriatone JTM-45 that I would part with. PM me if you want.

    Corey
     

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