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Marshall 1959 SLP reissue

Frank Speak

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I think the amp sounds great. I *think* this amp is built using a PCB, which would differ from the original point to point layout. Does that affect sound? I doubt it. If there are differences in sound, they're more than likely due to new speakers vs. old (broken in), perhaps similar, but different components/values, and different tubes. Of course, you can line up 10 originals and they'll differ in sound a bit too, so who's to say what "the" sound is. I think it just boils down to what sounds best to your ears.

I used to have two Fender Deluxe Reverbs. One was a '66 that was completely stock and absolutely mint condition that my parents bought from the original owner sometime in the late '70s. My other deluxe was a re-issue that I bought new around the 2000 timeframe just prior to Fender changing from the brown label speaker to the Jensen C12K. I had a Weber C12N in that amp. The two amps sounding very similar. There was a bit of difference, but nothing that would make me say "Oh, that amp sounds 10 times better than the other". I ended up selling the '66 a few years ago because I got an offer of $2400 on it and really didn't need/want 2 Deluxe Reverbs. I don't own the DRRI anymore either; sold it a couple of years later. I'm more of a Marshall guy.
 

kingjoemom

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Why on earth would you pay that much money for a plexi that doesn't even use correct parts, for like a thousand dollars less you can get a clone that's PTP handwired that uses better caps, transformers, and an overall better sounding amp.

Check out Ceriatone, Germino, Metroamps.
 

Frank Speak

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Well, that's what *I* did. I bought a Germino. But, I suppose some prefer to have a "Marshall". Some folks probably don't care about the guts as long as it sounds great. Personally, I wouldn't want a new JVH Marshall. But, I know lots of guys that rave about them. They sound great, just too many knobs for me, and they look more like a computer internally than a guitar amp. It just depends on what's important to the person looking. Again, some don't care about the build as long as it makes the sound they're after, which is really all that's important. ;)
 

kingjoemom

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Well, that's what *I* did. I bought a Germino. But, I suppose some prefer to have a "Marshall". Some folks probably don't care about the guts as long as it sounds great. Personally, I wouldn't want a new JVH Marshall. But, I know lots of guys that rave about them. They sound great, just too many knobs for me, and they look more like a computer internally than a guitar amp. It just depends on what's important to the person looking. Again, some don't care about the build as long as it makes the sound they're after, which is really all that's important. ;)
http://cgi.ebay.com/Marshall-6-amp-...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4a9d8d196f

There we go all better.
 

Anna_Laurel

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+1 I too would check out the better clone builders, and there's also nothing wrong with hunting down an old original (which is probably what I would end up doing)

Good luck in your search and have fun
 

saltydogg

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I can't say enough good things about my 59SLPRI and I'm always surprised how little I read about them. I'm glad you started this thread.

I've had it few years and recently put in (4) NOS Winged "C" EL34's and it has made a much needed improvement. I also have a Metro JTM45 and a Soultone 1986- both booooootek brands (and great amps beside) but my '59 hangs with them both.

You will need an attenuator (I suggest Ultimate) and the '59 will sound even better once those 4 EL34's start getting hot. I believe the circuitry that Marshall used is no different from the PTP boards other than not being handwired. Who cares? The '59 sounds great regardless of the board or who wired it. Using the UA you will be able to get 100W of that thick, creamy, organic Marshall gain. The '59 also has some great clean tones to offer. Or if you feel the need to melt someones face off then you can dial it in accordingly.

The '59 circuit is also a great platform for pedals- especially overdrive/gain pedals.

Mine has a very effective effects loop for the reverbs and delays.

 




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