Marshall Clones

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  1. Sam Cannon

    Sam Cannon Member

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    There are so many and I'm confused. What is the best 45watt Marshall Clone. I've seen Roccaforte, Germino, Blockhead, Louis, Mojave, Cornell..........etc.

    Tell me what you think. I'm confused.:confused:
     
  2. Mickey_C

    Mickey_C The Original Racketeer Gold Supporting Member

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    You're looking for 100% clone?

    I just gotta plug "Velvet" George, at http://www.metroamp.com/amps_jtm45.php

    Buy that 45/100 Jimi cloned amp he sells, and we'll all drool over the pics and sound clips!



    EDIT - I fixed that link!
     
  3. yZe

    yZe Senior Member

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    Depends
    If you want resale value, then those you mentioned are ideal

    If you want the sound, no nonsense bu at a great non-boutique price
    check out sligo
    http://www.sligoamps.com/jtm45.htm

    If you want a real Marshall PLUS - and with wattage options, check out Rob Franklin:
    http://fab.stuff.home.comcast.net/fabamp_models.htm

    Definitely NON-boutique prices fro boutique amps

    Rob catches alot of flack on the web, because all of the manufacturers player-hate on him because of his low prices.

    I'm definitely ditching the Two Rock and getting my own Marshall styled amp built by him while still having some cash to boot !!

    I am not worried about boutique resale value when I can have a quality, point to point amp built (somewhat) to my specs, which I want to hang on to in the first place.
     
  4. EXP

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    +1 ive got a Metro Amp '68 Superlead ptp board in my 1959 SLP and it smokes.:AOK
     
  5. Moods

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    Germino's are great. Don't forget the Heritage Colonial!

    <M
     
  6. themusicboxstudios

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    Hey Sam!

    Whats up? do you still have that 65 amps london. I'm telling you man ... i should have taken your advice when we talked on the phone a while back. I bought a 66 BF Fender Bassman, and it just absolutely KILLS! Good Stuff.

    Just wanted to say hi, and thanks!

    Jon
     
  7. michael.e

    michael.e Silver Supporting Member

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    Price has nothing to do with what I have seen...

    There is a difference between the big boys and the homebrew guys that are actually trying to peddle their wares. Good luck to you, I mean it, good luck.

    M.E.
     
  8. haslar

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    From the website:
    "NOTE: This amp uses a Bulgin AC socket and plug and DOES NOT meet modern electrical saftey standards. It should be used for display purposes ONLY."
    :NUTS
     
  9. 59model

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    Ever heard a Reinhardt? Check out his site bro. Great clips, great reviews, and I`m waiting on mine. It`s gonna be a looooong August, LOL!
     
  10. Roe

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    are you looking for a 45w amp or a jtm45? a jtm45 is normally 30-35 w. the 50 watters are normally 50-60 w
     
  11. yZe

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    Can you support your position with any data which would demonstrate that the big boys have this guy in Vancouver beat in regards to components, construction, etc . . ?
     
  12. gproud5150

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    Just want to add www.ceriatone.com I got my 18 Watt TMB from him (assembled by him as well), and it's a great amp, solid build, and great prices. You can get a kit and assemble it yourself, or get it done there for a little bit more. He has several M**shall clones there. My next one will be either the JTM45 or 50 Watt Plexi.
     
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    Rob showed himself as a bit of a wacko (drink.drug problem??) a while back on Harmony Central. Out there. Looney-Tunes, tenuous grasp of reality type postings. Selling seriously f'd-up and unsafe amps, and acting in a surreal manner. His builds are more "commercial" looking, not sure how/if he un-crazied himself. Personally, I wouldn't buy an extension cord from him. YMMV.......
     
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    My pal Dennis Cornell, down in good old Sarfend-on-Sea, here in the Essex Delta, makes a mean Marshall Clone in the Plexi.
    We borrowed on recently and I'm here to tell you this is one LOUD 45/50w amp - and pretty sweet sounding on the tube rectifier setting. (I wasn't so keen on the SS setting, to be honest - a tad on the harsh side.)
     
  15. Roccaforte Amps

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    Roccaforte does not build Marshall clones.
     
  16. yZe

    yZe Senior Member

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    Duly noted. thanks for the heads up

    He was selling things that could or did blow up or shock people?
    Were there those kind of complaints against him?
    Was there an injured party?
     
  17. michael.e

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    yZe,
    This is one of the big boys, now if you cannot tell the difference......

    Since I am not buying an amp at this time, I would suggest that you do a little more research, just for yourself. No need to get adverserial here. I seriously question a persons mindset, when they choose to utilize a streetsign for the chassis of an amp [among many, many other things]. Kind of makes you wonder what else is up.

    Some friendly food for thought.


    M.E.
     
  18. yZe

    yZe Senior Member

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    Yup, heard of 'em. He's done alot of great things for great people

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    That's cool, I wasn't getting adversarial, nor do i believe i phrased my questions as such. i was just asking for quantifiable data which can be corroborated as evidence against guys who choose not to charge the price of a car for an amp.
    If you want to construe my asking questions as being adversarial; but in what I believe to be a reasonable manner (hence the word, "forum") - then I respect your choice.

    I have been checking some of Rob's clients about the reliability of their amps which he built.

    Waiting for some feedback
     
  19. bstranathan

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    is the '68 100W Metroamp close to the hendrix's 1968 superlead? they talk about van halen tones but i want the hendrix tones....
     
  20. EXP

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    yeah, the 12xxx series is the VH amp, the ' 68 ptp Superlead board is the Hendrixy one.;)
     

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