MV plexi?

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  1. fenderbender4

    fenderbender4 Gold Supporting Member

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    I was wondering if anyone can think of an awesome sounding master volume amp that goes from a plexi, to a EVH-ish level of gain amp.
     
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    www.sombrabella.com/bumbox/

    Nate builds some really great amps, i have a cielo that he modded to be 50 watts. f***ing great! He is presently working on a 50 watt head as well. These amps are built to last and he is really great to work with.
     
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    I'd be very interested as well - sounds pretty similar to what I'm lookin for, basically halfway between Angus Young and Eddie VH.

    Cheers

    Al
     
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    Did you get to try out YOUR OD100 yet??
     
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    NO!!!! The idiots are still saying *try* the cab first. It seems they're giving me the runaround. I guess I'd like to have *3* channels at least to choose from, cuts down on tweaking. Also, I am pretty sure the amp's not a "plexi" type thing. Different output tubes and such.
     
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    BTW I'm running a Gibson Explorer '76 reissue w/ stock pickups (496R and 500T). I want to upgrade them to WCR pickups though. Or maybe Anderson (once again too many choices). So I'm using humbuckers. That Bumbox looks interesting. Does it have enough gain for EVH? How does it work w/ humbuckers? Can it be made into 100 watts (I like a full full sound)? I looked at Straub, because there located literally like 5 minutes from my house, but they take awhile. I might talk to them to see exactly how long it would take.
     
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    I tried the Roccaforte. It's a great amp, but the volume knobs were a bit touchy for me.
     
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    So you do have an OD100 in your house right??
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    Check out my soundclick clips in my sig. It a Roccaforte HG100 that has a switch that takes it to 50 and 30 watts. Very VHish, but has versitility to to do other stuff.
     
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    Marshall 6100 30th Anniversary.

    (Make sure you get an EL34 model, some of them came with 5881s.)

    No, it does not do an exact Plexi tone, but it does have three channels, each with completely independent circuitry and character, all of which sound like Marshalls. The high-gain channel is the best on any Marshall IMO, although the medium-gain and clean channels probably aren't quite... although pretty good, I think a real Plexi does the clean-to-mild-crunch tone better, and a JCM800 does the hard-crunch-to-metal better - but not in the same amp.

    Build quality is the weak point, they have some known reliability issues (some relating to the switching, which can be difficult to fix) and they're generally a pain to work on. But no worse than any other modern Marshall, and maybe better.
     
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    I agree with John.
    Just make sure you get the HEAD and NOT the combo!!!!
    I've had one head and two combo's... both of which were a pain in the a$$... always overheating, switching system failures... I think they shoulkd have made it a 2x12 combo and used the same "head" chassis. The combo has WAY too much packed into a smaller chassis!
    Look inside a 6101 combo chassis...it's scary!! :eek: :eek:

    Keith
     
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    I assume you want a low volume solution?

    I haven't found a good Plexi tone on any amp where the volume is below the level required to get the speakers thumping. And that's loud.

    Roccaforte's have that tone, but even with a Master, they're brutally loud.

    Guess it depends on what you want out of a Plexi - the classic light crunch, or old Zep, Humble Pie, etc.

    There are lots of amps that claim to do a plexi tone at bedroom levels. And some can approximate it quite well. But to me, it never feels the same without big volumes.
     
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    Hey Bro, Where did you buy the OD100 that's in your house??
     
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    Top Hat Emplexador... master volume, "vintage" mode for the Angus, "Modern" mode for the evh... great amp. Master works very well. Do a search for "12ax7 comparison" thread, there's a bunch of clips of my Emplex with various tubes in V1....
     
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    Yes SQUAREHEAD, I've got the OD-100 sitting on my couch. Damn that thing!! It stares at me and taunts me because I don't have a cab. :D Thanks for the suggestions. I was also thinking of talking to Dabeck amps.
     
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    Where'd you buy it, Bro??
     

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