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Plexi-ish Amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by leviathan, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. leviathan

    leviathan Member

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    I have had a Mesa Mark 4 for about a year now and i have yet to get the tone i want out of it. I am just about to give up on it totally and sell it. So i have been looking at getting a plexi type amp. I know Marshall might be the staple choice, but what are some other choices that are close to a plexi, it doesn't have to be a exact copy. I just mostly want a really simple amp to run with as few knobs possible. I would also perfer a combo of some kind if its possilbe to find one in combo form. thanks for the help
    peace
     
  2. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Administrator Staff Member

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    Germino, Roccaforte, Reinhold and a host of others will do it for you - all made by hand, one at a time. Spend some time searching here; put aside a few hours. :D
     
  3. leviathan

    leviathan Member

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    yep i have been searching like a mad man.
     
  4. Nickcha

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    I can't say enough about Brian Wallace's stuff. We have tested his JTM45, dual OPT JTM45/100 and '67 JTM50 clones at ToneFest for the past 3 years and they are wonderful. I bought the '67 50w clone and I have a real '67 50w, so that should say something about how impressed I am with his stuff.


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  5. mgrier1

    mgrier1 Silver Supporting Member

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    I just recently sold a Boogie Mark IV for the same reasons... I will end up with a Germino Lead 55 this week.

    Sounds like we are on a similar journey...
     
  6. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    Steven @ S2amps.com makes wonderful amps!
    He's great at a plexi + many others. I got a micro-plexi from him that I'm in love with.
    I have no desire for other amps currently.

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    Jason
     
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    illinimax Gold Supporting Member

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    Cornell DC45/50 should be on your list to check out
     
  9. sampleinajar

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    All great recommendations here. I will second (or third?) the Germino amps. Hard to get mcuh better than these. The 45 is particularly sweet, but I like my Lead 55 for what I need it to do. The 55 is modeled after a 68 plexi. Very solid sounding with complete versatility. I am a total non-master volume convert.

    Steve
     
  10. iggs

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    Check out Cielo at: www.bumboxamps.com
    Great 1987 based amp. I have the 50W fixed bias version.
     
  11. tonemandan

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    The Heritage Colonial is getting a lot of buzz lately also.

    Dan
     
  12. leviathan

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    Just wondering how much were you able to sell the mark 4 for? i have a widebody combo and i wondering what i should price it at
     
  13. hawkeyeinexile

    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    i spent some quality time w/the Cornell and loved it, esp. the 1/2 power switch.

    but i bought the Heritage Colonial and love it. add'l bonus for Heritage: great communications by e-mail & telephone with the designer and the builders outside Nashville.

    :cool:
     
  14. ROKY

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    I just re-read the spec sheet on the site.
    The Heritage sounds like a really smart and flexibly designed amp !

    I'd love to hear(read..) a detailed report on this one if you haven't done one
    yet .
     
  15. donbarzini

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    Same quest here, I ended up going with Aiken Amps, The Intruder to be exact. I should have it shortly so I can't yet comment on my results.
     
  16. mgrier1

    mgrier1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Went for $1650 plus shipping and paypal fees... It was a minty hardwood/wicker combo with all options and EV speaker.

    Tolex versions are going for a shade less, maybe $1200 or $1300?
     
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    From what I've read, folks that have them have high praise for their Straub Cantus.
     
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    The Straub Cantus are GREAT! But they are NOT pure plexi's-- they are single input, master volume, and have boost mode for quite a bit more gain, if desired.
     
  19. onestop

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    Fargen Mini-plex 1x12 combo w/ Vintage 30. You've got to check it out and only cost $1,500. It has kept me happy :D
     

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