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Plexi tones and good cleans for 500 bucks or less?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by JMayerFan, May 22, 2008.

  1. JMayerFan

    JMayerFan Member

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    So I recently placed an order for a blackheart amp 15/7 watter 400 bucks. Great amp great deal, but after really GASing for a plexi tone I wondering if I should have went another route.

    Is it possible to get a sound such as Andy Timmons for 500 bucks? I'm absolutely loving his new album resolution and I want to use it as a template to work around.

    Any suggesitons?

    Brandon
     
  2. JoshuaTSP

    JoshuaTSP Senior Member

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    I don't know about the 15/7w Blackheart, but I know the 5/3w Little Giant is more of a Vox-ish.....champ type tone....
    ....I love mine.
     
  3. JMayerFan

    JMayerFan Member

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    Well I guess I should have been more clear. I know what the blackhearts sound like, I do enjoy their tones, but I am just curious if there is such an amp out there that can do the plexi tones.

    Brandon
     
  4. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    the (now discontinued) Crate V50 palomino 2x12. Man it rocked my socks off for the money. turns out i prefer AC30 tones, but I still haven't played an amp as nice for the money. Big, 3-d cleans, and a plexi-tone stack, channel switching as well.
     
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    you can probably find a vintage traynor for under $500
     
  7. MBreinin

    MBreinin Supporting Member

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    The Super Champ XD does a pretty damn good Plexi. $300. Add a beam blocker and a Ragin' Cajun and it is even better.

    Plus, it has many great clean tones in it and several other excellent dirt tones. I think it is unbeatable at the price point. It made me a believer.

    Mike
     
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    I agree. I get some great stuff through my XTL and Valve Jr.
     
  9. ROKY

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    Yup.

    I'd recommend a YBA-1A for great cleans and plexi tones in one box.

    I snipped the brite cap on mine(a '68) and it's perfect, now.

    Amp only set me back $200 ..:drink
     
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