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Reinhardt JKC33 or Vintage 50 ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by zerorez, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. zerorez

    zerorez Supporting Member

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    I am trying to decide which one to get in a head version.

    The price point is the same for either one with or without power scaling.

    I would like to hear from Reinhardt owners of the JKC33 or Vintage 50 which one you prefer with or without power scaling and why you would choose one model over the other.

    I spoke to Bob briefly today and had a great time talking to him about his passion for amp building and I am still trying to decide which amp to eventually go with.

    I currently own a JTM 45 Rockytop bluesbreaker clone, but love the sounds of a vintage lower watt marshall plexi also.

    I have seen the clips of Greg and Premier Guitar playing the Vintage 50 and like the sounds and tones from both clips.


    Thanks
    Joe
     
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    The 50 watter in that video was mine. I loved it. It was not powerscaled. I never ran it below about 7 on the volume knob. Later on I had Bob convert it to a storm and it rocked. The cleans were better when it was a vintage 50, but it was still a fun amp for me.:AOK
     
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    I think allot of it has to do with how you are using it. Will you ever need 50 watts? I have a 33 Storm And 33 watts puts you head and shoulders above the rest of the band with anything being miked.
    Mine has PS and I tend to end up with it on about 8 and my volume on 7.


    ~Joe
     
  5. zerorez

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    Ok everyone, here is what I settled on since my OP, The JKC33 head and Bob's 2x12 oversize combo with the Reinhardt R65H lead speakers per Bob's suggestion.

    I bought the Head used from another TGP member and ordered the 2x12 cab with a 3 piece back removable option to open up some diferent tone options, closed cab vs semi open back.

    The JKC33 and Reinhardt 2x12 cab is spectacular, vintage plexi vibe and killer tone. The output of this amp is perfect just as Bob describes on his web site, it starts to naturally break up around 4-5 and the cleans are easily controlled by backing down on the guitars volume knob.

    Big kudos to Bob and Sue for a great product and customer service, also huge thanks to Mr Hanky for working with Bob to develop a killer scaled down version of a 50 watt plexi.

    Cheers :BEER
    Joe

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  6. rhollyday

    rhollyday Silver Supporting Member

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    I too own a JKC33 head, love it.
     
  7. voojo

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    Joe, beautiful setup! I'm considering the Vintage 50 w/Powerscaling, the "bass" version of the circuit (little rounder & less aggressive.) I'm thinking about going with the same speaker cabinet.

    What are your thoughts on the difference with the back closed vs. open? I think I will get that option when I order.

    Thanks for the write up!

    -Seth
     
  8. zerorez

    zerorez Supporting Member

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    Hi Seth, when I spoke to Bob, he mentioned the idea of this new 3 piece back that he has been discussing with his cabinet builder for the oversize 2x12. I figured I would go for it on my order.

    So far I have been only running it closed, for that classic bigger 1/2 stack punch and thumping tone, but scaled down with this nice closed back 2x12 cab. I have not opened it up yet to experiment with semi open vs closed back sounds, but I will in the near future.

    It is a great option to order and offers more tonal possibilitys for sure!.

    Good Luck with your new amp and cab decision!

    Thanks
    Joe
     

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