Wanted: Info on a good Marshall Plexi clone....help?

Somnos

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Hey guys I couldn't think of a better bunch to ask......

I live in Toronto and I'm looking for any info from the membership on any good amp builders in my surrounding area. Specifically I'm interested in getting a good "Marshall Plexi" clone (100 or 50 watt) made up.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
 

Somnos

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Originally posted by Third Stone
None better than Germino in my opinion. Not exactly in your "surrounding area," however.

Thanks for the info....not that I wouldn't consider them they make a fine amp I'm told. I've actually spotted a few for sale in Toronto........Something local is where I want to start first though.
 

fr8_trane

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There's gotta be alot of old Traynors floating around your neck of the woods. Why not buy an old Traynor YBA-1 and have it modded to plexi specs. There 95% of the way to plexi anyway and you'd save some serious cash.
 

908SSP

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Mavenpeal/

Maven Peal is in Vermont that is kind of in the northeast section of the continent. Is that close enough? Your Plexi will be more then 50 or 100 it will 1 to 100 :dude
 

Somnos

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Originally posted by r9player
Peters amps are in Canada not sure where he can build you anything?
Stephenson is also in Canada not so sure if he does plexi perse, he has his own unique thing going and I am sure you can get plexi sound out of one of his.

Peters Amplification

Stephenson Amplifiers

Thanks for the links, I checked out the Peters amps site and they look pretty good. Anyone out there using one?
 

Somnos

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Originally posted by fr8_trane
There's gotta be alot of old Traynors floating around your neck of the woods. Why not buy an old Traynor YBA-1 and have it modded to plexi specs. There 95% of the way to plexi anyway and you'd save some serious cash.

Thought about getting an old Traynor modded but they really aren't my cup of tea, they do come up for sale though in Toronto....may just look at them again. How close a "Plexi" sound can you get?
 

JamesPeters

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Originally posted by Somnos
Thanks for the links, I checked out the Peters amps site and they look pretty good. Anyone out there using one?

I do. From time to time. :)

Thanks for the compliment. However I don't build clones. If you want something which has a plexi sound to it I do build something along those lines, but it's my own design with my own approach. I'm also not a big fan of non-MV designs in general.
 

CocoTone

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Originally posted by Somnos
Thought about getting an old Traynor modded but they really aren't my cup of tea, they do come up for sale though in Toronto....may just look at them again. How close a "Plexi" sound can you get?

I responded on the Plexi Palace BB,,,you owe it to yourself to try the YBA-1. It is a Canadian Plexi, its PTP wired, and reliable as hell. Some think it sounds better than a Plexi.

CT.:cool:
 

fr8_trane

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Thought about getting an old Traynor modded but they really aren't my cup of tea, they do come up for sale though in Toronto....may just look at them again. How close a "Plexi" sound can you get?

From what I've read there are only a few minor deviations from the Plexi circuit. A good tech should be able to get the Traynor to be identical to a plexi without much trouble. I think the best model to get would be the 50 watt yba-1 because the yba-1A puts out about 90 watts with 2 el-34's and would kill small animals before it actually started breaking up. Here's a couple links:

http://www.tone-lizard.com/Traynor_Amplifiers.htm
http://www.kilback.net/traynortweaks2.htm
http://www.lynx.bc.ca/~jc/traynorAmps.html
http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~dace/vb/
 

The Whiz

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Originally posted by fr8_trane
From what I've read there are only a few minor deviations from the Plexi circuit. A good tech should be able to get the Traynor to be identical to a plexi without much trouble. I think the best model to get would be the 50 watt yba-1 because the yba-1A puts out about 90 watts with 2 el-34's and would kill small animals before it actually started breaking up. Here's a couple links:

http://www.tone-lizard.com/Traynor_Amplifiers.htm
http://www.kilback.net/traynortweaks2.htm
http://www.lynx.bc.ca/~jc/traynorAmps.html
http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~dace/vb/

small animals are over-rated
 
M

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http://www.total-tone.com/

From what I know, this guy is supposed to be the real deal, makes great PTP boards to put in reissue amps or your own do it yourself clones, however I think he'd build you one from scratch as well.

I've seen a few Canadians on this board rave about his products and as far as I know, he lives in Toronto. Don't take my word for it, just drop him a line and see what he says, his name is Martin:D

-TJK
 

rwe333

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Originally posted by TaronKeim
http://www.total-tone.com/

From what I know, this guy is supposed to be the real deal, makes great PTP boards to put in reissue amps or your own do it yourself clones, however I think he'd build you one from scratch as well.

I've seen a few Canadians on this board rave about his products and as far as I know, he lives in Toronto. Don't take my word for it, just drop him a line and see what he says, his name is Martin:D

-TJK

HUGE +1 - great guy, incredible player, super builder/tech!
 

Somnos

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Originally posted by JamesPeters
I do. From time to time. :)

Thanks for the compliment. However I don't build clones. If you want something which has a plexi sound to it I do build something along those lines, but it's my own design with my own approach. I'm also not a big fan of non-MV designs in general.

The "Plexi" sound is my baseline, I play lead in a Southern/Hard Rock band and the 'sound' in my head is that Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule/Allman's) tone. Your amps look great and I like the idea of a seperate pre-amp for each "half" of the amp (well 2 amps in 1 really). I'll be hitting you up for some more info.
 

Somnos

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Originally posted by fr8_trane
From what I've read there are only a few minor deviations from the Plexi circuit. A good tech should be able to get the Traynor to be identical to a plexi without much trouble. I think the best model to get would be the 50 watt yba-1 because the yba-1A puts out about 90 watts with 2 el-34's and would kill small animals before it actually started breaking up. Here's a couple links:

http://www.tone-lizard.com/Traynor_Amplifiers.htm
http://www.kilback.net/traynortweaks2.htm
http://www.lynx.bc.ca/~jc/traynorAmps.html
http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~dace/vb/

Thanks for the info, I've dropped into the tone-lizaed a few times already. I'll poke around the local shops and see what I can get but I'm still looking for the "others".
 




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