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trower

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You’ve asked for something that’s actually rare in amp land. Lol.
Yes, isn't that the truth. Rarely anyone hauls around Ford F-250's full of 4x12's to a backyard gig around anymore, why can't Marshall heads get smaller? Ton's of dead space in those heads that don't serve any purpose but to add weight and take up room in my vehicle. I would also ask why must the trannys usually end up near the same side making for a lopsided piece of gear. That's a tech question that probably has a reason but we can go to the moon? sheesh. Thanks my friend, Good to hear from you, I might hit up Gilmour.

TopHat 50w Emplexador Junior Classic 1x12. The same exact iron as a full-on 50w Emplexador head.
Delivers the goods x10. However, no effects loop (Brian G. has never been a fan of effects loops in his amps). You'll thank me later.
By the way, Brian Gerhard is now an active member of TGP. If you have questions, you may want to hit him up. He has a recent thread in the Builders & Retailers Forum. Look for @Mr. TopHat. The man builds some pretty special stuff (I currently own 7 and have owned 18 or 19 TopHats since buying my first one in 1998).
Hey Tele, that's a monster combo, very cool. TopHat yea, I use to own a 50 Emplexador that was very vintage sounding as I recall. It's been many years but maybe I should look into them again. I had a tech add a loop in mine as it had space designated for the jacks. We (my tech) called TopHat and got great help from them while installing it. Great guy's over there! Ok, I'll look for him in the forum when I get sorted out, thank you for the input!

Love my Blankenship amps. This will likely be my next purchase. You can get a 120w or 170w version. Comes in a small headshell as well.
That sounds great! It's out of my price range but good info nonetheless...love that small box.

One of my old Bad Cats... extremely compact. 2 channels. 15 LOUD watts. 12Ax7 clean and an EF86 gain channel.

Obviously not shy of oversized iron. Lol

@PurpleJesus

I'm speechless! and I'm salivating...if I was to find a 50 watt Plexi or JCM this size, I would close up shop, Take the Turkey out of the oven, Put the last nail in the coffin...well you get the idea.

Thank you, I actually live near him. Great guy too. Took a one off he built in for service years ago. Another guy I need to look back into! Thanks for the reminder!
 
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Alessandro's stuff has the best volume to weight/size of anything I've seen. I had a Bloodhound, 2 6550s for maybe 70s clean watts. I don't need that kind of volume so I traded it for a 4XEL84 version. The only problem is no effects loop. You might want to talk to George about whether he'd do something for you. It'll cost a bit, though.
 

trower

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Alessandro's stuff has the best volume to weight/size of anything I've seen. I had a Bloodhound, 2 6550s for maybe 70s clean watts. I don't need that kind of volume so I traded it for a 4XEL84 version. The only problem is no effects loop. You might want to talk to George about whether he'd do something for you. It'll cost a bit, though.
Yup, This is incredibly cool. Out of my price range, especially if I ask for a loop and master but I'm playing Lotto...never know!
This does however prove it!..It can be done in a small box/chassis!
Thank you Dr. Bob


 
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Orange Rocker 30 comes to mind....No loop.....(at least I thought so) I recently saw a 2x10 version that had a loop. I haven't been following Orange and what they're up to lately, but if I were still a tube guy, I'd look for this loop version in a 1x12 or head. If not available, I'd grab this 2x10 and run it with a cab.

I loved that amp (I had the 1x12 combo....no loop)

Sounded huge!
 

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My Bloodhound was the prototype: 6550s for even more kerrang! Yeah, if you could live without the loop, used Alessandros are not nearly as expensive.
 

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Hey Tele, that's a monster combo, very cool. TopHat yea, I use to own a 50 Emplexador that was very vintage sounding as I recall. It's been many years but maybe I should look into them again. I had a tech add a loop in mine as it had space designated for the jacks. We (my tech) called TopHat and got great help from them while installing it. Great guy's over there! Ok, I'll look for him in the forum when I get sorted out, thank you for the input!
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Brian took the 50w Emplex and is now able to do it in either a small chassis head, 1x12 or 2x12 combo. His amps are better than ever. I have three Emplexadors - including a script logo circuit 50w head. He can do the Emplex Junior in Classic format (vintage side), High Gain (modern side) or as a full-on version that includes both sides. Brilliant amp in a small box/cab format.

The 1x12 Junior Classic could easily be a "desert island" amp. And as those of us that have been around long enough know, Brian has been knocking it out of the park for 25 years as a British amp circuit guru. The Emplex, King Royale and Club Royale are simply great amps that are fit for any pro stage. I have them all, along with a couple others that are crazy-great.

It's cool that Brian has decided to participate on TGP. His knowledge is second to none, and he'll be a great resource here as he learns the TGP ropes.

Good luck with your search!
 

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Brian took the 50w Emplex and is now able to do it in either a small chassis head, 1x12 or 2x12 combo. His amps are better than ever. I have three Emplexadors - including a script logo circuit 50w head. He can do the Emplex Junior in Classic format (vintage side), High Gain (modern side) or as a full-on version that includes both sides. Brilliant amp in a small box/cab format.

The 1x12 Junior Classic could easily be a "desert island" amp. And as those of us that have been around long enough know, Brian has been knocking it out of the park for 25 years as a British amp circuit guru. The Emplex, King Royale and Club Royale are simply great amps that are fit for any pro stage. I have them all, along with a couple others that are crazy-great.

It's cool that Brian has decided to participate on TGP. His knowledge is second to none, and he'll be a great resource here as he learns the TGP ropes.

Good luck with your search!
Those new Emplex junior models look sweet. It would be hard to pick between the classic and the higher gain model.
 

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Bogner perhaps? The Atma is pretty amazing for its size:


He's also making a small Ecstasy which is pretty sweet. I'd take one of these over most of the modern Marshall stuff if you can afford it.
 

In Absentia

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My CA has huge, sweet cleans, and I feel the Triptik 2 really leans towards to classic Marshall thing in tone, but with its own twist. It has more gain than you would ever need. The transformers are huge!
 

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I have a Ceriatone Yeti 100 with EL34s. It weighs in a 53 pounds from memory in a small headshell.

It scoped clean @ 140w. Their transformers are heavy and large.

A Ceriatone might fit in both girth/punchiness and also build quality/price point.
 

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Those new Emplex junior models look sweet. It would be hard to pick between the classic and the higher gain model.
You don't have to - you can get the same "double-voiced" Emplex as the big head, but in the smaller chassis.
 

trower

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My Bloodhound was the prototype: 6550s for even more kerrang! Yeah, if you could live without the loop, used Alessandros are not nearly as expensive.
He got back to me with a price quote. Let's just say, I can't afford it...wow!
 

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The LA30BL mentioned before is a great amp. The Lionheart L20H gives you everything you ask for for under a grand. The Lionheart L50H gives you more than double the wattage for less than double the price. IMO Laney is underappreciated on TGP for its own unique Brit voice.
 

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Another vote for the LA30BL from me. I've got one, i love it. Biggest sounding 30w amp i've ever heard, just sounds huge.
Piano like cleans, takes pedals better than anything i've ever tried and breaks up great.
It doesn't have a loop, but it didn't stop me getting one, and i don't regret it.
 

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Brunetti Pleximan amp.
18 pounds, 50 watts and 5 loud watts, channel switching with separate clean volume channel, various tone switches, adjustable boost switch, JCM 800 switch, all footswitch controllable, buffered effects loop, all valve circuit, with no diodes, EL-34's.
And it can get LOUD.

Less then $1,500 direct.

This is a Plexi the way it should be done to bring it into the 21st century.

info@brunetti.it
 




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