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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by trower, May 16, 2019.
Not sure about the big iron, but for pure Marshall tone but added versatility:
Roy Blankenship makes a couple that might fit the bill, including a very loud 21 watt amp called the carry on. It's less wattage than you said you were looking for but don't under estimate the carry on, it's quite loud.
Maybe a new Koch TwinTone 3??
The one I have (TwinTone Mark 1) I was able to turn up about 50% of the way last night in my garage - and the cleans were AWESOME and the dirt was CRAZY FUN TO PLAY WITH!
I didn't realize there's a control on the back that brings the whole thing up or down, then the boost goes over that from the footswitch...I wondered why it wasn't louder...well, now I know!!
And here's a vid - only because I JUST did it last night, and it KIND OF applies here...
That was with the volume turned about 1/3 up the way up.
I can try to get some cleans on vid - that is, IF this is of ANY interest to ya!
Good luck with your search man!! I hope you find your amp gold brother!!
Second the Ceriatone 2204 suggestion from @Sirloin. Compact chassis for the iron.
I ordered one myself with the mounting tabs folded under so the whole chassis is 17" wide. Putting it in a 19" rackmount frame. Also added the PPIMV and buffered effects loop. Should be here soon.
THD Bivalve is a cool option and only about $700 (used, as they don't make them any more). Huge iron in a little box. In the modded Marshall camp, depending on tubes used. Can use one or two low power tubes for a low power option. No MV but has built in attenuator. Only down side, the FX loop will not be as modern as the newer tube driven types.
I agree that this is a job for Roy Blankenship.
Yup, Ceriatone is looking like the one. Nik recommended a JCM800 w/tabs under also. For the price, this one is way out in front right now.
How compact? Orange OR-120 is fairly compact given the power level and size of the transformers.
That’s about as “big British tone” as you can get.
That does sound sweet I must admit...
Please post a photo when it arrives. Thanks !
Plexi lovers with Marshall Studio Vintage amps are likin' them alot!
Will do! Nik said it should be going out next week. The customized chassis delayed it a little. So I’m more than ready for it to arrive.
What head box are you putting this in?
I’m putting it in a Mesa Boogie rackmount frame. Can’t say I’ve seen to many 2204’s in a 19” rack. There will definitely be a thread..
I would have Valvestorm build a Metro Spec JTM45/100 Guts, no head shell.
They sell kits, but will also build an amp for WAY cheaper than you can buy from anyplace else using equal components. These are a STEAL.
Id have Pete Mather make a 1 x 12 cabinet that will fit the JTM45/100 Guts, and load it with 1 Celestion 150w Redback.
JTM45/100 is rated at 85w, takes pedals like no other, and kills for cleans. JTM45/100 was Hendrix favorite amp.
Valvestorm will also use the Metro 0 Loss FX Loop, and Master Volume. Id have them use Mustard Caps, and PEC pots when applicable/available.
Metro 0 Loss FX Loop is the best there is for a Marshall circuit.
I would not deviate from Georges/Metro spec'd amp formula...
Parts you need to build a variety of amp kits.
1969 100 Watt
100 Watt Master Volume
2204 50 Watt
2203 100 Watt
18watt (Tremolo or TMB) New!
Will they build a 45/100 in the smaller chassis? Otherwise that's not gonna be compact. If they do, I may order one.
I don't know. Youd have to Email them.
It would have to be big enough to hold 4x KT66s, 3 preamp tubes, 4 Hole, Big Iron, Effects Loop, MV though.
I figure few manufacturers use 100w iron in small compact amps is for a few reasons. 100w amp with rattle the crap out of a small enclosure, making tube life short.
The cabinet IMHO should be at least 5/8ths-3/4 birch ply, incl baffle for the reason I want my cabinet to be rattle free, and no funny buzzes, or noises going on at all, so its not going to be all that light. Not super heavy, but not featherweight either.
Few speakers can take a 100w amp dimed, or at least pushed really hard for extended periods, and still sound good.
I would also mention Hitone 50w, but they are also seemingly to big?
The HI-TONE HT50 Combo cabinet loaded with 1 x 12″ HI-TONE DR-F Speaker.
Cabinet dimensions: 21 1/2″ wide x 21 1/2″ high x 12″ deep. Semi-open back. Reaches its “sweet spot” at levels suitable for today’s stage volumes.
I posted about it in another thread but essentially I am a channel switching master volume effects loop guy.
Those three things usually spell disaster for a Marshall style amp.
But the brunetti sounds great to me and a bunch of my Marshall purist friends say the same.
Theres also a switch on the cleans to go from a Marshall style plexi clean to a fender type clean clean if you know what I mean.
No loop but a Carr Mercury V will meet all your needs.
Superb amp at ANY volume.