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Old 01-28-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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So many Plexis

I'm a huge fan of the Plexi sound. I've got two Fender amps, so now it's time to venture into that Marshall sound. There are a TON of replicas out there, I see, and I feel like youtube itself isn't giving me the best exposure to the different brands out there.

I'm looking at a budget of about $800. I have a 2x12 Fender cab I could push it through, however I would MUCH prefer to have a combo. 90% of my gigs are clubs and bars, so Combos are much preferred.

So, with that, your suggestions as to which Plexi is the best for the price? I see a few 1987 Plexi RI's by Marshall go for the $720 range on ebay once in a while. Good deal?
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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i'm a firm believer that if you want to sound like a (insert amp) then get a (insert same amp)

But...I'm not an expert, but I feel that Plexi sound isn't going to come cheap. There are a bunch of custom shops that do Plexi clones but those aren't any cheaper than a real one. If you can pick up a reissue at that price then I guess that would be the best you're gonna get.

I honestly don't know though, maybe I'm missing something. Unless you want to look into modelers, but I'm not suggesting that.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #3
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Just save up the money and buy a plexi. Because everything else will be a substitute which you will regret. After you have spend even more money and invested more time in buying gear to replicate the plexi sound, you will buy the real thing.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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If you're looking for a combo, you could check out the Ceriatone bluesbreaker. It might be something to check out but personally, I haven't played any kit amps so I can't really vouch for it.


I've played a few Traynor Bassmasters and they can sound quite Marshall like and are especially cheap here in Canada. They aren't exact Plexi circuits (I think theyre more Fender?) but they can be modded to plexi spec pretty easily.


There's Phaez too for lower wattage amps. Those clips sound awesome.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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If you're looking for a combo, you could check out the Ceriatone bluesbreaker. It might be something to check out but personally, I haven't played any kit amps so I can't really vouch for it.


I've played a few Traynor Bassmasters and they can sound quite Marshall like and are especially cheap here in Canada. They aren't exact Plexi circuits (I think theyre more Fender?) but they can be modded to plexi spec pretty easily.


They're pretty much JTM45 circuits with a bit more gain/treble, and a SS rectifier IIRC. Which is pretty much a 50w Bass spec. Could be modded to Lead spec with a few quick changes, though I like the Bass spec a lot as well. Build is also better than the 50w Marshalls, and power filtering is a bit stiffer, IIRC.

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Old 01-28-2013, 05:49 PM   #7
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They're pretty much JTM45 circuits with a bit more gain/treble, and a SS rectifier IIRC. Which is pretty much a 50w Bass spec. Could be modded to Lead spec with a few quick changes, though I like the Bass spec a lot as well. Build is also better than the 50w Marshalls, and power filtering is a bit stiffer, IIRC.



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I see. I'm not much of an internals guy so I'll take your word for it!




I'm guessing they aren't as good as they seem?
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Oh... That's just nasty and messy...






Well, you just saved me a bunch of money. Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:15 PM   #10
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If you want a Plexi, there are some great options out there for clones. Ceriatone is one example. For a much cheaper alternative, perhaps if you want to experiment, the Carl Martin Plexitone pretty much nails it. The Superleads didn't have MVs so a big part of their tone was from when they were really cranked up. That can be LOUD, but the Plexitone hits the tone at more managable levels.

Feel free to disregard...just offering other options.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #11
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oh boy i forgot about that thread.

also on topic. definitely check out ceriatone. some of the best marshall clones around in the price range you are looking at TS
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