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Old 03-06-2009, 11:09 PM   #1
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Best Amp for Hendrix?

I was wondering what you all think is the best amp for Hendrix. I plan on upgrading soon and want to get a tone close to his.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:10 PM   #2
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A Marshall Plexi. I've a custom made clone at 7 watts that works just as good though, only at lower volumes.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:11 PM   #3
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A Marshall Plexi.

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But you might need an attenuator or whatever.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:12 PM   #4
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Definately a Plexi!!!!
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:15 PM   #5
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:19 PM   #6
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:21 PM   #7
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Actually, a JCM800 (One of those ones that only have the clean channel), would work well, because they have individual preamp and master volume, and they're only 50watts, so you'd be able to get that hendrix tone much easier.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:23 PM   #9
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Haha I know a Marshall Plexi. But I was thinking like, you know, clones maybe? Since it's kinda hard to get a 1960's marshall plexi, and for less than well...a lot. My budgets around 1k-1.5k USD.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:27 PM   #10
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Check out Ceriatone then. And Splawn maybe? But mostly Ceriatone.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:31 PM   #11
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Actually, a JCM800 (One of those ones that only have the clean channel), would work well, because they have individual preamp and master volume, and they're only 50watts, so you'd be able to get that hendrix tone much easier.

Except that a JCM800 sounds nothing like a plexi at all.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:36 PM   #12
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Except that a JCM800 sounds nothing like a plexi at all.

The old ones with only clean channels sound close enough.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:50 PM   #13
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The old ones with only clean channels sound close enough.

You mean the single channel 2203/2204?

No they don't, they sound completely different.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:53 PM   #14
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Check out Ceriatone then. And Splawn maybe? But mostly Ceriatone.



I actually don't think any of the Ceriatones get it quite like Hendrix.
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I actually don't think any of the Ceriatones get it quite like Hendrix.

What in the world are you talking about? Ceriatone makes exact clones, ie. the exact same circuit of Hendrix's 2 most heralded amplifiers, the late '60s plexis (and they do clones of the '67s and '68s) and '66 JTM45/100. What in the world would you want that would get you closer?
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:59 PM   #16
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What in the world are you talking about? Ceriatone makes exact clones, ie. the exact same circuit of Hendrix's 2 most heralded amplifiers, the late '60s plexis (and they do clones of the '67s and '68s) and '66 JTM45/100. What in the world would you want that would get you closer?



Well from the clips and videos I've heard, they don't sound like it to me. *shrug*
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Well from the clips and videos I've heard, they don't sound like it to me. *shrug*

That's like saying "I'm playing the same notes, so why don't I sound like Jimi Hendrix?"

Nothing is going to get you closer to the sound than the exact same amp the person is using. When it comes down to it, whether you get Hendrix's tone comes down to whether you can play like him or not.

Not to mention, it's not a Hendrix amp, it's an amp that Hendrix used, so it's not like the only sound you can get is a Hendrix tone, and it's not like every setting on the amp will sound like Hendrix. Plus, you'd have a hard time getting Hendrix tone without the right guitar and right effect pedals.

= http://www.ceriatone.com/productSub...EpxComplete.htm

= http://www.ceriatone.com/productSub...100Complete.htm

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Old 03-07-2009, 12:18 AM   #18
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That's like saying "I'm playing the same notes, so why don't I sound like Jimi Hendrix?"

Nothing is going to get you closer to the sound than the exact same amp the person is using. When it comes down to it, whether you get Hendrix's tone comes down to whether you can play like him or not.

Not to mention, it's not a Hendrix amp, it's an amp that Hendrix used, so it's not like the only sound you can get is a Hendrix tone, and it's not like every setting on the amp will sound like Hendrix. Plus, you'd have a hard time getting Hendrix tone without the right guitar and right effect pedals.

= http://www.ceriatone.com/productSub...EpxComplete.htm

= http://www.ceriatone.com/productSub...100Complete.htm



Are there any clips of the actual Ceriatone amps?
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Are there any clips of the actual Ceriatone amps?

I thought you had already heard clips of the Ceriatones?

I don't know of any off the top of my head, but from my experience with Marshall clones, they all sound pretty much 80% the same and Ceriatone is a great value. There are better clones and if you want to splurge a few thousand more on a Metroamp or something then you are free to do so.



That is a Metroamp JTM45/100

This is probably the closest that you'll get...



But 1) that's a 50 watt plexi which sounds a lot different from a 100 watt superlead, and even more different from a 100 watt superbass or 100 watt JTM45 which are the Hendrix amps and 2) he's running vintage 30s, which sound nothing like the G12H30 55hz bass cones that Hendrix used.

Or this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB4c...feature=related

Which is just a 30 watt JTM45, which is similar to a 100 watt JTM45, but with less headroom, more sag, and the recording sucks as the volume is overloading the camera.

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I thought you had already heard clips of the Ceriatones?

I don't know of any off the top of my head, but from my experience with Marshall clones, they all sound pretty much 80% the same and Ceriatone is a great value. There are better clones and if you want to splurge a few thousand more on a Metroamp or something then you are free to do so.



That is a Metroamp JTM45/100

This is probably the closest that you'll get...



But 1) that's a 50 watt plexi which sounds a lot different from a 100 watt superlead, and even more different from a 100 watt superbass or 100 watt JTM45 which are the Hendrix amps and 2) he's running vintage 30s, which sound nothing like the G12H30 55hz bass cones that Hendrix used.



I couldn't find the amps you showed me. But the amps I have heard that were Ceriatones didn't cut it for me.
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