#1
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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#2
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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A Marshall Plexi.

This
But you might need an attenuator or whatever.
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Definately a Plexi!!!!
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#7
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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#9
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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Quote by Jesstaa
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.
#12
Quote by al112987
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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#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.
#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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#15
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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?
#16
Quote by al112987
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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#17
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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.youtube.com/watch?v=gYwZ8I8wOGA = http://www.ceriatone.com/productSubPages/BSJTM45_100_Exp/BSJTM45_100_EpxComplete.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCwCBh0z3Hs = http://www.ceriatone.com/productSubPages/BSSuperBass100/BSSuperBass100Complete.htm
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#18
Quote by al112987
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.youtube.com/watch?v=gYwZ8I8wOGA = http://www.ceriatone.com/productSubPages/BSJTM45_100_Exp/BSJTM45_100_EpxComplete.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCwCBh0z3Hs = http://www.ceriatone.com/productSubPages/BSSuperBass100/BSSuperBass100Complete.htm



Are there any clips of the actual Ceriatone amps?
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#19
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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltD2B34_jNQ

That is a Metroamp JTM45/100

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePi_GvBo36Q

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=sB4cnFcuLvw&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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#20
Quote by al112987
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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltD2B34_jNQ

That is a Metroamp JTM45/100

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePi_GvBo36Q

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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#21
Then don't judge if you haven't heard the amps in question, because they all sound different which is why Ceriatone offers all the different variations. Youtube videos are not the way to go for gauging musical gear, it just is not. Every recording I've made of my JTM45 and put on youtube is only a very rough approximation of what it sounds like in person. If you can honestly hear the difference between an authentic Marshall plexi and Ceriatone plexi clone on youtube (which you never will be able to anyway, because amps will be eq'ed differently, different guitars will be used, and different effects will be used), then I can't argue.

Which being said, I posted two videos of Ceriatones that are... kind of similar (but not really) to the Hendrix amps. The JTM45 would probably be much closer to Hendrix's amp.
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#22
I'd say a Cornell plexi 18/20. I've heard from alot of guys who thinks that the Cornell clones are just like the real deal. With this one you can also go down to 5 watts if you'd like.
I think it's more suitable to have around 20 watts instead of 50 or 100 imo. It's also easier to carry around with.
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#23
Quote by Jesstaa
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.

I''ve got one with two channels and it sounds good with Hendrix.

edit: Jeez, just get a Marshall Plexi or any Marshall half-stack.
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#24
^True. Just try out every Marshall half stack you see in stores and go for the one you like the best.
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#25
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You mean the single channel 2203/2204?

No they don't, they sound completely different.

Actually, the low input of the 2203/2204s is more or less identical to a Plexi.
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Didn't Hendrix use the Fender Bassman in the studio?
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The Marshall Super 100JH signature amp.
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Actually, the low input of the 2203/2204s is more or less identical to a Plexi.

It doesn't have anything to do with gain, it's a matter of voicing.
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The Marshall Super 100JH signature amp.

Which is a 4x kt66 JTM45/100, essentially the same limited edition handwired 45/100 reissue they had a few years ago, though the only difference is that they offer custom g12h greenbacks in the signature cabinet.
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#29
Wasn't his amp a '59 super lead? Years aside, the point is that you will need a marshall plexi clone like above has said, fender strat, fuzz, wah and some mad skills mate. good luck with it.
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#30
get a lefty strat and make it a righty for a better hendrix tone, alot of the uniqueness of his tone came from the pups being placed different than a standard guitar
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Wasn't his amp a '59 super lead? Years aside, the point is that you will need a marshall plexi clone like above has said, fender strat, fuzz, wah and some mad skills mate. good luck with it.


1959 was just the model number. I know he had a '68 Plexi, I have pictures of it. I also know he had an early '69 at one point, another guitarist named Jimmy acquired it at some point in history.
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I think you'll find Hendrix used a Vox, not a crybaby


damn beaten to it. i have to say the jcm 800 sounds nothing like the plexi. tbh nothing at all sounds like the plexi. moral of the story...buy a damn plexi.
#35
Quote by al112987
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?

Metro

But I support Ceriatone in this case. That's the best hendrix tone you can get for 1000
#36
I would say a tube equipped Marshall would be a step in the right direction.
#37
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Didn't Hendrix use the Fender Bassman in the studio?


I heard that he used a princeton reverb and a fender champ. Clapton was famous for using 2 to 4 amps at once in the studio. SRV's tech said that he used as many as 6 different amps at a time (both Marshall and fender) while recording. I wouldn't be surprised if Hendrix did the same thing, although that's purely speculation on my part.
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#38
Quote by al112987
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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltD2B34_jNQ

That is a Metroamp JTM45/100

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePi_GvBo36Q

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=sB4cnFcuLvw&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.


Wow... that second amp sounds fantastic. It's cleans are so punchy.
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