#1
I understand that the players skill and choice of pedals are most important, but what amp would best compliment Hendrix songs, which verge from Red House (blues) to Machine Gun (psychedelic rock). That is slow melodies, to roaring solos.

I have a limit of £800. That is $1319.

Please suggest amps which cover a range of price brackets below my limit.

Thanks very much for taking the time to research. It would be appreciated.
#3
he used marshalls, but any amp along with a fuzz face and crybaby should be good
#4
I'd suggest getting a decent tubed Marshall.
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#5
How much is a used marshall plexi, JTM45, JCM800, or the 18 watter in the UK?
#6
A used Marshall tube, or perhaps some imitation Marshall, like a Splawn(?) or something similar. Anything Britished-voiced other than a Vox, which seem to have their own British sound. Add a wah, octave fuzz, and a Strat, maybe a phaser or a vibrato, and you would have a very good Hendrix cover rig IMO.
#7
Ceriatone JTM45
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#8
Hendrix used marshall for live situation. He used a fender twin reverb for the recording of Axis:Bold as love so you might want to look at the reissue one. I play A LOT of Hendrix and that's the amp I have and with a fuzz face you can get a really good tone.

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he used marshalls, but any amp along with a fuzz face and crybaby should be good


He used a vox, not a crybaby
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Quote by antoine2055
Hendrix used marshall for live situation. He used a fender twin reverb for the recording of Axis:Bold as love so you might want to look at the reissue one. I play A LOT of Hendrix and that's the amp I have and with a fuzz face you can get a really good tone.


He used a vox, not a crybaby


How did he OD a twin reverb?! The sound engineers must've hated him.

I like his live tone much more though. Monterey pop = secks.
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#10
Quote by Bostonrocks
Ceriatone JTM45

this is probably your best bet, along with a nice fuzz and wah.
and I'm pretty sure hendrix just dimed everything on his amp
#11
Quote by dcdossett65
How did he OD a twin reverb?! The sound engineers must've hated him.

I like his live tone much more though. Monterey pop = secks.



I think the fact of the Twin Reverb being impossible to overdrive without going def in a minute is more of a myth. I have my twin at about 4-5 when I play with with my friend (the drummer is playing like he really needs to hit every drum really hard...) and I have a bit of overdrive. But I got a problem with my Twin like 5 months ago and I didn't change my tubes for one year so that MIGHT be the reason I'm like not even 10% sure about that. Oh and I play with a 2006 highway one strat if that maters.

And yeah is live tone from monterey is much better but Fender is like 800$ less when I bought it with amazing clean so that's why I chose the Twin.

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this is probably your best bet, along with a nice fuzz and wah.
and I'm pretty sure hendrix just dimed everything on his amp


He had lots of power amp overdrive so probably he didn't dim the volume.
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#12
The monterey pop festival amp was a Marshall JTM45/100. George Metropoulos makes a replica of it.
#13
Quote by antoine2055
He had lots of power amp overdrive so probably he didn't dim the volume.


You do know that Power Amp Overdrive is from pushing the power-amp tubes past their limits??? AKA Pumping the volume
#15
How does the JTM45 differ in tone compared to the JTM45/100? Just wattage?
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Quote by dcdossett65
How does the JTM45 differ in tone compared to the JTM45/100? Just wattage?
Same preamp, but the JTM45/100 uses a solid state rectifier in the power supply, and depending on the version either one or two output transformers and four KT66s in the poweramp.

Think of it as a cleaner, more open sounding JTM45 with a tighter low end. Even though it's supposed to be 100 watts, it really puts out more like... 80 or so. It's not really THAT loud in the grand scheme of things (ie. to his later super leads) but god damn does it sound good.
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You do know that Power Amp Overdrive is from pushing the power-amp tubes past their limits??? AKA Pumping the volume


I meant power-amp distortion... Don't know if it's the same.

EDIT: HOO huge misunderstanding... English is not my first language and I always tought that "dimed" meant like to reduce... Well, I just learned that it's not.
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Quote by al112987
Same preamp, but the JTM45/100 uses a solid state rectifier in the power supply, and depending on the version either one or two output transformers and four KT66s in the poweramp.

Think of it as a cleaner, more open sounding JTM45 with a tighter low end. Even though it's supposed to be 100 watts, it really puts out more like... 80 or so. It's not really THAT loud in the grand scheme of things (ie. to his later super leads) but god damn does it sound good.


So would a regular JTM45 suffice for the hendrix tone though? I'm not too keen an a 100w head.
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#20
I think the cost of getting a Ceriatone delivered to the UK may be prohibitive, but there are plenty of other options, and luckily you live in the UK.

If you have a cab,you could buy a JTM45 brand new for £789 (www.gak.co.uk). In this case though, I would look for a used Marshall, or a different amp altogether that can cover the tones.

At the cheaper end of the scale are amps like the Laney VC-15 and VC-30, or even a Fender Blues Junior, which I would recommend if you need some of your budget for a guitar and effects, but if you want top quality then perhaps look into something like an EVA (English Valve Amps) 18w Super TMB. They do a combo or head, which you can pair up with their matching 1x12 and keep withing budget.

http://www.englishvalveamps.co.uk/18wtmb.html

EDIT: The head doesn't only come in red, they do custom colours.
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#21
I should note that I don't have a guitar or amp yet .

I'll be buying a Fender American Standard Stratocaster and an amplifier. Later saving up for pedals.

I may sound naive but I'm pretty sure I want to play some blues, jazz and classic rock.

Realistically, I would be paying around £500 for an amp. Perhaps that clarifies things?
#22
Quote by Bostonrocks
Ceriatone JTM45


For the win, + a fuzz pedal you can build yourself for 20 bucks.

Most of the music you listed was forged from overdriven Marshall amps, but Ceriatone JTM45/18 TMB would suit you since they are pretty good clones of Marshall amps.
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#23
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I should note that I don't have a guitar or amp yet .

I'll be buying a Fender American Standard Stratocaster and an amplifier. Later saving up for pedals.

I may sound naive but I'm pretty sure I want to play some blues, jazz and classic rock.

Realistically, I would be paying around £500 for an amp. Perhaps that clarifies things?



If buying new or used, look into a Fender Blues Junior, Laney VC-15 or VC-30, or a Peavey Classic 30.

For £500, you can get some pretty nice used amps. Check eBay, Gumtree and Craigslist for some great deals. There's a guy up here on the Glasgow Gumtree selling a Vox AC50 combo for £500, which will nail the Hendrix sound, despite being a Vox (it's very Marshall-esque)
#24
Quote by dcdossett65
So would a regular JTM45 suffice for the hendrix tone though? I'm not too keen an a 100w head.

Regular JTM45 would work great. maybe change the tube rectifier, but not really that necessary
#25
Ceriatone JTM45 "Experienced" or Ceriatone Plexi 100 Super Lead.

Also: You have to have a strat. A Fuzz Face is pretty necessary too.