Poll: 1959SLPX or BluesBreaker
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View poll results: 1959SLPX or BluesBreaker
1959SLPX with KT66's and Mercurymagnetics transformer
3 50%
BlueBreaker RI
3 50%
Voters: 6.
#1
Hi guys!!!! Haven't posted in awhile but I come on the forum often to do some research. I need your guys option on something.

I have recently discovered the godly sound of the BluesBreaker and am Serous about getting one. I also love the sound of the 1959slp as well. I was thinking of doing some experimenting with the SLP and changing the tube to KT66's and change the transformer to a mercurymagnetic transformer to try and get either a sound in between or a nice unique sound. My question is should I stay with the 1959slp w/ a 1960TV cab and mod it or just sell it and go straight for the bluesbreakers?

Please no smart guys, with the opinion of going to an original BB. That's just not an option for most of us.



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#2
Well I think if you have the SLP already and you have no qualms about modding it, you should give it a go.

If you MUST have a Bluesbraker though and you don't want to bust the bank, might I recommend a Ceriatone Bluesbraker clone. All the tone and half the price.

Or you could just get the Reissue. It's still pretty awesome. Just pricey is all.
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#3
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Well I think if you have the SLP already and you have no qualms about modding it, you should give it a go.

If you MUST have a Bluesbraker though and you don't want to bust the bank, might I recommend a Ceriatone Bluesbraker clone. All the tone and half the price.

Or you could just get the Reissue. It's still pretty awesome. Just pricey is all.


Does Ceriatone really get that close on the sound? That's not a bad idea. I could put the extra money towards some original GEC KT66's
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~~~~~~~Soon to be 58ri LP and Koch multitone II~~~~~~
#6
As cool as it would be to have a 1959, they're just so goddamned unusably loud that I couldn't ever find a use for one.
I liked the 1974X better than the bluesbreaker though.
So out of those options, I'll take an AC30
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#8
^Schhh...

I use to know the site.

Anyway, as Roc said, I highly recommend the 18watters.
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#9
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^Schhh...

I use to know the site.

Anyway, as Roc said, I highly recommend the 18watters.


The 1974x or the Bluesbraker?

Because they're both 18 watters.
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#10
^No the Bluesbreaker ain't an 18watter...

Plus don't get the 1974x, get a GDS, it's about the same price and THE 18W replica.
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#11
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^No the Bluesbreaker ain't an 18watter...

Plus don't get the 1974x, get a GDS, it's about the same price and THE 18W replica.




I thought the Bluesbraker combo was 18 watts!

I'm so embarrassed.
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#12
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As cool as it would be to have a 1959, they're just so goddamned unusably loud that I couldn't ever find a use for one.
I liked the 1974X better than the bluesbreaker though.
So out of those options, I'll take an AC30


ive read the alot of people prefer the BB over the hand wire and it's more expensive. That's why i haven't looked into it.
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#13
I've heard everything.
I've heard it's 45 watts because it's a JTM 45 and apparently 45 watts stands for 45.
I've heard it's 30 watts from many people, including people who owns them themselves.
I've heard it's 50 watts for three reasons:
1 because there are 2 25 watt speakers in it but I think that has nothing to do with it.
2 because it says "50 watt tremolo" inside of the thing.
3 because someone thought it was 50 because my Bluesbreaker almost overpowered his 50 watt Marshall head, was like a JMP or something.

Oh and apparently the 1987x fails on you after 6 months... like some transformer or whatever it's called gets overheated. I was gonna buy that one instead of the Bluesbreaker but then I read some reviews and apparently this happened to over half of the people who wrote.
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#14
Actually Marshalls reaissues are WAY overpriced. Get a Ceriatone or Metro instead.

The Bluesbreaker is no way 30 watts. It's a variable bias, class A/B 2x6L6 amp. This generally gives it an output of 50 watts. I would say it's between 40-50 watts.
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#15
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ive read the alot of people prefer the BB over the hand wire and it's more expensive. That's why i haven't looked into it.


Well, don't bother reading about it. Go try some. Maybe you'll agree with me, maybe you won't. Basing your opinion on what people write on the internet is kind of silly.

Whatever you choose, the Marshall versions tend to be the least value. Any kit or smaller builder usually offers a higher quality product for a similar price.
#16
This is how I would describe it:
What you would you choose? These two amps are roughly the same price.
The first has a PCB board, uses incorrect parts, bad transformers but have a fancy logo.

The second has handwired, PTP boad, correct high end parts, fantastic transformers, but misses the fancy logo.
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#17
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Actually Marshalls reaissues are WAY overpriced. Get a Ceriatone or Metro instead.

The Bluesbreaker is no way 30 watts. It's a variable bias, class A/B 2x6L6 amp. This generally gives it an output of 50 watts. I would say it's between 40-50 watts.


Seeing as it's a copy of the 5F6A Bassman, which itself is a 40-50w amp, I don't get what all the confusion is about.