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  • #16
    For home use, I would say a used Eleven Rack (or an Atomic Ampli-fire Box) and a Headrush 108 should get you close to $500 and with a very good Plexi tone.
    Might be hard to have a Plexi tone at "home playing" with a tube amp. The reason I proposed a modeler as I can get a very good one with my Eleven Rack at about TV level playing (using an EV ZLX12P).
    Maybe check out what you can get out of a Katana 50w at 0.5w on the Brown channel.

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    • #17
      I have an old Vox Valvetronix modeler and it’s “UK 70s” setting does the plexi thing extremely well, and has a master volume, since it’s a modeler.

      I’ll find or make a clip and attach it

      Edit: here we go: https://youtu.be/7JrAOAJZDTM

      This was before video cameras or electric lights were invented, so please forgive the video. I start with the clean tones then get in to the crunch tones.

      This is the AD15VT with 15W through a little 8” speaker at apartment volume.
      Last edited by ImmortalSix; 09-10-2020, 07:02 PM.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by BenPerkins View Post
        Any recommendations for a low watt amp (30w or lower) that can get ballpark Plexi tones? This is for playing at home.

        Was considering a Class 5 but wanted to see if theres anything out there that uses EL34s.

        Thank you.


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        I paid $415.00 USD for my Marshall 2266 Vintage Modern.
        It says 50watt every where, but all the technicians that i have spoken too, either in person or over the inter net says this KT66 driven amp (just like the KT66 driven JTM45) is much, much closer to 30-35 watts than to the 'proclaimed / advertised' 50 watts.

        I had my Vintage Modren's master volume on max yesterday, and it is deff NOT as (((loud))) as my 50 Watt Orange Thunderverb, through the same cab.
        I do not think you will get a more realistic plexi tone, south of $500.00 USD, unless you can find a used (good luck) *Albion / Wharfedale TCT50, 40, 35, or 30 model.

        * some Marshall technicians left the Co. and started their own amp business.
        Think of it as a ''super Marshall'' . . . all the good stuff that the engineers wanted to add to a Marshall, but the top wigs/suits at the Co. said ''NO'' for.
        Last edited by SirJackdeFuzz II; 09-11-2020, 01:12 AM.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by SirJackdeFuzz II View Post

          I paid $415.00 USD for my Marshall 2266 Vintage Modern.
          It says 50watt every where, but all the technicians that i have spoken too, either in person or over the inter net says this KT66 driven amp (just like the KT66 driven JTM45) is much, much closer to 30-35 watts than to the 'proclaimed / advertised' 50 watts.

          I had my Vintage Modren's master volume on max yesterday, and it is deff NOT as (((loud))) as my 50 Watt Orange Thunderverb, through the same cab.
          I do not think you will get a more realistic plexi tone, south of $500.00 USD, unless you can find a used (good luck) *Albion / Wharfedale TCT50, 40, 35, or 30 model.

          * some Marshall technicians left the Co. and started their own amp business.
          Think of it as a ''super Marshall'' . . . all the good stuff that the engineers wanted to add to a Marshall, but the top wigs/suits at the Co. said ''NO'' for.
          Damn. Wish I had seen this earlier. After test driving the DLS, I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a Class 5 head for $300 shipped. Then ordered new tubes (NOS Mullard 12AT7, Genalex gold pin 12AX7, and Genalex EL84) based on internet research, and also after watching this video:

          https://youtu.be/k2G7_Gz3oNw

          I will be running it through an Orange PPC112 with a Greenback. Also have a H&K TM110 with a Creamback that I can try (travel rig).
          Last edited by BenPerkins; 09-11-2020, 01:48 PM.
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          • #20
            This one will do really nice (bit grittier) plexi-type tones with the right Cab/guitars.



            https://reverb.com/item/34076015-lab...assic-30w-head

            I bought mine new a few years go from this ^^ store (....shipped from Finland for about &450...'cause I bought two heads together)
            Reached me in about a week....no problems at all (I'm not in the US though)


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            • #21
              Originally posted by BenPerkins View Post

              Damn. Wish I had seen this earlier. After test driving the DLS, I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a Class 5 head for $300 shipped. Then ordered new tubes (NOS Mullard 12AT7, Genalex gold pin 12AX7, and Genalex EL84) based on internet research, and also after watching this video:

              https://youtu.be/k2G7_Gz3oNw

              I will be running it through an Orange PPC112 with a Greenback. Also have a H&K TM110 with a Creamback that I can try (travel rig).
              Sounds really good.
              What pick ups do you have in that LP ?
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Phantasmagoria View Post
                This one will do really nice (bit grittier) plexi-type tones with the right Cab/guitars.



                https://reverb.com/item/34076015-lab...assic-30w-head

                I bought mine new a few years go from this ^^ store (....shipped from Finland for about &450...'cause I bought two heads together)
                Reached me in about a week....no problems at all (I'm not in the US though)

                Interesting. That's a cool tone but not what I think of when I think of a plexi Marshall.

                This is what I think of:



                Or this:

                Last edited by Lewguitar; 09-15-2020, 04:17 AM.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Phantasmagoria View Post
                  This one will do really nice (bit grittier) plexi-type tones with the right Cab/guitars.



                  https://reverb.com/item/34076015-lab...assic-30w-head

                  I bought mine new a few years go from this ^^ store (....shipped from Finland for about &450...'cause I bought two heads together)
                  Reached me in about a week....no problems at all (I'm not in the US though)

                  This has way more mids and gain than a classic Plexi tone.
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                  • #24
                    I agree...but it can get kinda close (AC/DC tones all day long) if dialed in that way which I did'nt do in the demo. But yeah...like I said it's grittier/the mids are more prominent.

                    But I was thinking of the OP's price cap mostly...or I'd have suggested this baby for $1500+ more



                    As fine a plexi tone as you will ever hear...

                    Just not too easy on the pocket
                    "Less is less, more is more...how can less be more?" ~Yngwie J Malmsteen

                    I did it my way ~ Frank Sinatra

                    Originally posted by Rodney Gene
                    If you let your tone speak for itself you'll find alot less people join the conversation.


                    Youtube

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by SirJackdeFuzz II View Post

                      Sounds really good.
                      What pick ups do you have in that LP ?
                      Sorry, that was someone elses video. Ive got a Gibson Marauder (76?).
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                      • #26
                        So yeah... gonna need an attenuator. Preferably something that doesn’t color the tone. I am thinking $200 or less. Any suggestions? Maybe a Weber Mini Mass?

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                        Last edited by BenPerkins; 09-16-2020, 10:46 PM.
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                        • #27
                          I have a Weber MASS. Works well, but it's not perfect. It has switches and things to make up for the tone loss, which help a great deal, but don't exactly counter all the negative effects of an attenuator. Using the line out and reamping with a clean low power monitor system is almost better than running into guitar speakers fully attenuated. But either way it's still very satisfying to play, much moreso than low-powered amp simulators that don't respond correctly to touch.
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                          • #28
                            You could look for a Traynor YBA-2.

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                            • #29
                              What about a Bugera Power Soak?


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