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Offline spknoevl

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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2011, 08:59:26 AM »
Yeah, let's go with that.  It was my mistake for referring to the amp as a clone; the builder never called it that.  It is a class A amp with a Marshall tone-stack.

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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2011, 09:04:42 AM »
"British flavor" or "Marshall-esque" yes I can understand that but Plexi no. Even Marshall doesn't make Plexi sounding amps except for their hand wired specials and haven't since the middle 70s at the latest. Those 70s amps only sounded close on 10 as they were too bright at any lower volume. Of course not all Plexis sound the same but the architecture of the amps were similar enough for a strong family relationship. I think a lot of people don't know what a Plexi sounds like. They assume that Line 6 or some emulator got it right when they didn't. I have had friends bring Plexi hand built boutique amps over with their master volumes thinking the amp sounded like a Plexi when it wasn't close at any volume except 10. Jimi, Jeff, Pete and Eric played Marshall amps with no PA systems in big halls on 10 that is the quintessential Marshall Plexi tone.
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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2011, 05:21:51 AM »
I want to build a TW... Is the Rocket the way to go?
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2011, 08:30:49 AM »
The Rocket is like the nicest sounding AC30 you ever heard. Capable of sweet clean and nice crunch. Plays clean when played lightly and dirty when pushed a very expressive amp. It doesn't have a mind of it own like the Express which is kind of a beast and wants to run away and needs a very careful hand to keep under control. The Express is so sensitive I can hear my strap locks through my amp when holding it and not playing.
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2011, 03:48:44 PM »
I have a Mesa Express 2:25.  Awesome tube tone that can be played at low volumes!  Never tried the ones you guys are mentioning, but from your descriptions I would love to hear them.  Where do you get to demo those badboys?
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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2011, 03:31:39 AM »
I've not done it, but one can rent real Trainwrecks to play at a studio in NYC.  I've considered doing it for a short while just to decide which amp to build.  The sound samples I've heard of the TW Rocket are impressive from a rock and hard rock standpoint.  

How does a Rocket compare cost-wise to an Express, clone to clone, from a quality domestic cloner with appropriate parts?
 

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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2011, 10:24:23 PM »
Mac- excellent.  am very excited to go find a Divided by 13.  is it class A or were these guys just talking about clones ect?  I have read for years in amp build books that AC 30s were "pushed into Class A".  that topic is not something i can debate but i can tell with my ears what is sweet and what is just like everything else.  I love marshalls new handwired 18 watt class ab 1976x one 12" greenback but it sounds great at a very high volume and is open back.  this doesn't serve most clubs.