Are most red plexis in USA recovered by importer?

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  1. Trapland

    Trapland Well-Known Member

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    I once read something that stated an importer or major dealer recovered lots of new plexis in red.

    ‘Anyone know about this?
     
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    neikeel Well-Known Member

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    It has been suggested that there are very many more custom coloured Marshalls that were sent to the USA from the UK after being recovered. It has been suggested that this was due to a chap called Carl from South London.
    Some pics of him and his stuff:
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    I do not have the exact lowdown on this but it seems plausible.
     
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    No there is a collection of Plexis!!!
     
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    I remember those shots from plexi palace. There was a similar shot of a large vox collection too iirc.
     
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    neikeel Well-Known Member

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    But I am (relatively) reliably informed that a lot of those sent to the US from this source were recovered and sold as original custom colours.
     
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    Didn't Rockbottom open a store in Hollywood in 1994?

    Only in the last 10 to 15 years (imo) has the cost for marshall/vintage amps shot up, so I'm not sure if it was a great money spinner to do this sort of thing. Maybe we are talking later?

    I think I remember part exchanging a 73 sl in the early 90's for £150 to a guitar shop!
     
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    Trapland Well-Known Member

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    This is all very interesting. Is there an archive from plexi palace or is the site active?

    Wild guesses about how many were recolored?
     
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    Where did those photos come from? I want the back story.
     
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    neikeel Well-Known Member

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    Plexi palace (Vintage Amps Forum) now defunct after Victor closed shop (not sure if Mojave amps still going). There was a lot of stuff there (quite a few refugees from there are on this forum, myself included. I was told that it was expensive to run/update. Quite a few people chipped in to keep it afloat. You can find a lot of pages on Time Machine type archive sites.
     

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