Ceriatone 18 watt vs marshall sv20h

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  1. Filipe Soares

    Filipe Soares Well-Known Member

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    20watter with el34
     
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    I think the 20w-er's are 6V6, but most all the modded plexies are EL34's (50w & 100w) I just bought a 50w one, we'll see how she is. I'm not really sure why the 6v6 would be a bad thing, the 20w Yeti and Chuba wntbtw has sound awesome. I think they also make a 36w Plexi and I think they will take some of the models and drop the power if you want. Call Nik at Ceriatone and see what they'll do, I want them to make a custom one for me at some point to. Still cheaper than most.
     
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    6V6's if set up correctly, do a very convincing mock of EL34's.

    Actually so do the 10 watt 6AQ5's.
     
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  4. Filipe Soares

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    502 ceriatone are great, but el34 does not not sound good to my taste. They lack bottom end and have word mids generally. The only good amp I've had, or played,el84 with a great sound was de 5150888 lbx
     
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    I thought you wanted EL34’s, my bad, I like them best. Never had the 6v6’s but the 2202 sounds pretty good to me. Why don’t they make a 20w amp with just 1 EL34 ? Is it hard to get 1 tube to sound good? I wonder if Nik can do a 20w unit with a single EL34.
    Which one is the 502?
     
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    My bad, I I'm traveling so I'm typing in my phone. I'm not into el84s
     
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    Start the reactor... Free Mars!
    Neither one of these amps has an AC/DC sound.
    What you probably want is a 2204 / 2203.
     
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  8. wntbtw

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    Is the OP looking for a 20w or a 50w amp? You don`t think that the new 20w Marshall NMV will get some classic AC?DC tones? Quite possibly so would the new 20w Marshall JCM 800 also!? That is, if he wants a 20w amp for AC/DC. The Ceriatone 20w SOY that I suggested earlier probably has too much gain--even in it`s Plexi voicing--for those classic Malcolm & Angus tones [although the gain can be somewhat dialed out but then that would defeat the purpose as the
    Yeti's circuit was designed to be hot-rodded!]. What about Marshall`s 20w 2061? I`ve heard great things about it`s Plexi tones [although it has to be cranked real loud to get them!] Ceriatone makes them as well.
     
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    This make sooooo much sense to me.

    I think, things being what they are, if you buy a Ceriatone to replicate a Marshall, you’ll always have second thoughts.
     
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    No, not in the loop. You run your amp speaker out to the MiniMass and another cable from the MiniMass to the cabinet input.

    Using speaker cables of course. I think Weber recommends at least 16 gauge cables. I use 14 gauge.
     
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    Not me.
     
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    I wonder if this guy agrees with you!? Also--have you ever played thru a Ceriatone British flavored amp?
     
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    Or this guy?!
     
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    I don’t know, maybe. That’s sounds ok, one could get that tone from many amps. Doesn’t quite have that Marshall distinctive crunch imo.
     
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    It sounds good enough for me!! And so does the 2nd video!!
     
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    That’s all that counts bud.

    So you buy it, (if you don’t already have it), and enjoy it in good health!
     
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    I'm not buying one to replace a Marshall, I'm buying one to expand on the Marshall type sounds. Most std. "Marshalls" need something, modding, a way to drop the volume, etc., these are a "modded" Marshall type amp. (A Plexi) They do have std. British type amp's as well, but I want more drive that I can play anywhere. These also give 3 voices as well as a host of other controls you simply don't get with a Marshall std. amp. If it's the sound your after you really should take some time and look at them, if it's the name Marshall that turns you on you'll need to stay with them. I find most std. Marshalls great for one sound but that's it, I wanted something more versatile and these really seem to do the job. Plus you can buy 2 of these for the same price. To me it's not much of a call, but if your a hard core Marshall guy you probably won't be happy with any other brand amp.
     
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    I would buy the ceriatone. The el84 have a real sizel to the tone . I don’t think it will do AC/DC stuff
     
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    I think the 2202 would be a better amp for AC/DC if low power is needed.
     
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