Trinity 18w Marshall clone

Discussion in 'Other Amps' started by Neal Davis, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Neal Davis

    Neal Davis New Member

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    Can anyone tell me about these? I can get a two channel built with a bluesbreaker in one and a 1974x in the other. Also considering a pre rola greenback speaker if it sounds best. I’ve read about scumbacks etc but figure why not spent a hundred bucks more for the real thing. Just want the best 18w I can get within reasonable cost. All input appreciated. Thanks in advance
     
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  2. South Park

    South Park Well-Known Member

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    Is it a kit
     
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  3. Neal Davis

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    I want to have them build it so not sure if they use the same thing as the kit they sell.
     
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  4. South Park

    South Park Well-Known Member

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    Any amp you have built is the same parts as the kits. I built a jcm 800 from watt audio a few years ago. Most of the parts are real good just a few parts you can upgrade if you want .
     
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  5. ampeq

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    Have you looked at these? http://www.ceriatone.com/series/model/british-style/ (Last 3 at bottom of page) I have a modded Plexi coming from them, and I like that 2202 for a grab and go amp. Price vs. quality is outstanding, the hot rodded Plexi line cover a lot of ground and most are pretty versatile. http://www.ceriatone.com/series/model/hot-rodded-plexi/
     
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  6. neikeel

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    I agree with Ampeq that the Ceriatone stuff is hard to beat for the money. I built a TMB18EF86 based on a kit from Nik and with a reissue Greenback cab it sounds pretty stellar when cranked on the TMB channel. The EF86 channel is a bit of a waste of time for me as I cannot find a non-microphonic EF86! So I use it with that channel turned off. The Trinity stuff looks nice too. Although to put it in perspective my 18w Trem 2x12 built will all NOS parts, RS transformers and pre-rola GBs is just that bit more special at all volumes from clean, crunch and rocking out.
     
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  7. Kookaburra

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    I have the TMB model. Top notch build quality. The kits and what Stephen uses are the same.

    Now, all his 18s have a TMB channel in place of the original trem channel, as do some other modern builders. Not sure why my model has that also as the name, but mine has a crunchy 70s Marshall with a hint of Vox sound on the tmb channel, and the 1974x is the vol/tone knobs channel.

    I've had mine since 2011, and it's a keeper. I'm using a couple 1x12 cabs with Scumbacks.
     
  8. Neal Davis

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    Thanks. He’s gonna to the 1974x in one and the jtm45 in the other for me. Along with powerscaling and an original greenback I found. I was also looking at a baby bluesbreaker but decided it was too big and too much amp for me.
     
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  9. Goldfinger

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    GDS for 18 watt clone.
     
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  10. South Park

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    Up grade to CTs pots . Ceramic tube sockets uk switch craft jacks .if you can
     
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  11. Kookaburra

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    Powerscaling is a good idea. I've gigged the amp, and at least at a few quiet gigs, that would have been handy. It'll be great for around home too.

    Good speaker choice. You'll have a great classic sounding rig.
     
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  12. Neal Davis

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    They use Switchcraft jacks, Belton sockets (better than ceramic ones) and Apha pots. Are the CTs pots that much better? He says they’re 3x more and not any difference. I’ll get them if worth the extra cost in you alls view
     
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    The high end stereo tube amps use CTs pots for signal quality.thar sealed and last longer.it might sound a litter better
     
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    I'd go with Trinity on this. The guy knows his stuff.
     
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    I dunno....that guy couldn't/wouldn't fix a TC-15 head that he built even after it was sent back twice for warranty repair...
     
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    delete
     
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  17. Peter McAteer

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    It is.
     
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    Tire kicking
     

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