1968 Marshall Plexi vs 1968 Marshall Plexi clone

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  1. pittbull

    pittbull Well-Known Member

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    Your opinions and thoughts
     
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    But on the other thing, I could afford a clone the real thing not so much. :dude:
     
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    A well built amp with great conponents and great Iron that cooked a bit
    will sound stellar imo .
     
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    Kella I agree with you I think a lot of the vintage stuff has a lot of hype vintage dealers tend to hype things up
     
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    I’ve played original Plexi’s(68-69)and I’ve played plexi clones(68 12000 series)and to me there really wasn’t that much of a difference. The 68 Plexi 12000 series became really popular with Eddie Van Halen,Just think Eddie recorded Van Halen 1 with what was A Strat style guitar made from scrapes, cheap Japanese knock-off Explorer, $10.00 phase 90, $20.00 flanger, $75.00 tape echo, $5.00 EQ, $100.00 VOX and a $300.00 Marshall. In those days you could pick this stuff up for next to nothing.Go look at the prices on Music Man EVH guitars on Reverb...Ed's best stuff was performed using the same collection of surplus used on Van Halen 1
     
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    william vogel Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    A clone done right generally sounds better.
     
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    Yes correct
     
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    When I bought my clone I figured that a well-made new amp would sound better and be more reliable than an old original. And be cheaper. I was confident in the builder.
     
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    If I had the money (pleximaster had a good post about the importance of this point the other day), I'd prefer original.

    Not because of an improvement in sound, necessarily, but because I think it will hold its value in the general guitar market more reliably* - if I decide I want to trade it for a tweed Deluxe in a few years, I'll probably be able to. Plus, they look cool!

    *Not necessarily increase more in value, it's just that the "blue chip" items (pre-CBS strats, Martin D-28s, plexis etc.) have more stable demand. There are definitely "clones" (Metro?) which have appreciated more than the originals in the last few years.
     
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    I go for what a amp sounds like,I’ve played original late 60s plexis that sound horrible,any amp brand for that matter
     
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    IMO the original amp over the clone sounds better even if you source as many correct NOS components as you can find.
     
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    What’s better??
     

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