Brunetti Pleximan - opinions ?

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  • DominicDominic Frets: 3876
    Yes have done (Tumnus) that also adds a lot of bottom but it's a great pedal
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  • DominicDominic Frets: 3876
    How you getting on with Pleximan now that you know it better.........I got a THD attenuator and can crank it more now and it is really impressing me through a 2x12 
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  • MoltisantiMoltisanti Frets: 937
    More and more impressed the more time I spend with it. 5w is surprisingly loud, I've found a nice  balance between the gain and hot rod channels now too. All the switches give a lot of options to tweak which is very useful. Not tried it with the band yet but looking forward to it

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  • ChesterChester Frets: 36
    I'm seriously looking at a pleximan ... sounds like a killer amp, and I'm torn between this and a Sheriff 44 head. Do any of you folks have experience changing out the power glass? Are the bias points easy to access, or do you need to take the chassis out of the headshell and risk life 'n limb messing around the innards of these things?
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  • MoltisantiMoltisanti Frets: 937
    no idea on any of the above Chester, but the more time i spend with this amp the better it gets.
    The solo boost means you don't need to use the loop which is ace if you like old school delay before drive

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  • MoltisantiMoltisanti Frets: 937
    i tried my Pleximan for the first time with the band last night, and I was very impressed. Most of the stuff we play suits a crunch and a thicker sound that my 800 nails with a TS type boost so i wasnt sure how the Pleximan would handle the heavier stuff. I was playing Alice In Chains on it in drop C# with no pedals and it sounded ace :)
    It's a very different volume taper to a Marshall, i had it in 50w mode with the volume on 5, which on an 800 would have been peeling the paint off the walls. Which is a good thing as the volume goes up gradually from home levels to band volume rather than having a big jump.
    Amazing to have a 3 channel amp, with solo boost in such a small package, the only thing i would change is to have a gain on the clean channel as it stays very clean even at proper volume (which i know some people love), i prefer a bit of hair on the clean personally.
    I had it through the Veteran 30 in an oversized Mesa 1x12 cab, it was punchy and crystal clear.
    I A/B'd it with my 800 last week pretty loud and they have a very different core tone, the 800 is much squishier and simple sounding (if that makes sense), whereas the Pleximan is much more detailed and articulate. I've never owned a Plexi so i don;t know if this is typical of that amp type, but from clips i've heard it makes sense. The EQ is totally different too, you can run this with the mids and treble high at volume and it stays thick, whereas an 800 will take your head off if the treble is over 5 at band volume.

    Amazing amp for the money.

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  • DominicDominic Frets: 3876
    Yes.......totally agree.......it is a fantastic amp for that job
    I like the clean staying clean (can always hit it with a Klon type for a bit of hair)
    The Hot Rod gives it real thump when you need it
    I am very impressed .......easily top boutique quality........that's why Guitarist rated it so highly
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  • timmysofttimmysoft Frets: 1714
    I’ve often thought about asking Marco to build me a pleximan combo, the only thing that’s stopped me is my Budda, which I think nails the mid/high gain sounds better. 
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  • dunstanmusdunstanmus Frets: 82
    Nice review. I love mine. Really good amps.
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  • MoltisantiMoltisanti Frets: 937
    ok i solved the clean being too clean, i tried it with the Dense switch in and EQ brighter and there you go, the clean channel has a hint of hair on it with single coils and a bit more with HBs, but it stays dynamic so when you pick light it's clean and when you give it some it breaks up a bit - perfect. It's like Mr Brunetti thought about exactly that :)

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  • DominicDominic Frets: 3876
    yes, it's a great and VERY flexible amp
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  • BGGBGG Frets: 392
    Gigged mine at last on Saturday and I bloody loved it :)
    Played some beefed up Beatles tunes and some pub rock covers (Lizzy, Whitesnake, GnR etc ) and it was excellent,
    Nice tight and raw for rhythm and screaming leads, spot on :) I was using my PRS DGT.
    www.groovetrain.co.uk
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  • welshboyowelshboyo Frets: 950
    Where did you guys get yours from? I really fancy one..
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  • John_AJohn_A Frets: 1574
    I tried one and wasn't that keen, IMO it did the plexi thing well, and not much else.  Bought an ENGL Ironball in the end that I like the sound of much better, it's more flexible and a lump cheaper
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  • TeetonetalTeetonetal Frets: 5988
    John_A said:
    I tried one and wasn't that keen, IMO it did the plexi thing well, and not much else.  Bought an ENGL Ironball in the end that I like the sound of much better, it's more flexible and a lump cheaper
    The clue is in the name.
    It's supposed to be a plexi.

    I love mine still. Currently got my Roland 501 in the loop and it's just AWESOME!!
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  • DominicDominic Frets: 3876
    Does the Plexi thing very well.....the Soldano hot rod Plexi very well too.
    The clean is good but not magical but you need to regard that as a gratuitous free bonus .
    Brilliant Amp.
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  • MoltisantiMoltisanti Frets: 937
    i changed pickups in my Knaggs this week to Suhr Aldrich that are very hot, wow what a difference. The Pleximan is very different depending on what guitar you put in it. I had an EVH 50w that pretty much sounded the same no matter what you put through it, but the Pleximen is the total opposite.
    I could use this amp for a wedding band, or a heavy rock band, it's ace and very close to what my signature amp would be if i was designing one

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  • MoltisantiMoltisanti Frets: 937
    and to answer the question - i spotted mine on Ebay a few weeks ago and jumped on it as i'd been looking for a used one for a while and they don't pop up very often.

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  • TeetonetalTeetonetal Frets: 5988
    i changed pickups in my Knaggs this week to Suhr Aldrich that are very hot, wow what a difference. The Pleximan is very different depending on what guitar you put in it. I had an EVH 50w that pretty much sounded the same no matter what you put through it, but the Pleximen is the total opposite.
    I could use this amp for a wedding band, or a heavy rock band, it's ace and very close to what my signature amp would be if i was designing one
    Yes, agree.

    I love mine with nocaster pickups, not so keen with the SD HB's I have (a custom custom and 59) but the difference in sound is huge. Really responsive to what you but in. Same is true of drive and boost pedals, you can hear big differences in the way the amp responds.
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  • BGGBGG Frets: 392
    i changed pickups in my Knaggs this week to Suhr Aldrich that are very hot, wow what a difference. The Pleximan is very different depending on what guitar you put in it. I had an EVH 50w that pretty much sounded the same no matter what you put through it, but the Pleximen is the total opposite.
    I could use this amp for a wedding band, or a heavy rock band, it's ace and very close to what my signature amp would be if i was designing one
    Yes, agree.

    I love mine with nocaster pickups, not so keen with the SD HB's I have (a custom custom and 59) but the difference in sound is huge. Really responsive to what you but in. Same is true of drive and boost pedals, you can hear big differences in the way the amp responds.
    The amp is so good I'll probably sell my drive pedals.

    Oh and got mine off eBay too ;)
    www.groovetrain.co.uk
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  • DominicDominic Frets: 3876
    running mine with Hotplate attenuator...........wow
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  • ChesterChester Frets: 36
    You guys are obviously having a lot of fun with the Pleximan, and you're fueling my GAS for one bigtime. I contacted Marco regarding the bias points question I had earlier in this thread, and he was back to me within 24 hours. And followed up with his sales people to make sure I was happy etc - excellent customer service which generates confidence in the brand 

    When I can get the cash to buy one from him, I'll be back in touch .. 
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  • BGGBGG Frets: 392
    Gigged mine with a PRS SC250 I picked up this week, it was freakin awesome !!!!
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  • MoltisantiMoltisanti Frets: 937
    Nice, I do like a PRS Singlecut

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  • BGGBGG Frets: 392

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  • MoltisantiMoltisanti Frets: 937
    Very nice! Is that Amber ?

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  • BGGBGG Frets: 392
    Very nice! Is that Amber ?
    It is mate, it sings through the Pleximan.
    www.groovetrain.co.uk
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