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Re: Authentic Marshall and Fender tones

1/9/2000 5:27 AM
dave rutherford
Re: Authentic Marshall and Fender tones
For a 'poor-man's semi-authentic Fender/Marshall sound, look for an old pre-1972 Traynor Bassmaster 40 watt head - its circuitry is nearly the same as the Fender tweed Bassman/plexi Marshall amps. They run anywhere from $100 (needing work) to $200 or $300.  
 
How bout a late 60s or early 70s silverface fender? They don't carry the higher prices of the blackface models, but they're built well, still sound pretty good and can be tweeked back to BF specs.  
 
Or get a used RI and upgrade speakers and tubes. You can also put in those PTP replcement boards, but I don't think it makes too much difference after speakers and tubes.  
 
dave