FX Amplification Classic Plex
FX Amplification Classic Plex

Classic Plex, Tube Guitar Amp Head from FX Amplification.

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Scott Hooten 06/23/2020

FX Amplification Classic Plex : Scott Hooten's user review

« Such a beautiful amplifier »

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I bought this to replace my JCM900 that I was always dissappointed in the tone. I did not do a lot of research but after talking to the owner and designer, I took the plunge. I was looking for a plexi type of amplifier and a JCM800. I've always loved the early 70's and 80's tone of these amps. I was not dissappointed.

I use this amp for recording and hopefully, playing live again. It has a 2 watt (wife friendly) and 20 watt switch that have no change in tone at all between them. I played my Les Paul through it first and was just amazed at the sweetness of the tone and edge of breakup. The 20 watt setting through my homemade speaker with a Celestion Vintage 30 was club loud and enough to go over a drummer at edge of breakup. The clean is just that. Try it with a real Marshal. It won't do clean well. The Classic Plexi will do it and is very pleasing to the ear. The Plexi setting is so nice. So far it takes effects, both digital and analog very well. I can't say that about my Kemper. The JCM800 setting has the right amount of grit and is a great lead channel. Put a green tube screamer in front or a SoloDallas Storm and Angus type tones are achieved. I've played with my Strat and it's also a great sound. My SG is at the shop but I'm very much looking forward to playing with it as well.

I haven't owned a Plexi or JCM800 in the past but from the ones I've heard this far surpasses the Marshal design in both reliability and noise immunity. It's hand wired and a beautiful piece of hardware. The owner was helpful in getting it to the US as well.

Pros: Quiet, versatile, reliable so far ( I did a 3 day burn in as I do with all electronics), great looking, Tone is so sweet

Cons: I haven't found any so far. I don't think I'm likely to.

sorry this is in English. My French would not do it justice. Merci pour la lecture.

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