PLEXI/800 5W Hi-Gain is a full tube, head amp, low power (5 Watt) amplifier with two independent channels CLEAN and LEAD based on PLEXI/JCM®* Style construction.
It is 100% hand-wired amplifier with point to point technique on turret board - just like in the 1950s, when Leo Fender created iconic Tweed Champ®*. Such combination of elements gives the best sound quality. The amplifier uses high-quality components such as resistors VISHAY DALE CCF60, which can be found in such amplifiers as Mesa/Boogie®* or Soldano®* and brand capacitors Mallory 150s or F&T. We will not find any elements of MADE IN CHINA... Because of that low power (1x EL84 tube), amplifier doesn't lose dynamics and quality of sound at low volumes. It's an ideal alternative to silent playing at home without losing tube sound experience! This doesn't mean that we will not be able to play a concert at a club on a small stage. Preamp have 2x ECC83/12AX7 tubes and is based on the legendary layout of PLEXI/800 Style model. CLEAN channel is characterized by pure fat sound, referring to sounds of tweeds, but when we push it to "10", we get a warm crunch. LEAD channel refers to the British sound from the 80s - we have a lot of gain in AC/DC style. Modifications of preamp, sound has been eliminated with a "buzzing top band", which makes it more enjoyable for the ear at high volume. In addition to classic EQ correction, head has an additional PLEXI/TWEED boost in middle band. In PLEXI position, we have classic EQ correction known from PLEXI/800 or Bassman®* Style amplifiers. In TWEED position, middle band is conquered, which results in sound known from the Deluxe '57®* Style amplifiers. Amp have a zero loss signal effects loop (FX loop) - we will be able to use such effects as chorus or deals on the LEAD channel. Cabinet is made of 18 mm birch plywood and the appearance refers to the British amplifiers from the 60s PLEXI Style. It's covered with a high-quality tolex, color of which can be personalized when ordering.