Retro-King unleashes The Plexi 100
19th May 2008 | 13:13
Replica of '60s Marshall 100 watter
Can't get your hot little hands on a late-'60s Marshall 100-watt head? Retro-King Amps has what might be the next best thing in their new Plexi 100.
Basically, it's a replica of the famed Marshall head, with a solid state rectifier, four EL-34 power tubes, three 12AX7 preamp tubes and Heyboer 100-watt plexi replica transformers. It's all hand wired point to point on a vintage style turret board - just like the original.
Retro-King Amps are hand built by Chuck Dean, a guitar player for much of his life who has owned most of the best amps made during the '50s and '60s. Chuck prides himself with building Retro-King with the best components available and at a fraction of the cost of the originals.
Here are some of the other specs:
Two channels, four inputs (high & low)
Bright and normal channels
Two volume, treble, bass and presence controls
Selector for 4, 8 or 16ohms
Two speaker outputs
Original 100-watt plexi specs
Dijon "mustard" caps
Carbon comp resistors
Baltic birch cabinet (black levant tolex)
The whole thing looks pretty rockin', we must say. The list price for The Plexi 100 is $1,745.00US. For more information, be sure to visit the official Retro-King Amps website.