My Small Box Plexi: A re-creation
So how does it sound? Wonderful. I can dial in all kinds of old Marshall sounds, from a JTM45-ish mild crunch to a mid 70's metalface scream. It's of course Too Damn Loud, but that's what attenuators are for...
I found that I almost never use the "bright" cap switch, so I may re-configure it for something more useful. I do like and use the "boost" cap switch - it definitely gets that metalface extra edge happening.
The guitar went straight into the head, and output was connected to a cheapo MG-series 4x12 Marshall cabinet. This was close-miked using an SM57 into an older Mackie mixer, then into a mid-fi cassette deck. The tape was then sampled using a run-of-the-mill Sound Blaster card.
I also had a THD Hotplate set to -4db in the line (I forgot it was connected!)
Here it is in actual use. :) From different jams recorded using a Fostex MR-8HD.
Schecter C-1 Classic (Duncan JB and Jazz pickups) -->
Dunlop "Jimi Hendrix" wah -->
Blues Jam (large: 4.5M)