Just a short snippet of interesting info from Steve Stevens regarding how he used boosts with his Plexis in the past.
Posted by superunknown
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:59 pm
Just got this one from Dave today and it’s off the charts! Much different than the BE. A bit thicker on the OD side with a killer clean channel. Really digging this one. Thx Dave!
Posted by RACKSYSTEMS
Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:17 am
He wanted it a little fatter on single strings and with more gain then a plexi. He said he liked the plexi for rhythm but alway thought it was a bit thin on the top strings. (…)
Posted by SteveStevens
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:15 am
Just about every recording I made with a vintage plexy required a Boss EQ for solo’s, and usually some form of clean boost for rhythm. Yes that includes the Vince Neil stuff. Most guy’s that say they want an amp that sounds exactly like a vintage plexy, have never really used a plexy as a main amp in a touring situation. If you want instant Angus Young…then you want a plexy. My aim with the Friedman SS was to have an amp that sounded incredible, without boost pedals. That said, if you want plexy out of it, turn the master on full, give it tons of pres & treble, then set your gain around 12:00. I own 5 vintage Marshalls.My main recording one was our starting point, but we blew past that amp very quickly. Yeah, i’m older…happens to the best of us, ha ha…but i’m still a tone fanatic.