Author Topic: ROG Thor - how about the clean plexi sound?  (Read 3666 times)

Rutger

ROG Thor - how about the clean plexi sound?
« on: August 17, 2010, 08:01:33 AM »
Hi,

After struggling through my very first (Ruby) project I'm planning on building a second build. I'm really digging both clean and dirty Marshall Plexi style tones, and read nothing but good stuff about the runoffgroove Thor design. Most people use it for the dirt, but I wonder if there is some clean plexitone in there as well? And if there is, is it useable?
« Last Edit: August 17, 2010, 08:06:15 AM by Rutger »

aziltz

Re: ROG Thor - how about the clean plexi sound?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 08:44:24 AM »
as an alternative, the Dirty little Secret does the cleanish plexi thang: http://madbeanpedals.com/projects/Grapevine/docs/Grapevine_ver.2.pdf

B Tremblay

Re: ROG Thor - how about the clean plexi sound?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010, 09:40:24 AM »
Thor is capable of lower gain sounds.
B Tremblay
runoffgroove.com

Rutger

Re: ROG Thor - how about the clean plexi sound?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010, 11:07:02 AM »
Thanks, good to hear. Any thoughts about the caracter of the clean sound? What I like about the plexi is the fat, saturated, compressed clean sound just before it gets into overdrive. Is it like that? I now it's not tubes, but a sound that gives you that idea, I would like that :)

I'll take the DLS into consideration as well, a bit more difficult circuit though..

B Tremblay

Re: ROG Thor - how about the clean plexi sound?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010, 11:13:22 AM »
It sounds good to me and others have liked it as well.  I suggest you try it yourself, because personal preferences vary wildly.
B Tremblay
runoffgroove.com

Slade

Re: ROG Thor - how about the clean plexi sound?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2010, 11:41:30 AM »
Thanks, good to hear. Any thoughts about the caracter of the clean sound? What I like about the plexi is the fat, saturated, compressed clean sound just before it gets into overdrive. Is it like that?
Yes, it is! A wonderful clean.. You may want to try the full tonestack version to have a wider clean range ;)

Rutger

Re: ROG Thor - how about the clean plexi sound?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2010, 02:24:51 PM »
That's what I wanted to hear!  :icon_mrgreen:

@Slade: on the ROG-site there's only a circuit with a tonestack for the Thunderchief. Where would you put the tonestack in the Thor?

Schappy

Re: ROG Thor - how about the clean plexi sound?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2010, 05:03:00 PM »
My Thor build lacked sustain. Anyone else have this problem?


I will have to go back and debug.

Rutger

Re: ROG Thor - how about the clean plexi sound?
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 10:11:04 AM »
One more question. How much gain does the Thor produce, can it act as a pre-amp? Or should I place another gainstage after the Thor, something like a mu-stage? I'll probably use the Thor as a pre-amp for a 50W ss amp.

 

doc_drop

Re: ROG Thor - how about the clean plexi sound?
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2010, 10:22:27 AM »
Just to throw this out and make the water muddier...I've built almost all the ROG circuits. The one I prefer for clean tones is the original Supreaux.

http://www.runoffgroove.com/supreaux.html