Originally Posted by straycat
I have used about every pick up on the planet some change a bit with playing time some don't thats my experience anyway.
I find the boutique pick ups tend to do that so maybe thats due to manufacturing differences I don't know.
The amps I have tested the Plain Jane's on are a 72 Sound City 120 watt 1/2 stack.
Gain/vol about 2, bass mids and treble about 6'oclock.Rendering a slightly over driven clean tone.
The PJ's sounded clean and clear used a BB/MB preamp pedal and pushed the amp a bit and really nice gritty sound.Think Pete Townsend and a HIwatt.
Second amp a Kustom 36 coupe combo,really nice as well Low gain it had a sweet vintage growl when you attack the strings nice cleans when you play easy.
Master vol on 8 and gain on 7 holy cow punchy to say the least.Killer tone!
Amp 3 Jet City 20 watt head and Marshall 1960A cab.
Cleans sounded great with the vol around 8 and gain on 1 sort of a Fender clean IMO.
Dial the gain up to 6 and vol down 3 and the PJ's shine thick and meaty.
The bridge gets hairy if you let it but roll the vol back a notch and that goes away,nice to have the hair if you need it tho'.
Amp 4 my rack. Mesa 50/50 powered,Intellifex black face, tube driven Jackson JX-3 OD.
thru 2 4X12's heavenly is all I can say the PJ's love the Intellifex.
Another good sign. Playing through multiple amps with good results
I have my eye on a Jet City for home use. I'm putting together a list of small tube amps to have at the shop so I can do more testing here before I take to live testing. That's a really cool amp and a lot of the clips remind me of a Soldano Hot Rod 50 I had a few years that I shouldn't of got rid of....
I hope you get to play them through a Marshall. Something about Marshall and the Plain Janes make me very, very happy.