- Aug 18, 2015
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Can't disagree at all. Plexi heads are awesome. How-ever Plexi heads don't come cheap these days and again nothing is ever certain. Plug in, try 'em all. You just never know what will shine and what will come up short of expectations. In the end to really get close to what the OP is looking for It probably has to be a head with enough "grunt" to make the deep tones of a larger cabinet or combo with an ability to really move some air. I'm not saying a smaller amp can't get close but no small part of the sound you hear from AC/DC or most any band playing hard rock in the 1970s is found in the ability to chug along with the bass and drums during rhythm sections and then cut through and scream on solos and fills. In my experience that's a lot too much to ask of amp with any limitations or compromises to size, power and ability to move enough air. Getting back to the original post. I get the inference that there is a budget consideration that may not accommodate the expense of a really good vintage head like a good Plexi. That said, I've never played an Origin Head but I'd bet a 50W with the right tubes inside matched up with a good 4x12 cabinet has the potential to get there without the much larger Plexi price tag attached.Just based on my own experience, and I'm sure there's other good recommends in here but hands down the best AC/DC tone was through a Plexi style amp. It was unmistakable and effortless to dial in with a humbucker Gibson guitar.