Best "Marshall In A Box" Pedals

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Double 07, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. GarMan

    GarMan Supporting Member

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    How is the CMATMODs Brownie?
     
  2. handyman11

    handyman11 Silver Supporting Member

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    I had high expectations for the Brownie, but compared to my modded DS-1, Crunchbox, and others I've had , was a little noisy , and just did not sound like I thought it would ...
     
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    Try the MXR Super Badass Distortion. You'll save money and thank me later.
     
  4. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded Supporting Member

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    I've got one of these and it's just meh. Another really good one is the Rockett Animal. Great Plexi'ish tones.
     
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    Another vote for Cmatmods Brownie.
     
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    Radial Bones London
     
  7. BADHAK

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    Brownie.....nice,but not much gain into a clean amp
    Wheebo jcm.....into a cooking Marshall it's great but amp run clean,not much gain....even less than Brownie.
    Pinnacle..... best I've used into a cleanish amp....cleans up great....boost can pop/get noisy
    Tim.......great boost....standalone od,not so much.
    OCD....... up there with the Pinnacle,but abit fussy about what was before or after it.
    Crunchbox..... cool sound,but very loud.....could never get the pedal vol over 8am or it was way louder than the bypassed clean.
    Animal....cool sound.....dont like the switch placement.

    Honestly, they are all fine pedals(apart from OCD I still own them all) and you might like all or none depending on your ears and amp.....
    but once i found amps that would give me THAT sound on their own (79 and 80 jmp 2203s and Ceriatone JCM800 2203),clean up amazing and take a boost like a champ they all became redundant.
    The only two pedals i use are a wah and a TS808 hw set as a boost.
    Turn up the amp,turn down the guitar. ...more amp,less pedal.
     
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    Xotic SL is doing it for me.
     
  9. ski_fast

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    Nothing else comes close



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  11. Tweedman

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    I agree but also look for the Marshall Jackhammer pedal as well.
     
  12. TheSpricket

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    I've been using a Plimsoul by Fulltone for my Marshally crunch for quite a while. After seeing me use it on stage I've even convinced a few buddies to pick one up. On the PGS demo Andy begins with a riff a live Alman Bros tune and pretty much nails it. That's what made me want to buy it. I even use it when I play bass for that Jack Bruce/Entwhistle sound. Has an amazing range of gain, light crunch to full blown brown. There are some other great pedals that do nearly the same thing, just find one that looks cool.

    BB Preamp (low gain)
    Wampler Soveregin, Plextortion
    Lovepedal Superlead
    Too many others!
     
  13. bandintheclouds

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    I had a Brownie and thought it absolutely killed for the purposes you mentioned: brown sound in a box.
     
  14. wajobu

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    I know that Steve Hackett (a Marshall guy through and through) has used a SansAmp GT2 for quite some time.
     
  15. Kenny Blue

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    Barber Direct Drive. I have tried most of the pedals suggested in this thread. All have gone but the DD is staying.
     
  16. Richard Guy

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    Catalinbread's DLS MK III
     
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    Someone mentioned this earlier as well, and I still agree. There are many pedals available to the guitar player right now that would work. I have tried many of them, and liked them, but the Direct Drive is still on my board. And they are cheap. Don't let the low price tag scare you away from a great sounding pedal.
     
  18. Stormin

    Stormin Tele's and Plexis Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I've also been playing the Compact Direct Drive lately and I'm blown away by it. I've been using it thru a Marshall Bluesbreaker with the amp played clean. The DD sounds amazing.
     
  19. effectsman

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    I like the sounds of some of the pedals mentioned in the thread. I've had a few MIAB pedals now and I am looking for one that has a full EQ, or at least a mids switch, as I find the mids really need to be dialed in for my rig
     
  20. jape

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    A friend says the Lovepedal Purple Plexi is the best he's heard for a MIB pedal.

    [edit / add] This guy builds JCM800 style amps & has compared this pedal to Marshalls & his own builds.

    I don't remember this pedal mentioned here on TGP often. I haven't had a chance to hear it yet. Anyone here have comments?
     
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