Best "Marshall In A Box" Pedals

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  1. RayBarbeeMusic

    RayBarbeeMusic Member

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    Barber direct drive, hands down. I played straight into the front of a Mashall for years, its the only thing that sounds/feels right.
     
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    What amp was this through?
     
  3. John 14:6

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    The CMATMODS Brownie.



     
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  4. Krausewitz

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    Two amps: a Metro JTM45 kit and a Tone King Sky King.
     
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    Anyone try Smiletone's Governors Blues?
     
  6. skhan007

    skhan007 Supporting Member

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    Ditto:aok

    I spent a good amount of time with my Weehbo JMC LTD this weekend. I set my YJM100 on a very clean/neutral tone and went through the paces. Everything was there from Dirty Deeds to Screaming for Vengeance. That rear rocker switch toggle gives you three VERY useful modes of gain (70's/80's/hot-rodded 80's). This pedal nails it. I also did an A/B with my brother's '78 JMP 2204. Nearly indistinguishable through the same cab (vintage 1969 412 B w/ greenbacks).
     
  7. Krausewitz

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    How are you EQing it? Personally, I have the mids and bass dialed back to about 10 o'clock and the treble up to about 2 o'clock. I find that if I don't cut the mids and bass it is a bit too thick (or perhaps I just prefer that really bright super lead sound...).
     
  8. skhan007

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    Yes, very similar to what you've described. The amp has all the EQ at Noon. I'll use the input knob on the pedal to fatten or thin out the sound, as well. Depending on the guitar, minor tweaks in the EQ will make a ton of difference. I put the mid frequency toggle to the "high" setting, as well. I was using my Slash LP w/ Alnico II's and it sounded spectacular. With strats or other Les Pauls, I would likely EQ the pedal differently. There's a real nice 2203/2204 grind from the pedal that makes me grin ear to ear.
     
  9. 6string_highway

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    I've tried most of the pedals mentioned in this thread and most of them can get you to a marshall ballpark. But so far my favorite is Ramble Marvel Plexi drive there's something about that pedals tone and feels that equate to a classic Marshall Plexi.
     
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  10. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    Menatone King of the Brits.
     
  11. DocRock

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    I cannot say enough good things about the Bearfoot Dyna Red and Dyna Red Hot. I gig with a Splawn Quickrod, but I always keep a Dyna Red Hot in my cable bag. It's a good thing, too, because I blew a fuse at a gig last month and needed to finish out the set before digging through my stuff for a replacement. So I finished the set with my trusty Crate Powerblock, XLR straight into the board. I set the Powerblock cleanish, and did the rest with my Dyna Red Hot. Sounded surprisingly good for what became basically a $300 pedal + amp setup.
     
  12. Ekluksdahl

    Ekluksdahl Supporting Member

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    Carl Martin Plexitone.... 2 gain stages plus a boost on tap. Killer unit!
     
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    +1000
     
  14. papersoul

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    That is my favorite approach. Less knobs, less tweaking. The Xotic SL and EP have become mainstays on my board.
     
  15. Terry Hayes

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    This is my experience exactly! I have both pedals and use them the same way you describe.
     
  16. grantster

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    I forgot to mention the old big black box Marshall Drivemaster pedal.

    grant
     
  17. LPMojoGL

    LPMojoGL Music Room Superstar Supporting Member

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    I've had the original Plexitone, Wampler Pinnacle, Bogner Blue and Red (both great), XTS Preamp (Atomic) and now have a Weehbo JCM LTD which is fantastic. The Weehbo does JTM, JMP and hot-rodded JCM tones, with a superior, flexible eq section.
     
  18. Paulstarr

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    i have the JHS Angry Charlie and the Radial London Bones....i used to have the Wampler Plextortion, but it didnt do much for me
     
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    i Have the London Bones which is supposed to be the solid state version of the Plexitube.great pedal, to me ,it does the hot rodded thing very well
     
  20. Bloomfield fan

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    Lovepedal Purple Plexi current purple version,
     

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