Best overdrive to get Marshall tone out of a deluxe reverb

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  1. kiergtr

    kiergtr Member

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    I am new to the gear page and to pedals. I don't have the opportunity to check out a lot of pedals and would like some suggestions on the best pedal to get a good Marshall tone out of my '68 deluxe reverb. I run an strat and Les Paul through it. I have a Maxon OD808 which sounds nasally and lacks bottom end to me.
    Thanks
     
  2. jlagrassa

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    2 that I have used with my 65 Deluxe Reverb RI is the Barber Direct Drive, Tonebone Hot British(This is great for Hard Rock and Metal tones) one that I am waiting for now is the newest MI Audio pedal called the Crunch Box suppose to be a Marshall on Steroids! also ther is the BJF Dyna Red(Awesome sounding pedal)

    I'm sure the other guys can add a lot more to the list!
     
  3. kiergtr

    kiergtr Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I tried a Barber and an xotic ac booster but I did not have my guitar with me. When I went back to a/b them they were sold out of the Barber. I am going to try to check out both. Any other suggestions would be welcome.
     
  4. nsriley

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    I'll second the ToneBone Hot British, excellent for low to high gain Marshall if you know howto tweek it. Carl Martin(?) makes a PlexiTone that I bet sounds great too.

    -Peace
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  5. Gamle John

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    With the bias knob it goes from Mesa to Marshall on a Fender. And it does not sound like a pedal at all.

    Try it!
     
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    V-Stack Classic.
     
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    Getting an oversized sealed cabinet and filling it with a Celestion or two will help as well.

    You can hear the same Carvin speaker in different cabinets towards the end of the clip...

    http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeoicc8/speaker/
     
  8. Ben C.

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    +1 ... mine's outlived quite a few others!

    -Ben
     
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    ;I think that based on the crunch box's sound bytes at the MI Audio site that should give a Marshall vibe
     
  10. grego7

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    Amazing pedal. I was lucky enough to pick one up used in the emporium(most places are sold out). Extremely amp-like and hard to turn off.
     
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    Hao Rust Driver. A one-trick pony....but a very nice trick it does indeed.
     
  12. bluesdoc

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    +1

    jon
     
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    Menatone King of The Brits.
    I have tried them thru a Deluxe and a Dual Showman Reverb with great results.
     
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    Serious Poo Armchair Rocket Scientist Graffiti Existentialist Gold Supporting Member

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    +1 KOB pedal. Used it a lot when I had my Pro Reverb. Very, very good pedal for "that" sound.
     
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    Blackstone appliance pedal or the Menatone Blue Collar both sound fabulous.
     
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    go to the source. get a marshall bluesbreaker I (the old black model).
     
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    A Deluxe will not sound right without using a different speaker. I connected my '65 Deluxe RI to the Neo Dog in my Vox, and all my stomp boxes lost the fizzies and the cleans lost only the smallest amount of sparkle (or strident highs, depending on how you hear things.) This is through the vibrato channel with the bright cap intact.
     
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    Jekyll & Hyde (using the Distortion side and setting the "EQ" knob pretty high) especially the older silver ones. The EQ anywhere from 4 to 6 o'clock...you have to listen while playing and it is a fine adjustment, very little distance between really THERE and too much.

    I've had this pedal for a few years, never consciously tried to get the Marshall sound, but was playing with it the other night and just playfully set it up way higher than I normally do, played with the gain, guitar vol, etc, and suddenly my amp turned into Hendrixs' Marshall....

    My jaw dropped to the ground.

    It was so unexpected, and it's been under my nose the whole time.
    I love finding new things that I like about my older pedals.
     
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    ...or the Drivemaster..or the Shredmaster (both black boxes too) :AOK
     
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