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Boogie liquid lead tone in a pedal?

Lavely

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What pedal should I use through my Marshall Plexi for the Mark IV 3rd channel liquid lead tone?

Lavely
 

TimH

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V-Twin and Bottle Rocket (both made by Mesa) come to mind. Maybe a ValveBoy?
 

jcoggins7

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V-Twin is what I would get...but nothing, IMHO, beats a true Boogie for that Boogie sound. That's why I bought one. FWIW, I looked very very seriously at the V-Twin and the Valveboy, but ended up saving more money and purchasing my F-50.
 

re-animator

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i'm also interested in finding out. Unfortunately the tube boogie pedals are way too hard to get and expensive for me right now. Anybody try the AMT California sound pedal?? supposed to be an 80s boogie sound.
 

SFW

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The Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde will get you there is you keep the tone and contour knobs fully CCW. I was able to get the J&H to sound 90% like the Lead channel on my Mark IV. Sadly there is no real substitute for the real deal.
 

Trebor Renkluaf

I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse?
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I've owned the V-Twin, a Boogie Super 60 (Mark I) original not an RI and for about 15 years, and a Dual Recto. The V-Twin sounded much closer to the orange channel on the dual recto than it did to the Mark I. I've only tried the bottle rocket in a store, but it did not impress me at all. It either had a high end buzz like a hornets nest, or when I dialed the buzz out it got very muddy. Maybe the one I tried was defective, but it was a p.o.s. imo and didn't sound at all like a Mark I.
 

scottro123

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I thought the Tonebone Classic was quite good for this sound. I used it through a fairly clean amp, though. If you're using much gain with the Plexi, you may have a hard time with any pedal. In my experience, boosting a distorted amp only emphasizes the charastics of the Amp's OD sound.

I owned the V-Twin many years ago, and I recall it being closer to the Rectifier sounds, like Trebor said above.
 

reo73

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In my experience no pedal sounds like a Mark boogie through an amp that is not a boogie. On the other hand it is hard to get a pedal to not sound like a boogie if it is played through a boogie. A boogie just has it's own thing going on.

The V-Twin is based more on a rectifier sound and does not really do the Mark thing.
 

Squigglefunk

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yeap, only a boogie sounds like a boogie, no pedal can get that tone.

you want a pedal to sound like a boogie? Play it thru a boogie.
 

Thor

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i'm also interested in finding out. Unfortunately the tube boogie pedals are way too hard to get and expensive for me right now. Anybody try the AMT California sound pedal?? supposed to be an 80s boogie sound.

My buddy has one on order (WAAAY back orderd and it's taking forever) - I'll let ya know. From what I understand it is boogie voiced, but I think that it's supposed to be more Recto than Mark IV.

Cheers,

Edward
 

gatordoc

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My buddy has one on order (WAAAY back orderd and it's taking forever) - I'll let ya know. From what I understand it is boogie voiced, but I think that it's supposed to be more Recto than Mark IV.

Cheers,

Edward

That would actually be cool if the AMT did sound like a Recto. Then I could use it or the lead channel of my MK IV and have the best of both worlds. Sometimes I just get that Recto buying urge but it always passes!
 
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FWIW, i tried the AMT du hast and although i loved the clips on the site, it sounded like crap when i got it. It had some weird cab modeling thing that you couldnt turn off. I tried alot of metal pedals and that was one of the biggest dissapointments
 




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