Classic Marshall Tone

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  1. Brad Scott

    Brad Scott Supporting Member

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    What is one of the better vintage Marshall pedals on the market? Pure Plexi or classic '70s tone.

    If this has been covered recently, please link me.

    Thanks
     
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    The original Guv'nor gets you very close to a JCM800. The OCD might get you in the ballpark of a plexi. I'm sure there are lots of other pedals that do a plexi better however.

    I hear lovepedal is releasing a plexi pedal in the future.
     
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    Another one? I thought the COT50 was his version of a plexi pedal...
     
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    The Menatone King of the Britans! 5 or 6 knob version... I've gigged with the original Guv'nor and the new small Gov'nor (can't tell a difference:rolleyes:)... The KOTB sound's like a hand wired take on the Gov'nor. Pretty dang cool.

    BTW, these pedals are designed to be used with a clean amp, the COT50 gets you a Marshally tone, but it's designed to be used with a crunchy amp.
     
  6. rwe333

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    V-Stack Classic!!!
     
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    gotta disagree about the new Guv'nors. Tried one out at the store into a fender amp; it was so fizzy it was practically unuseable.

    I'm a big fan of the new jackhammer, though
     
  8. DocRock

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    Brad Scott, what kind of amp do you plan on using? As previous posters have suggested, some pedals work best with an amp that's already a bit crunchy. Others do it all on their own, and will turn even the cleanest Fender Twin into a "Marshall." So what are you using?

    Best,

    Doc :)
     
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    I like the V-stack Classic a LOT. Works with most amps (sounded great with a Tweed Deluxe replica) and as a direct recoding device.
     
  10. Brad Scott

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    Hi Doc,

    Most likely a Deluxe Reverb. Even though the DR is only 22 watts, I'm probably looking for a pedal that will take a fairly clean amp into Marshall territory -- even at low volumes.
     
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    Brad, check your PM.

    Doc :)
     
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    Must've been something wrong with it. I had both man... A/B'd, nearly identical.
     
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    +1 for the V-Stack Classic. I've been using it lately with the Drive set around 3, and man that thing sings sweetly! Great for direct recording too.
     
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    Between the V-Stack Classic and COT 50, you'd have a LOT of Marshall bases covered. I have both and these pedals are lifers.

    jon
     
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    My two faves:
    Tonebone Hot British
    COT
     
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    guess I'll have to try it out again!
     
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    Hey Moe, see if you can try it through an amp with some full midrange too. Say a Vox type... I eventually gave mine away, when I got my Menatone KOTB... but is a pretty cool little pedal. A little dark with HBs though, cool with a tele though!

    :AOK
     
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    +1. I just got an original Gov'nor and it sounds just like a JCM800. Great pedal for "that" sound.

    ~John II
     
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    I could be wrong, but to me I am able to get a really great Marshally tone through my Carvin MTS3212, my Peavey Classic 30, and my Fender Hot Rod DeVille using a Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde (distortion side...the Hyde) using their "EQ" knob set just slightly backed off from full clockwise.

    At least to me it sounds really close to Marshalls I hear.
     
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    The HAO Rust Driver and the Marshall Shredmaster both get fairly close to the cranked Marshall tone.
     

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