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Dialing in my Mesa too sound Marshall'sh.

V-Type

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I really like my Boogie DC 5 and its landscape of tones but I seem intent on trying too dial in a Gained British or Hot Marshall sound.
I have a pair of V30's.
I can almost get ball park on the rhythm channel pulled out and gain up but still lacks the mid tone I want.
Tubes or Pedal is my next question or ????

Think Gained Brown sound with mucho sustain.
 

NorCal_Val

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Think Gained Brown sound with mucho sustain.

I hate to say it;
"Think Marshall."
Boogies have their own thing.
You could go with a pedal, there's probably only 1,000,000 of 'em
out there.(the Wampler Pinnacle jumps to mind)
 

ungarn

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Rhythm channel pulled out and pushed for gain, thru greenbacks, is as close as you will get...a great crunchy sound...still not quite marshall midrange grind.
 

MJ Slaughter

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I have a DC5 also and there isn't a way to get it to sound like a Marshall IMO. When I wanted a more Marshall vibe I've used a Crunch Box in the clean channel that's kind of cool. Using my GT-100 I've also used a treble boost into the gain channel and post EQ to kind of get in the ballpark. Problem is if you've owned a Marshall before and want that same sound and feel I don't think you'll be satisfied with the DC5.

I did recently change my speakers to WGS Retro 30s and they seem to give me more of a British vibe. Still sounds like a Boogie.
 

CharlyG

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Want more Brit tone, EL34, more American 6L6, as simple as that....

At least it always works for me..

PS Caveat - I usually run 12 AT or AY in V1 so as to get more output tube saturation than preamp distortion, which IMHO, accentuates the differences between EL34 and 6L6.
 
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Melodyman

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Somewhat of a futile effort in general (imo), but you may have better luck setting the DC-5 clean and running a Marshall-esque pedal through it imo.
 

jb4674

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If you want a Marshall sound, then get a Marshall amp. A Boogie has its own flavor.
 

Steve73

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I think a graphic eq would do the trick. Mesa's tend to be generally low mid heavy and Marshalls upper mid heavy so crank the upper mids. I use a graphic eq in conjunction with an OD to make a clean Fender more Marshally. Graphic eq's are under appreciated, such great shaping tools.
 

Skeet skeet!

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I have a boogie rectoverb. After i learned that the presence knob was my friend, i pulled out the v30 i had and put in a scumback J75.

Gas free.
 






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