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Gain Stage Black Clip: Hi Gain Marshall

hottub

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sounds real nice! can you provide any other specs..... amp volume, etc. Is it the kind of pedal that needs the amp to be a bit cranked to get the full potential out of it?


btw, nice playing too!
 

Macaroni

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Thanks!

This was into a clean amp - the Kingsley clean is a cross between Vox & Fender. It works well into a clean or hot amp, and is best at gig levels, which is how this clip was recorded.
 

Rod

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Great tones Ron...Brad did it again!!!!!!!!!
 

Macaroni

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Thanks Jazz! The Black has 3 basic modes - clean boost, low gain Marshall & hi gain Marshall - very versatile.
 

Macaroni

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Into a clean Kingsley D32C, using 2 x Mullard EL84s + 2 x RCA 6L6GCs, Celestion Gold on the left & G12-65 on the right.
 

kingsxman

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Mine arrived today. I only had about 5 minutes to plug it into my Lil Dawg and give it a try. Oh My God!!! This pedal may surpass the Gain Stage Red as my favorite pedal. Granted, this is just a quick listen....not even the time I'd give something in a music store...but it sounded phenominal.
Very thick sounding overdrive. The JTM 45 was perfect. Not too much gain. The JCM 800 side sounded just killer. I was surprised at how thick and how much tight bottom end there was.

The thing that jumped out at me immediately is I'm going to have a problem finding 1 tone to use this with. I'll have to try it tomorrow with my 59 bassman and I'll gig tomorrow night with my Budda and the GSblack. More updates to follow.
 

Macaroni

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The thing that jumped out at me immediately is I'm going to have a problem finding 1 tone to use this with.
That's one of the first things I told Brad - this could easily be a dual pedal. You didn't even mention trying it as a boost - wait till you hear the range of those tones. There are 3 distinct tonal regions with this pedal - same tonal family, but 3 separate areas of that family.
 

kingsxman

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That's one of the first things I told Brad - this could easily be a dual pedal. You didn't even mention trying it as a boost - wait till you hear the range of those tones. There are 3 distinct tonal regions with this pedal - same tonal family, but 3 separate areas of that family.
How are you using it as a boost? Just leaving it on JTM 45 and turning the gain down?

One thing I noticed is that unlike the GSRed...I can dime the gain and it stays articulate. When you dime the gain on the GSRed it gets really flabby and fuzzy. I find that I keep the gain at about 2:00 on that bad boy.
 

Macaroni

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I'll bounce back and forth between boost and JTM45 according to the particular guitar I'm using and what I'm playing. I also like the GS Red with the Gain @ 2:00, in either mode. I'm focusing on creating unique voices with each guitar, as opposed to going after a particular amp's tones. My tone quest is really a quest for my own unique guitar voices.
 

johndara

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I recevied my Gain Stage Black the other day and am totally stoked over this pedal! Thick is the perfect word to describe the JCM 800 side. Plugged it into my Traynor YCV40 and played for 3 hours straight...I haven't done that since I don't know when.
I'm done, this is it for pedals for me. You can't get better than this..I just can't imagine anything that could sound better. And this was just going through my Traynor..Cant wait to try it through my Marshall and Budda amps.
 




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