Help: Looking for a a marshall sounding pedal!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by sparkle**, Dec 23, 2005.


  1. sparkle**

    sparkle** Member

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    Ok,

    I have the RSA23 and I am looking to run a pedal into the clean side and get
    an 80's rock/metal sound ala Priest brittish steel or Scorps Blackout. Basically I no longer want to use an attenuator so we the club says the click channel is to loud I need to recreate it with a pedal and set the click for a lead channel...
    I currently have the Switchazel ( the lift sounds great with the RSA, and a KLON.

    I would like to get the crunch without much of a volume boost if possible.

    thinking
    SIB varidrive
    BJF Dyna red

    any other suggestions or opinions on the above?
     
  2. Curt

    Curt Member

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    Try a V-Stack.
     
  3. nsriley

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    I highly recommend the Radial Engineering ToneBone Hot British. It's a hot rodded Marshall in a box!

    -Peace
    -Nate
     
  4. TheArchitect

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    The original Marshall Guv'nor is my 1st choice
     
  5. Big Bob

    Big Bob Guest

    I'll second the Hot British and the Guv! And add the Keeley DS1 ultra. Its raunchier than the Hot British but not quite as raunchy as the Guv. All are great Marshalls in a box.

    Menatone's are great too into a clean channel.

    Bob
     
  6. pacomc79

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    The BJF Dyna Red would be my first choice.

    You can approximate the 80's marshall tone with a good Rat. The keeley Rat is excellent.
     
  7. gearboy

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    Tonebone Hot British or a Carl Martin PlexiTone will get you what you want. For something a little off-kilter, I got a good Priest type tone running a Bad Monkey into a Line 6 Crunchtone.
     
  8. Leftee

    Leftee Guest

    Marshall makes a great Marshall in a box. Several flavors too.
     
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    Try a Barber Direct Drive or a Kaden Brown Creeper. The Tonebone is also a great choice.
     
  12. sparkle**

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    I was thinking of the Guv...
    Iwould prefer True bypass if possible
     
  13. gulliver

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    My gut is that you'll get a closer sound with a tube driven distortion-channel-in-a-box type pedal. I have the H&K Tubefactor, which is one of these. It may not have as much of a Marshall buzz as some solid state pedals, but provides tall dynamics and the round envelope that you get from a real tube driven amp channel, which I think is closer to a Marshall sound in the long run.
     
  14. Moe45673

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    +1 on the hot british. Loveeeeeee mine, cured my high gain GAS (still not interested in new ones after having it for almost a year!)
     
  15. Last Nerve

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    EMMA ReezaFRATzitz is well worth checking out, also.
     
  16. zoooombiex

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    +1 on the BJF DRD. great marshally tones from low to high gain.

    i'd also suggest the menatone KOTB and workingman's blues. the workingman's is a great low-medium gain marshall and perhaps my favorite menatone pedal. the KOTB is much higher gain and sounds very simlilar to the DRD. bigger, but has more tone control.
     
  17. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    Maybe I'm using it wrong...but the Fuller OCD is a very Marshall-esque pedal. Very nice.
     
  18. Powderfinger

    Powderfinger Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm also getting a great Marshall sound out of my OCD.
     
  19. woude

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    keeley modded boss sd-1, keeley modded boss bluesbreaker and keeley modded boss ds-1 all give some sort of marshall grit to your sound. I liked the sd-1 the most, a really nice pedal.
     
  20. JPenn

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    My suggestion as well. The Emma definitely has an 80's slant to it.
     

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