How to give a Marshally sound on a Vibrolux?

Salokin

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I need a tighter and fatter british sound from my 68 Vibrolux "with BF mods", and I thought my Catalinbread DLS would do the trick just for a clean and than stack it with od' s /boost' s pedals but I don' t feel that I get a nice warm sound with my Strat plugged in it.

Maybe I should change the tubes and put some JJ' s.
 

fusionid

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vibroluxes are such class A sounding amps + you are driving 10's
I mean, vibroluxes are known for their sag = not tightness and 10's arent the fattest speakers.
 

jcs

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Marshall Bluesbreaker od pedal (the black box early version).

Not a lot of gain, but it nails the early Marshall voice.
 

gldtp99

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You might use a pedal to get some distortion tones you like with the Vibrolux Reverb---like a Zvex Box of Rock----- but do you think that any pedal is going to magically change a 2x10 Vibrolux enough to really sound like a JTM45 cranked through a 4x12 loaded with Greenbacks ?
I have a BF Vibrolux Reverb that sounds great---and i have several Marshalls--- JTM45, 50 watt NMV's, 2204's, and a 2203---also several different 4x12 cabs----there's no way my Vibrolux is really going to sound a lot like any of the Marshalls.
I use a Keeley-modded Tubescreamer or a Box of Rock through my Vibrolux Reverb when i want to boost it---but i don't expect "real Marshall 4x12 tone".............gldtp99
 

BadAssBill

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Barber DD is the closest I've found to a Marshall in a pedal. I've gotten a lot of compliments on it, and had 2 or 3 people buy them because they heard mine.
 

buddaman71

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Barber DD is VERY smooth and wonderful for rich leads with a Fender amp.
 

jojogun1957

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I have a pro reverb that I use a Carl Martin Plexitone with, and it does a decent impression of my plexi type amp.
Another one I've tried was a Wampler Piniacle,and it was pretty good at the plexi sound too.
 

JDW3

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Get a separate closed back cab with V30s and disconnect the amps speakers. Crank the amp to 8-10 or so. Hit it hard with a Gibson. Love that tone...
 

traviswalk

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Jetter Black pedal does a great job turning my Fenders into somewhat Marshalls, that's the closest I've found.
 

Salokin

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Barber DD is the closest I've found to a Marshall in a pedal. I've gotten a lot of compliments on it, and had 2 or 3 people buy them because they heard mine.
Are there bigs differents in between the Barber DD with board mod, the standart one, and a DDSS? Which one I' m better with it you think?
I just got me a standart one and it' s prety nice for high gain stuff but I don' t feel that I' ve found the good combination to match OD's/dist/boost
with my rig. I' m not sure if I should get a TS-9 type od to replace my DLS
or AC booster, BB prreamp, Rc booster?

It' s a big job to tweek a whole rig!!!
 

BadAssBill

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I have two OD's on my board. A TS9 for the more petty, cougar, SRV kind of slightly over driven sound. I also have the Barber DD SS, set to medium drive, etc. This covers the more Marshall tone for me...and as others have said...is just really smooth. Grab a G chord with the Barber and it's very different than the TS9, but I really like each for different applications.
My approach is functional minimalism. I want to cover as much ground with as little as possible, while not sacraficing tone.
 

jcs

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I own lots of 50s-60s-70s Fender amps, the TS9 does not give Marshall tones.

Like i mentioned earlier a Marshall Bluesbreaker pedal (1st issue black box version NOT the 2nd version) will get you close, but i use my 80s smallbox RAT as well (though harsher).

I need to try the Barber DD pedal too as well as others mentioned.
 




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