JCM800 out of my JTM45?? Pedal suggestions

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by mkl13, Jul 7, 2006.


  1. mkl13

    mkl13 Member

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    Any pedal suggestions for getting hotrodded JCM800 type sounds from my Rocky Top JTM 45 clone?? Our band is doing a few 80's metal/hair band covers. I was thinking of a Keeley modded boss DS-1. What else should I look at. I curretly have a couple treble boosters, a Keeley TS9, and a Nick Greer Royal Fromage but no real rock pedals.
     
  2. Rob Eadgbe

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    MI Audio Crunch Box. Sounds awesome with my JTM 45.
     
  3. michael.e

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    Soulbender can get you there to an extent, but I am hoping that my coming Emma Razzafratizitissizistisstzzz is going to get me there chordwise.
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  4. that_brianm_guy

    that_brianm_guy Gold Supporting Member

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    original Marshall Guv'nor will get you there - maybe the Drivemaster and Shredmaster as well.

    OTOH, those Boss pedals you mentioned were typically run into JCMs during the 80s - don't know that they'd be "enough" to get you where you wanna go.

    RAT, maybe?
     
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    hermida grinder, very tricky to tweak, but once you get it it's very2 nice
     
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    I don't know, I have a Voodoo modded JCM800 2205 and a couple of Keeley DS-1s I modded myself. I don't think they sound anything like what was done in the '80s ... thank Christ. The best pedal I have for '80s tone is an MXR Dime with the Dime switch off. Used through a high gain amp, it provides a ton of upper-mid boosted high gain lead tones that stinks of the '80's ... okay, in a good way. A cheap, true bypass pedal, much like the Boss Metal Zone, but more amp like. Good luck.
     
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    I've used a Barber DDSS, but the newest DD should do, Recently the price of DDSS's are down, so it won't hurt bad to try one.
     
  8. mkl13

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    How would a fulltone distortion pro do?
     
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    bjf DRD, BB pre, TIM, OCD, Crunch Box (but comparative smaller frequency spectrum) THEN for more over the top add or boost-type pedal or an EQ to the chain - george lynch TMB, or super hardon, or FMD, or pablo sagrado, OR bjf SBEQ, or even a Mxr or boss eq through the TIM's FX loop!
     
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    Try a modded DS-1
     
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    Well I decided to not take anyones opinions and ordered a Kaden Effects Brown Creeper. From what I read on TGP it is a good EVH style Marshall sound. I may try a few others if this pedal doesn't work out. I am interesed in the confiliting opinions on the DS-1? How do you think it would sound through the JTM??
     
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    Hermida Mosferatu...thread over!
     
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    It's a great pedal, but I think it's best suited for putting in front of an already distorted lead channel. It's not what I consider a "Marshall in a box pedal" as they say. H&K Tube Factor is a great pedal for using with an amp that doesn't have a distortion channel, as it kind of is it's own distortion channel.
     
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    Good for you! I've not read much about Kaden and look forward to reading your thoughts after you've gigged it.

    I had an MIJ DS-1 and was never happy w/it. I think the poster who mentioned that it works best w/an amp that's already distorted was probably right.

    My other guitarist's been thru' at least three DS-1s - both modded and stock. Every time he changed amps, he'd give the DS-1 another try, but we were never happy w/the sound.

    The MI Audio CrunchBox has come up once or twice in this thread - Can't say how it'd react to your amp, but thru' my old Fendeblackfaces, it's EVH-in-a-box; hi-gain-stupid-fun-for-a-lo-dollah price.,
     
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    The voicing on a stock DS-1 is actually nice for certain things, but the distortion is a bit lame by today's standards ... at least until Mr. Keeley saves them. :cool:
     
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    MI Audio Crunch Box!!!

    The OCD would be my second choice but I'm using my CB with both my Fender and my Dual Recto for Marshall style tones.

    JT
     
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    I definitely recommend Monte Allums rectifier mod for the DS-1. It takes it to a new level! Mine was really buzzy before and now it's on my board.

    Tapp
     
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    Let us know how it sounds but.. I will +10 the crunch box. The new Barber DD is also amazing.
     
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