Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by kruts, Jan 23, 2008.
What amp was Jim using on this album to get his unreal tone? It is very midrange/throaty.
I love his tone too, but it sounds like a Flying V into a Marshall to me.
It may have been heavily eq'd to fit in with the keyboard too.
Impossible. The albums release date predates the rectifier series.
I was really into that album when it came out.
I remember him playing a Flying V w/ EMG pickups into a Mesa Mark III when I saw him live.
I'm pretty sure it was a Mesa. I believe Jim turned the Metallica guys onto Mesa stuff. They are good friends. I think it was a Mk 3. Definitely not a recto.
I am sure that Big Jim Martin was a V into a Marshall jcm800 ( or maybe 900) at that time - saw them a bunch of times including the Brixton Academy recording of the DVD and it certainly appeared to be Marshalls........don't recall any boogies on stage at that point.
Man, just by the tone, I would've swore that was a Marshall JCM 800 rather than a Boogie.
I liked his tone on Angel Dust even better listen to 'Everything's Ruined'. It's similar to the tone on Real Thing but thicker. It might just be better production.
JMP marshalls 100w and flying V 70's thats what it is and sounds like
Sounds also like it was a Marshall goosed by something. Its' got some of that 'ready to blow' sound to it like a treble booster...
yeah,some sorta edgy goosing chainsaw tone
Uh early morning error
Got to check out the rig onstage pre-show in Detroit.
Flying V w/DiMarzio into Marshall JMP or JCM800 through a Morley ECV (Echo-Chorus-Volume - one of the big old chrome ones). The Marshalls were very temperamental that tour, got switched to Boogies for the recording of Angel Dust and the subsequent tour.
He's an organic Pumpkin farmer in California.
True. He shows up for the big pumpkin festival in Half moon Bay every year, and he tends to place well in the competition there.
as others have eluded, I'd say that he used a Gibson into a boosted marshall
His tone was wicked...I also liked Trey Spruance's later on.
yes...this is what he used for the record. He switched to Mesa Mark IV heads in early 1991, and added an Eventide H3000 to his rig too.
I thought it might have been heavily eq'd as well. Definitely sounds like a marshall to me on the CD. I don't hear any mesa tone.