Looking For A Different Flavor on the Marshall Sound in a Pedal

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Ken, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Ken

    Ken Member

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    I have the Barber Direct Drive, which I really like. But as most here, I’m always looking for something different to bring to the table.

    So which pedals could offer me a different flavor of that Classic Rock Marshall in a pedal tone?

    Amp is a Carr Rambler.

    Here is what I already have on my list that I am seriously thinking about:

    Klon
    BB Preamp
    Crunch Box


    Here is a list of pedals that I have had and sold so please don't include any of these for suggestions, not that they are very Marshally :

    AC Booster – Nice but just not me
    Fulldrive II – Nice but as much as I tried (2x)we just could not connect
    Pro Analog Dual Drive – To close to the TIM, I kept the TIM
     
  2. Powderfinger

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    V-Stack Classic has the Marshall vibe in spades...
     
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    Yes the V stack Classic can make any amp sounds like a plexi marshall.
     
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    CoT50 in front of the Barber.
     
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    I'm really interested as well in the V-stack classic. I'm hoping it may replace my Hot British!
     
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    Menatone King of the Britains....the new six knob variety...There are an amazing variety of Marshall tones in there, best into a clean amp...

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    +1 I used this pedal with my rambler and it worked extremely well for both modded Marshally tones, and older school smoother Allman Bros type stuff. Try with the Rambler in Triode mode and all tone controls at noon.
     
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    Pharaoh amps has a new one out called jubliee silver overdrive, ive ordered it. I should have it in a few days:D
     
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    +1 on the Pharoah Silver Jubilee. It's got me curious.
     
  11. Moe45673

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    Teleblaster, you know you're starting a thread detailing all the wonderous things about it when you get it!

    If you can compare it to other marshall-type pedals, like, oh I dunno, the Hot British, that'd be wicked as well!
     
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    The HAO Rust Driver is really cool. Nice and simple with a three way toggle for different tones.
     
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    My vote as well...
     
  14. teleblaster

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    Well in my opinion there arent alot of marshall pedals that have a three band EQ. I should have the pharaoh in a few days and i will let everyone know what i think of it The EQ is what attracted me to the pharaoh. Fullers got one soon. A good marshall distortion pedal is going to need a Bass, Mid, and treble control. - teleblaster
     
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    ANYWAY, where did i say good and wonderous! Iam just saying theres a new one out , its got what i like for controls and it might be worth a shot =- Teleblaster:nono
     
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    You read way too much into my use of that term, man. A wag of my finger to you! :nono
     
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    I'm using a Dyna Red with my Rambler, great Marshall tones. For more of a medium crunch my early Texas Two Step does a super job (later versions seemed more TS-ish, though I havnt tried the newest model). A great bang-for-the-buck pedal is the Marshall Bluesbreaker II.
     
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    BJF Dyna Red Distortion. Ended a LONG search for me. Seriously.
     
  20. stucker

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    I tried an Electro Harmonix "English Muffin" this weekend. I was very surprised how amp-like it sounded and felt. All my picking nuancs were preserved and it seemed to have all the right harmonics (think old Cream, AC/DC, ZZ-Top).

    The only negative is this unit uses two preamp tubes (12AX7s ?) and requires a special power adapter. Well, that's probably the reson it sounded so good. I may have to buy one.

    Scott
     

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