Marshall distortion from a bassman?

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  1. estringwalker

    estringwalker Supporting Member

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    For the once in a while need to play somthing heavy, whats a good marshall like distortion that would sound good out of 4 10's .
    Pretty much just talking power chords.
     
  2. Great King Rat

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    You can never geta marshall crunch with out a real Marshall. With that in mind, Crunch Box, Barber DD should get you close to a Marshall in a box.
     
  3. Ed Reed

    Ed Reed Senior Member

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    BB Preamp and Maxon SD-9 work ok for me. Boosting either with a Timmy or a Bad Monkey works well too. My 2 pennies.
     
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    Yes and Yes:AOK
     
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    ptdesign Handmade sonic art

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    Keeley BD-2 Phat is the best Marshall in a box IMHO. I play mine into a clean HRDX ( Bassman circuit )
     
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    Definitely the Crunch Box for old style classic Marshall hot rodded vintage tones or try a Marshall pedal such as the G'uvnor, Try to find an old one though, they sound a shite load better than the new ones.
    I personally love the Crunch Box through a Bassman though.:AOK
     
  7. jbro

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    COT50 through my AA864 Bassman works wonders... with a 4x10 setup it's going to be a tough sell, though.
     
  8. basscracker

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    COT50 +1.i was using a Bassman type amp for awhile with a COT50,very nice Marshally sound.
     
  9. drolling

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    I've got some smaller black/brownface Fenders and that CrunchBox totally nails those EVH modded-Marshall tones.. Stupidly good fun..
     
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    I like the OLD Marshall pedals, I use the DriveMaster, Gov'nor and Bluesdriver they're awesome!
     
  11. gitpicker

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    +1 on the Crunch Box - '65 Super Reverb into one 12" Greenback - My amp kicks booty, but never really sounded close to a Marshall until I got my CB....
     
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    BJF Dyna Red Distortion
     
  13. estringwalker

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    Thanks for the info, I think Ill try the crunch box first and see what happens...is there going to be a difference in sound between the early models and new models?
     
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    I used a HAO Rust Driver to get that sound for a while. I really liked it and will be getting another one someday. The lack of a tone control is the only bad thing, but the 3 way switch works really well.
     
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    Hey Ed,

    When you say boost it with a TIMMY, is the TIMMY after the BB and are both at unity volume or is the TIMMY's volume above unity?

     

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