Marshall Drivemaster

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  1. SvennStar

    SvennStar Member

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    hello guys,
    What are your experiences with de Marshall Drivemaster? Because i'm curious about buying one and i can't find very much soundclips of it. So, what is your opinion about it?
    Sven
     
  2. Coldacre

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    do you mean the DriveMaster pedal?? you won't get many answers because you've posted in the wrong sub-forum.

    (good pedal though, I use one in front of an AC15 that's already pushing the pre-amp tubes)
     
  3. Snap

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    I own one, and IMHO it's not as useful as the Shredmaster or Blues Breaker pedals.
     
  4. Coldacre

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    actually I vastly prefer it over those 2 others. the ShredMaster is waay too dark a pedal to use with a tube amp, bass is very mushy. the Blues Breaker is ok but doesn't offer much in the way of gain. the Guv'nor / DriveMaster is the pick of the bunch.... although it does cut some bass from your amps tone. does Marshall crunch as decently as any other pedal out there (Crunchbox etc)
     
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    Moved to effects section
     
  6. SvennStar

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    I'm sorry, thanks for moving this :) I can get one for 75 dollars, but is it worth THE money. I'm already using a tubescreamer but i want a distortion that goes a little bit further (hard-classic rock not metal). I was also wondering if i can use it together With my tubescreamer. Thanks for the answers so far.
     
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    Are you talking the original, big black box or the silver reissue? For that price, if it's the original, grab it! It does sound really good, and if you're not a fan you can sell it for a profit. The reissue isn't as highly thought of. Both will get more distortion than your TS, they'll stack OK but into a vox you're going to be losing a LOT of bass that way. If you go for it, maybe set the DM with the bass up a bit and the gain down...
     
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    Yes it's the original (black, red letters) i'm plugging it in to à fender blues junior red october, i think I'm going to do it :)
     
  9. SvennStar

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    Any other opinions/experiences?
     
  10. King Rat

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    the very bright sibling of the drivemaster...

    the old marshall pedals are made of cheap parts..

    so change the jacks and switch etc and your golden..
    its sounds fine.
     
  11. SvennStar

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    Is it better than the other marshall in a box under 100$ ? Or do you suggest another pedal?
     
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    Ah okay are the parts easy to find?
     
  13. SvennStar

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    I bought it! Thanks for the help!
     
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    Guys, i wanted to know which kind of power adapter i can use with the drivemaster, it states the normal 9v but what about the amperage? i was going to try a normal boss adapter but i thought i should ask first.
     
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    It only has one opamp as I recall. Less than 20mA... a Boss PSA adaptor would be fine.
     
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    Nice pedal! Had one for a while and was good for marshall crunch and also good for boosting a gainy amp into screeching tone!!
     
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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    it simulates '70s and '80s marshalls awesomely into a clean amp, imo. I was kind of blown away.

    didn't need that sound, or I'd still have it.
     

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