Marshall plexi -which overdrives /boosts?

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  1. Defendant

    Defendant Member

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    Hi all,

    I have a handbuilt 50w marshall plexi head with a ppimv that I run into a quad of greenbacks. It's close to a bass circuit.

    It sounds great as is, though I would like to be able to boost gain for solos. So what works well for adding overdrive (as opposed to just boosting the input with a clean boost) without colouring the tone with an old Marshall?

    BTW, Here's what I have at my disposal:

    -C'bread Super chili picoso
    -C'bread silver kiss mk1
    -C'bread SFT
    -C'bread DLS (3 knob)
    -Ibanez TS9 ri
    -EP-pre
    -eHx Signal pad

    Any advice and recommendations on new pedals or how to use my current stuff is welcome...
     
  2. Heady Jam Fan

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    Most of those impart color, except the Signal Pad, which is just a volume (ie, use your volume knob for rhythm and turn it up for leads!).

    People will probably suggest a Timmy - you can set it for no coloration, good boost and/or overdrive.
     
  3. schrom81

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    Maybe look into an Icarus Boost by Caroline Guitar Company. I don't have one yet really want one for the same situation. Btw, I love the Skreddy Screwdriver into a plexi. It does add it's own color but in a good way, IMO.
     
  5. big mike

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    Love the SFT with mine. Tubescreamer too.
    Use em together. Light lead with TS...light low end boost/chunky rhythm with SFT.
    Stack for higher gain lead tone.
     
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    I have a 50 watt Plexi too (except lead specs)...

    ...aaand this is what I came in here to tell you. The Timmy KILLS with my Plexi. Other great options I've messed with recently are the Black Arts Black Forest set for lower gain and the NOC3 Rock Candy.
     
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  8. PlexiFuzz

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    I agree with the Timmy recommendation. I also agree with the Screw Driver recommendation (and I'd include the Lunar Module at low/no gain). The Skreddys will add a little color, but to my ears it doesn't take away from the plexi tone.
     
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    Himmelstrutz Under Over would be my choice.
     
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    The timmy was designed as a marshall booster. It also has the benefit of adding its own drive with minimal coloring.

    This is the pedal you want.

    Most overdrives color the signal WAY more than the timmy.
     
  11. stratguy23

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    Timmy would work great. No coloration (if you want), very open sounding, love it. Dr. Scientist The Cleanness would work well too as it has gain, volume and a three band EQ.

    Are you SURE though you want no coloration? I have a Sovtek MIG50 modded to Plexi specs, and I love treble boosters with it (D*A*M Red Rooster) because they add gain and a little treble, so you can cut through better. Just a thought.
     
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    I run either a '73 50 watt model 1986 Bass head or a '67 plexi Super Bass into a 4x12 with Greenbacks, and for an overdrive with very little coloration without going for an all out clean boost - the Timmy is one of the best I've tried.

    That said, even though it has a bit more coloration (mid hump) than the Timmy, I prefer the tone and response of my Fulldrive 2 set in the "Flat-Mids" mode with my Marshalls.
     
  13. dysorexia

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    Timmy with a marshall. Didn't like it so much with Fender amps.
     
  14. Defendant

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, guys!

    I have been thinking about adding a treble booster for that thing they do.

    But I'm currently using this rig in a trio plus vox format, so I'm pretty much the whole midrange. Nothing to cut through really. I think the singer wants to play a bit of guitar, so that could all change...
     

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