Marshall-Style OD/Dist. Pedal for a Fender/Vox Amp?

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Hello all-

I play a Hot Rod Deluxe with Yellowjackets and EL84s, so the clean(ish) amp tone is pretty much a mix between a Fender and a Vox. I'm interested in any recommendations on OD or distortion pedals that would give me more of a Marshall-y style tone when kicked in.

Right now my OD is a Fulldrive 2 (non-Mosfet) and for distortion I use a Rat (Deucetone), neither of which are really doing it for me... on our recent album I did one song with a Marshall-style tone and realized how much I missed it (and how well that type of tone works for our music), but I love the natural sound of this amp for the cleaner parts. I'm hoping to find a pedal or two that will help me bridge the gap rather than adding an amp (or replacing this one).

Thanks in advance for any recommendations!
 

Merelington

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Check out the MI Audio Crunchbox. However the low end isn't as tight as the sansamp GT2 (which i'm using now)..plus its got a lot more options. If you want a more classic marshall sound go with the crunchbox, if you want a more modern tighter distortion go with the Sansamp.
 
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Cool, thanks for the heads-up. I'll take a look at the Crunch Box, I hadn't heard of that one before... I also found the ZVEX Box of Rock, and I wanted to try a couple Barbers as well (Burn Unit and DD, in particular).
 

thedroid

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An inexpensive option is the MXR Distortion III. Most stores carry it, so it's easy to try before you buy.
 

Thazy

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Barber Direct Drive LG. I use it with my modded Blues Deluxe Reissue and it sounds great.
 

dr.circles

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Check out the first post in this thread:

https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/283326

Offhand, I know the following pedals are modeled after the following Marshall amps:

All of these are voiced for use with a Fender or Vox amp, except for the Box of Rock (voiced for use with a Marshall Amp).

18 Watt:
Menatone Ms. Foxy Brown
Indyguitarist Plexidrive

JTM45:
Indyguitarist Plexidrive
Menatone Workingman's Blue
Zvex Box of Rock

JCM800:
Indyguitarist Plextortion
MI Audio Crunch Box

Modded Marshall (high gain):
MI Audio Crunchbox
Indyguitarist Pinnacle

Plexi:
Lovepedal Purple Plexi
Menatone King of the Britains
 

dave s

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+ however many on the Crunch Box. It's the perfect "Marshall in a Pedal" solution. Right now, I'm using it into a VOX AC15. It does the right amount (and then some!) of distortion and will break into perfect harmonic feedback at low to moderate amp volume even with SC guitars!

What more could you want for ~$100?!

dave
 




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