My first Marshall

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  1. Mr_Bluesmann

    Mr_Bluesmann Supporting Member

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    I just bought a Marshall Randy Rhoads half stack, for absolutely no reason except for nostalgia. Instead of being a 39 year old man, I was the 14 year old boy with the Diary of a Madman album.

    I feel like such a kid :dude


    Pray for the neighbors!!
     
  2. EdgeOfDarkness

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    those are sweet , post some pictures !
     
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    Those are freakin' loud!
     
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    Marshall! You did good, congrats! I think it's worth it if only you plug in once a week and howl at the moon a bit.

    I know my room feels empty without a Marshall sitting there--and now with the UA attenuator I can use it day or night!
     
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    What kind of attenuator do you guys use? I thought about buying the Dr Z.
     
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    What is the Rhodes model exactly, an 800?
     
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    :dudeScrew the neighbors and crank out some Flying High Again!!!:dude
    And I would probably use a good ole Marshall PowerBrake.
     
  9. MBreinin

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    Attenuator...depends. HotPlate will get you lower volumes, but you lose some tone. Air Brake design is better, more open tone and better sound, but will not get as quiet. I have not tried the Ultimate yet. I tried the BadCat leash and hated it.

    Mike
     
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    The Ultimate Attenuator is the "hot" attenuator these days, especially for Marshalls. Expensive but most folks love them (me included)
     
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    Very cool amp! Love the white. Congrats! :AOK
     
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    that IS "rock" defined \m/ \m/
     
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    The Rhoads Marshall is a slightly modded non master volume JMP head. Its the best sounding Marshall in many years! I first heard it at NAMM last January and got mine this summer. It is LOUD but sounds SOOOooooo good :)
     
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    I have one of those. I've used it on a Dr. Z Carmen Ghia, 100W Laney AOR Pro Tube Lead, and a VHT Ultralead. It is pretty open sounding, and the feel of the amp is very close to what it's like when it's off (the main difference is the speakers not being driven as hard). It does change the tone a little, but it's not a bad change or anything, just sounds a little different. Again, this is probably mostly from the speakers not being pushed as much. The bedroom setting is a different story. There is a big difference on tone and feel when this setting is used. I only use the bedroom setting for the late night jam sessions. Again, it doesn't sound bad.. just different. The Airbrake is the only attenuator that I've used, so I can't make any comparisons, but I'm definitely happy with it.
     
  17. michael.e

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    If you can find it, go with a Richter.

    I have been through my share of attenuators. The Richter is in a class by itself..

    Take a listen....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcu5u3gk0zQ

    Emee
     
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    Wow, that's a great first Marshall! They did a really good job with this head, congrats!
     
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