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OD for strat into Marshall boost???

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Voxshall, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Voxshall

    Voxshall Member

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    Every pedal I try sounds like a pedal. I want it to sound like a Marshall on 12. I have my dream boost with a Les Paul into a Marshall but it doesn't work for my strat any ideas????
     
  2. Hugo Da Rosa

    Hugo Da Rosa Silver Supporting Member

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    Maybe list some of the pedals you've tried out so far so we can get a better idea of what to suggest you? That being said, check out the Purple Plexi 800 if you haven't already. IMO, it sounds pretty darn close to a Marshall cranked with either a strat or LP.
     
  3. cram

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    I use an eq to boost my signal into a JCM800. I raise the mids mostly because the strat's sound has a lot of body on the low and high ends..
    I've found this gets more bite or the signal feels "fatter" while playing the bridge pickup.
    btw - american standard, standard pups..
    sounds great.

    i also have a couple of OD's for different sounds, but I think I've read what you're talking about correctly in my EQ use here..
     
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  4. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    TIM/Timmy, it was made for your amp.
     
  5. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    this might be boring... but ts808! It'll give you a lot of extra umph, as well as sustain and saturation.
     
  6. FrankieSixxxgun

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    I could never get my Strat to sound right in my JCM 800. I've tried a Boss BD-2, Boss SD-1, and an Ibanez TS-9 with less than satisfactory results. That JCM 800 eats up my other guitars though.

    Edit - EQ wise the SD-1 sounds most to me like my Marshall cranked when I have it plugged into a small amp. The SD-1 and Valve Jr. give me a pleasant bedroom Plexi type sound. Nothing sounds as good as my cranked JCM 800 though.
     
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    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    I'd agree with the Timmy. It should do the trick.

    RC
     
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    Maybe you just need to talk to Nigel Tufnel about getting one of his Marshalls. They go to eleven, which is almost 12. Or play a Bassman, which literally does go to 12. Marshall copied that circuit to get himself started.

    Actually, speaking of Marshall, I occasionally use a BB-II Bluesbreaker, which has a boost and a "blues" mode. I use it in boost mode, and it works like a charm. Of course, I don't use it often, so I could be way off base here.
     
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    :agree
     
  11. Deaj

    Deaj Silver Supporting Member

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    You should give the Geekmacdaddy British Ball Breaker a go.
     
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    +1 here.The first dirt box I've had that works well with a Strat and a Les Paul,even at the same settings.
     
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    I have a JCM800 2203x. I use an OCD, Lovepedal Eternity or an Habanero Boost. They all sound great. you may want to consider pickup changes as well.
     
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    Tim/Timmy was designed for a strat into a marshall.
     
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    +1 on that. I love the OCD with my deluxe ash into my 2203.
     
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    No BOR love? Talk about transparent!!
     
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    trower Silver Supporting Member

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    The BOR is a great idea, however, may I humbly suggest a Vers. 4 OCD for a nice controllable crunch and thump. I did use a Timmy for a while too with excellent results, It's a little more richer if that's what your looking for.
     
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    Pickup wise, what are you fellas running?
     
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    I'm a dedicated Lollar/Rio man for sure!.. I also have a set of vintage 70's Fenders that will see the light of day very soon..
     
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    I'd try a Tubescreamer w/ the volume full up, OD set kinda low, tone less than half
     

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