Really high gain Marshall in a box pedal

TheGuildedAge

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I have my board pretty much set. Have a Bearfoot Never Blue EQ that kind of gives me a base tone, then a Dyna Red. I like the dyna for that plexish tone. I use it as a mid gainer. Nice crunch.

What I am lacking is a REALLY high gain pedal for that smooth, liquid, soaring sound. Not even like a power amp crunch of a JCM800, but the modern preamp gain of a Marshal DSL type amp.

I am really interesting in just grabbing an MI Audio Super Crunch box, but the Mesa Throttle Box sounds great too.

Just curious what else to look at.

One thing, it has to be MXR/Boss size or smaller. I don't need it to be versatile either, just modern rock distortion.
 

JimHalinda

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Some suggestions:

Lovepedal Hermida Tiki Drive

AMT M2 (JCM800 in a box)

AMT S2 (Soldano in a box, love mine)

Burgs has good demos of the AMT pedals
 

jvin248

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I'd say to grab an MI Audio Super Crunch box. I have the non-Super base one. It does what you'd expect.
I did find that it doesn't stack very well with other pedals. Which, since many famous songs have used a Boss DS-1 into a Marshall (before all the kids got hold of the DS-1 and left it on 'ten'), I tried stacking my DS-1 into it and it didn't seem to work well.

Joyo British Sound (<$30) might work. I have the American Sound (Fender Amp style) and it's quite good and has a wide range from clean to heavy distortion/fuzz, so I expect the British Sound one to as well. These pedals can be used to work direct to the PA so you don't need to haul an amp and mic around. I've only used mine like a regular pedal on the front of the amp.

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fenderjapan

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I stack my Friedman BE-OD with an analogman DOD YJM or TS9 for that sound.

MXR SBAD also does well.
 

FLYING V 83

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Keeley Filaments for single size
Megalith Delta for dual size
Liquid high gain for days with either
 

Beto

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No experience with the real amp you have in mind as a reference, but the MIABs with more gain that I've tried are the Bogner La Grange, the old big box Carl Martin PlexiTone and the Pedal Pal FX 800 Gold.
 

nnnnnn

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I'd say to grab an MI Audio Super Crunch Box. I have the non-Super base one. It does what you'd expect.
I did find that it doesn't stack very well with other pedals. Which, since many famous songs have used a Boss DS-1 into a Marshall (before all the kids got hold of the DS-1 and left it on 'ten'), I tried stacking my DS-1 into it and it didn't seem to work well.
I have an original Crunch Box and a Super Crunch Box (the original SCB version before they added the extra EQ). Both work well for me after a TS Mini or a Tumnus (the two different overdrive types I have on my board). I haven't tried stacking after a distortion pedal though.
 

Bentayuk

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Mooer

002 UK Gold 900 (Marshall JCM)
012 US Gold 100 (Friedman BE)
014 Taxidea Taxus (Suhr Badger)
018 Custom 100 (Suhr PT100)
019 UK Gold PLX (Marshall Plexi)

All very impressive.
 

donnievaz

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The Bogner LaGrange can get pretty high gain and still stay Marshally. It also cuts like a knife through the mix. It's a very mid forward pedal.
 

Rydock

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I'd say to grab an MI Audio Super Crunch box. I have the non-Super base one. It does what you'd expect.
I did find that it doesn't stack very well with other pedals. Which, since many famous songs have used a Boss DS-1 into a Marshall (before all the kids got hold of the DS-1 and left it on 'ten'), I tried stacking my DS-1 into it and it didn't seem to work well.

Joyo British Sound (<$30) might work. I have the American Sound (Fender Amp style) and it's quite good and has a wide range from clean to heavy distortion/fuzz, so I expect the British Sound one to as well. These pedals can be used to work direct to the PA so you don't need to haul an amp and mic around. I've only used mine like a regular pedal on the front of the amp.

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I've got a Super Crunch Box and it stacks incredibly well with my Klone in front of it. Are you sure you're not thinking about the SD-1 and not the DS-1? Seems like the SD-1 would be the ideal choice for boosting a gain stage rather than the DS-1.
 
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I've got a Super Crunch Box and it stacks incredibly well with my Klone in front of it. Are you sure you're not thinking about the SD-1 and not the DS-1? Seems like the SD-1 would be the ideal choice for boosting a gain stage rather than the DS-1.
I’m with @Rydock. I have a JHS @ v1 which some say is very similar to the super crunch box, and it sounds great boosted with a klone in front.
 




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