reducing fizziness (marshall drivemaster)

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  1. jaywalker

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    Any tips on reducing the fizz on an old Marshall drivemaster?
    I love the pedal but have recently discovered that the shrill presence it produces can only be removed by having an EQ pedal after it.

    It's one of my favourite drives and I don't want to bin it, but when switching from/to the more fendery OD3 its a real bummer to have to turn on the EQ every time I hit the DM.

    Anyone know of any "pull this resistor out" type mods????
     
  2. PJH

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    Wow, I never thought I'd see someone else with a Drivemaster. I used one for about twelve years. Wonderful pedal. Can't say I ever had any fizz problems.

    Listen to this clip I made with my Drivemaster and a Marshall TSL. If you like it I can tell you what my settings were if it'll be any help.

    http://soundclick.com/share?songid=5874594

    Cheers,

    Peter.
     
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    Nice!!!
    Mine could be a bit kerput then...
    It's got really high presence on it and its anoying me.
    I tend to keep the treble down, as I am going into vox style amps.
     
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    The secret to that pedal is the mids control. Whereabout do you have yours?
     
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    everywhere!!!
    Normally past 12 o'clock because otherwise it gets too thin.
    I'm happy with the mids, it's just the top end that's too thin.
     
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    For that clip you heard, my bass was full, the mids full, and the treble just over one quarter. The gain was at about three quarter.
     

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