Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Figaro, Feb 7, 2015.
Anyone use a Rockett Animal for Marshall Plexi sounds through a Fender amp?
I owned one and liked it, however I found Weehbo's JVM and JCM pedals much better for getting those tones with that setup
What are the differences in sound between these two? Thanks!
Any other Marshall in a box pedals that work good with Fender amps?
What are the differences in the sounds between the original large version and the smaller version? Thanks!
I have a Weehbo JMP and I still prefer the Animal. Weehbo has too much Low end even with bass fully off, so it sounds a bit scooped and boomy. Animal is very balanced and has better sustain, but is more noisy.
I've read some say it's noisy and that's the only reason I haven't got one. I wonder if it's just noisy when using single coils?
Just got the animal, I like it but I don't think it's what I'm looking for. Also looking for more suggestions.
Is the Animal really noisier than other Marshall in a box pedals?
People seem to really like the Ramble Fx Marvel Drive
Friend of mine has an Xotic SL Drive - sounds great, but only on the Super Lead setting (just my opinion) I know others love the Bass side
And Wampler seems to be a favorite of folks too.
Maybe check those out as well?
My current favorite is the Marvel Drive. I also like the Lumpy's Albion. Both great through a Fender clean amp. I'm gonna try the SL Drive next.
How about the catalinbread Dirty Little Secret?
I love the Plexitone (the big box over the small one) - but not sure it will sound as awesome through a Fender amp. I tried it through many amps over the years and it always sounded better through Brit-style amps. It was my main distortion through a Vox AC-30 for years.
Rid (if he was still on TGP) was one of the designers and even he said that they were built with Brit amps in mind. In fact, if I remember correctly, I thought he said they used an old Hiwatt as their test amp.
Not to dissuade you though b/c the CM Plexitone is a great pedal - but I thought it sounded incredibly bass-y and boomy through any Fender amp.
Are you mainly talking blackface Fender reverb amps? There's lots of Fender amps.
Blackface amps are picky, picky, picky with dirt pedals in my experience.
The Bearfoot Dyna Red 4K does a pretty good job too.
I prefer it by a slight edge to my DLS MKIII, Albion and Jetter Gold 45/100 (although they all do a decent job).
I have blackface and tweed amps so would like a Marshall in a box that works good with both.
Is the Animal noisier than other Marshall in a box pedals?
Considering tweeds and blackfaces are very, very different amps it might be hard to find one MIAB pedal that's ideal for both. But I'm certainly following this thread because I've been chasing something like that.
The curse of TGP is that not only do you learn about a lot of great amps and pedals to try but also that you learn about a lot of great amps and pedals to buy...and it's all based on subjective opinions from unique tastes and ears.
I've decided after chasing tone through dozens of dirt pedals that some members here must be damned near deaf. Lots of YouTube demos support that finding. I've also decided I can't hear nearly as well as some other people can. There's no substitute for just trying lots of pedals to find one(s) you like, but don't discard those just because somebody else posts that X is better than Y. I've been down that rabbit hole and it's actually a loop.
I found a setting a like through my 66 super reverb. Switch up, treble at 9 o clock, bass at 10, gain at 9, volume at 1. Very hendrixy on the neck pick up.
What IS good about the animal is that through my super it adds a stiffness to the upper and lower mids, and brings them forward slightly, took a bit but I'm really digging the tones now.
As you are already looking at Rockett pedals, try the Led Boots. I run mine into a Blankenship Bassman for plexit tones.
marvel drive or menatone king of the britains is great for that