which marshall tube amp

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  1. raildog

    raildog Member

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    which marshall is a sleeper blues amp? thanks,Scott
     
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    Any of the old school Marshalls, really... Some of the most revered blues tracks were recorded with Bluesbreaker combo, a JTM45 and a 1987.

    Clapton with Mayhall, The Allman Bros, etc...
     
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    Yep, any of the older ones work well...just depends on how much gain you want.
     
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    Really any of the Marshall amps with the four inputs will do it. Some do it better than others, but for the most part Marshall amps do blues pretty well.
     
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    +1 to everyone here...id say a JTM45
     
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    How much overdrive do you want?
    Pedals or no?
     
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    sleeper? marshall?

    are you kiddin' me?

    no such animal. anything close to vintage marshall only appreciates. look elsewhere for 'sleepers'. laney, sound city and traynor come to mid when you ask for sleepers.
     
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    Honestly just go with a Ceriatone....youll be happy you did
     
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    I really like the tone Dwayne Almond had on It's not my cross to bare, I think that's the name of the song Will the trinity amps get close?.Scott
     
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    big mike Gold Supporting Member

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    You're joking now, right? Dwayne Almond?
     
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    I personally think the Marshall sleeper is a JCM 900 combo.
     
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    What a idiot, my spelling sucks ,The late GREAT DUANE ALLMAN!!!!
     
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    big mike Gold Supporting Member

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    I use a 50 watt plexi like he did and unless you are playing huge venues, you cannot play blues with that amp unless you get a high quality attenuator to tame the volume. Those old JMP's are brutally loud but that's where the tone is. But with an Ultimate Attenuator or similar quality, you could get that great gain at blues volumes.

    If you want Duane's tone, using the same amp and guitar really helps.
     
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    The Almond Joys were so good they had a candy bar named after em!:dunno
     
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    Very true ... like saying "a sleeper corvette"

    I just picked up a Laney AOR from a forummate and it's pretty cool. With the pre down to 4-5 and the master up ... add attenuator ... it has an awesome hotrodded plexy vibe. Works very well for heavy blues.
     
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    Believe it or not, the Silver Jubilees make fantastic blues amps (I like the 50 watters).
     
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    Is that because it's the only tube Marshall nobody likes?
     
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    I dunno. You can get some pretty decent tones out of the 50 watt version.
    It's not cork sniffer approved, but I'd take it over most mass produced amps.

    I gigged a 900 for awhile. It wasn't bad.
     

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