Amp To Replace Your Most Favorite Marshall..

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  1. TubeStack

    TubeStack Well-Known Member

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    I've used a Marshall half stack or combo for almost thirty years.

    I'm currently experimenting with a Mesa Royal Atlantic combo. Two gigs and I'm on the fence, but there are still a few approaches to try with it. I have a feeling I'll be back to the Marshall at the end of it all, though.
     
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    I recently did the replacement with a kemper..lol. Now I "have" every amp listed in this thread..lol
     
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    For me it's always been a Peavey Classic, right up to today. But I'd still rather have a Marshall.
     
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    Since my "Marshall" is a home made version of a modified hotrod plexi, I guess I'd just have to build another Lil' Devil. :D
     
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    I'd have to build two. One... my JKD model to cover a lower wattage set of needs ( it has a PLexi channel and a 800 channel). The other would be the RS Overdrive which is the 36Watt 800 to blast.
     
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    If I can't replace my JVM 410 with another...Maybe the Mesa Triple Crown would suffice.
     
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    Have him use a transformer which allows for 16, 8, and 4 Ohms, so you have more options as to extension cabs if/when necessary.
     
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    Plexi modded '71 YBA-1
    It's without question the best sounding Marshall flavored amp I've ever owned.



    Tweed Bassman tweaked '47 Masco MA25P
    So damn good straight in it would bring a tear to your eye. :agreed::lol:

     
  9. Anthony King

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    He's putting the exact same transformer I've got in it now so it should offer the same impedance flexibility. Thanks!
     
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    Blades Firebolt complete with fuzzy faux-fur head shell and a giant lumpy tiger's face on the front. Rawr.
     
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    Don't forget the gold chicken head knobs yo and the drink holder. Zap..poof..sizzle! :D
     
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    Another 1959 or 1987, else the blues 60 already on hand. It's close enough sonically for my taste. Not a big fan of v30s but they work with this amp, almost like a closed back cab.

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  13. Anthony King

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    I'm having to replace the turret board and output transformer. Quite a large part of the amp but it is repairable and will be great once it's all done. There was quite a mess on the original PCB so this ways it will be a clean start and also an upgrade from PCB to PTP turret board. I'm really curious as to how it will sound with all this changed. I loved the sound before so I hope it's at least close with these changes..
     
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    Why change now , do the last 30 years mean nothing , lol .
     
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    And I'd buy his "Angus" that's on Reverb right now, making me want to cry :)
     
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    Well, trying to force myself to try something new. :D

    Also, Marshall doesn't offer what I'm looking for in a combo, unfortunately.
     
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    The GR Angus looks like a great amp! I'm currently having a 6v6-based 28 watt amplifier built for me now. It's going to be much more practical for me than the Super Bass although I love the sound of the SB. I really like the tone of the Angus!
     
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    Well fair play , most of us are too scared to try something new .
     
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    I could only hope the 28 watt 6v6 amp I'm having built sounds a little bit like the Angus. I don't think so but it does sound good as I borrowed it about 10 years ago for a couple months. If I wasn't having this one built, I might really consider the GR.
     
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    Warts and all you can't out Marshall a Marshall . In other words only a Marshall is a Marshall , no if's or buts that's just the way it is . ( reminds me of a song from somewhere ) .
     

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