Best Marshall HEAD for SRV & Hendrix?

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  1. wstandis

    wstandis New Member

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    Hello all I was wondering what your favorite head would be for capturing the tone of these two individuals? I am looking for a head only at the moment.

    FYI - The new Hendrix Tribute amp is out of my price range.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Big Mike

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    Probably if you must go Marshall, the Plexi reissue 1987X. But I think there are better options outside of the new Marshalls.
     
  3. wstandis

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    would you care to elaborate. thanks.
     
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    fiftycalibre New Member

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    Didn't SRV play through Fender amps?
    Might be hard to get exactly the tone you want with a Marshall.
     
  5. LoKi

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    SRV had tons of amps, but he started with Marshalls, and often used them in the later days too. Also had Fenders, Vox and some other nice stuff.

    I think a JTM 45 Master Volume would do it. I think you can do it with an old 800 even, with the right settings.... but anything higher gain than that isn't going to pull it off.
     
  6. wstandis

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    This is a non-reverb amp correct?
     
  7. LoKi

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    No reverb on the JTM or most 800's.
     
  8. wstandis

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    I know this may not be the place but I am ok with non marshall amps. If anyone has any "off brand" suggestions.
     
  9. 601 Blues

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    First of al why da fuck you wanna sound like SRV, don't ya have a life??? be your self fo da love of god!!or are ya gonna go thru life as someone else??An Artist expresses himself !! not a copy of anothers success!! buy a freakin elvis suit its cheaper than a hendrix amp!! BTY don't drink an email!!
     
  10. LoKi

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    Maybe he's in a cover band... There are millions of musicians out there who play in cover bands and have to nail a variety of tones every night.

    Or maybe he's just a big SRV fan... or a bluesy guy who is looking for a tone 'base' to build his own sound on... and I gotta tell ya, SRV'ish tone is a good place to start for a blues player who's treading the waters for the first time.
     
  11. wstandis

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    thanks LoKi.

    Or maybe I really enjoy their music and like to play it.

    601 Blues - So your telling me that you sound is 100% your own and original? Must be awesome to be a guitar god where can I buy your records.

    Lets keep it positive please
     
  12. 601 Blues

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    CD Baby .com I have a new release called lost Highway, it will be there by the 1st of the year however you can still check out Ain't good lookin, laid back blues/rock
    I just try and encourage artists to try and explore whats in them selves,not to copy whats already been explored, thats where i find my satisfaction, didn't mean to sound ugly, but trust yourself and please yourself with your art and that will rub off on others!
     
  13. 601 Blues

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    Your right Iam sorry!!I didn't mean to sound ugly but did, I should not drink Merlot and post!!
    But that is a sore subject with me,I went thru years of the cover band stuff, trying to sound just like the artist that did it, and Ofcourse I learned a lot from that, but it would tick me off when someone commemted that I sounded just like so&so, so Now when I do a cover I rearrange it to fit me, for intance Back Door Man!! Howlin Wolf, this was covered by the Doors,Rollin stones etc, and has been rearranged so much who knows what it was to sound like. BUT Please accept my appolgy!!
     
  14. 601 Blues

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    God?? thats pushing it a lot, My own sound ??YES! we are all influenced by one thing or another, either eq. or beat, But as far as my own style yes when I write I just let the feeling dictate the style of tune it turns out to be, I don't write someting to be strictly blues,or Rock, etc. It surprizes me at times when people tell me I sound like someone, I find that interesting since the one they relate me too most of the time, I never listen too nor even like his music! But I guess they have ta compare ya to somphin
     
  15. wstandis

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    For the record I agree with what you are saying, it was just the Tone (pun intended) I had an issue with. I have several amps, and have even built a few of my own. Mostly fender & fender type amps. I am just trying to see what is out there in the marshall type space.

    If I asked "Hey can anyone suggest a good amp for me to sound like me" I think my thread would have been deleted by the moderator. I use these guys as a frame of refernece as I like the edgier blues sounds, and they are well known.

    Like it or not we all steal & borrow from our predecessors..... (Stevie stole almost 75% & Jimi borrowed heavilly but I feel had more originallity)

    In any event I agree that you should make it your own.

    Cheers~!
     
  16. 601 Blues

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    Ya know, every body has an ideal most of the time they stink, Like amps, Ive got amps up to my neck, from 5 watts up, people get on a kick and grab what is popluar, Any way Now Iam back to where I started to my marshall, When I play a small venue I bring my Full stack marshall, people freak, yer going to be to loud!! thats why there is a volumn knob!! I click it to 1/2 power, and the tones and air that is moved thru the 8/12s is sweet even at low volumn, where as for me the smaller more popular boutiqe amps have no body just sound kinda like kool aid wif no sugar,
    But thats just me!!
    Like Hubert sez, Get your own sound!this ones mine!
     
  17. 601 Blues

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    After reading the above I see how some one could take it wrong'let me say this I have heard players on fenders and smaller wattage amps sound GREAT!but the point I was trying so poorly to make is You have to have an amp to fit your style so don't limit your self on wattage,tubes or non tubes or brands, Or what everybody else is playing , you will know it when you hear it
     
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    Makes a lot of sense...me too, in regard to the boutique amps....I went out on a limb and bought one of those piece of crap MG's...know what I noticed first thing...like he said....when your used to using 2x12s and go to 4...huge difference...that's why I'm here today...I had 2 super leads....and left Marshall and music for a time....drugs, alcohol....you know the drill...anyway...back and rockin'...my questions would be...which 100 watt head would you all agree would be an overall good choice....Let's keep the price of the head at around 2g's...that should do it. To me...they're all very similar in a lot of ways...and to the point.....I might create my own sound in the process...I'm playing a fat strat...and really dig it...I've also got a 335 and a les paul....but like I said...been into the strat!...Thanks for any input...
     
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    back ontopic...

    tried a vintage modern?
     
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