Marshall 100W Super Lead heavy metal tone. How?

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  1. PDC1

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    A Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe into a clean Plexi is pretty hard to beat.
     
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    Pickup an old EH LPB-1... done. This will give you Ace Frehley's early tone, and beyond.

     
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    I did a pantie raid with Captain Howdy just this morning! :)

     
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    Didn't Pat Benatar guitarist Neil Gerardo DATE Linda Blair back before he hooked up with Patty? I remember some rockumentary where she recounted how he was bummed because he thought Blair was 'steppin' out' on him, & Benatar told the interviewer in her mind she told herself: "... He's MINE, now..!"

    That'd been like hitting the lottery back then! :fever:

    Incidentally, Neil used 2 of those JMP or JCM 2x12 combos with an Eventide between them, & you can hear him play that rig on Rick Springfield's LP back then as well. But you guys probably ALREADY knew that... LOL :dude:
     
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    OMG .. I have deja vu!!!!
     
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    I don't know about Neil? Word has it, she was a "close friend" of the guys in Lynyrd Skynyrd.
     
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    These tales are alleged, of course. There was much talk of it on one of the Lynyrd Skynyrd forums.
     
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    I think I'll hold on to it for now... ;)

    @NewReligion, I don't think I'm going to mod the amp, but if I change my mind, I'll definitely hit you up.
    Sounds great though!

    Thanks for all the info guys!
     
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    IMO great decision.

    Best to you.
     
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    It depends on the “metal” sound you’re looking for. If you want an early Van Halen thing, try a MARSHALL PowerBrake, turn the bass off and dime everything else. Oh don’t forget to use G12H speakers.

    If you want a nu metal thing, sell it and buy a couple triple rectifiers.
     
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    Man I must be lucky because I have 1974 100 watt superlead that has enough gain to do early 80s's metal at least without any pedals. It does not have any preamp mods.......
     
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    Is it running on DC Heaters?
     
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    I would think you could get a good classic metal sound running it like this...

    Use a humbucker guitar with kind of hot pickups but not crazy hot. Plug into upper left input, no jumper. Set the volume a little over half way, maybe 6 or 7. Boost with an eq pedal or something like a maxon od808. The idea is to cut some top and bottom from the guitar.

    Use a cab with g12t75s to compensate for everything else being mid focused. I know these aren’t everybody’s favorite speaker but they work well for this imo. The old ones are especially good.
     
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    dude, get an attenuator, put that thing at 10 them push some od/distortion in front of it.
     
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    Send it to RT
     
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    become a better player, you wont need the extra gain.
     
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    Exactly! The heaviest compositions aren't steeped in ridiculous amounts of preamp distortion. Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple wrote the book on heavy music.
     
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