Studio time starting tomorrow...which amp to use!

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Adrian R, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Adrian R

    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    The band I am in will start recording rhythm tracks tomorrow... I have been experimenting with the 800 and the Jube to see what amp I think will sound better for the tracks...ugh...

    I will probably use the DSL and it's red channel for the solo overdubs... but this rhythm track decision is killing me..they both sound cool in their own way... The jube with more meat and gain, and the 800 with that insane clarity...
     
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    Lets hear it Big Boy.
    Be sure to post something.
    Speaking of DSL's i always thought this VooDoo modded DSL was wicked.

     
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    Basically, you bias the amp hotter to make tracks.
    You crank it up until the output tubes overdrive.
    You should saturate the speakers, don't use an attenuator.
    And important also is use a mic on the cabinet, never go direct into the board.

    Just remember that cranking the amp sounds better than any "overdrive / distortion" pedal.
    This will give you more meaty goodness to work with in the mixdown !
    (add effects in the mixdown, not on the track)
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    I will say this..my 95' LP is still my best sounding guitar....
     
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    I have 6 good electric guitars any one of which i would have been totally content as my only guitar back in the day.
    Im fortunate but still always looking for the next one.
     
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    As you say, they both sound good. Only you can make that decision.

    Maybe take both, record some tracks using both and compare to see which one does better in the actual recording play back???
     
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    Split your signal and have one of the signals go straight into DAW. That way you can reamp later till your hearts content.
     
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    I tell ya, added the modded DSL to the list, made things even more complicated... Fing DSL man, their good sounding amps...it seems to always edge out the Jube... no diodes...just pure tube like the 800.... After owning this 2204 now with more experience...it reminds me of my old 2203 from 1980, but with less balls...and headroom...still freakin' loud though...

    I would still venture to say...that the 2203 was probably the best ever rock amp. Gonna have to get one again..lol
     
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    double track one of each. you get the best of both mixed together. If you don't like one tone then you still have the other. Try it on one song first to see if you like it.
     
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    In the studio also..do my rhythm with way less gain. Trying for real full & clean .I tend to go with my fullest sound..DSL classic side all last year & jmp50 & bump to Ultra green for leads. this year jtm45 & fender Super reverb for R & jtm50 & jmp50 on top.Less is more at times & you can ad more gain layers if needed later. I always take 2 amps & a few guitars..scratch track at home & have it layered. from the door...right amp & speaker combination is key...sit that R right on top the bass..leave room for singer.
     
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    Use 'em both~!
    BP
     
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    Mike Soldano said in a video the Marshall JMP 2203 was their best design ever. Ive not found a better one.
     
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    One thing that works for me. Use less gain and distortion recording rhythm tracks. The more gain and compressed distortion, the smaller and less interesting the track sounds in a mix. At least that’s my limited experience.
     
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    Distance mic summing, the Jimmy Page trick. Thats my goto when recording.
     
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    Hi,
    I know you have many amps also
    I would jube for rythme
    I would 2210/2205 for lead with lead channel
    I had many dsl, those amps are slow reaction
    I sold all those dsl
     
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    This.
    Always record the DI! Maybe you can use multiple amps for rhythm. For the actual tracking (playing along with the band), use what inspires you more, then you can evaluate during the mixing process what works best if you get the chance to re-amp.
     
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    George Lynch has always recorded with less gain more-so now then years ago.
    Even his most gainy stuff came through well.
    Has always had great tone/riffs.

    Adrian have you ever thought of the Jube & DSL together in a wet/dry rig ?
    Best of both worlds.
     
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    Don't know what type of music you're doin but if it were me I'd go with the 800
    with the Jube as another flavor. DSL not my thing
     
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    The “less gain” guys are 100% right ESPECIALLY if you’re double tracking the rhythm tracks.

    And make sure you are happy with the raw tracks and don’t listen to any “it’ll sound better in the mix stories”.
     
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    The clarity of the 800, nice an loud, the recording just sounds better, as BFT stated with his comment, less is more. And another positive post , was big
    Dans wet dry approach, just play them and have a blast bro.
    I am sure you know what your doing.
    Cheers Mitch
     

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