which amp to play?

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which amp would you play.

Poll closed Oct 24, 2019.
  1. 1979 Peavey Mace 320 T

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  2. 1976 Marshall JMP

    8 vote(s)
    72.7%
  1. Chrome

    Chrome Active Member

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    so I am a member of a southern rock/classic rock band. we do pretty well in east Tennessee. some members of our band and some friends in another band are starting a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute as a side project. as we start lining out our set list, setup and such. on a personal level if you were in my shoes, which amp would you play? 1979 peavey mace 320T half stack or 1976 Marshall JMP half stack?
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    if i HAD to pick it would be the Marshall but try both. that Peavey might surprise you.
     
  3. Lance Chambers

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    Peavey...........Marshall amps suk!:wallbash:
     
  4. paul hancher

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    had to vote for the peavey for historical accuracy and stage presence. after all it is a skynryd tribute!

    or maybe slap a peavey logo on that marshall! that’ll show’em!
     
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    They used Marshalls before Peaveys and this is a Marshall forum...

    FYI - my 1976 2203 nails their live tone, perfectly.
     
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    Start the reactor... Free Mars!
    The deal is:
    That they did have nice Marshalls (of course), and they leave those Marshalls at home. Don't take those nice amps on tour !

    Peavey sponsored the band, and gave them free amps to tour with. Yes it's true.
    Peavey wanted everybody to see lots of Peavey amps on stage.
    They did the same with Bachman Turner overdrive, Bellamy Bros. and many other bands. That's why you see so many Southern Rock Bands with Peavey equipment on stage.
    (so now you know why all these bands used Peavey...because it was free)

    And I learned this from Randy Bachman, one of my favorite guitar players who played in "Guess Who," a Canadian Band with a really great sound.
    Being very talented musicians, they sound great no matter what amp they play through.
     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    That,,,I say that, that boy is about as sharp as a boww-ling ball.
    [​IMG]
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    They used Marshalls and Hiwatts before Ed King left and around that time started using Peavey's modified to sound like Marshalls.

    Not sure who all the Foghorn leghorns are directed to but if it was my post then...

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    And here's a good one for ya!

     
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    I'd have the peavey on stage as if I was playing it but the marshall behind it for the real tone.
     
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    Real skynard fans can tell the difference. Jack Daniels cousin humpin and peavy amps is we want
     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    You need to get a DSL 100 because the JMP is just too loud and no way to control the loudness.
    The JMP only sounds good when it's cranked way up at least to 7. This overdrives the output tubes and gives you a nice tone.
    With the DSL you get a better sound that's not stadium loudness, it's controllable.

    The reason so many southern rock bands play Peavey is because PV gave them the equipment for free. (now you know why)
    So they leave their nice JMPs at home and take the PVs on the road (Randy Bachman told me this and I have no reason to doubt what he said).
    PV wanted everybody to see amps on stage and the best way to do this was to sponsor the bands.
    But all these bands w/ PV on stage have one thing in common: they all play Marshall amps, of course.



    Just one further comment: PV amps don't sound that great, especially the speakers. The speakers sound like a jet plane with asthma.
    With DSL you got an effects loop, and you got channel switching, which makes the thing way more usable for non-stadiums. So as it turns out the DSL is a no-brainer.
     
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  14. Chrome

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    ampmadscientist, I do have a DSL 100HR and you are right, I do get those tones out of it in my current southern rock band. the skynyrd thing for the moment is a side project we are working on. I did however have a master volume installed on the JMP and can get really good tones at lower volumes.
     
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