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Best Marshall Stack available

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Phoenix1, Sep 9, 2021.

  1. Ray Baker

    Ray Baker Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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  2. Clockworkmike

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    One that works for you. All of this " oh you gotta have this certain head or this certain cab" shit is just that: shit. You can go run out and buy a vintage 1987 head and a full stack of vintage 100 cabs but its useless if that aint your style or you arent gonna use it.

    If a Valvestate makes you roar and play your ass off? Then id rather see someone use that than waste money on something they hate , just cause they thought they needed it. I myself? I like any of them. I use a DSL50 more than anything because it works and i get the sound i want. I have a 2500 SLX and Mode Four as well. Both are fine but its one I go back to every time
     
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  3. Buzzard

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    Ok no wonder Ive never heard of it , your in Maryland.
     
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  4. Ray Baker

    Ray Baker Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    No, I'm still in Delaware. .5 miles from line. Where are you? if your down this way?
     
  5. marshallmellowed

    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    Hendrix? Blackmore? If that's what you're after, then you want a non-master volume amp. The question you have to ask yourself is, how much power can you make use of, even attenuated. Nothing like a full-on Marshall stack, but...
     
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  6. AlvisX

    AlvisX Garage Guerrilla Gold Supporting Member

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    Right , I can't remember the last time I played a gig with anything resembling a stack ....10 yrs maybe
    2021 aint 1971
     
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    Has nothing to do with an audience - people would pay me to stop playing - just the visceral experience. Much like going 140+mph on a motorcycle or hang gliding - foolish but fun.

    Russ
     
  8. purpleplexi

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    Wish I hadn't watched that again..... Mind you he's on the beast there which is a great guitar even by 59 standards. Wonder what it would sound like with my guitar.
     
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    2555X's - they rock :headbanger:
     

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    Let’s just say c-5’s go over my house all day long lol.
     
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    Ray Baker Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    lol, yea man, my "Lower Delaware" is lower Delaware. You're what consider "Middle State" :).
     
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    From the love it or hate it camp, the Marshall Vintage Modern and matching 425 cab. I’m in the love it camp.
     
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    Outside of any constraints (size, volume, price) that would be my answer as well.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    best marshall stack you ask? prolly this one right here @Marshall Stack
     
  15. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I love Les Pauls,… probably more than most people, and I have since I was 14 years old. I owned my first one at 15 in 1971. I’ve heard many 59 Les Pauls recordings and one live, I do not hear anything special from them that would warrant the prices we see today.

    They weren’t even popular when they were released. In fact they were so poorly received by 1960, Gibson changed the body style! They couldn’t give them away, they were selling for around $275 brand new in 1959, while a 59 Stratocaster new sold for around $360.

    Mike Bloomfield was one of the main players noted for the revival of the single cutaway Les Paul. Slowly everyone wanted one and the demand grew, but Gibson wasn’t making them anymore during the mid 60s. So they brought it back in 1968.

    To me, there are thousands of Les Pauls out there that sound just as good as a 1959, good tone being such a subjective thing.

    Just my :2c:, carry on!
     
  16. Brek

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    for me right now at home, this is the perfect stack. I do not live in a low density area, or have a basement. I ripped out the nasty speakers that were in the cabs and replaced with 10in celestion greens. Got another dsl1 on the way to try a wet/dry setup.

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    purpleplexi Well-Known Member

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    My tired old ears tell me that all the great LP recordings are done on 50s guitars. I too bought my first LP in my teens and have owned a few and played a lot more but I never played one that got anywhere near the 50s ones. The best I've tried is a 50s junior owned by a friend of mine. As for the prices well they're somewhere between stupid and insane but if you want the best and you have more money than you you can figure out what to do with why not?
     
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    My favorite was a 79 Mkii 50 and an orange 4x12 cabinet. Still have the head but the cab is gone. I mostly use a dsl40 now. It’s close for sound but clearly the 4x12s make a huge difference for bottom end and thump.
     
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    The Heads and Stacks that Jimi used live at Royal Albert Hall. The Harmonics were mind melting. Best live tone I heard from Jimi.
     
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    I was on the same quest. Currently available and affordable.

    I bought all 3 studio versions and let me tell you that you cannot go wrong with any of them. Add a Boss SD-1 and your in triple heaven.

    You can get any tone you want with these from all your favorite recordings and inspirations.

    The Plexi will need an attenuator for sure. Or you can get that Plexi tone if you crank it but you better leave the room or you will hurt yourself.

    The JCM 800, well it just crushes.

    If I had to pick one it would be the Silver Jubilee hands down.

    Why, because it has that ferocious Marshall growl, it has a clean channel, footswitch, push pull rhythm clip knobs etc.

    Way more versatile than the other two and Tone for days even at low volumes. Adding the settings I use for it suggested by Marshall.

    Just my 2 cents.

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