Dimed Marshall, who's done it and for How Long?

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  1. rjtm

    rjtm New Member

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    Cranked my Jubilee last week for around 10 minutes (Everything on 8). I would have done 10 but I heard of "the magic 8" and I wanted to try it. I used my wireless system and went outside to see how loud it would be. It wasnt as loud as you would expect it to be (the Jubilee is softer than most other marshalls) but it was damn loud. It sounded awesome. The next day I got a pretty obscene complaint from my neighbor threatening to call the cops. It was awesome :headbanger:
     
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    chuckelator Well-Known Member

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    Yup...I've noticed mine does the same. Gets waaaaay too loose sounding completely dimed. I found that I got my best tone with the channel's jumped and vol 1 on 7 and vol 2 around 8-9

    Gets some nice compression, without killing it, and grinds like a mofo. LOVE!
     
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  3. Dimitar

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    I dimed my Marshall 2203 yesterday with master on 10 and preamp on 10, in such a small room for 20 seconds, damn!!! That's too loud! When home I play it MAX at 1 at the master (preamp 10), but at rehearsal I play it at 4-5 with the preamp on 10. :)
     
  4. Harlequin tusk

    Harlequin tusk Well-Known Member

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    Pinned my 2203 KK last night for about 10 minutes, it was very powerful sounding, tons of "punch" totally different than the 2100 SLX. The KK seemed "clearer" sounding than the SLX. The KK let out some squeals when I engaged the Beast button...had to turn it down!
    I had double ear protection on and it was still LOUD!!!!

    Has anyone else had feedback..squealing when the beast is on and at high volume? I was using a 1994 Les Paul with EMG's 81 and 85.
     
  5. Holme

    Holme Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I've done it ONCE,by accident with the YJM!:wow:
    When I first got it Marshall weren't happy with the footcontrollers with that batch,so sooner than have me go ampless over the Christmas holidays Dan from JB's talked Marshall into releasing my head & posting the controller on when they'd done whatever they were doing with it.:rolleyes:
    As you probably know all the extras are round the back,I had Vol 1 maxed & Vol 2 around 2/3rds jumped.
    I'd got cocky after an hour messing about with the different features & 'blind reached' round the back to dime the Reverb to see what was there.....
    I grabbed the EPA instead!:eek2:
    I swear I leapt out of my [email protected]@king pants!:lol::lol::lol:
    My nice little 'in house Plexi' turned into pure brutality & felt like it had air punched at the same time!
    SERIOUSLY [email protected]@kin loud & not something I've EVER done since!
    :thumb:
     
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    Blokkadeleider Well-Known Member

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    Pussy :lol::lol::lol::lol:


    Gr,

    Gerrit.

    *Admit it. Deep inside you want to do it again and again.
     
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  7. Holme

    Holme Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    We live in a typical 1950's English 3 bed semi so there's no chance although I'm not going to bullshit you,the temptation to wheel the fucker onto the decking & let rip outside is getting harder & harder to resist as time goes by!:lol::lol::lol:

    It's [email protected]@king evil I tell thee!:rofl::rofl::rofl:


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  8. SuperBeaver

    SuperBeaver New Member

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    As far as I know in the UK nobody can do fuck all until after 9pm. I regularly play mine really loud during the day. Neighbours I guess are at work but so far not a peep from anyone. Then again the guy nearest to me hates me anyway after I blocked his plans for an extension so he can take my 2203 in the ass, fuck him.
     
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    Harlequin tusk Well-Known Member

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    I'm jealous, I wanna hear a dimed YJM!! Maybe someday!!!:)
     
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    Harlequin tusk Well-Known Member

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    I'm kinda lucky, my neighbors are old and can't hear so good, I just stuff pillows in the windows and let her rip!! Esp when it's winter, no one really cares, I had one guy next door, he's 80 or so and he said he liked the music playing and who was it? He thought we had a loud stereo....LOL
     
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    Holme Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Thanks Harlequin but take it from me,1/2 a foot away indoors ISN'T pleasant!
    :lol::lol::lol:

    :wow:
     
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    Just stand behind the amp :p


    Gr,

    Gerrit.
     
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    Holme Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    You're just naughty!:lol::lol::lol:

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  14. SoloDallas

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    It's the only way I do with mine; dimed most of the time, rarely below 5.
    I use attenuators though: I would NEVER put at risk my ears.
    When I used to own my recording studio - where the recording room was treated - I did dime amps with no attenuators regularly. Even for hours, but it ain't healthy.
    However, it's what taught me how to play guitar decently. These amps - the '59 style, even the 2203s - are players amps.

    You either play the AMP itself, or you're fucked. There's no way around it when you're guitar into amp straight. You either play both the guitar and the amp, or not.
     
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    Blokkadeleider Well-Known Member

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    Playing a dimed 1959 directly plugged in is as if you're naked.
    And if you're not exactly an athletic build... well :D


    Gr,

    Gerrit.
     
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  16. Blokkadeleider

    Blokkadeleider Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it's the Dutch bit in me... you CAN take a Marshall from the rear. :rofl:


    Gr,

    Gerrit.
     
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    :wow: The YJM has just glared at you from the corner!:lol::lol::lol:

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  18. Blokkadeleider

    Blokkadeleider Well-Known Member

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    He doesn't have anything to fear.
    As good as the YJM is... I still prefer a REAL plexi over the "ultimate" plexi. ;)


    Gr,

    Gerrit.

    *Yes, the YJM really is one of the best amps made after the 60's.
     
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  19. gdh1532

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    To answer some questions asked,

    1 no effects, no pedals, overdrives, distortions, delays, reverbs, nada ( during this time).
    2 both guitars I used were mid 70's one was a strat, the other was my gold top lespaul. Stock pups.
    3 only on solos were the guitar volumes dimed. (usually on 3-5) for everything else.
    4 if you use hot pups or actives at extreme volumes, they tend to squeal.
    5 don't turn and face your amp, if you do turn the guitar vol down or off.
    6 in today's world...... Don't do it. Save your ears, use attenuaters .
    7 I eventually moved to modded marshall amps, Bradshaw's wet, dry, wet switching system. Still loud but not as loud.
    8 I still have 1 full stack left, speakers only, going to purchase another 2203 soon.
    9 most gigs now days I use a H&K tube combo/ H&k SS combo.
     
  20. Lespaulnmarshall

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    My 1987x sounds best with the ppimv all the way up. So I run the volume on 7-8 and the ppimv all the way up. I really DIMED the amp a couple times, but it's not for me. I really prefer the knobs backed off a bit for a tighter tone. But if I were doing cream songs all the time with my band I'd just crank the shit out of the amp. Everything on 10, except for the normal volume that has to be backed off a bit, otherwise it would be too harsh.
     

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