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Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by lenheyvan, Oct 13, 2021 at 9:06 AM.
You looking for a booster?
what booster? a financial booster? yes.
brian is tight bro. loads of killer pedals.
No, a Spark.
If I was looking to buy an amp that's built by a small but known builder, pursuing the brown/plexi tone, I'd buy a Bray.
For an amp that is more insane, more over the edge, more like, to give an example, something that has the aggressiveness of a mesa mark III blue stripe, but in the Marshall category, I'd go straight to a Hopkins.
But I'm not in a position to just go out and buy custom amps at the moment. Any time I do that, something ALWAYS comes along, that's an emergency, that causes me to dip into my emergency funds. So I have to wait some more, and build up my discretionary fund to a higher level before I can buy something like that.
not in the cards for me just yet. to much ahead of it. one very bad damn yr for
my camp this yr.
Just get close and play. It's been said a thousand times (more actually), even if you plugged straight into Eddies early rig, you wouldn't sound like him, and the tone would be different just due to playing/picking technique.
Want this in new condition:
best boost made imo.
im missing the joke i think lol.
or its yet to be delivered one.
PM where to send it and it b yours.
If you want it.
I've had it for about 5 years ...in a box. Tried a configuration once with it, but for my purposes it didn't work for me. Long story short I needed 4 channels in my amp and that was that.
explain your amp statement here. what happened?
Ever try a Bad Bob? They are made by Analog Man these days. They stay true to the circuit Robbie Wallace used, which itself is based on the old Jfet mu-amp design that so many copy.
I have the two knob version with buffer that Robbie Wallace also came up with. It allows you to get a cleaner boost as it allows you to dial down any grit as you increase volume. They sound glorious through a tweed amp and tele players love 'em. I found it works great in other amps and with humbuckers too.
Bad Bob Booster - Cunetto 51 Nocaster - Tweed Twin - YouTube
(the one I own)
never heard of it.
Wow - that was like 2016. Long past it now. Lol. BUT, I tried to use it as another "channel" on top of the lead channel ...super drive. The problem was I still needed to do a double hop from clean to get to it. It got messy and I ended up with the boost on in the clean channel, which was a disaster ...live. I eventually wound up with my 410HJS that solved all my problems. I was a 4 channel dude: Clean, Tom Petty Dirty, Zep Dirty, REO Speedwagon Guitar Solo Dirty. There was no two ways about it either. I needed all those textures at a sing button click for the music I do.
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we went PM anyways to keep the thread on track. ISH.
I can't believe that either I or someone else hadn't mentioned this yet...
Another big part of Eddie's sound is string gauge and tuning to E flat...sort of, though he wasn't always "in tune". I read an interview with him either in the late 80's or very early 90's where he even said there wasn't a tuner in his studio. He would tune by ear to himself and have Mike tune to him.
A VAN HALEN 1 TONE SECRET! Hint... IT'S NOT THE GEAR! GUITAR LESSON - YouTube
Why and How Eddie Van Halen Played Out of Tune - YouTube
EVH Strings and Things | Project EVH
Project EVH | Understanding the Brown sound is a huge resource.
You're right, tuning is also an important factor.
When I play vanhalen, I also lower the first and second strings a bit.
The nearest I’ve got to it is with a guitar with a Seymour Duncan custom custom in the bridge position straight into a Friedman Runt 50 . This produced a spot on ‘ brown sound ‘ with no pedals or any other trickery , and at reasonable volume with no attenuation. There isn’t much else out there that can do that if there id good luck finding it .