I want a Marshall...but which one?

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by tremojem, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. tremojem

    tremojem Member

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    I love the Henric Hermansson tone...very tight and very musical, amazing gain, but back off the volume knob on guitar and it cleans right up.

    So, I should be able to get this in a Marshall while I wait for the Hermansson line to hit the USA.

    So I love the Plexi...tight, clean yet dirty as hell and very musical. It sounds like the power tubes are really engaged.

    At the same time I like the higher gain stuff...NOT hi-gain, as I don't use that.

    I have Mesa Tremoverbs and only use about 55% of the available gain on the vintage setting, as I don't like hi-gain.

    Having said that...what the hell kind of Marshall should I be looking at?

    Love the EVH, Brown Sound, Hendrix, Page, Deep Purple, Nuno, Greg Howe...tones and gain.

    I play in a three piece power trio with a loud drummer and I personally use Strymon Mobius, Timeline and BigSky pedals in the loop and have Xotic pedals etc out in front of the amp.

    Cheers and thanks...
     
  2. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands Well-Known Member

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    Splawn Quickrod, Ceriatone Yeti or Chupacabra... basically any high-gain Plexi circuit will get you there.

    Unfortunately, Marshall doesn't do this. Most of their stuff is mostly SOMEWHAT derivative of the JCM800 circuit.
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Bloodrock Well-Known Member

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    Henric gets tones like I've never heard before. If that's the tone you want,you'll have to wait. That guy is in a league of his own. :hbang:
     
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  8. dreyn77

    dreyn77 Well-Known Member

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    well, you could just buy anything outthere cause your sound is ALL from those pedals.
    you'll NEVER hear the original amp sound EVER with your setup.

    Why spend BIG $$$'s on something you're just gonna TRASH with other brands?
    you waste YOUR time thinkin about that.
     
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    dreyn77 Well-Known Member

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    ALL of the people you've mentioned were EXPERIMENTING, so that's WHAT YOU'VE chosen to do..
    but for some reason you ask for definitive answer to question but the answer is YOU experiment.
    hopefully you endup with experience after your soon to be, 20 years of HARD WORK.


    "I want all the mystical magical sounds of the past and I want them NOW in 1 cheap easy to use convenient package.

    really?

    once you get through to 2035 you'll know that you now must forget all the experimenting age and get with what's happening in 2035, cause the amp makers have thought about what you do before you did, but they always have WAY MORE experience than you can possibly have.
     
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  10. tremojem

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    My apologies, as I did not mean to offend anyone.

    I only use the pedals for specific parts of specific songs...not all the time.

    Hell, I probably only use 30% of the FX, but that 30% is nice.

    Thank you to those of you that contributed positive responses to this thread.

    Cheers
     
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    blues_n_cues Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    simple answer-ALL OF THEM.:yesway:
     
  12. klaatutooyou

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    no opology needed ,you asked a simple question ,once in a while you,ll get a simpleton response .Just keep experimenting .:shred:
     
  13. pedecamp

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    Dont worry about offending the crack heads.........You mentioned Henric, I have no idea who that is, you mentioned plexi, are you familiar with the YJM? Thats the only Marshall high gain plexi that I'm aware of, otherwise I'd suggest trying a JVM and see if the tones youre looking for are in there. Lastly you could get a stock plexi and have it modded to your liking. Good luck with your search.
     
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    blues_n_cues Well-Known Member VIP Member

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  15. tremojem

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGeS1C-YnS0

    I get that his amps are not necessarily Marshall tone.

    Here is the thing. It was Henric that started this journey that led me to Marshall.

    I do indeed want a Marshall "no questions asked".

    I do indeed want a Hermansson "no questions asked".

    I don't play the metal or hi-gain that he plays to demonstrate the amps, I just like the control...hey I can turn down the gain.

    But, Marshall is not a dead end, here you go, one size fits all.

    They have about three different tones that just are amazing to me.

    Guess I need to buy three Marshalls...LOL

    I like this one for example...take five and listen to this, or at least fast forward to 1/4 to 1/2 way in.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFWQr8O6BJE

    Oh and check this guy out...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSqGwEgEUgg

    So aside from these videos, I have watched maybe 50 more or so.

    It is time to now go and play.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Same goes here, any of the old school Marshalls will get you there.
     
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    Try a JVM. FANTASTIC AMP that are very pricey new but can be found very affordable on the used Market. They get a bad rep from people who never played one or if they did they put the gain on max. They don't need to be modded either. The base versions without mods can achieve just about any sound you want. Very versatile product which is as good as any amp Marshall ever made.
     
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    Sh#t I'm not letting that guy within a million miles of my precious vintage Plexi's.
    Any more than 6 or 8 knobs on my Marshalls and I'm out.

    Get a Landry [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y6MS4M_Tm4&feature=player_embedded[/ame]
     
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    Who needs some Mod Whiz to alter your amp to get great tone. Iommi gets great tone from his Laneys

    And here's some simple Suhr amp tones - KILLER [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83j6OYrPtRw&feature=player_embedded[/ame]
     

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