Marshall Straight In

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  1. Jackco

    Jackco New Member

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    Ok, I play straight in. 2 Chanel Marshall's, DSL40C, DSL2000, JCM205C. I do put a delay in the loop on 1 of the amps though.
    I love the sound, as do bandmates, just the way it is. I use my guitar volume to adjust gain. Just a great all in all range of sound.
    I guess if I was playing RUSH, Priest, many 80's bands (which I love the sound) I would want a chorus or flanger in the loop but I just play without, gives it a fresh take on the song, like how when JET came on the scene and now Greta. Marshall, that bite and " right at you" sound :)
     
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  2. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I may need another one at some time, for when I learn to be a better lead player.
    Cheers
     
  3. solarburnDSL50

    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    There is no rule. Only application. I had one set for midgain and the other for hard rock.

    You play lead however you want. But you better Rawk! :eddie:

    Which I know is your nature!
     
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    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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  5. cherrysunburst00

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    I have SO been wanting a Studio Classic. I would only play it guitar straight in; never use pedals, although I am thinking about some sort of wah on (rare) occasion.
     
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    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    I don't use pedals for more gain...Only punch.

    Going straight in is a real experience. So is using the right pedal. You choose right dynamics are there.

    I see you are a purist. Enjoy! I love me wah too.
     
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    Since getting an amp that didn’t need additional gain, I have put everything in the FX loop.

    There’s something cool (maybe “purist”) about just going >> guitar > cable > amp for the front end, to my way of thinking anyway.

    That said: my pedals are generally delay/reverb/pitch/ or chorus. If I’m using my old phaser I would never put that in the loop though. Always in the front end. Same goes (of course) for a wah pedal.

    That seems to be cleaner, quieter...
     
  9. Paul Petraitis

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    Straight in with a long chord! I like pedals but I always break them. If one of my wahs is working and not giving me troubles that will be my only pedal. No compression...that's why I bought a Marshall! My 1972 Artisite has only been slightly modded, lowering the plate voltage to give it more headroom...the EL34s put out about 36 watts "on the scope". When I use a pedal it used to be the Marshall BluesII pedal with the switchable clean boost. When its broken I like a boss Bluesdriver. No echo no chorus but YES to a vibrato pedal. Boss makes a good one and Boss pedals don't break. My matchless trem is sweet as well but doesn't behave in the hot sun.
     
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    Rarely use pedals. Straight in and use the guitar volume and change guitars when needed.
     
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    BRAVO! You hit the nail on the head! Love it!
     
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    Thank you! I see a lot of folks here like the same thing. A good amp, or any gear really, will give you inspiration when all is good. Most of the time I don't even use the pedal that came with the amp these days. I keep just a few guitars, amps and cabs to swap around and see what moves me that night. It may be flat out metal or the cleanest playing you ever heard, as log as the old toes start tapping it's all good.
     
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    Have a Silver Jubilee Mini 2525h and hardly ever use a pedal. It has plenty of gain by it self or I can back it off. Some times I use a clean boost in front and in the loop at the same time. My JCM 2000 DSL 50 on Red channel just use a clean boost in the loop. That's pure tube bliss but needs some volume to thicken out. The Green channel has to have an SD-1 or TS9 pedal or sounds like mud. Speakers & cabinet are a key factor in the tone. Using a Marshall 2017 1936 cab with the DSL plus have a 2526 Silver Jub cab i used with both amps it has Marshall Vintage 30 speakers (U.K,). I see in most forums most people on the DSL use the green channel with a pedal. However I prefer the red channel with a clean boost in the loop for pure tube distortion. Just M.O.
     
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    I agree with your statement. I got rid of my 800 2 years ago, was just too loud, no Effect Loop, , but it definitely had the best tone but not much gain unless cranked with a THD Hotplate.
     
  15. AlboK

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    yep Greta is old school straight in Marshall. Sounds great.
     
  16. Jackco

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    Ok, another song to learn !!!
     
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    Ok, another song to learn !!!!
     
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    Damn, that's some thick delay on that!
     
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    They are bad ass
    :dude: :cheers: :dude:
     
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    Buck Cherry, Airbourne, .... they sound like ACDC (sort of). IMO
     

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