mkII question

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  1. ken361

    ken361 Well-Known Member

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    I saw this head for 1,100 can I run a distortion with and not have to worry about a power brake. This the newer 100 watt head, I like old Vh,priest,cream type rock. Thanks
     
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    you talking about an 800 or JMP, 2203, 2204, 1987, 1959?

    If it's any of those it'll do what you want it to.
     
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    100 watt super lead
     
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    If you're 40 and still live with mom or have sleeping newborns everywhere then maybe use a power brake.

    If you're going to use this thing at shows or rehearsal you'll be fine.

    Model 1959 Super Leads are awesome. You'll be able to get bad ass tones from that thing. I suggest lurking around here for some tech information tricks to get different tones. There's a lot of little adjustments that can take that amp into further sonic territories.

    You shouldn't listen to me about the attenuators anyway. I'm completely biased against them. My school of thought is if someone thinks any amp is too loud they should just go back to 10w practice amps with headphones. Don't buy a Porsche if you're just going to leave it in the garage.
     
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    thanks for the input
    wonder how the blackstar distortion would go with it?
     
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    I had a 1959SLP.......Distortion no, O.D. yes. You can use distortion if you want but 1959s, JMPs and JCM800s KILL with an OD pedal pushing the front end over the top. For best results use a Tube Screamer, SD-1 or similar pedal. Max it's volume, set the tone neutral and set to drive to zero or just above. You will get that great, natural, full out, kick ass Marshall roar....not sizzly buzz box beehive tone.
     
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    well I tried 2 pedals and it didnt pan out but i had to hear for myself, maybe look into a 800
     

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