So who got/gets your favorite tone out of a Marshall?

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  1. patrice

    patrice Member

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    Van Halen: he said he used the same Marshall for all the Roth era albums. His main amp was a stock 1968 plexi powered with a Variac and slaved into another Marshall.
    AC/DC: Just watch their rig rundown on YT, it's amazing !
    Gary Moore: Still Got the Blues album, but he used Marshall on other albums as well
    Mark Knopfler: notably on the song "Brothers in Arms" which is basically a Les Paul into a Marshall
     
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  2. MK333

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    Jerry Cantrell, early AIC albums:dude:
     
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    It's disappointing for some to hear, but the only Marshall all over "Still Got the Blues " (entire album) was a Guv'nor pedal. Gary ran that in into a Soldano SLO (set nearly clean) for almost the entire album except for bits and pieces.

    He also used it live during this time period. You can see the SLO in the backline here around 2:50.

    e.g.

     
  4. krunchy

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    Michael Schekner on the live Strangers in the Night album. Phenomenal tone IMO.
     
  5. Audioduck

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    I still think the finest Les Paul plus Marshall tone I ever heard was in the chorus of Boston's "More than a feeling".

     
  6. Jayemdee

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    Alison Robertson (The Donnas) no pedals, straight into a DSL if I remember rightly.
     
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  7. Audioduck

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    ...but hang on, What about Knopfler's rhythm tone in "Money for nothing"?!

     
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    Clapton, Wheels of Fire
    Beck, Truth
    James Marshall Hendrix, Electric Ladyland
    Robin Trower, Live 1976
    Eric Johnson, Ah Via Musicom
    "Spit James", Halfbreed (Keef Hartley)
    EVH, VH-1
     
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  9. abkeller1

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    There are too many to list. Here's a few. Elliot Easton (The Cars) Mick Ralph's (Bad Company)Tom Shultz ( Boston) Joe Perry (Areosmith)Angus Young (AC/DC) Pat Travers, Pete Shelly (Buzzcocks) Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple) Johnny Ramone (the Ramones) Jimmy Page (Zeppelin) Mick Mars ( Motley Crue) ( Judas Priest)early days , (Kiss)early days, Rick Neilson (Cheap Trick) Jane Wiedlin (Go Go's) Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day) Weezer, (Smashing Pumpkins) Siamese dream album, Matt Ballamy (Muse). There are more though just can't think of.
     
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    Some believe that Blackmore`s tone w/ DP, 'live' or studio, was thru a VOX.
    Early on, NMV Marshalls were what were on stage w/ Skynyrd [Rossington & Collins, Ed King using an Ampeg--I saw them 'live' 4 times between `74 & `75]. It wasn`t until after Ed left the band [mid 1975] that they signed w/ PV. Not sure what amps were used on 'Bullets', but definitely their next LP [their 'live' dbl LP 'One More From the Road'] were w/ PVs which remained on stage w/ them even long after the plane crash. Here`s a picture in mid `75 after Ed King had quit but before Steve Gaines had joined the band. Plenty of Marshalls to be seen
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    I agree! Also the tones he gets when he rejoined UFO in 1995 are fantastic, especially the studio 'Walk on Water'. There`s also a great dbl 'live' CD on them on their 1998 European tour--'Live On Earth'--which also has some really good tones thru his trusty 2205. It`s worth getting if you like SITN--pretty much the same set list w/ a few extras including 3 from WOW & one from Obsession.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM0QWHFvEjTZWTrBUL4nccODwLrXjSsSi
     
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    Tommy Shaw, Angus Young, and Yngwie Malmsteen!!!
     
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    Mick Mars was a good add. Very unique sound that influenced all the LA bands for years after.
     
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    In the actual times this guys have a great tone from Marshall amps:

    1)The darkness have a great tone live, this live vĂ­deo its all about Marshall greatness tone




    2)Blackberry smoke also great tones from Marshall amps

     
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    Yep, a JCM 2000 DSL 100 with Vintage 30's.
     
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    I would go with VH-1 first, Cream 2nd, Hendrix 3rd, and Duane Allman 4th.. Vintage plexi's for all..

    Honorable mention to Randy Rhoads with Ozzy, & Tom Scholz with Boston....
     
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    I think a couple of other people said it already, but the tone I get out of MY Marshall is my favorite. :)

    As far as professional musicians go however, Zakk Wylde, especially on No More Tears.
     
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    I think Tom is highly underrated as a musician/guitarist. I love "Hitch a Ride","Foreplay/Longtime", and "Don't Look back"
     
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    My 1st concert was "Summer of 79 Jam" at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego. Pat Travers (Live! Go for What You Know), Cheap Trick (Live at Budokan), UFO (Strangers in the Night), and Blue Oyster Cult (Some Enchanted Evening + Mirrors). What a F^$%UU$*CC*King show! These bands were at the height of their careers, and Micheal Schenker shredded. Then ----- he left the band.......:-(

    At least I still have the shirt (from that concert). :)
     
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    I agree with this, even more-so agree that Barry Goudreau was far more important to the whole than he was ever given credit for. When Brad couldn't hit the notes, Barry was hitting them, When Tom was too busy keyboard jockeying or creating ambience with the echoplex, Barry was laying down the tight backing guitars....and on top of it, he did half the lead work and all the doubled lines to boot.

    Of course Tom engineered the entire Boston sound, including Barry's guitar tones, so unless you saw them live it was very difficult to tell if the great harmonies were Brad or Barry or the great solos were Tom or Barry.

    Completely overlooked in the grand scheme of all things Boston, and it's a real shame.
     

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