That "Special Marshall"

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  1. Far Rider

    Far Rider Hendrixian VIP Member

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    What didn't you like about the Prophecy?
     
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    Trelwee , you have a couple nice pieces of gear. Are those like small appendage compensating gear ?
     
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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    It wasn't a true Explorer shape. Active PUps had no real character IMO. I did not care for that particular FR bridge, weird tunjng on low E because proper intonation pushed the "stem" part back so far there was little leverage for tunjng.

    Just didn't love it enough
     
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  4. Trelwheen

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    That's nuttin, pardner. You should see de guitars I gots to compensate fer my poor lil' tiny nuggets an' missin' teef.
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  5. CROWEMAG

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    I cannot wait to send an amp to David after the holiday.
     
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    Any idea what was used on the SOD album? That is my favorite recorded guitar tone after Lifeson on All the World's a Stage.
     
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    This is so true imo!
     
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    He used a 2204 and a TC Electronics Booster + Line Driver and Distortion. They are amazing boosts for Marshalls. A little hard to find and not cheap these days.

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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Crowe beat me to it. He also used his custom RR Jackson with Duncan JB pickups.
     
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  10. Matthews Guitars

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    My '73 Superlead (restored) is my best Marshall. Basically bone stock, other than a SLIGHT gain increase achieved by increasing V1A and V2A plate resistor values to 150K, it just has that tonal integrity to it that only the best amps have. It has balance to its tone. It passes what I consider to be the ultimate test, the "Les Paul with pickup selector in the middle position, everything cranked" test. (This only sounds awesome on the best amps.)

    It's not about gain, it's about musicality. Anybody can add gain to any amp via boost pedal. But if the basic tone of the amp isn't right, adding more gain won't help.
     
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    "the "Les Paul with pickup selector in the middle position, everything cranked" test. (This only sounds awesome on the best amps.) "

    Why does that matter? If everything is cranked it is a good amp? As long as it can tonally be set how you want it to sound, why is it a good thing that it sounds good with everything cranked? As long as it sounds good, I don't see the importance of that?
     
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    That's what works for me. If an amp passes that test, it sounds right to me and I want it.

    Similarly, for silverface and blackface Fenders, my test is to crank bass, mid, and treble, and a guitar should sound GOOD through it, not too bassy, not too trebly, not too much midrange. If I have to turn controls DOWN to make it sound right, then something's wrong or it's an amp made on a Friday, or on the first day back after a three day weekend.
     
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    But if it sounds good NOT full up, as long as it sounds good I don't understand why that would really matter at all.
    I guess that's your method but as long as it sounds good, where the controls are isn't relevant. 6,5,6 or 10, 10, 10.
     
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    Let's just say we're looking for different things and that's that. If I find an amp that sounds its best with bass on 0, midrange on 0, and treble on 10, I DON'T WANT IT.
     
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    Ok fair enough. That makes sense. Personally I would want some leeway on the controls for different rooms so i wouid never want a tone control to have to be on 10.
     
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    It's ruff. Fucking Marshall aint polished unless prima donna really matters. On a Friday. Just a poke.

     
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    This is my 2204 pushed with a CM-2 Overdrive. I don't think any of my amps are "special" but I like all of them.
     
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    I guess for me. Me messing around has no gauge on some of these players that are locked into reputation.

    love to say how many players can surpass any dumbchit otherwise. Which really becomes obvious.
     

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