What kind of Marshall is Neal Schon of Journey playing through here?

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  1. gregr

    gregr Well-Known Member

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    I recall him saying that in an interview but I could easily be mistaken.

    Ok, I found what I think was the interview. He was talking definitely talking about Santana III.
     
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    To each their own but I've been seeing Neal Schon posting lots of videos of him noodling at home... He drives me nuts! He will be playing all this cool vintage gear in some videos and he just sounds overprocessed and like a half talented teenager noodling in a guitar center on a MG with built in effects...

    Just had to vent that, sorry, it was unnecessary haha... Journey had some cool songs here n there.
     
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    EADGBE Well-Known Member

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    What kind of music do you listen to? Lawrence Welk?

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    Marshalls sound better than modelers or boutique.
     
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    I barely got to the music, I had to barf.
     
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    Might as well be , run!
     
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    The point of two half stacks is to be pretty sure that at least one will make it through the show.
    Two is one, one is none. Rely on one amp and feel like a chump when it blows up halfway through the first set.

    No, Marshalls do not sound better than modelling amps or boutique amps. Not ALL Marshalls, anyway.
    Remember, Marshall has made its fair share of amps that just weren't that great.

    There are things my Fractal modeller does that my Superleads don't do. But when asked to sound like the Superlead,
    it gets VERY close. Close enough that if I were to make a recording and swap between a real Superlead and the Fractal set to sound just like it, in a mix you almost certainly would not know which is which.

    Played alone, maybe. In a mix, probably not.
     
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    use to watch this guy on sundays back in the mid to late 70's waiting on "In Search Of"
    and "Real People". dude had high ratings doing what he does though. well respected as i understand it
    in his field.
     
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    Hope this isn't considered a derail of this thread - this is one of my favourite clips for great playing, was Neal using a Marshall or HiWatt way back then?
     
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    Same here. My parents watched him all the time back in the 70s. Frankly, I love the show, and when I see it on PBS, I end up watching it. I like a lot of different music. I love Big Band music of the 20s, 30s, 40s, etc.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I remember Lawrence Welk! I remember his show when it was in black and white! :noplease:

    My mom would watch his show every Sunday night, I think it was Sunday. Man I feel really old right now,…

    thanks a lot for that EADGBE buddy! :cool:
     
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    Don't know how much you can believe a salesman.
    There's a shop in downtown KC. Owner says their in house amp tech would mod Marshall amps for Mr. Schon.
    Maybe, maybe not.
     
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    He must be pretty good since Neal Schon has the entire SF Bay Area at his disposal.
     
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    Love vintage Journey, from the Rollie years through the Perry stuff. Neal was one of the more songs with firey solos guys you could hear and his phrasing back in the day was incred too. Tone? Yes. Smith on drums just seals the deal for me.

    Perry's voice was unique in that he had all the gifts wrapped into one, range, tone, melodic sense and amazing control. Lots of dudes had a gift or two but he was blessed with all of it. You may hear a guy reach a high note but Perry would riff with them because that stuff was right in his natural register, not struggling, nasal sounding, or having to keep a high note super short because they can just barely hit it, never mind hold it, etc...the guy just had a huge set of lungs and an incred voice. Sadly, singing and touring like that for years on end took its toll, supposedly he more or less shredded his larynx over time. Still sounds ok for a guy his age but yeah, a former shadow of himself.

    OT (LOL): I've always wondered what guitars and amps Schon used on Stone in Love and Still they Ride (studio tracks) were?
     
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    Rollie lost his voice too. Deen Castronovo sounds pretty damn good, though.
     
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    Absolutely!!!!
     
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    Super nice, down to earth guy too. And yeah, if anything seeing him do the lead singing while drumming thing from up close is even more impressive.
     
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