What Pedal Are You Guys Using To Push Your Marshalls With?

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  1. ken361

    ken361 Well-Known Member

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    I tried a clean boost TC spark and now I have a mini tube screamer I'm still not sure if I like it yet. Would like more sustain with my strat on the red channel on the DSL40c.Don't want to really color it though. Compressor's good with kinda high gain?
     
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    Some more gain also wanted at time
     
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    MXR Micro Amp for the green channel on my DSL15c. Nothing for my DSL100h. ;)

    @ken361: Compressor will do nicely.
     
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    The pedal that's stayed on my board longest is a throbak strange master treble boost. Something about that germanium transistor sounds absolutely fabulous with every Marshall I've ever used it with....hell, every amp period.
     
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    T-Rex Møller OD pedal for me. I used to have a TS-9 (modded) but always found it rather harsh sounding.

    Plenty of control over your sound plus it also has a separate Boost channel which can be used to increase saturation on a high gain channel or a solo volume boost on cleaner channels.

    Gary Moore used one, so they must be good :)


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    A couple of suggestions - OCD is very good, Marshall Guvnor series, Friedman BE and BSM RPA which is supposed to give the Blackmore Marshall Major tone. They all work effectively with Marshal tube amps.
     
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    I'm totally low tech.
    I have a Boss CS2 compressor and an old old SD1.
    Works great for a low output guitar like a Strat, and I can just bypass them with a higher output guitar.
     
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    I have an MXR DynaComp out front and nothing else. A 4100 doesn't really need much pushing.
     
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    I use vintage Super Leads, and they are very sensitive to what you put in front of them. I drive the front end with a number of things. For many classic rock songs, I don't use anything other than the Super Lead cranked to 10. When I need a little more oomph, I kick on an MXR Micro Amp, A Keeley 4 knob compressor, an OCD, or a Tube Screamer. With the OD pedals, I use almost no overdrive at all, and just use the volume to drive the front of the amp a bit more. I can get all the overdrive I need, along with different character, etc... I also use a Boss EQ pedal with the mids pushed up for a solo mid-boost to push the mid frequencies and make it pop out against the rest of the band.
     
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    I tried it, its nice!
     
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    I did get the mxr its pretty decent yeah its noisy some. I have a tube drifting up by 2 it was unmatched I thought I get by using both trim pots and I re checked today after a week and it was up.So I'm getting a matched set Monday. Thanks for the suggestions and start tone testing on Monday
     
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    I use the following to boost the red channel of my DSL40:

    - CTO-1 (Timmy clone) for light OD.
    - Badass Modified OD for hard rock tone.
    - Fullbore Metal for metal tones.
     
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    If I want mean with ballz that slap and leave a mark I use the OFA Tube booster.

    If I want subtleties I use the Radial Elevator with 5db/10db mid boost as well as 2 different by pass gain modes including pick up compensation. Pedal sounds great with all my shit.
     
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    I just bought one. $199 and free shipping to Canada!
     
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    at the moment - with a 2555x - I'm using a fullton fb-3 and and an earthquake devices tone job.

    with my jtm45 ptp clone I loved the fulltone ocd for low/mid gains and the dr scientist the elements for higher gain
     
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    I use a vintage Super Bass and 2203, and the LPB-1, TS type or SD-1 all work very nicely.
     
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    Amp turned up and attenuated just a Tube screamer with gain turned down or EP-3 mid setting for a bit of grit. Most of our band stuff (covers) I use a Fender reverb pedal, an MXR carbon copy on slap back and a DD- 3 for 80s style delays so just need a lift for solos, rarely more gain than my 50w NMV gives.
     
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    Keeley Fuzz Head or an MXR Custom Badass Mod. OD. Also use an alway-on EP Booster set to unity.

    (Amp is a Vintage Modern 2466 + 1960BX cab).
     

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