Pete Thorn could make a half empty can of beer with bees in it sound amazing.Tsakalis Room #40 - wow is this thing good! Check out Pete Thorn demoing this on YouTube.
its damn hard to go wrong with a Wampler anything.I vote for the Wampler Plexi drive deluxe. I have one as I can't afford a real plexi, but I want that sound. I love it. It is very tunable, meaning you can get where you want to be with a little patience and time with it's settings. And believe me, it won't take long to find a great tone on it. I have a SC20h and a TSL60 and the Wampler is a different animal. Try it out. Hell, buy it at Guitard Center and if you don't like it, take it back. They have a 30 day return policy still don't they? My 2 cents.
I’d get the GMR Spares “Little Plexi”. You can also buy their kit and build one yourself. Super simple and sounds great!Hi,
I am looking into getting a pedal for a Marshall sound. Ideally I'd like to get tones from AC/DC Back in Black to Gary Moore Still got the blues. That is probably quite a stretch, but if I am in a ballpark I'd be happy.
Unfortunately there are not that many guitar stores around me and poor pedal choice, so I will have to order online. That is why youtube and this forum
Currently I am thinking between:
* Wampler Plexi drive deluxe
Great for AC/DC type tones, 3 band eq. Not sure if I need the boost side as I already have a TS type pedal. I looked at the mini, bt it doesn't have the 3 band eq which I'd really like. Although Gary Moore used a guv'nor, this with a TS type pedal might get me into GM teritory.
* Bogner la grange
Great reviews. The downside is that it doesn't have 3 band eq but with the blend knob, and lots of toggles, it looks like it could be more than usable. Clean boost is also a bonus. But there have been posts that it has noise issues, and in one video I can really hear 60 cycle hum even though the video is positive regards to the pedal.
* Weehbo Plexface
Again great reviews, but no 3 band eq, just "amp" toggle and mid shape toggle. Still, with blackface part it is very versatile.
As I understand it (and I might not ) Gary Moore used an JTM45 with guv'nor dimed. And as JTM45 is somewhat based on Fender and more rounded than JCM this combination should get me in the ballpark.
* Weehbo JCM drive / JCM drive ltd
Same as plexface, but without blackface side, and with 3 band eq and lots of tone shaping options.
* Friedman BE-OD Deluxe
This is maybe the least vintage marshall sounding pedal, and probably the most expensive. But the blue channel sounds very nice, the green one sounds too modern and high gain. With eq it might be made to work, but my least favourite of these, and the most expensive.
I am pluging into ac15c1.
I've looked at a few other pedals (Catalinbread DLS, Box of rock, JHS,...), but from the videos (unfortunately) these are my favourites.
If anyone has experience with these, any advice is greatly appreciated.
1. Tsakalis Room #40
Thomann has these. Not the cheapest, but the price is OK.
Happy you are getting better!So, I had high fever (40 deg) and a dry cough. Fortunately, just a flu.
I had some spare time yesterday so I narrowed it down to:
* Tsakalis room #40
Great harmonics and I love the two channel blend and Variac control. Really helps you get even more or school tones. Also nice graphics.
* Weehbo jcm drive
Unfortunately ltd version was only 100 pedals and that was sold out. It sounds like it's 3 band EQ has more range. I assume it is active where on tsakalis it is passive (i think). It has toggle for different voltages similar to tsakalis variac control but just 2 settings. But it lacks channel blend and it sounds marginally dryer (for lack of a better word) than tsakalis. Like it misses some harmonics. Not sure if it's just the way videos were recorded. Also it looks like it's only available in blue That probably shouldn't matter but when pedals are that close I'd like it to look good too.
Colombo sounds really great but for it to fully shine i would need 18v supply, and currently i only have 9-12V isolated power supply. To bad they didn't include voltage doubler in the pedal. Not as good EQ as the others and the knobs look kinda cheap and out of place with the rest of the pedal. It's actually the cheapest of the lot. I'm not a pedal maker but it seems if they did those 2 things the pedal would be much better and still less expensive than others.
I'll probably decide by the end of the week and let you know what pedal is coming