What Plexi pedal into a clean Marshall channel (like Origin)?

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    BatmansMarshall Well-Known Member

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    I use a Friedman BE-OD pedal to make my Origin 50 sound like a JCM800/SC20H.

    What Plexi tone pedal do you use to make yours sound like a SV20/1959 SLP/Plexis family?

    70s hard rock basically. Origin friendly a plus.
     
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    Transistors are not able to deliver what you are seeking. Get an Electro-Harmonix English Muff'n.
     
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    Origin is a tube amp. Muff'n looks interesting but does it differ much from a Big muff pi?

    What settings?
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    I think I know what you're after. In my experience, Wampler does the best job.

    "JTM45/1959" - PlexiDrive

    Hot Rodded "1959" - Pinnacle

    MV "JCM800" - SuperPlex
     
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    The English Muff'n is based on the tone stack and gain stage of actual plexis, and uses two 12AY7 valves which can be swapped out for either 12AX7s or 12AU7s depending on the exact sound you're looking for. It's a plexi preamp in a box with no fizzy sounding transistors or diodes in the signal chain.
     
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    Carl Martin plexitone really does a great plexi sound into a neutral clean sounding amp.

     
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    Radial's Plexitube is a brilliant example of a cranked Plexi-style pedal. One of the great things about it is it doesn't rob any low end while keeping the bottom tight and firm.

    I used one for years to throw a 2203 into meltdown mode.
     
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    These are all great suggestions. I am basically trying to emulate that 70s Deep Purple/Rainbow Richie Blackmore tone or that eras hard rock stuff.

    From what I can gather we are looking at a cranked Plexi family like a Marshall Super Lead 100/SV20/1959 with treble boosting like a Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster and or tape delay pre-amp sort of stuff depending on how you want to set it up.

    So those pedals being talked about are exactly where I am aiming.
     
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    Blackmore was keen on the Marshall 1967 with KT88 valves, and the two inputs cascade creating a master volume.
     
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    I didn't know that but it makes sense he would want to be as loud as a Sunn :)) or a Diezel. I read somewhere he even had an additional power stage to cross the 100W threshold. Diezel Herbert is 180W with KT valves and looks like it opens up ripples in spacetime.

    This is one of my favorite improvisations from Blackmore.

     
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    Maybe this one?

     
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    Been able to fine tune the Marshall's if needed pretty good with this. laGrange (3).jpg
     
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    Dunno if Catalinbread had a RangemasterintoMajor pedal, but they did an RM/AC30 Galileo and an RM/Laney Sabbra Cadabra, be worth exploring.
     
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    My MXR EVH 5150 od does a pretty good job , it does much more than just VH .
     
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    Yes, they do. It is called the NAGA VIPER.

    https://catalinbread.com/products/naga-viper

    I own Catalinbread stuff that sounds great

    However that Wampler Pinnacle that sounds like a Hot Rodded "1959" is really nice.
     
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    Yeah I have a Naga, using it atm :yesway: The other 2 I mentioned also combine a simulation of the particular amp. The Galileo is red hot compared with the Naga, 'cos it also simulates Top-Boost AC30, the Sabbra a cranked Laney.
     
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    I'm pretty happy with how my Origin 20 sounds by itself (you know like a Plexi on a budget) but I use an OCD and an SD-1 sometimes. The OCD on the LP setting and gain pretty low just gives it a boost, like I had hoped the boost on the amp would. The SD-1 to put some mid stank on it.
     
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    Don’t discount the Marshall pedals. I really like the JH-1 Jackhammer on the OD setting for my driven Marshall tones. One big plus - not boutique so therefore not expensive!
     
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