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budg
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Jul 27th, 2018 04:25 AM   Edit   Profile  

My first Marshall and I am still getting used to it. Going from playing my DRRI to my Marshall is like going to another world. The mids are great !

So far it is 100 percent stock including the tubes. I dont play the red channel much and pretty much live in the green channel. I love my 335 and Lp when I plug into this thing. Clean or crunch it doesnt matter. I keep my treble and bass pretty low. Bass below 2 and treble no higher than 3 .Mids at half way. Sometimes I go crunch mode and add my CM2 for added boost that sounds like I want the red channel to sound . Maybe try out my dyno comp to see how it sounds.

I havent modded it yet , but have some JJ power tubes coming and am thinking about clipping the bright cap. I havent thought about a speaker swap yet as the stock one is still breaking in.

Overall I am very happy with it and am still not sure I like my strats thru the Marshall yet. Maybe its an aquired taste. Overall tone beast.

How you liking yours ? Any mods or still stock?

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Jul 27th, 2018 05:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mine sports a 100pf bright cap to give it a hint of the treble bump on the red channel. I also put a WGS ET65 in it as I’ve always like that tone.

Yes, I’m still digging it. It isn’t my first Marshall. But it is my first in a very long time. I cut my teeth on Marshalls back in the 80s. I call them “home.”

With a Strat, try turning up the amp’s tone controls more. Also, dial the green channel in with a little hair on it and use the Strat’s volume control to clean it up.

I have my green channel’s gain maxed and make use of the guitar’s volume control, whatever guitar I’m playing.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 07:47 AM, Jul 27th, 2018)

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So, so you think you can tell?
Jul 27th, 2018 05:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yes, still loving it. It's still 100% stock. Still like it better with my Epi Les Paul rather than the Fenders, but they still sound good also. I'm sure it's a learning thing.

My favorite settings on green are...

Treble 4
Mids 8
Bass 8
Presence 4
Resonance 6

So far.

I still don't use the red channel at all on the DSL 40.

budg
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Jul 27th, 2018 06:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks leftee. I’ll try those settings on my strats. Foggy , I’ll check your settings out as well. The bass might be too much for my mancave . That Marshall has a lot of tight low end thump. Next on my list is the Marshall fridge . No mancave should be without one. It’s probably good I don’t gig anymore . I would probably be tempted to haul that thing around and that would be bad for my back.

Does anyone know what brand the stock tubes are? I’ve got some JJs coming for power tubes.

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Jul 27th, 2018 06:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

I don’t know what tubes are in mine, but I think it sounds great as-is. I’m not going to chase the tube dragon with this amp. I’ve done that before and it has, at best, been a very marginal change.

I did check the bias and it was pretty much spot-on.

Yeah, I want the fridge! (-:

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Jul 27th, 2018 12:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yes with no mods.

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Jul 27th, 2018 03:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

To add to my previous post. When I'm talking about the Green channel it's set to clean, not crunch, with the gain all the way up. Give that a try. It's glorious with a Strat. Adjust guitar volume knob to taste.

I've got a Pigtronix Fat Drive set up for very mild OD. I'll use that in front of the green or red channel. Red channel is set to Lead 1 and the gain set around 4.

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So, so you think you can tell?
Jul 27th, 2018 04:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

Bud... Mine are stamped Marshall, looked them up and found out they're Shuguang supposedly.

Leftee... I agree, green channel clean no crunch gain all the way up.

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Jul 27th, 2018 04:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve got a pair of Mullard reissue EL34s stashed away as spares.

I haven’t even pulled a preamp tube out of this to see what they are. Very unlike me. :-P

I’ve got a plethora of OD pedals floating around here. Some day I’ll take some time to try some different ones with the amp.

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Jul 28th, 2018 05:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ill give that Green channel setting a try leftee. I honestly havent even tried a pedal for more than a few minutes. I have a TS9 and a Digitech CM2 which has a very Marshally OD to it. Whatever the preamp tubes are in it they are more than fine IMO. Still a great amp.

Leftee
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Jul 28th, 2018 05:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

A Tubescreamer into a Marshall is a great rawk tone.

I need to post a picture of my pedalboard for this amp. It is tiny and half of it is taken up by the amp’s footswitch.

edited to add linky

Marshall pedals

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 11:10 AM, Jul 28th, 2018)

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Jul 29th, 2018 05:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Leftee. My pedal board isnt vast either (although it takes up a little room). I have the polytune into a digitech CM2 into a TS9 into a Vox Delaylab into the amp.

I never use the CM2 with the tube screamer, I have it just as a different OD box. It gives me a different flavor of overdrive. The "modern" mode gives me more of a Marshally tone.

The tonelab replaced a digitech digidelay that died and they were blowing them out at the time for crazy cheap. I mostly use delay to give me some air with sustained chords and a little something for some solos.

(This message was last edited by budg at 05:06 PM, Jul 30th, 2018)

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Jul 29th, 2018 07:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

Are you running the delay in the loop? It’s not evident in my picture, but that’s where my delay enters the signal chain.

I use delay for the same thing, but pretty sparingly. I could really do ok without it.

Honestly, I could play straight into this amp in a band situation and be quite happy.

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Jul 30th, 2018 03:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

Im not using the loop at all. Everything straight in . Since I have 2 Fender amps , its just easier that way. Swap amps, pull the cable out , put the cable in. My setup is simple , guitar into polytune, into CM2, into TS9, into delaylab , into amp.

LHW

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Jul 30th, 2018 10:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

I am still digging mine (all stock), but I am trying to tame the hum issue. I am going to get a noise gate pedal and see if that helps.
I mainly use the green/crunch setting with everything set at noon.

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Jul 30th, 2018 04:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

Sorry Leftee, but you really need a Univibe, the greatest guitar effect ever invented. ;)

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Jul 30th, 2018 04:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a Pigtronix Rototron.

It does that, then it wanders into the weird.

Like me.

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Jul 30th, 2018 05:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

Bud,

If you get in the mood to try it, stick the delay in the loop one day. See what you think.

I’ve always preferred it there when the amp is responsible for producing distortion - even if I also use an OD pedal out front.

budg
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Jul 30th, 2018 06:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Leftee , Ill give that a try. Always willing to try new things. I may try another speaker at some point too , just because . The stock speaker isnt bad though.

Walsh I had a pedal called a "rotovibe" and while I liked it when it was in use, it wa a tone sucker when it wasnt being used. I like the univibe pedal and I loved when Hendrix used it .

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Jul 30th, 2018 07:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

I still have the 70/80 out of mine. I’ve toyed with the idea of building a 1x12 fan for it.

Cuz I need to be that loud here in the townhouse.

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