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budg
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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)

Leftee
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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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ohio

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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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ohio

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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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Jul 31st, 2018 02:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

So I decided to run the gain all the way up without the crunch for my strats and like it a lot. I also raised my tone knobs a bit . I have treble set at 10 o’clock, middle at 2 o’clock and bass sitting around 1 o’clock for strats and 11 o’clock for humbuckers. I like my TS 9 for dirt better than the crunch on my Marshall. It’s more rounded and not as bright. I haven’t clipped the bright cap or put new tubes in it. I’m just going to roll with it just like it is for a while and see how it goes.I appreciate the advice. Going to try out the loop this weekend .


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Jul 31st, 2018 02:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Awesome!!!



5Strats
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Jul 31st, 2018 03:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

The only Marshall amp I currently own that gets hot after use in my vintage '84 JCM800 50 watt head. My DLS100 head and my DLS40c don't get hot after use, just a little warm.

The JVM 410H head I used to got really hot.

Leftee
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Jul 31st, 2018 03:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

That’s from all those awesome notes you cram into them.

budg
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Sep 2nd, 2018 05:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

So I am beginning to notice the stock speaker is finally starting to get broken in. When I first bought it it had ear piercing highs . Now even the red channel doesnt sound bad. I think the key really is cranking it fairly loud . Lucky for me the missus doesnt care and the neighbors havent called the cops .

It is still completely stock . I havent clipped the bright cap , nor have I changed the tubes . I have some JJ el34s here , but im fairly happy with the amp. Still warming up to the Marshall/strat combo, but its growing on me . Its a great amp and for 399 it was a steal IMO.

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Sep 2nd, 2018 05:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nice! The red channel might be just fine, then.

The WGS65 in mine has settled in, as well. It had a bit of top end that has gone, now. Rich mids!

I don’t regret doing the bright cap mod. It still has a nice range of biting treble available if I want it.

Plus I’m a tweaker. :-P

I do stuff. It’s my thing.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 07:41 PM, Sep 2nd, 2018)

budg
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Sep 2nd, 2018 05:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’m still tempted to get another speaker maybe a creamback or v30, just because and I’ll eventually swap out tubes. For now though stock is fine and I’m enjoying it for what it is... a Marshall.🤫

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Sep 3rd, 2018 04:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

Still love mine and continue to learn about it, using the crunch button more on the green and using the lead one some on the red.

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Sep 3rd, 2018 05:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

I used my DSL40C to test my revamped pedalboard on Saturday and was really happy with how good it sounded. I'm taking mine to an upcoming gig as a backup amp to my DSL100 head and two 2x12 cabs.

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Sep 3rd, 2018 06:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like the clean on the classic channel. With the crunch button out I engage either my TS9 for OD or CM2 in the "modern " setting. The TS 9 gives me 90 percent of what the red od1 sounds like , but smoother. The CM2 gives me 90 percent of OD2 without the noise.. I think the red channel cuts thru more though.

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Sep 3rd, 2018 04:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

I figured you’d like the TS in front of the amp. (-:

Even on my PV Vypyr I have the Marshall model set up with a TS model in front to give me the hot-rodded Marshall thing.

I’m now using a Fulltone Full Drive 2 MOSFET in front of my DSL40. It’s set to a fairly mild OD (not the MOSFET switched in) and that gives me a 4 channel amp. I do also wind up the green channel (clean) almost all the way up. If I want clean I do that with the guitar volume. The amp does really well like that.

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