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Leftee
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Sep 27th, 2018 12:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

There’s a lot of gain in that setting. A whole heaping bunch of gain.

I set the red channel to Lead 1 and the gain set around 4. I have a Fulltone Full Drive 2, on that board, set up for fairly mild OD. I’ll goose the red channel with that if I want mo.

I set the green channel to clean and crank the gain. It cleans up nice with the guitar volume and I can also step on the above pedal to push that channel a little more.

BTW - that pedal responds well to the guitar volume control.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 02:23 PM, Sep 27th, 2018)

LHW

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Sep 27th, 2018 12:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

I love both modes of the green channel, although in crunch mode I have to use a noise gate.
I have an EH Hot Tubes reissue pedal that I usually leave on for a boost.
I will try a better cable when I have some free cash.
Thanks for your help, leftee!

Leftee
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Sep 27th, 2018 01:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

My pleasure! I hope you get to the bottom of it!

I’m still really diggin’ mine. When I am clear to pick up a guitar, again, it’s going to get a workout.

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Sep 27th, 2018 01:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

Still really digging mine as well. Green channel set to clean with a tubescreamer for dirt is the bees knees. Red channel with a small amount of gain goes a long ways.

Leftee
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Sep 27th, 2018 01:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

That’s close to my formula. I dig it greatly.

reverendrob
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Sep 27th, 2018 02:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

Gain on a DSL racks up very fast on the red channel.

I've been running mine around 3 on the red, volume 9 - with buckers or P90s and there's a metric ton of gain. I haven't used it past 8 period, even as a lark once I checked out where I liked it.

And I am fond of nuclear levels of gain.

It's certainly not silent in terms of background hum, but..well..thses types of Marshalls never are in my experience. Roll off the volume when you're not playing, and call it good!


Leftee
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Sep 27th, 2018 02:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

When you get that much gain cookin’ even the smallest signal/noise/EMI becomes quite notable.

I find Lead 2 on the red channel is too much for me any ways. I get plenty-o-rock with the setup I described. All the way into the really heavy ‘80s tones.

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Sep 27th, 2018 05:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

I probably wouldn't use the red channel on the DSL, just from all the comments I've read about it.
I keep the gain on my Mini Jube right around half way. Raising it more than that fattens up the tone, which is nice, and provides more sustain.....but also makes it more difficult to cut through in a mix. I'm into 70's type gain. Foghat, Aerosmith, etc. I love notes to sustain, but still need them to stand out and cut through.
Another thing I love about this amp is the lack of unwanted noise, even at higher gain settings. Costs way more than a DSL, but....I'll never regret this purchase!



Leftee
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Sep 27th, 2018 06:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

The red channel, Lead 1 is JCM800 tones. Lead 2 is hotter.

Leftee
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Sep 28th, 2018 11:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

The Jube line is da bomb, for sure. If the right deal wanders my way, I’ll have one. (-:

walshb
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Sep 28th, 2018 05:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

If it’s JCM800 then why does everyone complain that it’s too much gain? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read that.

Leftee
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Sep 28th, 2018 05:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Red channel, Lead 1 setting on the push button brings on the JCM800 to really hot JCM800.

Setting the button to Lead 2 produces goo-gobs of gain. I, personally, have no use for this.

Yeah, I’d heard the same things. It kept me away for years.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 07:36 PM, Sep 28th, 2018)

BrentD
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Oct 1st, 2018 05:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

Lead 2 is way more than JCM800 regardless of what people put on the internet. Lead 1 is too, in my experience. I hink the green crunch channel is closer, but with a little more bass.

YMMV.

Leftee
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Oct 1st, 2018 06:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

I can see that. I have Lead 1 set to a JCM800-ish tone. But the gain is pretty low.

reverendrob
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Oct 1st, 2018 04:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

TOO MUCH?

I refer you to lesson one with Yngwie: MORE IS MORE.

Love,

Someone who uses the burn channel on an old Hot Rod Deluxe as the hellbeast it is!


walshb
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Oct 1st, 2018 07:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

As I said....I'm not into what I describe as "high gain", but I'm probably not all that far from it, either. JCM800 is probably about "right" for me. The Mini Jube does that pretty easily if I keep the input gain about half way up.

My wife and I saw a band that did a lot of "grunge" over the weekend, the guitarist was definitely good, had great "high gain" tone, and I have to admit I was impressed! It's just not my style, even though I should take some time to practice that more. That, and chickin' pickin', two things I really need to work on! ;)

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Oct 2nd, 2018 07:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

The only Marshall I've ever had was the 4502 JCM900 2x12 combo back in the 90's. It was a rockin' affair. Recently I added an Avid Eleven Rack to my studio that has some really nice Marshall modelers. With my Epi ES-335 Pro and Studio 50's LP Tribute it's a glorious thing. I feel inspired to record something Cream-y.

reverendrob
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Oct 2nd, 2018 11:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yea, the Eleven Rack was the final straw in my year or so of using more and more modelled Marshalls....

...in getting a little one.

Now I can stack the fake and the real and a ton of other things!

LHW

Southwest Florida

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Oct 3rd, 2018 07:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

I took my DSL40C to an open jam last night (first time it's been out of the house.) The annoying hum was basically non-existent on the clean/crunch channel, and much, much more tolerable on the red channel.

Leftee
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Oct 3rd, 2018 07:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

Great!

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