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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Some the recent Marshall talk here has piqued my interest

Mick Reid
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Oct 6th, 2018 07:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

Particularly in the "Marshall in a box" pedals.

I've owned a couple previously. The MIA Super Crunch Box and an Xotic SL Drive.
After a while, I'd convince myself that I wasn't a "Marshall guy".

Last year I got my first distortion pedal (vs. OD) and now it's got me rethinking the Marshall thing. (the fact that I'm spending *way* more time online since I've been laid up is probably a contributing factor)

I'm not in a position to go all out and buy a Marshall amp, so I started looking at pedals again.

Not wanting to outlay too much doe, I've ordered an Xvive Golden Brownie. It's a JCM 800 in a box. It was designed for Xvive by Thomas Blug; who's demos and playing I've found impressive.

So for 65AU bucks, it should arrive sometime this week.
I'll post some remarks after I've had a chance to play with it for a while.

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 09:52 PM, Oct 6th, 2018)

Leftee
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Oct 6th, 2018 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’ll be interested in your findings.

I’ve binged on Marshallesque pedals this year.

Mick Reid
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Oct 6th, 2018 11:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hah! I know Leftee - it’s been some of your posts that brought on this latest bout of GAS!
It started with your old review of the Rust Driver...

I’ll keep you posted in case you feel the need to binge further.
I mean what are friends for??? ;^)

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Oct 7th, 2018 08:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

DrKev’s thread further down his forum was an inspiration for me to try a pedal that had completely flown under my radar - that pedal being the old Dano DaddyO. I snagged my first from Reverb and got the bug. It does do the old Marshall Guv’nor thing very well. And they are dirt cheap. I actually started a small collection of them. The crown jewel of that is one I found for $30 delivered that is virtually NOS. The guy bought it new, back in the day, tried it and put it back in its box for 20 years.

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Oct 7th, 2018 11:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nice score Lefty!

Yeah, since that thread I've had my eyes out for a SL drive but never pulled the trigger.

So now I'll keep my eyes out for a Golden Brownie. The old Radial London Bones may be good too (already have the Texas and Hollywood pedals and they are excellent).

Leftee
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Oct 7th, 2018 12:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

The Rust Driver does Marshall super-well, too.

I did reaquire V3 Crunch Box which is excellent, as well.

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Oct 7th, 2018 12:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

I mostly play bass but, like Mick, my curiosity about Marshalls has been piqued recently. So far, the Wampler Plexi Drive is my favorite Marshall in a box pedal. My tech says I should stick one in front of my current guitar rig and be done; but I'm also interested in the Origin 20 and DSL20hr heads.

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Oct 7th, 2018 01:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

The Wampler is a serious “Marshall” pedal. I’ve stopped short of buying one. So far. (-;

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Oct 7th, 2018 01:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

You see, I've had a Crunchbox on and off my pedalboard (currently "on") for a number of years and I don't think it sounds anything like any Marshall I've ever had/ heard. It must be me.

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Oct 7th, 2018 01:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

It really depends how you tweak the CB. I can get the Daddy-O out of the Marshall zone pretty easily if I want.

I do prefer the Rust Driver over the CB for Marshall tone. With the CB you has to adjust it to the tone you remember. That’s what I’ve found, and ways.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 03:46 PM, Oct 7th, 2018)

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Oct 7th, 2018 04:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

I did recently snag a couple of Keeley pedals from a guy who was selling off his collection. One of them is the Stahlhammer. I haven't properly given it a run yet.

Edited to add:

The other pedal is a 1962. It's a take on the Bluesbreaker - so it fits in this thread too.

This guy has a BUNCH of S/N 001 or 002 Keeley pedals he was selling off. They were literally collection pieces.

External link

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 09:20 PM, Oct 7th, 2018)

Leftee
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Oct 7th, 2018 05:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

Here's a 1962 vid. The intro is funny, too.

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Leftee
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Oct 7th, 2018 05:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

'nuther 1962

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Oct 7th, 2018 07:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

But I don’t have a problem and I can stop any time I wants

Teehee

Mick Reid
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Oct 11th, 2018 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

I received the Golden Brownie on Wednesday and had a bunch of time the next day to give it thorough run...

It's great little pedal, but didn't really offer me anything that I can't get out of my MXR Super Badass Distortion.

I A/B'ed them really hard and whilst the Golden Brownie held it's own, I ultimately preferred the Super Badass.
I didn't realise how much "Marshall" there is in that one.

So it's back in the box awaiting a return shipping label from the retailer (they have *the* best returns policy I've ever seen).

If anyone without a distortion pedal already is looking for one that won't break the bank, I would certainly recommend trying or buying the GB. It is a great sounding pedal.
It just would have been redundant for my board.


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Oct 12th, 2018 08:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve not had a SBA, yet. Or a MXR pedal, for that matter.

I did find that it wasn’t hard to get my Full Drive 2 MOSFET into Marshallville.

I actually got the drive channel in my Mesa to Marshall quite quickly.



I may have a problem.

Mick Reid
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Oct 12th, 2018 07:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I’ve not had a SBA, yet. Or a MXR pedal, for that matter."

I hadn't thought about it, but I own 5 MXR pedals.
Carbon Copy Analog Delay; Analog Chorus; il Torino OD/Boost; Custom Badass Modified OD and the Super Badass Distortion.

All 5 are definitely on my list of faves (4 are on my board now*) One feature I love about the SBA and il Torino is 3-band EQ.
And the CBA Modified OD has a single tone plus a 100hz knob. They all allow for some really nice tone shaping.

edit:
*The delay & chorus have been on my board for 6 years and won't be going anywhere. The 3 OD's are in regular rotation, but the il Torino hasn't moved about a year.

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 09:02 PM, Oct 12th, 2018)

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