Best "Marshall in a Box"

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  1. Jernst1

    Jernst1 Senior Member

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    I know this topic has been beaten into the ground, but I'm looking for a pedal that will give me a Gary Moore Parisienne Walkways kind of tone. Is the MI Audio Crunchbox any good?
     
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    :lol: This guy... ;)
     
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  4. Kalz

    Kalz Senior Member

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    Look into wampler, mi audio and the catalinbread DLS. I believe Cheopsis (member here, stunt monkey pedals :thumb: ) makes a Marshall in a box.
     
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    Kalz Senior Member

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    And RambleFX! Im looking into getting theirs :thumb:
     
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  6. morbidalex666

    morbidalex666 Senior Member

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    I believe the Tone Freak Severe will get you there.
    You need more gain than just a "Marshall in a box" type pedal. Moore always used some kind of drive before a distorted amp in those days.
    I have it for sale right here BTW:http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/mem...r-overdrive-tone-freak-severe-distortion.html

    Check out the youtube demos, like this one [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdvEaV2WvgI]Tone Freak Effects Severe Pedal Demo by Mark Day - YouTube[/ame] this pedal is really sth.
     
  7. jeebus2002

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    Not quite boutique or anything but I'm really liking using my new Joyo British sound pedal as a Marshall voiced "gain channel" on my amp. Seems to have that sound pretty well covered. By extension the tech 21 pedal it was based off of would probably get you there too
     
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    Custom built Marshall Mini........:naughty:..
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  10. Jernst1

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    Ha! That is Marshall in a box.
     
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    afranke Senior Member

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    I have a wampler pinnacle running into a peavey classic 30,and its pretty awesome.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smZmzy8fXc4]MI Effects : Super Crunch Box Distortion - YouTube[/ame]

    This... Me likes.
     
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  13. StormJH1

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    It's a very broad topic. I honestly don't believe there is a single pedal that covers everything from Bluesbreaker to JCM, though the Tech21 British is probably the closest. The Joyo British Sound and Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret do a decent job with crunchy Marshall tones and setting up your EQ for a fuller sound, but you really need a separate distortion pedal to push the higher reaches of what people consider to be "Marshall gain".

    There are a number that try to accomplish that trick. On the boutique end, you have stuff like Wampler's Pinnacle and the MI Audio Crunch Box, as well as the Suhr Riot. Joyo offers cheap versions of these types of pedals that cover a lot of that territory, which is nice if you want MORE different sounds for your money. The Ultimate Drive, Crunch Deluxe, Hot Plexi, and US Dream are all arguably "Marshall in a box" type pedals that offer different flavors of that sound.

    Oh, and the new MXR Super Badass Distortion definitely has some Marshall in there as well, though it also has some light OD and metal sounds in there. Huge range of gain and a 3-band EQ mean that you have a lot of variety.
     
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    the closest thing I've ever heard to a true marshall sound in a pedal is this bad boy
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyOnjcXt6UU]Weehbo Effeckte JCM Drive guitar effects pedal demo - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  15. Jernst1

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    What about the Digitech Bad Monkey? I know it's a cheap pedal, but I heard Gary actually used that pedal at one point.
     
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    Z Vex Distortron.
     
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    Bad monkey is a Tube screamer clone. A good one too. Not really a Marshall sound, but a good pedal.
     
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  18. bluesbreaker68

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    The Weehbo JCM hands down might be the best MIAB around.... but the price leaves a lot to be desired.
     
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    Yeah, it sounds good here:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyOnjcXt6UU]Weehbo Effeckte JCM Drive guitar effects pedal demo - YouTube[/ame]

    Costs a lot here :)

    Weehbo Effekte JCM Drive - Musictoyz.com
     
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