MARSHALL LEAD 12 anyone????!!!

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  1. truetone6

    truetone6 Senior Member

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    I got mine today.

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  2. Syrus

    Syrus Senior Member

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    I can get one for 100 euros over here. It has the switch replaced.
    How do I tell what version it is? This one has a single jack underneath the 'lead 12' script. :slash:
    Is that the line-out? :hmm:

    They do look purdy and sound nice.:naughty:

    Do tell :)
     
  3. truetone6

    truetone6 Senior Member

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    That is the 2nd version. The jack is for line out and headphone:

    plug halfway in for headphone and all the way in for line-out.

    The 3rd version had separate jacks for line-out and headphone

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    FLA ALL DAY Junior Member

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    Deftone, I found a Lead 12 for 100 bucks on craigslist. Id like to do the same upgrade. Was this a kit you used or something you built/designed custom? Is there a way you could build me one if i paid you. I could pull the swap off on my own but i know nothing about building amps from scratch. Thanks ahead of time
     
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    Deftone Senior Member

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    A guy built it for me. I'll pm you his email address.
     
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    Bray n Senior Member

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    Anyone know how to use the Lead 12 as preamp? Is it safe to use with a tube head. Does the speaker need to be disconnected?

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    5F6-A Senior Member

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    I have bought one for my birthday. Sounds very good for what it is, based on videos on YouTube. I am a JTM45 guy but having some extra girth at low volume is great. I am wishing I can sound similar to for example the mighty Greg Martin
     
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    copperheadroad Senior Member

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    I bought an old Marshall master lead 30 last year ,great practice amp ,maybe loud enough for rehearsal. it has a warm tone that's pretty tube like.
     
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    5F6-A Senior Member

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    Compared to my JTM45 ish head and 2x12" cab, the sound of the Marshall Lead 12 combo with the Celestion speaker is for sure clearer, faster (for lack of a better word), gainier and not as big/warm. However, I found that using it with a GA5 5 watt valve amp (quite a dull-clean amp), the overall result is quite interesting. I take the out signal from the Marshall out line and I feed it into the GA5. The signal for sure wakes up the normally sluggish GA5! No pedals or anything. Volume wise is close to the JTM45 at mid volume.

    See what you think. And it's apparent from the recording below that none of the amps have very much happening below the 100 hz mark, so very little clutter. Arguably there's a little fizz which can be tamed to some extent using the treble knob.
    It's bright but in a good way and in a busy mix or live band situation the sound might be the ticket. I remember Bonamassa using a couple of Marshall Class 5 combos for the whole gig with great results.

    Anyway, my settings were:

    Marshall - Gain 5 - Vol 9 - Treble 3 - Mid 4 - Bass 10
    GA5 Vol 4 - EQ 4

    Guitar Vintage Strat type
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    Gridlock Senior Member

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    Great little amps, I had a Reverb-12. Gave to my brother and he still has it.

    Congrats OP
     

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