Which Marshall in a box type of pedal are you guys loving with your LP's?

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  1. alnico59

    alnico59 Premium Member

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    I currently have the Lovepedal Plexi 800, the original Purple Plexi and the M22 Rock Crusher by Freakish Blues. I had and sold the Catlinbread DLS I, II and III after not being impressed all that much with any of them. I also just pre ordered the PAL 800 JCM Emulator. As you can tell I prefer the JCM 800 side of things. I find I get better results using the hotter pedals and then turning down the volume and tone knobs on my guitars to make any adjustments. That way I can go from blues to hard rock and everything in between.

    I've also noticed a lot of these types of pedals are voiced with a fat tone and dial in nicely with single coils. So I'm curious which ones you guys are using and liking with your LP's. The type of music you are playing too would be helpful.
     
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    I have the Marvell FX on my board which I love with my LP. It's a Plexi in a box.
    Whether it be AC/DC /ZZ TOP /Thin Lizzy , whatever, it is a pretty amazing pedal.
    I have just purchased the Xotic BB (BluesBreaker) Preamp which does what it says it can while being a very versatile pedal.
    BP
     
  3. Burst Boy

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    I use an MI Audio Super Crunch Box and a Rivera Double Shaman. Both hit Marshall tones very well IMO although the SCB goes beyond it and is a versatile pedal. The DS is pretty cool for Slashy type tones, not that I specifically chase his sounds. It aint as versatile as the SCB but still offers a lot with two incredibly good sounding voicings.
     
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    afranke Senior Member

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    friedman be-od and mxr evh 5150.
    the 5150 through my jvm satriani clean channel gives a
    very convincing early evh plexi tone.[gain at about 10-11 oclock]
     
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    Xotic SL Drive does a great hot-rodded Plexi tone and even gets almost high-gain if needed, and has internal DIP switches that let you tweak the sound effectively. The Marshall Jackhammer does a surprisingly good JCM800 imitation on the OD mode (don't care as much for the Distortion mode). The Mid controls (level and center frequency) are really useful for shaping the tone to suit your amp's core sound.
     
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    I have soooo many favorites and plans to try more.

    Right now for the JTM45/Plexi thing I'm gonna say ZVEX Box Of Rock, and you get a great boost.

    For the Hotrodded Plexi/JCM thing, the JHS AT is awfully good. Also the JHS Angry Charlie V3. The AT is basically a modified Angry Charlie with a setting to control output and compression level.

    Plans to try the Friedman BEOD soon for the higher gain sounds, and the JHS Charlie Brown V4 for the Plexi thing. Also might try a Marvel Drive at some point, and I'll keep trying them.

    The MXR 5150 OD pedal sounds fairly modern to me, more of a true 5150III vibe to me...Some say the same about the Friedman but I hear more "Marshall" from what I hear of the BEOD than I do the 5150. I'd say for old Ed, get the BEOD and for new Ed, the 5150 OD. Just my opinion.

    To me the Catalinbread DLS is a cool pedal, but only the first two versions with the switch. When they did Mk2 and Mk3, it kinda took away the magic from that original DLS v1/v2 with the rock/rawk switch. The V2 DLS was one of my first boutique pedals. The way to use it is by putting it last and using the drives into it, like a true amp. Not much gain in the DLS v1/v2 by itself. JMO.
     
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    Guitar Rod Senior Member

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    I love my Joyo Hot Plexi. Great hot rodded Plexi tone. Not really a JCM tone. Fuller. I play it with classic rock. Gain goes between lots of gain to lots and lotsa gain. Does clean up a bit when rolling down the guitar volume.
     
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    Currently it's the Rockett Animal. I love it for crunchy, rhythm tones and I find that it has a very balanced compression, which makes it pretty versatile for both rhythm & lead tones (not always the case with other, similar pedals).

    The amp is a Vox Nightrain and I use it for everything from dirty blues all the way to hard rock.

    I have owned in the past the Crunch Box (stellar for big leads), HAO Rust Driver (excellent for old-school plexi tones, but not JCM-800-ish), the Fulltone OCD (yeah, ok, it is not advertised as such, but it came pretty damn close) and the Box of Rock (the worst one by far, did not like it at all).
     
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  9. RicOkc

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    Original Marshall Guv'nor pedal.
     
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  10. alnico59

    alnico59 Premium Member

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    Interesting. No Lovepedal love?
    I know the ones I have are quite difficult to find now. But I heard Sean is building them "old school" again.
     
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    I had one of the Eternity E6's for a while. It sounded pretty good. It was too noisy for me, though, and ended up gathering dust until I sold it on.

    I've tried the Maxwell, Charlie Brown, AT and SL Drive pedals. None of them lasted long on my board. A real Marshall isn't just about mid-range. A great Marshall has plenty of top and bottom end to the tone too. None of these pedals had that through my rig.

    Right now, I'm really enjoying the Friedman BE-OD. I've got it dialled right back, and I'm boosting it with a KTR in front and a TS behind for lead tones. It has all the top and bottom end I couldn't find in the other pedals, and it's much more dynamic and open than the others were too. It's knocked 3 other pedals of my board since I got it.
     
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    James R Premium Member

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    My favorite pedal in the whole world is the Xotic BB.
    I doubt it will ever leave my board.
     
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    Gotta second the ZVex Box of Rocks. Gives me all I want.
     
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    Wampler Plexi Drive, before I sold it and others after going Kemper and Axe FX.
     
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    For up to moderate gain, non-hot rodded MIAB's I've yet to hear any better than the Menatone and Barber offerings on BF/SF Fender amps. These 2 small companies have been doing MIAB type of boxes since the late 90's.

    Most "hot rodded" MIAB's sound like 80's distortion boxes to me.
     
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    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    For moderate gain, I like the Ramble FX Marvel Drive; for everything else Marshall, the XTS Atomic Overdrive is flexible and a real killer.
     
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    I own a BB Pre Comp and I play blues/rock. It gets me to Marshall town and is quite versatile.
     
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    Haha that's because they are! Modding Plexis (ala Jose) came about in the 80s when the LA guys wanted more juice from their Plexis, because the higher gain JCM800 wasn't out yet. When the 800 came out, most of them made the switch. There wasn't much Plexi modding in the AC/DC, Aerosmith, etc days. That came about mostly from the 80s "hair metal"/hard rock glam stuff. Which I happen to love. :D But yeah, for straight up Aerosmith-y stuff, the modded versions of Plexis aren't needed. Too much gain. The hotrodded Plexi/JCM800 thing was strictly an 80s thing.
     
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    Any variant of the JHS Angry Charlie. I personallly use the first iteration and love it.
     
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    Yaaaaa man,I love my ole folded-box COT-50....nails that early Billy G very well. I really like the Xotic SL,too. Ive been a Lovepedal guy since '07. Sean can build a damn good pedal. Very glad hes going back to old school.
     
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