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Recently I've been looking for a cheap way to get a decent marshall tone, at home and in the studio, however every amp I find that I've heard does that sort of thing runs 2 EL84's, which makes me think of a vox, instead of EL34's. Whether its a Hayden Mofo, Dual Terror or even marshalls own Class 5.

So the question is can EL84's really give a marshall tone?

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#3
My old Budda SD 18II had a real nice marshall sound.....
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Peavey Classic 30 has EL84s and has some Marshall flavor.

Peavey Windsor head? It's a cheap JCM800 type amp.


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Theres no particular budget just depending on what is about, I'm currently looking around £500 but would prefer to pay more for a decent quality.

Im currently using a Orange Rockerverb live but want something a bit smaller for home and studio.

I will use the amp for session work however I mainly play Blues to Hard Rock.
However I really just want a decent marshall tone.

Amps I'm looking at Dual Terror, Hayden Mofo, Valve Power 18 Watt (which all use EL84), If i can find one i'm also looking at a Matamp Mini Mat and also an Egnater Tweaker.

I also just noticed the HT-20 which runs EL34's.

I also live in the UK.
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Theres no particular budget just depending on what is about, I'm currently looking around £500 but would prefer to pay more for a decent quality.

Im currently using a Orange Rockerverb live but want something a bit smaller for home and studio.

I will use the amp for session work however I mainly play Blues to Hard Rock.
However I really just want a decent marshall tone.

Amps I'm looking at Dual Terror, Hayden Mofo, Valve Power 18 Watt (which all use EL84), If i can find one i'm also looking at a Matamp Mini Mat and also an Egnater Tweaker.

I also just noticed the HT-20 which runs EL34's.

I also live in the UK.


I can only comment on the Mofo, but it's a fantastic sounding amp with a definite Marshall flavour on the UK input. Defintely try it out if you can.
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#8
Of course they can, the 1974X had EL84's in it. You can also get Marshall tone with KT66's as the very first Marshall's had them in the power section.

But "Marshall tone" is too vague a term. There are so many different tones that Marshall amps have. Is there a specific amp you are trying to get the tone of? JTM45? JCM800 2203? JCM900? JCM2000? Silver Jubilee?

All have different tone, yet all are Marshall amps.
#9
^ +1

my valvepower is an 18 watt marshall clone (the 1974x craig suggested). Is it a marshall? Yeah. Does it sound marshally? Yeah. Does it sound the same as a plexi? I dunno, I'm not sure if i've ever tried a plexi, but I'm guessing they don't sound exactly the same.
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Of course they can, the 1974X had EL84's in it. You can also get Marshall tone with KT66's as the very first Marshall's had them in the power section.

But "Marshall tone" is too vague a term. There are so many different tones that Marshall amps have. Is there a specific amp you are trying to get the tone of? JTM45? JCM800 2203? JCM900? JCM2000? Silver Jubilee?

All have different tone, yet all are Marshall amps.



See this is the difficult part, I love the sound of the marshalls such as the 1974x and Bluesbreaker for bluesy stuff but the JCM 800 for hard rock / 80's metal.

I've now found a company English Valve Amps not far from me that makes point to point hand made marshall inspired amps at that price.

They also come is snakeskin for £10 more!

I'm gonna check that out see what they can do.
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Quote by GS LEAD 5
Hmm.....Bugera's 1990 sounds kinda JCM 900'ish.....its got EL34's.


What the **** did that have to do with the thread?

TS, of course it's possible. Most of the tone shaping comes from the preamp.
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#13
a general "marshall" tone is the tight bass, pronounced upper mids, grainy distortion with not too ice pick of a treble, with bumped mids... still vague, but thats why a lot of non-marshall companies can out-marshall a marshall.

how many times did i say marshall in that sentence? marshall.
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