#1
I know there is no substitute for a cranked Marshall, but I need a pedal that can get close. I recently got a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, great for blues (NO DUH!) but anyways my new band is influenced by Sabbath, Aerosmith, Rush, GNR, etc...
Anyways, I'm looking for a pedal that can do something similiar to Slash, or something crunchy, just an example. I've looked at Lovepedal Super Lead and Fulltone OC, but no idea what to expect. Any ideas, feedback, suggestions, would be greatly appreciated. I also have heard Tech 21 has nice stuff. Thanks a bunch!

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#2
The MI Audio Crunch Box is supposed to sound very marshally....
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#3
The Radial London Bones is supposed to as well.
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#6
The pedal I've most heard for the "Marshall-in-a-box" sound is a Z.Vex Box of Rock. That new Boss Power Stack thing is supposed to get pretty close as well.
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#7
The Rothwell pedals are some nice Marshall in a Box's. The Hellbender is essentially a Plexi in a box.
#9
Quote by sonic_777111
The pedal I've most heard for the "Marshall-in-a-box" sound is a Z.Vex Box of Rock. That new Boss Power Stack thing is supposed to get pretty close as well.



The ZVex Box Of Rock is supposed to "emulate" a JTM45.
I have the The ZVex. I think it sounds good. I run it through a Vox AC30.
I Wonder what the Box Of Rock sounds like through a JTM45?

I don't have a JTM45 so I can't do a side-by-side comparison though.

The Boss Power Stack look intriguing though.
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#12
Quote by TrueBlues
Marshall Guv'nor. Either the original one or the new one.


This. I dunno why it took so long for someone to mention it.
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#13
^ Because people tend to be snobby with gear? They aren't true bypass and cost less than a hundred quid. But they are actually good pedals.
#14
wampler plextortion definately
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#15
And people who fret over true bypass vs non true bypass wonder why their tone is still affected when they chain together 7 or 8 true bypass pedals.

It's not like pedal companies got together and said "hey, let's buffer the input of all our pedals for shits and giggles."
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#17
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^I'd rather have my pedals true bypass and choose my own buffer instead of being forced to use a buffer by a company.


Then buy one pedal with a buffer and leave the rest true bypass.
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#19
Yeah, there is so much shit about true bypass these days. With the transparency of most buffers today, it really isn't the first thing to look for in a pedal.
It's also intersting to see that the most expensive boutique pedals (Pete Cornish) don't use true bypass.
#20
Quote by WtrPlyr
Or buy true bypass pedals and buy/build a buffer of my choice, like I said


Have at it, homie.
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#22
I'd probably look for a different amp. Running an amp clean and putting a 'Marshally' pedal in the front end will do you no favours. I know a player who runs a hotrod deluxe with a Marshall Guvnor and a ts9 who has the most awful tone.
You want your amp crunchy in the first place to get that sort of sound. As in a little power amp breakup. Then boost it.

Maybe find someone with a Traynor who'll swap? The Hotrod deluxe just doesn't have that voicing. A Fender 'Twin amp' has a great crunch sound. Very big.

I understand you don't wanna hear this, but you won't get the sound you want with pedals in the front end. Not convincingly anyway.
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#23
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Marshall Guv'nor. Either the original one or the new one.


Just got an MK I...

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This. I dunno why it took so long for someone to mention it.


I would have but...


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I'd probably look for a different amp. Running an amp clean and putting a 'Marshally' pedal in the front end will do you no favours... You want your amp crunchy in the first place to get that sort of sound. As in a little power amp breakup. Then boost it.


True, but then again, not everyone can crank the amp until power tube break up.

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The Hotrod deluxe just doesn't have that voicing.


I would agree with this. Not to mention that speaker choice also makes a difference.

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I understand you don't wanna hear this, but you won't get the sound you want with pedals in the front end. Not convincingly anyway.


Hence a Marshall Guv'nor MK I into a Sovtek Mig 50- a variant of the JTM45 / 59 Bassman circuit.

I am close but it is not ever going to be exactly it.
#25
I agree with those that mentioned wampler pedals. althought those might be out of your budget, check though
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#28
I just swapped out the speaker in my HRD for for a Jensen Neo. HUGE IMPROVEMENT. It was also eqed differently by my amp tech to sound a little more like a tweed in contrast to my Twin that is a blackface (modded to blackface specks). I would use look for a BFM Great Wide Open, Lovepedal Purple Plexi, or the Rothwell Hellbender. I have found those to get me some nice Marshall like tones. I have never been a fan of the Catalinbread DLS, but just see if you can try it out first.
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#29
Well, I've played on the Guv'Nor by Marshall and decided to buy the Marshall Jackhammer... It is a lot heavier than the Guv'Nor and you can get a incredible sound.

In my humble opinion, the Jackhammer (JH-1) is the best distortion pedal ever made. Fulltone OCD comes right after.
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