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#1
can a boosted marshall plexi or clone attain tones such as iron maiden? and would it be feasible to have an amp with a boost, and a plethora of dirt boxes to get a variety of tones?
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can a boosted marshall plexi or clone attain tones such as iron maiden?


i would probably use an OD instead of a boost pedal.

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and would it be feasible to have an amp with a boost, and a plethora of dirt boxes to get a variety of tones?


i use a boost into a 2-channel OD into a fuzz (may get a distortion pedal eventually, but doubt it). i can get quite a number of tones with my 'dirt boxes'.
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With the right boost a Plexi can do anything, even part the Red Sea.
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With the right boost a Plexi can do anything, even part the Red Sea.

because they used marshall majors to levitate the building blocks of the pyramids right?


TS - try a vintage modern.
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because they used marshall majors to levitate the building blocks of the pyramids right?


TS - try a vintage modern.

Exactly.

Vintage Modern is a pretty good suggestion. Probably the best selection if buying a new amp. JCM800 2203/2204 is the correct choice though.
A DSL will do the job nicely too. One of the big ones. If one popped up cheap (and they do sometimes) I would jump on it.
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#9
i would guess so (don't think i've ever tried a plexi but judging by my 18 watter), but you might want some form of power scaling unless you're playing giant gigs all the time.
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#10
cool. i'm getting a clone
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#12
boost it with a vintage mxr dist+ and its instant iron maiden tone.
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#13
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can a boosted marshall plexi or clone attain tones such as iron maiden?


I'd be willing to bet that Iron Maiden themselves actually used Plexis at one point. So, yeah.
#14
of course it'd be in my bedroom!

i'll see if i can scoop one up

schweet. i maiden
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You'll need a power attenuator to crank it properly though. Otherwise you won't be able to get gain from the amp, and will end up with the MXR Dist+'s distortion which will probably sound like crap when not combined with the amp's overdrive. Since plexi's need their volume cranked up to at least 7-8 to start putting out gain, it would be the best to get a THD Hotplate or something like that.
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what if it has a master volume? same deal, right?
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#17
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what if it has a master volume? same deal, right?

Master Volume =/= Power Attenuator
#18
similar effect though, right?
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can a boosted marshall plexi or clone attain tones such as iron maiden? and would it be feasible to have an amp with a boost, and a plethora of dirt boxes to get a variety of tones?


Yes, but it will be loud as all hell unless you're using a power attenuator.

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similar effect though, right?


No dude, sorry.

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NUTS maybe i'll just get a jcm 900.....
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#23
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of course it'd be in my bedroom!

i'll see if i can scoop one up

schweet. i maiden
Maiden-esque sounds are not going to be had out of that amp at bedroom levels.
#24
^i play loud all the time
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NUTS maybe i'll just get a jcm 900.....

If you could save up the money I would go with a Marshall preamp since that has been the core tool used by Maiden for the last few albums and tours.
#26
If its in your bedroom, a Class 5 head will do the Plexi sound great. It takes pedals very well also.
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#27
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because they used marshall majors to levitate the building blocks of the pyramids right?


TS - try a vintage modern.

This. A Vintage Modern is basically a hot rodded Plexi. The combo sounds shit in my opinion, so I went for the half stack, but it's a pain in the ass to get around.
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^i play loud all the time


fair enough, but there's loud and "oh shit it feels like my chest is going to explode along with the house and windows" loud. a cranked plexi is the latter. if you can take a 100 watt cranked valve amp in an enclosed space without hearing protection you should probably see an ear specialist. In fact, just make the appointment anyway because you'll be needing to see one very soon
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#30
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Master Volume =/= Power Attenuator


this .... because plexies dont have a master volume.... hence people referencing "plexi-style amps". like the vintage modern is a Plexi style amp because it doesnt have a master volume
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this .... because plexies dont have a master volume.... hence people referencing "plexi-style amps". like the vintage modern is a Plexi style amp because it doesnt have a master volume

it kinda does.

but not really.

but sorta.

it's awesome.

like cupcakes. they aren't really cakes, and they aren't a cup. they use a cup shaped thing, but you couldn't make a cupcake in a cup really. it'd be a small cake then.

weird.
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#32
gregs are you baked? lmao

fack it i'll just get something mad versatile
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it kinda does.

but not really.

but sorta.

it's awesome.

like cupcakes. they aren't really cakes, and they aren't a cup. they use a cup shaped thing, but you couldn't make a cupcake in a cup really. it'd be a small cake then.

weird.


that made so much sense that no one should even question this.
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Grats, you have just made my sig.

TS, Maiden sounds kickass played on lots of different amps. Find YOUR sound, eh?
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#35
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gregs are you baked? lmao

fack it i'll just get something mad versatile

lol. try a tweaker.
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#36
i would consider a look at a Splawn Quickrod. it has three selectable "gears" (basically gainstages) and an OD1/OD2 for all three "gears", a boost, and can be played at moderate levels with a 'suck knob' placed in the loop (just acts like a master volume). i have a promod, which has an identical preamp, except mine is KT88 and the Quickrod is EL34.

really amazing amps, i also own a nitro. Scott SSplawn, the owner and builder is a great guy, i have spoken with him before and is very friendly and doesn't try to push you off the phone or anything. its a four man operation that pumps out somewhere between 4-6 amps per week.

just throwing that out to ya.

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#37
Splawn or the Vintage Modern, I'll get one of those as soon as I can...

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#38
unless you play with a band or at least a drummer, this is going to be complete overkill.

try a 1974 clone with a post phase inverter master volume. (PPIMV) Even that can be loud enough to rattle windows.

VM or Splawn QR aren't bedroom amps.

another option is a used marshall studio 15. it does a fair maiden tone on it's own.
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unless you play with a band or at least a drummer, this is going to be complete overkill.

try a 1974 clone with a post phase inverter master volume. (PPIMV) Even that can be loud enough to rattle windows.

VM or Splawn QR aren't bedroom amps.

another option is a used marshall studio 15. it does a fair maiden tone on it's own.

I have my VM for gigs, but it was my only amp before I got my Hughes & Kettner, so I used it in my room all the time. You can get some very good low volume tones out of it. But it really shines when you put it past 4. Which definitely isn't bedroom level. 3 is the most I have it on in my room if I'm playing loud.

However, mine is the 50 watt half stack through a 4x12, not the 100 watts.

If you're gunna get a VM, or try one, don't touch the combo. I found it was not a very good representation of the VM. You need to get the stack. The combo just sounded lifeless and weak. It was just boring in every sense.

The only downside to the VM is that it has two channels that aren't really channels. Simply put, a modern channel and a vintage. The vintage mode is the more Plexi sounding things. Good for Zeppelin, Hendrix, blues in general and you're cleaner sounds. If you cranked the amp on that channel, you'd get a very solid crunchy sound, ala AC/DC or The Darkness.

The modern mode is much higher gain. Not modern metal high gain but sorta Sabbath, Guns n Roses etc.

You can switch between them with a foot switch. However, there is quite a large volume difference between the two, so switching between them in a song isn't practical. It's even too loud to use as a boost for a solo. You could probably get this modded I assume.

And the reverb sucks ass. Even when it's right up it's subtle.

Apart from the reverb and volume difference between the two modes, it's an amazing amp.
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I have my VM for gigs, but it was my only amp before I got my Hughes & Kettner, so I used it in my room all the time. You can get some very good low volume tones out of it.

sure but if you didn't gig, how practical would it be?
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