#1
hey dudes, i want to get my hands on the perfect marshall head for ME!!! heres what im looking for.......just two things.

1: Incredible, beautiful, shimmering, deep cleans.ffects loops,
2:Tight, searing, savage gain/lead channel with bass as tight as a nun's asshole and good midrange.

Last thing, it needs an effects loop, an since im not very accustomed to using effects loops, i just wanna know, will it change the my sound oncce i engage it via footswitch?

Thanks guys.
#3
It has to be a Marshall?
What do you play?
Gig or home use?
Nearest large cities?
Budget?
Really give us more info.
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#4
Budget?

So you NEED A MARSHALL with amazing cleans and an amazing lead tone.......if an amp with tones you described existed, then there wouldn't be any competition and other amp manufacturers would just give up until someone comes up with a variation of that amp that they can build and not be sued over and they start a trend and all other amp manufacturers do the same thing and everyone's basically building the same amp and then marshall would get pissed and make another amp to be "different" and then the others would eventually realize that the public would look at them as "cheap" and "unoriginal" if they continued to base their amps off of Marshalls when they stopped doing it.....

.....and everyone would go back to what they were doing.

To sum it up: Budget?
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#5
vintage modern. (head, i wasn't a big fan of the combo myself).
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vintage modern. (head, i wasn't a big fan of the combo myself).


+this

just got my VM head 50w. does everything
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#7
Forget about budget, guys. Just want great cleans and amazing, killer, razor distortion. i always use an mxr wylde OD in front of my amps, even on the clean channel for a boost. On high gain settings, the OD always seems to tighten the bass right up and the rest of the dynamics seem to shine through. i dont even raise the gain up at all on the OD, i just set the tone and output to full. I honestly believe that to really hear an amp at its finest and fullest tone, you need to have something pushing those preamp tubes. Sooooooooo based on that citeria, give me a marshall. Like i said, **** budget, It doesnt matter how much i have to pay. Thanks -Matt
#8
You could take a look at the YJM Signature model. Also, Marshall is getting ready to debut a Joe Satriani Signature model that might fit your bill.

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#10
Really for what you're looking for, there are many better options than Marshall.

Still, if you're set on a Marshall, a JCM800, Vintage Modern or the YJM signature head would suit.
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#13
So basically you want the cleans of a Vox AC30 or hot rodded Fender but with the distortion of a Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier. And with a Marshall logo.

Not gonna happen bro. Putting the Marshall thing aside, what you're asking for is two things that come out of two different kinds of amp. The closest I can think you'd get in one unit is if you buy a multi-circuit beast like a Mesa Boogie Road King. And those cost what, three grand? That's not the sort of money you piss away when you're relying on an internet forum for advice.

You might want to look into the new Line 6 DT amps. I've gotten my paws on one of the combos and I've been looking at lots of videos of the head versions. They sound really good for the money and even though they're Line 6 they do use tube power amp and a tube preamp. I'm not terribly comfortable with the whole Line 6 thing myself and I wouldn't blame anyone else for not giving them a try but these ones do actually seem to be okay. And they are capable of both crystal cleans and heavy and tight distortion.

If you refuse to buy something which isn't Marshall though then I think you're kinda boned. The JVMs are kind of Marshalls take on the Road King idea. They're a third of the price but don't sound half as good, to my ears. I quite like the JCM2000 line but to get both a really deep clean tone and also a tight, mids-heavy distortion you have to go over and press shit on the amp which can't be controlled by a footswitch, so that's a big problem. The JCM900 could do the distortion you want but their cleans are terrible. In fact I don't think any Marshall is going to do the cleans you want.
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In fact I don't think any Marshall is going to do the cleans you want.


The only one i can think of is a Silver Jubilee, and it isn't going to get him the other sounds. If he is caught up in "Marshall" only, then there is a lot more advice to be given besides "what amp?".
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#17
Budget no matter? Mesa Mark V.
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#19
I use that same OD infron of my vintage modern. All u got to do it set the amps gain levels about halfway,and mess with the tone knobvon the pedal. If anything and u need more gain or sustain, move the od's gain knob by a hair.
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Yup, this. Soldano FTW.

You'll have to rob a bank to get one but it will be fucking worth it. It will do what you want it to do better than any Marshall will ever do.

The Hot Rods are also good if you can't afford the SLO.
#23
Mesa MKV would do it. Great thing about that amp is its raw versitility.

Soldano SLO would also work

Better alternatives to Marshall.
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#24
Well, if you're set on Marshall, Amazing Cleans, and Death Metal distortion, and have no budget limit, Get a Silver Jubilee and a JCM800 Kerry King or Zakk Wylde signature and A/B them.

If you're willing to go elsewhere with no budget limit, get a Mesa Roadking, Soldano SLO, or Splawn Quickrod.

While you're at it, send me a Road King too.
#25
I'm gonna have to go with Splawn QuickRod or a Soldano SLO too.
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#26
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This, Splawn does Marshall better than Marshall does Marshall. Marshall's are overrated for the price anyways, especially when you can have a Splawn.

Usually it's amazing cleans, or amazing gain, not both.
#27
OP is... nowhere to be found.... we have ended this thread 40 quick rod recommendations ago. he has a total of like 4 amps to revolve around, at this point its what looks best -_-
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#28
I don't think a Marshall is going to give you all that. What you want is a Diezel.
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#29
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This, Splawn does Marshall better than Marshall does Marshall. Marshall's are overrated for the price anyways, especially when you can have a Splawn.

Usually it's amazing cleans, or amazing gain, not both.



Splawn does better than marshall has ever really done (despite the fact is that it is to some degree based on a marshall).

Splawn does quality like Marshall has never done. the guts of a splawn are beauitiful, although you will not see them online because Scott asks you not to post pictures of them and most everybody respects that. but if you do buy one, they are pretty.

huge Heyboer transformers, choke the size of some of the smaller amps PT or OT. lol.

they are excellent amps.
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#30
i have a peavey 6505 + and its amazing for distortion and hign gain tones. Cleans arent too good though, I guess i could hook up another amp to my cabinet though, right? like, for example, i could put one head on top of the other. In that case ,what marshall would you recommend for cleans? And to that person who said i was a troll, eat my balls you ****ing scumbag goat****er. Dig a hole, take a shit down there, then bury yourself in it. Bitch.
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#35
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i have a peavey 6505 + and its amazing for distortion and hign gain tones. Cleans arent too good though, I guess i could hook up another amp to my cabinet though, right? like, for example, i could put one head on top of the other. In that case ,what marshall would you recommend for cleans?


well, if you desire a more dirty clean then i'd recommend one of their 18 watt circuits, great gritty/clean tone. if you want something with headroom for days, then get one of their circuits with the KT88's or 6550's (like the wylde sig mentioned above).

i personally like the JTM45 style of cleans, pretty spanky/snappy sound.

any good marshall circuit actually has it's own thing to offer, i didn't mention a bunch of good marshall circuits with good 'cleans'. just depends on your favorite flavor.
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