#1
Hello UG.
I have owned an acoustic guitar for years but have just recently purchased a Les Paul Plus top Pro and a small Marshall amp with standard bass mid treble settings....can anyone please give me some idea of what kind of set up, guitar and amp wise I should try to get a nice warm blues tone to start me on my way.

Thanks

Andy
#2
when you say "small marshall amp" you mean what exactly? an MG or a Class 5?

put all the knobs at half way, or noon, or straight up, whatever you want to call it. put the volume at 8/10.

how does that sound?
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#3
Trade the Les Paul for a Strat.

Trade the Marshall for a Fender.

There you have it.

You are welcome.

Next question, please.
#4
Gibson into a tube Marshall is a classic blues tone. Beano, Gary Moore, ie brit blues. (Yeah, I know. Gary was Irish) but a Gibson into an MG is an insult to the guitar.
Clapton used a JTM45 on Beano and Gary used a JTM45 in the studio. Live, mainly DSL100's. Not all Marshalls are equal and their solid state ones are crap.
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Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
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#5
Quote by gregs1020
when you say "small marshall amp" you mean what exactly? an MG or a Class 5?

put all the knobs at half way, or noon, or straight up, whatever you want to call it. put the volume at 8/10.

how does that sound?


I have a MG15CD, thanks for the advice Greg
#6
Quote by Cathbard
Gibson into a tube Marshall is a classic blues tone. Beano, Gary Moore, ie brit blues. (Yeah, I know. Gary was Irish) but a Gibson into an MG is an insult to the guitar.
Clapton used a JTM45 on Beano and Gary used a JTM45 in the studio. Live, mainly DSL100's. Not all Marshalls are equal and their solid state ones are crap.


An insult it maybe but it is a borrowed one until I can afford something a bit better haha. Any suggestions on what decent amps a Les Paul can go through and achieve a decent blues tone for around the £300-£500 mark. Im only a stay at home player so nothing big needed just solid enough for practice?

Thanks
#7
Quote by drusey2008
An insult it maybe but it is a borrowed one until I can afford something a bit better haha. Any suggestions on what decent amps a Les Paul can go through and achieve a decent blues tone for around the £300-£500 mark. Im only a stay at home player so nothing big needed just solid enough for practice?

Thanks



If you mainly want a dirty blues tone, I'd go for a Class 5. As far as settings go, what Greg said.
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#8
Yep.
A mustang 4 and a strat...$700ish
If you have MORE money...

a mustang special guitar (the right pickups) and twin reverb tube amp...$2200ish But a strat will work too (of course)

Quote by 5_Years_Dead
Trade the Les Paul for a Strat.

Trade the Marshall for a Fender.

There you have it.

You are welcome.

Next question, please.
#9
fender mustang amp, 3 or 4 or 5 model.
it emultates fender tube amps very very well. the twin reverb is nice (a reissue tube model it's $1400 ish, a mustang 4 is $400ish)

The diff in sound isn't much, IMO. (compared twin reverb and mustang 5 over the weekend)
Might as well debate diff in sound on pick size/type or strings.

Quote by drusey2008
An insult it maybe but it is a borrowed one until I can afford something a bit better haha. Any suggestions on what decent amps a Les Paul can go through and achieve a decent blues tone for around the £300-£500 mark. Im only a stay at home player so nothing big needed just solid enough for practice?

Thanks
#10
I'd say a Mustang III or maybe IV.
The II isn't as convenient and the IV is a 2x12 combo, heavy as ****, but it will probably sound fuller.

To get a distorted blues tone out of a Class 5 would be nice, but mind that it gets loud as ****.
No wait, does the new version have a 1/4w setting?
If you don't mind playing at about the volume as someone screaming, go for it.
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#11
Class 5
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#12
Class 5

or maybe one of those slash SL-5 amps? could be another option.


and you're welcome.
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#13
Wait, wait, wait. When you say Les Paul Plustop Pro, you mean the Epiphone right? I wouldn't spend over $500 on an amp for an Epiphone, honestly.


BUT if you can swing it, then there's nothing wrong with that.


Have you looked into the Fender Blues Junior NOS?

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Hot-Rod-Series-Blues-Junior-NOS-15W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-102321528-i1173592.gc
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