#1
how do you get a vintage or handwired Marshall to distort? I've heard it has to do with the volume one and two channels or something of that sort, but I tried it at guitar center and nothing happened. I didn't turn it up very loud seeing as I was in a store, but is that the only way to do it?
#2
poke holes in the speaker?
buy an overdrive pedal?
fart?
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you poke holes in the speaker?
buy an overdrive pedal?
fart?


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#5
with the old high/low 2 input ones, you could "jump the inputs" with a patch cable from the low input 1 to high input 2, and it bridges the inputs for more gain.
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#6
Erock, how do you actually do that?

as for you other two, thanks for the amazingly intelligent helpful posts, I see you'll soon be well respected members of UG
#7
Like this:

INPUT ONE_____INPUT TWO
(Guitar cable)____(2" patch cable)

(2" patch cable)________(empty)
#8
yeah, like danno illustrated. Guitar goes to the high input (1), then use a regular 1/4" instrument patch cable(smaller length the better) from low input (1) to high input (2).
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#9
You can do what Danno illustrated.

Or get a pair of scissors, and really, cut your speakers, the distortion from the cut speakers kick ass

Crank that marshall to max

Get a pedal
#10
do what danno and erock said, but you'll need to crank it up loud too, to get the most distortion possible out of it.
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poke holes in the speaker?
buy an overdrive pedal?
fart?


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#12
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how do you get a vintage or handwired Marshall to distort? I've heard it has to do with the volume one and two channels or something of that sort, but I tried it at guitar center and nothing happened. I didn't turn it up very loud seeing as I was in a store, but is that the only way to do it?



what amp were you using? and with what guitar?

multiple-channel ones are pretty easy to get distortion. as for single channel ones, its easier to use a humbucker guitar such as a les paul, and overdrive pedal is also helpful. but with a non-master volume single-channel amp, you'll just need to turn it up really loud. But IMO it's not really worth buying an old school Marshall if you want modern-type heavy distortion.
#13
Old Marshalls start to distort when loud and when the power amp's breaking up.

Could someone explain how that patch thing works?
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