#1
Hey guys, I'm trying to simulate a Marshall JCM800 tone the best I can, and I was wondering if I should use the 2nd overdrive channel on my DSL401 or the first one. Keep in mind that I have an MXR ZW-44 overdrive pedal, so I've got plenty of gain. According to Marshall the OD1 channel is more 'vintage' and the OD2 is more 'modern.' I guess that means that using the OD pedal in conjunction with the OD1 channel is my best bet?

Thanks for any help.
Gibson Les Paul Studio w/ EMG 81/85
Fender American Vintage Series '52 Telecaster
Marshall JCM2000 DSL401
Roland MicroCube
Dunlop ZW-45 Wah
Dunlop Rotovibe
Dunlop MXR EVH Phase 90
Dunlop MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive
Boss CE-5
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#2
yeah i heard that zakk used the jcm 800 wich would be the OD1 channel but try both and see what works best i guess?

looks like you have the right gear any way you just need to get your playing up to zakks standard.

i presume you have your amp and pedals EQ'd properly?


amp setting some thing like:

B/10
M/4
T/6
G/8
#3
Yup, pretty much!
I think I've finally gotten the tone I need, man does it rip...

I just wasn't sure which overdrive channel would be most similar to the JCM800, thanks for the reassurance
Gibson Les Paul Studio w/ EMG 81/85
Fender American Vintage Series '52 Telecaster
Marshall JCM2000 DSL401
Roland MicroCube
Dunlop ZW-45 Wah
Dunlop Rotovibe
Dunlop MXR EVH Phase 90
Dunlop MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive
Boss CE-5
iSP Decimator