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Old 09.29.04, 9:24 AM
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Best "Marshall-in-a-box"

Hi! YEs, THE Marshall tone comes from a Marshall amp. But I need a close approximation in the form of an overdrive/distortion pedal. What do you think is the best Marshall in a box?

I play a Warmoth strat with 2xhumbuckers into a Selmer 30W amp (no master volume).

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Marshall shredmaster or a rat
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The closest you'll get is the Marshall Guvnor pedal. Get an original black one, and you'll be fairly close.
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Tonebone Hot British. It's got a tube in it and sounds awesome.
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Maybe the Cot 50 http://www.lovepedal.com/cot50redbg.htm
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There isn't a "Marshall-in-a-box" pedal available. The above mentioned ones are close. The EHX Hot Tubes is a good one too.

The Marshall JMP-1 preamp will take you even closer to the "real" Marshall sound depending on what amp your using it with.
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I think that my RAT2 and my DriveMaster sounds a little like a Marshall amp.. I definitely don't think the ShredMaster do though...


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Maybe the Cot 50 http://www.lovepedal.com/cot50redbg.htm
I never heard of these pedals before, thanks for the link.
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tech 21 triAC. better amp models than line 6 IMO
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the tri ac is so so so so sweet, but to me it sounds like tech 21, not like marshall, or fender, or blah blah blah. That's what I like about them, they have there own sound.

besides that though. best marshall in a box with out a doubt would be the tonebone hotbritish, when I sold that pedal I felt like I had just sold a marshall. the thing is killer.
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I never heard of these pedals before, thanks for the link.
Never heard of lovepedals before?

Cool. A bit pricey. And I don't like dirt pedals that posess the following 2 qualities: Only sounds good with a tube amp and the sounds of the pedal depends completely on what you do with your volume and tone knobs.

not sure why I feel the way I do about that last reason. I just don't like altering tones with my volume knobs. I think the pedal should speak for itself if that makes any sense.

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i don't know how the Shredmaster actually compares to a real Marshall amp, but my little 'Shreddie' is certainly the heartbeat of my board.
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I second the Tonebone Hot British pedal. It was designed specifically to sound like a hot-rodded marshall and it really achieves that sound perfectly. It makes my Ampeg V-4 sound like a Marshall and my old bandmate used one with his silverface Twin Reverb and you couldn't tell the difference between that combination and his JCM 800.
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