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whats a good marshall sound in a combo format?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by singlecoil, Jun 14, 2003.

  1. singlecoil

    singlecoil Tele-Meister

    Mar 19, 2003
    SE New Mexico
    I'm thinking about a new rig with a marshall type breakup/distorsion at club levels. any sugestions? I've been a fender bf/sf guy and don't know much about marshalls. Any help will be much appreciated.
  2. Mike Better

    Mike Better Tele-Meister

    Mar 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    You want one of the many many 18w marshall clones.. the top of the line is Bacino, those things are spot on and killer.. they're also a whole lotta money.. GDS, Blockhead, Germino, Roccaforte, Aiken, Sewell (the Texaplex), all make great great amps - any one would be a winner.. but my pick for the best value would be the Winifield Thomas November.. Great amp, hand wired, tone for days, very little money..
  3. jumpnblues

    jumpnblues Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    Aiken Invader?

    Ooops! Should have read Mike's post.
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  5. Tim Swartz

    Tim Swartz Friend of Leo's

    I think a brown Deluxe makes great Marshall tone.
  6. tweeddeluxe

    tweeddeluxe Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 16, 2003
    I agree with Mike. The 18 watt clone is hard to beat. Build it yourself, save gobs of money, have fun and start a new hobby (addiction).

    I built on of the first few on the old yahoo group back in Sept. '01 and have loved it since. It's my all time favorite amp so far.

    If you want one really cheap, gut a pro jr. and pop in an 18 watt lite circuit.

    Check it out.

  7. buglecorps

    buglecorps Tele-Holic

    Apr 26, 2003
    Suburban Twang Town
    Depends on what "Marshall" sound you want...

    I'm assuming the Bluesbreaker type tone..The 18watt suggestions are good, If you have little $$ grab a Lead 12
    off e-bay (very common) Less than $100 (besure it has the little Celestion G-10 speaker still inplace) ..SS but capable of some amazing will need to mike it to play with others, a bit bright with SC so play with the eq a bit.

    If you are a bit more flush (@300) look(not so easy to find) for the 30 watt (yea right) 1X12 artist combo (not the big 2X12 Artiste from the 70's) this is a 80's channel switching hybrid combo with a 12 Ax7 preamp tube a SS tone circuit, and 2 EL34's for power. Celestion Vintage 12 was stock, again work you tone controlls for the best sound.This has MV but needs to be wound up a bit.

    Both of these amps can do a wide range of Marshall sounds, and are built VERY well, and are much less money than other comparable options.
  8. marshallmelloman

    marshallmelloman Tele-Holic

    Apr 7, 2003
    Winnie wins my vote

    His November amp can be had with 4 el84s and a half power switch (30-15 watts) that will get you great Marshall tone at reasonably loud and quiet volumes. I love mine, and I have a real plexi.
  9. singlecoil

    singlecoil Tele-Meister

    Mar 19, 2003
    SE New Mexico
    Thanks guys & Happy Fathers Day

    Thank you for all the responses guys, I really do appreciate. the 18 watt clones looks very interseting as does winne thomas amps but i can't get his page to come up. anyone have his site?
  10. Drak

    Drak Tele-Holic

    Mar 21, 2003
    DC 'Burbs
  11. John E

    John E Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    Yup... Winnie gets my vote...

    For Marshall flavored low wattage kick-ass great bang for buck amps. I have the November 18 watter and I love it... gig it constantly.
  12. UncleJarmo

    UncleJarmo Tele-Meister

    Mar 20, 2003
    Brookings, SD, USA
    I used to have a Marshall Bluesbreaker ri and I think the Top Hat Club series have a very similar feel.
    The Bluesbreaker ri used 6L6 tubes so it wasn't totally true to the original but very similar to early Marshall tone none the less. The 6v6 powered Club Deluxe that I have sounds very similar to the Beano but half the weight, power and size.
    The el-84 powered Club Royale will give you a little crunchier sound more like the el-34 Marshalls.
  13. Geo

    Geo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Hendersonville, TN
    There a lot of very good comments on

    the Rivera Chubster on the Fender Forum.
    I have not heard one (knowingly) but most users
    describe them as capable of various Marshall type
    sounds along with clean Fender like foot switchable sounds.
    Getting the control settings "right" on them appears to
    be very important.
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