Marshall in a Box for a DRRI

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  1. bendercaster

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    I gig with a Telecaster and Deluxe Reverb. I have been using a Timmy for my overdrive and a Rat for heavier distortion. The Tele has a Nocaster bridge pickup and a Cavalier Strat pickup in the neck. I love the Rat for what it does, but am looking for something a little tighter for power pop style rhythm guitar at gig volumes.

    Any recommendations? I briefly had an OCD and liked the overall character of it, but found it to be a little fizzy.

    Edit: I should add, I use the Reverb channel with volume at around 2.5 to 3, depending on the gig.
     
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    I like a box of rock or an mi audio crunchbox but I’m sure there will be others recommend

    I use them with a 68 vibrolux reverb that was blackfaced works well for that marshally crunch
     
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    Box of rock works for me.
     
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    Barber Direct Drive or Gain Changer, Wampler Plexi Drive
     
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    Boss Blues Driver or if you can find one, a Marshall Blues Breaker pedal.
     
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    Barber Direct Drive is what I've been using for almost 20 years into my Fenders. Just works. The compact V4 has almost the same sound as the original but takes less space.
     
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    Xotic SL drive works well into my '64 Custom Deluxe reverb. It's got some DIP switches inside so you can tweak the tone further if necessary, but I'm pretty sure mine is on the default settings again now after trying different settings.

    I have a Marshall SV20H and SC20 combo too, so I'm familiar with how my guitars sound through a real Marshall amp.
     
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    The Angry Charlie Andy Timmons is a very tight MIAB that works well with scooped amps. The “variable watt” switch set to 100 watt position is great in situations where a Rat can get boomy like an undampened wood stage or 2nd floor etc. Very JCM800.

     
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    J Rockett Animal
     
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    I like the Gain Changer. But for a fuller sound the Ibanez TS9DX on "turbo" mode is great. Gain real low and volume to suit.
     
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    Many years ago on another guitar forum I recommended the MI Audio Crunch Box for a player that wanted a more Marshally/plexi tone from his Princeton.

    Elliott Easton chimed in and quoted me on that, saying it was his preferred Marshall in a stomp box. I told him I'd been quoting him for years, and it's about time I got some payback ;)
     
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    MI Audio crunchbox.
     
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    Marshall Blues Breaker V1
     
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    'power pop style rhythm'

    Definitely the Box of Rock would be great for that. It's really great at lower crunchy gain. It's has more sparkle and jangle than most marshall pedals too because of it's SHO based design and the SHO boost on the end is great for leads.

    The only caveat to that is that the only fender amp I've ever played mine into is a HRD. Ironically maybe, I usually run mine into a JCM2000 :D
     
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    Check out the J. Rockett HRM before you commit to anything. Yes, it's supposed to be a Dumble-esque pedal, but IMO it fills in perfectly as a MIAB pedal. It replaced an MI Audio Crunch Box on my board. I tried a Rat for a short while and didn't bond with it.
     
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    I'll definitely add that to the list. Elliott Easton is a huge influence on my playing style.
     
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    Definitely try a Barber direct drive. I got the latest version a while ago. With my Strat and tele, it's the best miab through a DRRI I've tried.

    Had a box of rock - a bit too much bass sometimes.
    Distortron - better, but the direct drive took its spot so I sold it

    Also tried many others. Plexi drive, Charlie Brown, etc.

    I'd strongly recommend either the zvex distortron or the barber direct drive.

    The Barber is a bit more flexible and more musical overall imo. But the zvex has some magic too, and possibly more authentic Marshall. But, through a DRRI, the barber fills those mids a little better imo.
     
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    Funny you should ask. I just received my Vertex Ultra-phonix HRM a couple of days ago. Sweetwater has them for $100 off right now...so my cost was $99. I've spent about 4 hours today with it plugged into my '68 Custom DR, playing thru both the custom and vintage channels. I've used a wide variety of single coil and humbucker guitars thru it. Verdict...the pedal is amazingly tweakable to get just the sound I want. Every guitar sounded great with this pedal and amp combination.

    I also have the Keeley 1962 and Analog Alien Rumble Seat pedals which offer some really delicious Marshall tones. But this UP HRM bests them, to my ears.
     
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    Bogner La Grange works pretty well. It's two-pedal sized but it also has a boost that works independently.
     
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    Box of Rock or Crunchbox
     
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