Marshall in a Box for a DRRI

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  1. Cali Dude

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    The Wampler Pantheon is a great "Blues breaker" style of pedal. It is also very versatile, with the trim pots on the outside, and very good EQ.
     
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    I'm still a huge OCD fan. I think any fizziness is pretty easy to dial out with the HP/LP switch and very usable tone control.
     
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    To be fair, at the time I was trying to use it as more of an overdrive and the low gain settings had this weird fizzy decay. At higher gain settings it sounded great, but I already had a Rat filling that spot.

    I ended up with the Timmy for my OD, and it's perfect. I'm not opposed the giving the OCD another shot.
     
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    I'm not a guy with 150 dirt pedals, I'm no expert. And I dont do a bunch of comparison testing, I just see if it works well in rehearsal. But when I turn on the OCD all of a sudden I'm playing a cranked Marshall, I don't do a lot more thinking about it at that point.
     
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    The Barber has been recommended a lot--I'll add that to my short list too. The Box of Rock shows up a lot in discussions like this too, but I've heard the same thing about the bass, and my DR is pretty bass heavy already.
     
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    I didn't like the OCD either. You and I may be in the small minority there. I have the Wampler Plexi Drive. No complaints.

     
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    Plexion.
     
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    Wampler any of his "plexi" style pedals. Most of the dual pedals also have a "klon" setting.
     
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    Zvex Distortron will do exactly what you're describing.
     
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    In use this

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    With a Blackface amp, I would say a Boss BD-2 Blues Driver or even two of them in series. I like the Marshall Bluesbreaker and Drivemaster suggestions too if you can find one. My BF amp is a Princeton, but I've tried BD-2s with DRRIs I've played through and they work great.

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    but it sounds best with a slighty overdriven amp...Landau uses the Maxon for Marshall grid on his Fender Deville[​IMG]
    These are my favs:
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    (and this one is demoed on a DRRI)
     
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    I love the OCD, it's does a really good 'Oasis' ... I'm with you though, it sounds best with a fair amount of drive.

    I'm wondering of the JHS Charlie Brown might work for you, that's lower gain that a lot of the pedals mentioned and it has a 3 band EQ too.
     
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    For low gain, the Box of Rock and Plexi Drive would work great. I’d give the slight nod to the Wampler, the BOR does have a lot of bass as some have mentioned.

    I like the Direct Drive more for mid gain. But it is just a great pedal. Barbers were my go to for years.

    You could try a JHS Morning Glory if you want a low gain Bluesbreaker kind of thing. I love the OCD, but also know it doesn’t work well with every amp.
     
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    If you like the Barber Direct Drive for a Marshall tone and want to tweak it to someplace it can't go, check out the Super Sport.

    It is, in my experience, the most customizable dirt box available. You can dial in the center of just about any sound you need using five internal trim pots (including mids and bass content), and then tweak left or right of that with the controls on the front of the pedal.

    http://www.barberelectronics.com/supersportdd.html
     
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    Just a thought-have you tried turning down the gain on the RAT yet? I’ve had one on my board for decades and have always ran the gain around 9 o’clock to get that Marshall sound.

    as for another pedal altogether, the angry Charlie does a great job for MAIB tones for me as well, also might look into a Marshall guv’nor...

    Franc Robert
     
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    For high-gain, the Friedman BE-OD is instant JCM800. Noisy bugger, but so is the amp when it’s cranked.
     
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    The Fulltone Plimsoul sounds like an early 70’s Marshall to me.
     
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    My current faves are the Bearfoot Model Hs and the Skreddy Lunar Module. Tone for days. Great brands for other pedal flavors too.
     
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