I am a marshall man

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Dead Roman, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    This. Me too.
     
  2. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    I am a marshall man
    And I'm a Fender man. That's OK; there's plenty of room for both of us. :D
     
  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    74
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    The Amps:
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    The Store:
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    The Fridge:
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  4. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
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  5. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    As I said previously, my main amps are Fender. If I could have any amp however, it'd be a Magnatone Twilighter Stereo.
     
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  6. kt66

    kt66 Gretschie

    244
    Jan 21, 2016
    London
    I have a 63 AC30 top boost, a recent AC4 head and matching cab, but really I am a Mesa Boogie IV or Twin guy. And best amp I have ever heard was an Ampeg Reverbrocket, old one. Stunning
     
  7. Salsg

    Salsg Gretschie

    142
    Nov 9, 2016
    Southern California
    Many Marshalls are great amps, some I don't like.

    I currently own a JVM410 and it's an awesome amp with so many tones that sound great. Extremely versatile stock, even better modded.

    I also have a Fender and recently a Vox, but they can't do what the Marshall can. And on its own without pedals it can cover all types of music. My Fender and Vox can't.

    I love the clean and reverb on the Fender, the Vox sounds great clean and starting to break up.

    My Marshall sounds great clean to raging distortion

    Marshalls are also underrated when it comes to cleans
     
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  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Really, you can't afford peanuts? Look for a "Lead 100 Mosfet".
     
  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Sure, but Marshall has become synonymous with hard rock/metal sounds and imagery. The average Gretsch player doesn't want to know.
     
  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Good stuff. Takes me right back to Art school.
    I have a tough time finding prices or an ordering page. The double horn ceiling speaker is a measly $36000 bucks though, so not sure I should even bother.
     
  11. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    It's all artsy and priced accordingly.
     
  12. Whiteomatic

    Whiteomatic Gretschie

    334
    Nov 24, 2016
    Arizona
    Yesterday I found out how good my Gretsch sounded through the highest gain channel on my Marshall.:cool: Then I decided to play my Les Paul for the first time since buying the Gretsch.
    Yesterday I was a very happy boy. :D
     
  13. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

    Age:
    56
    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    Respect the brand; but not for me!!
     
  14. doctorSlo

    doctorSlo Synchromatic

    Age:
    63
    535
    Aug 22, 2016
    Colorado Springs, CO
    thanks I needed that! (laughing hysterically..)
     
  15. doctorSlo

    doctorSlo Synchromatic

    Age:
    63
    535
    Aug 22, 2016
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I always liked Fender. They have a certain sound that appeals to me. When I was 13, I played through a Marshall Mercury, but that was then.
     
  16. doctorSlo

    doctorSlo Synchromatic

    Age:
    63
    535
    Aug 22, 2016
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Actually, last year I bought a Vox AC4Tv. I modded it with a celestion Greenback 10" speaker and vintage tubes. 20lbs of awesomeness!
     
  17. MatchlessMan

    MatchlessMan Country Gent

    Nov 29, 2010
    Swindon UK
    Not a fan of Marshall amps myself, but if it works for you, go for it.
     
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  18. Gotone

    Gotone Gretschie

    216
    Jan 2, 2012
    Ontario
    Marshall offers many flavors, but it wouldn't be correct to pigeonhole them as only raging distortion amps. The JVM Series offers everything from prestine cleans to raging distortions. And regardless of what guitar, there is a beautiful sound in there with little tweaking. And the reverb is actually very nice...Marshall calls it a studio quality reverb and I wouldn't disagree. ANY Gretsch can and will sound stellar thru any of the JVM Series. I had a JVM205C and I miss the versatility this amp had to offer. They're not cheap, but neither is Mesa Boogie, custom Fender, handwired Vox, etc.

    I also had a 1974X. Another Marshall I really, really regret selling. But THAT amp is absolutely phenomenal and in a whole different league IMO.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
     
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  19. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    57
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    I played through one (The "Rocket" model) at the late Ken Fischer's house in Colonia, NJ (~September '93). It sounded great, through a pair of vintage Celestion Blue alnicos. It is a combination all of the best VOX circuits from '60 - '64.

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    RIP, Ken.
     
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  20. wilblee

    wilblee Country Gent

    May 23, 2013
    TX Hill Country
    My main do-it-all gigging amp is a Mesa Lone Star Special. Lots of options, very versatile. As close as I'll come to a perfect gigging amp (because it made me quit looking).

    The times it doesn't make the gig are those when I just gotta have my Marshall 1974X. Gads, what an amp! Not as versatile as the LSS; still it is hardly one-dimensional. I swear there are knots in my shoulders that release when I hear that Marshall warmed up.

    And to you guys that sold your 1974X's, a sincere thank you from me! (I bought mine used)
     
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