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Post#16 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:09 pm

Stark wrote:Marshall 100w Super Bass (modded with master volume)
WOAAAA!!Do you still got this amp?I do and it rules BIG TIME!Old Marshalls never die indeed!
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Post#17 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:27 pm

Witchkiller wrote:
Stark wrote:Marshall 100w Super Bass (modded with master volume)
WOAAAA!!Do you still got this amp?I do and it rules BIG TIME!Old Marshalls never die indeed!
No, I'm afraid not :( . I actually had Thomas Larsson re-mod it, but it didn't turn out the way I wanted so I sold it and if I'm not mistaken it's actually ended up by Björn Lodin (Six Feet Under) which whom I've just recorded an album :-)

I'm currently using a Hughes & Kettner Trilogy, a Hughes & Kettner WARP 7 and a Orange Tiny Terror.
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Post#18 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:08 pm

Could you tell me your opinion on the WARP 7?Are you satisfied?
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Post#19 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:14 pm

Witchkiller wrote:Could you tell me your opinion on the WARP 7?Are you satisfied?
Yes I am actually. It's a great power pack. Even without using any stomp boxes it ranges from perfectly clean on the clean channel, to anything between crunch to pure metal on the distorted channel. It's loud and really fat in the tone. I use it a lot on smaller gigs and I've used it on some recordings, too. It's also got an effects loop which is great as I often use a booster and a delay on the solos. This means I can just switch on the loop to increase the volume and add the delay on solos. It's very priceworthy
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Post#20 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:29 am

Amp wise the JCM 800's (modified) through a 1960's Marshall 4 x 12 cab was extremely popular and a bench mark for many Thrash bands (Slayer, Metallica etc). Then of course there is the individual additions like power amps, eq's, pedals, pick-ups etc.

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Post#21 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:37 pm

Mark Shelton on Manilla Road - Metal:
Ibanez Guitar
Dod Overdrive
Cranked 70s Marshall

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Post#22 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:09 pm

Did some bands use regular output humbuckers in the bridge position?

P90s?

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What about those funky things on the tailpiece? Besides the usual Kahlers I've seen these things that look like they would retrofit Gibson Flying v's and Explorers. Kind of like the Stetsbar but a little different.

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Post#23 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:58 pm

I would definitely go for the classic set up of Gibson style humbucker guitar, Ibanez Tube Screamer and Marshall amp, preferably a JMP 2204 or JCM 800 (same amp, the JMP just looks cooler). :wink: From pictures and videos it seems like this was the most typical set up back in the day, and it still works great! I'm working on an old school metal project at the moment were I use a Tube Screamer with my Orange AD30 and Les Paul with very good result. The Orange look, as awesome as it might be, aren't really that metal though... Hehe. But the sound is killer!
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Post#24 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:53 pm

Hi (new here),

Regarding Ibanez, you have to separate the modern thin necked shred machines from the old classics. 70s Lawsuit models are killer (first Van Halen album) and the Vs are metal gods - Cirith Ungol and Trouble.
As mentioned before, the master volume Marshalls are the bees knees. Also worth trying them with an MXR Distortion +; this was the set up for the early Maiden albums and Angel Witch.

the Distortion + plus is almost the same pedal as the DOD 250 overdrive.

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Post#25 » Thu May 05, 2011 9:29 pm

Mythiis wrote:I would definitely go for the classic set up of Gibson style humbucker guitar, Ibanez Tube Screamer and Marshall amp, preferably a JMP 2204 or JCM 800 (same amp, the JMP just looks cooler). :wink: From pictures and videos it seems like this was the most typical set up back in the day, and it still works great! I'm working on an old school metal project at the moment were I use a Tube Screamer with my Orange AD30 and Les Paul with very good result. The Orange look, as awesome as it might be, aren't really that metal though... Hehe. But the sound is killer!
Yeah, the tubescreamer + old Marshall setup sounds great but I think with a MXR Distortion+ style pedal or a germanium treble booster it sounds even better (like 70s Judas Priest for example).

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Post#26 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:42 pm

You can't go wrong with a Marshall 800 and a Les Paul. MXR Distortion + is a great pedal. I had one but someone stole it right out of my house when we were jamming.
In Canada, Traynor makes a great 50 watt combo amp. It's called a Custom Special. Great sounding versatile all tube amp in a small package. You can get a 90 watt version in a head and cab too but it's just way too loud.
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