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  1. CRUDS

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    Anyone gearheads 'round here? I'm looking to pick up a Marshall Bluesbreaker and would love some feedback from anyone here who might have one..
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    EWW! You mewntioned "Marshall" and "blues" in the same sentence!! :eek:
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    Clapton's most heralded amp was a Marshall...
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    I always wanted a JCM800 for the meedly meedly mee metal tones :rawk:

    Well that helps you not :lol:
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    Actually I have one - early 80's pre master 50watt JCM800. Snarly for sure but not as rich sounding as my Plexi.. I just need something smaller than a half stack that I can lock inside the truck...
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    Mesa Boogie or death ;)
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    Death please...
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    My old band (where I played bass for some odd reason instead of guitar) had two eggselent guitar amp setups.....for hard rock anyway I think. One guy had a JCM 800, the other a Mesa Dual Recto. I loved playing through either or when they were resting or goofing off during band practice.

    I've had some nice guitars, but always just stuck with my old Peavey Classic Chorus 212 instead of getting a hard rocking tube amp....one day I'll grow up and be cool hehe.
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    Marshalls are a band's biggest friggin nightmare.. they won't work unless they're turned to 11, and then they're nothing but shrilly, shrilly white boy noise. How 'bout some warmth and clarity, Jim?

    But, of course I'm referring to the JCM 900 stack. Their 112 tube practice amps are great for recording.
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    ^Generalization of the year..

    JCM900 = worst Marshall ever (sounds as you described), but anyone with a clue about Marshalls would know to stay away from the 900 anyway.

    That said, many of their other offerings are the things tones freaks dream of (Plexis, JMPs. JTMs, Bluesbreakers and to a lesser extent JCM800s). What amp would you want to play on less than 11? Gimme some raw vintage Marshall power tube OD over those modern "every guitar sounds the same" diamond-plated false sounds from a Boogie..
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