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Feels good to come back to vintage Marshall tone - 71 50w!

sickboy79

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I've done this post a few times before for different vintage amps. I'm way into amps and have a few of each - vintage a boutique. I'm really into the boutique thing. There's A LOT of stellar builders out there today making AMAZING amps that hang with the best of vintage. And, a lot are a new twist on an old theme. That said - my real bread and butter tones come from old Marshalls and Fender Bassman heads. That's where it began.

Tonight is the 71 50w Marshall with my 80 LP Custom (silverburst). It just feels and sounds good. Not better or worse than anything else - but, like coming back home or to that old favorite t-shirt. Can't beat an old Marshall NVM (on 8 for me)!!!

Fun stuff - changing it up!
 
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Sickboy79 - you are definitely our top connoisseur of cool amps and tone for days! Thank you for all the enthusiasm, talent and knowledge you bring to the LPF! :dude:
 

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Hey sickboy, do you have any yt demos of your vintage Marshalls? Would love to hear them. Love NMV Marshalls
 

Pearly Grapes

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Sick Boy; Those early 70s heads are great! I usually prefer my '72 50w Bass head (for guitar) over my '68 or '69 50w plexi.
 

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1971 JMP50's rule! Here's mine:

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sickboy79

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Sickboy79 - you are definitely our top connoisseur of cool amps and tone for days! Thank you for all the enthusiasm, talent and knowledge you bring to the LPF! :dude:

Thanks Mike. I appreciate the kind words.
 

sickboy79

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Hey sickboy, do you have any yt demos of your vintage Marshalls? Would love to hear them. Love NMV Marshalls

Unfortuately, I do not. I have a recording setup but, don't spend a lot of time with it. Probably because I find it a little cumbersome to use (digital 8 track). If anyone has any suggestions for a down and dirty simple setup, I'd be interested in it. I've already got the mic covered (SM57).
 
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