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  • Jcm800 with a strat....

    Sounds not so good. Great with humbuckers. Any tips for getting good Trower, Hendrix, Srv, etc. out of it? Mine's a 50w 4010 combo with a vintage 30. I've tried different od's-my Traynor Ycv40wr just sounds better with a strat though but I'd love some classic Marshall strat tones.
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    Turn it up and put a 4x12 under the combo. Don't forget to connect the 4x12 to the combo

    ... otherwise - new tubes?
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    • #3
      gain down, volume up

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      • #4
        well, none of those dudes ever used a V30. a G12-65, G12T-75, various jensens... hell almost any other speaker would be a step in the right direction.

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          • #6
            Greenbacks maybe?
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            • #7
              gain down, volume up


              Indeed. A fried of mine is a blues player and plays his strat through a JCM800 half stack. Amazing tone.

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              • #8
                Things you can mess around with a strat and have great results-- better than stock Fender pickups. A bass plate on the bridge pickup. Wire your controls Master Volume, Master Tone, Blend, where blend mixes the bridge and neck pickup. I love the sound of my Fralins (with SP43 in the bridge) with the bridge and neck blended. Perfect thick, meaty, but still distinctly strat tone.
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                • #9
                  Things you can mess around with a strat and have great results-- better than stock Fender pickups. A bass plate on the bridge pickup. Wire your controls Master Volume, Master Tone, Blend, where blend mixes the bridge and neck pickup. I love the sound of my Fralins (with SP43 in the bridge) with the bridge and neck blended. Perfect thick, meaty, but still distinctly strat tone.


                  Well, when I say strat, I mean Suhr Classic so it has nice pu's and the blend control. I also have a strat with Texas Specials that I haven't experimented with.

                  As far as the speaker goes, I'd love greenbacks but it's a 1x12 combo so that's not an option unless I get a 4x12 cab. I do think greenbacks are the best speakers for a Marshall. I'd like to try a G12-65 but they only make the expensive one that's $179 so I'd really have to be sure before dropping that kind of coin on one.
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                  • #10
                    gain down, volume up
                    ...and a clean boost. Also, try cranking the master and using your guitar's volume. And lowering your pickups.

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                    • #11
                      ...and a clean boost. Also, try cranking the master and using your guitar's volume. And lowering your pickups.


                      I'll mess around some more with that-I have a Fulldrive II that works like a boost in comp-cut. I have read somewhere that Trower tours with a Jcm800 sometimes so there must be some good tones in there. I'm sure he's using a head and 4x12 though. Something about he uses it in the States and a different one in Europe or vice-versa.
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                      • #12
                        Well, when I say strat, I mean Suhr Classic so it has nice pu's and the blend control. I also have a strat with Texas Specials that I haven't experimented with.

                        As far as the speaker goes, I'd love greenbacks but it's a 1x12 combo so that's not an option unless I get a 4x12 cab. I do think greenbacks are the best speakers for a Marshall. I'd like to try a G12-65 but they only make the expensive one that's $179 so I'd really have to be sure before dropping that kind of coin on one.


                        Hrm. Well, I hate the Texas Specials because I find them to be harsh and shrill...

                        Maybe a Classic Lead 80 (there's a Warehouse version)? They're pretty big, smooth, clean speakers.
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                        • #13
                          Well, when I say strat, I mean Suhr Classic so it has nice pu's and the blend control. I also have a strat with Texas Specials that I haven't experimented with.

                          As far as the speaker goes, I'd love greenbacks but it's a 1x12 combo so that's not an option unless I get a 4x12 cab. I do think greenbacks are the best speakers for a Marshall. I'd like to try a G12-65 but they only make the expensive one that's $179 so I'd really have to be sure before dropping that kind of coin on one.


                          Is it plekd?

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                          • #14
                            Is it plekd?


                            I think mine was before he started using the plek machine. Think that could be the problem?
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                            • #15
                              I think mine was before he started using the plek machine. Think that could be the problem?


                              Nah I was just curious. I would think the Suhr would work fine with any good amp.

                              I like Trower too and have played some of his tunes over the years. I have a friend that played "Day of the Eagle" through an old Fender Twin once with some kind of OD box and it sounded just like Trower.

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