Yes I know this. There are still newer Marshalls I'd rather have than it.
Originally posted by Flanger
800s, especially the early ones, are built like tanks, sound godlike on their own (hint, crank the master), and take to pedals like cancer to the prostate (to quote Phantom Limb from The Venture Brothers).
Even a master volume crank on the 800 doesn't saturate it as much as I would like.
Originally posted by cobrahead1030
i know at one point zakk wylde recorded a lot of stuff with a straight stock jcm800 into a greenback loaded 4x12, and if his tone back in the day wasn't metal then i don't know what is
When was that? From what he has said, his boost pedal is mostly always on.