I think you'd be in hog heaven with some Greenbacks or 65's.
And you know what, in retrospect, even at military volume, the lows I was getting weren't perfect - they were a little more compressed and crunchy (not the right word - sort of a smoother motorcycle sounding distortion) than I would like - I'll have to work on that. Maybe it's not *all* the pedal's fault. I'll try the pedal with the JCM-800 and see if it has the same effect.
And, dear readers, I'd love to hear about your favorite simple boost pedal, if you have one. Or maybe I'm just complicating things.
the other. A Vintage 30 or G12H-30 are 100 db speakers. They will stomp out a 96-98 db speaker like a Greenback or 75.
Check this place out:
Warehouse Guitar Speakers | Warehouse Guitar Speakers
They make knockoffs of famous speakers and they get great reviews. They have a "Green Beret" and an ET-65 which are replacements for the Celestion models. 69 bucks. I know personally that the Green Berets sound good. I've never heard the ET-65's, but the sound clips sound great.
I don't have any OD pedals but I do use a Boss GE7 eq to push the front end. Freq sliders in the middle and level slider at 3/4. Puts a crispy edge on things - like a live wire - but it's not distortion per se. I think if you're trying to get a Marshall sound at bedroom levels out of a Marshall amp you're doomed to failure. Marshalls just don't do quiet at all well. Their strength - their tone - comes at the cost of brutal loudness. I've heard that the little micro stacks do a fair job and someone (Munch?) had a Black Diamond or some such thing with a direct out that sounded pretty Marshally. You really need a 5 or 10 watt amp that makes natural crunch at a livable level. Messing about with a for real Marshall amp is just tail-chasing.
I'm with you on the necessity to turn up - but with the sponge pedal I guess I came a lot closer than I thought I would - here's an mp3:
http://www.recursor.net/jmp/VolOnPoi...hSpongeBox.mp3 first without the pedal, then with - this was a bedroom level
If I had another pedal that sounded just like this, I'd be happy - this one's homemade by someone else, and the indicator light never worked properly, and now I've de-soldered and re-soldered it some and I worry about it.
But if I had a pedal that resulted in similar mids and highs, but cleaner more punchy lows, I'd be doing backflips.
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