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Marshall Mosfet Lead 100 opinions

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Tercero, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Tercero

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    Have any of you guys used one of these? One popped up for sale locally for a good price, but they've got a garbage cabinet to check it out on. I've checked out some YouTube videos and my interest is piqued. Any thoughts? I've got a Triple Rectifier and a 6505 for the mega high gain stuff, but this seems like it could be fun despite the solid state factor.
     
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    Its fun. I love that amp, but only through the 4x10 cabinet they match with. Or maybe greenbacks. Else it's just too tight/congested/sterile sounding.
     
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    Used to have one... Twenty years ago or so. I hated it for the most part but I was an ignorant noob then so that doesn't say much. It's pure transistor, pre-valvestate era, the reverb is unusable, the clean sound was shit (with a bit of distortion leaking in it) but the amp could probably sound decent with an overdrive boost in front of it and the right settings (I remember one knob -volume maybe- was a push pull that changed the voicing significantly).
     
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    Yeah, pulling the gain knob scoops the mids and activates the eq.
    Definitely needs a boost for metal stuff.
    You can get good Prong style tones that way. And scooping the mids sounds a bit Master of Puppets/early SOAD.
     
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    Thanks guys!

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