Marshall JCM800 in a box. The now vintage Marshall black casing pedals are simply put, awesome. The current underdog is the Drive Master which sounds great and juicy yet still affordable. The EQ stage is extremely wide, offering treble, mid and bass shaping options and the gain stage goes from clean to a well driven JCM800 kind of tone and that is also where its magic lies. That pedal combined with a good guitar and power chords is the sound of stadium shows, it is massive.
60 Year Old Modern Bass Tones. As the origins of man is something that fascinates us all, for gear nerds so does the origins of fuzz. Time and time again the story of the first fuzzes, then the use by the Stones and Jimi Hendrix solidified these tones in our minds. It's hard to forget the first time we heard satisfaction and likewise itâs easy to remember the first band you heard using a fuzz driven bass guitar.An instrument which is traditionally in the background overshadowed by show off guitarists yet holding everyone together like a loving patriarch the Fuzzâd bass suddenly jumps to the foreground with real low end rumble like never before. So what happens when the low end fuzz tones are driven by an 1968 Marshall Supa Fuzz (was the spelling a nod to the manufacturer???). Well much the same thing as when a bass uses a Mkii Tone Bender as theyâre pretty much the same, built by Sola Fuzz who made the Tone Benders. The Marshall Supa fuzz was made between 1966 into the early 70âs and now cost a small fortune.Here you can try the rare Marshall Supa Fuzz on Bass which is something most of us will never be lucky enough to do in person. Tonepedia has been lucky enough to Tonecapture one for us all to enjoy!
Clapton in a pedal. During his years with the Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton had that sweet sounding combo made by Marshall which we all know from the recordings. Back in the '90s Marshall decided to recreate that sweet smooth overdrive sound in a stomp box and that is how the Blues Breaker MK1 was born. The Marshall Blues Breaker is an analog overdrive pedal which goes between boost to a light and organic overdrive which colours the guitar tone beautifully, so beautifully that some refer to it as one of the most important overdrive pedals of our times.
A well driven Marshall in a box. The only issue with the Marshall Guv'nor MK1 is that it was produced for four years only. In the late '80s Marshall decided to recreate the legendary tone of the hard rocking JCM800 as a pedal effect and from 1988 till 1992 they did just that. The Guv'nor MK1 is a lot of fun to play and definitely delivers that full power Marshall tone which made the JCM800 a staple of the '80s rock and metal sound. There is a debate whether or not the Drive Master which came into production early '90s is a direct replacement of the Guv'nor. We did not compare the circuits but sound anyway is what matters to us players, so go ahead and add both to the player for a true AB comparison.