My first amp WAS my Line 6 Spider 3. It can do anything I want to basically. There great amps.
But out of all the 400+ present tones, they all suck ass except like 4 of them.
Checkout the Line 6Spider amp series. THey are fantastic at simulating the great tube amp voicings.
they are cheap. THey sound great. Tubes rule. Check out line 6 as an affordable option. I has brought me desired results
Sadly, I don`t have either of my Marshalls anymore, priorities changed so they had to go. I have been in the market for something smaller for a long time now, all tubes preferably, but without breaking the bank.
K2M is right on the BBE, I had one and they make such a difference, really livens things up. I also had the GE-7 that I used to mainly boost my top end for solos.
The HM-2 you have is good, you don`t have to run it WFO, they can be used as an Overdrive . with good results.
At one point I had nearly an all Boss setup consisting of a
Compressor, EQ, Digital Delay, Chorus. I also had a Dunlop Dimebag model Crybaby, Rocktron Silver Dragon Distortion and a Hush pedal.
I still have the Silver Dragon, and I also have a Boss DS-1 that was given to me by a member of the board here. Occasionally I plug into my son`s little Fender amp and use the DS-1. Otherwise I use my newly attained Behringer V-amp 2 with headphones. I can plug in the Mp3 and wail away.
J.D. DIAMOND wrote:
What kind of pedals tdo you use with your Marshall guitardude? I have a MG 100 HDFX half stack that my roomate got for me last June and I have an old 1984 boss Heavy Metal 2 pedal and a boss equalizer GE-7 pedal that I use,this gives me an extra metalic crunch thats clear ect... what would you recomend me getting or using?
Back when I was doing gigs, I would set the volume on my Marshall (JCM 800 2205 model)at 4 and that was plenty. Occasionally, when we played a larger venue , I would do 4.5 , but that was mainly for my own sound and being able to hear myself adequately.
The JCM 900 that I had briefly a couple of years ago, was about the same as it was a 50 watter also. That one only saw action at a friends shop building where we (old band mates from several bands would get together and play) and never needed to be cranked up much.