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DarkRiff  
14 Jun 2009 09:28 | Quote
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What brand of amps do you think has the most natural sounding distortion?

for me it's either Crate or Laney.
EMB5490  
14 Jun 2009 10:07 | Quote
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well vintage marshalls have the most natural sound period, new marshalls are very far from natural.

but if your looking at new products orange has to be up there, they have amazing sounds. i also know a guy who builds custom amps that sound better then vintage marshalls they sound insane. if i didnt have my jmp then id have gotten his they sound soo good.
Admiral  
14 Jun 2009 10:40 | Quote
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Orange have a pretty good sound in my opinion. I own a Line6, but its quite a heavy distortion
EMB5490  
14 Jun 2009 10:58 | Quote
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line 6 hs to be the most unatural distortion ever. lots of distortion, very electronic, not natural at all.
Admiral  
14 Jun 2009 11:19 | Quote
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yes, i agree, very electronically sounding, but i like it, it's something different.
EMB5490  
14 Jun 2009 12:01 | Quote
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hmm thts interesting bc most people hate digital sounds. have you tryed a vintage marshall or better amp?
Admiral  
14 Jun 2009 12:06 | Quote
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yes, i have tried a marshall, and i like them too. They have a nice sound as well. All of my friends have one, so i just thought i want something different, ha. But Orange is a good choice as you said for amazing sounds..if only i could afford one..arg
Ozzfan486  
14 Jun 2009 13:19 | Quote
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Note: Ed has stated before that he's never even owned any kind of distortion pedal, so be assured this is the amp you hear.

@ Elliott - How bad does one's wallet get raped for a good vintage Marshall?
EMB5490  
14 Jun 2009 18:36 | Quote
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lets just say ones wallet gets raped. if ones wallet could get raped aboue 1500 times then id say that thts the amount.

yh a great marshall jmp from mid 70s would be mid 1000s maybe 1500 1300 1700 around there, thats assuming if u have a great cab already. the plexis are just insane, but remember your purchasing an investment. it will only go up

EMB5490  
14 Jun 2009 18:36 | Quote
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how is that possible? he used mashalls at a time. i though he had plexis or jmps...he had jcms?
Ozzfan486  
14 Jun 2009 18:49 | Quote
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He did use Marshalls early on. Then he used Peaveys, then Fender [current] which work with him on all his signature gear Ex - the 5150 replica guitar and the 5150 III amp.
Brain_drill  
15 Jun 2009 22:52 | Quote
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Mesa Boogie,ENGL..
Empirism  
16 Jun 2009 04:42 | Quote
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I have to say Kustom, because Its only amp I ever owned and for me it sound very good without pedals. Ive been very pleased to it.
future_god_of_the_axe  
16 Jun 2009 06:01 | Quote
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any tube amp. preferably fender in my opinion. the tubes are what give the amps its distortion. and certain tubes give certain distortions. the only problem with amps that use only tubes is that if you want more gain, you basically have to turn your amp up to 11. unless it has a gain knob of course.
league  
17 Jun 2009 08:56 | Quote
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Definitely Fender amps have the truest tone.

As for pure distortion nothing beats a Marshall.

There are high gain amps like Kustom, Mesa, Carvin ETC. but nothing comes close to the natural distortion of a Marshall except maybe an old Orange or Peavey.

This is from trying out at least two vintage amps from each manufacturer listed above.

As for solid state amps the most "natural" sounding would have to be Crate, Peavey, Fender, and Roland.

When the distortion breakes up suddenly instead of gradually it's definitely not "natural"
EMB5490  
17 Jun 2009 09:49 | Quote
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i have tryed tons of vintage amps, fenders have natural distortion, i just dont like their tone.
league  
17 Jun 2009 10:28 | Quote
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For your style of playing a Fender cannot match a Marshall.

For Rock and Heavy Metal, Marshall.

For clean sounds, Fender and Vox all the way.

Actually Fender has some Hot Rod Amps but they are not that great.
carlsnow  
19 Jun 2009 21:29 | Quote
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Fender Twin on 12 ;~)
EMB5490  
19 Jun 2009 22:17 | Quote
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i gotta say my marshall has great natural tone, besides the overtones and somthing thts wrong with it


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