Marshall sounds from a DC-5

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Marshall sounds from a DC-5

Post by jpistolas » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:40 pm

Just curious if anyone has dialed in a decent Marshall type sound with their DC amps. For me that's been impossible without running clean and running a Marshall type pedal in front.
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Re: Marshall sounds from a DC-5

Post by DanL » Wed May 20, 2020 7:56 pm

That's what I used to do when I owned my DC-5 head. I ran a Radial Tonebone Hot British distortion pedal (old version) thru the clean channel. Amazing Marshalls tones. I miss that amp and regret selling it. I just had a bitch of a time dialing in the drive channel for anything other than metal. It did that one rectifierish trick very well, but I was looking for classic rock lead tones. I could could never find them in the drive channel. Amp's clean channel took OD pedals better than any amp I've ever owned. Should have kept the amp just for the clean channel.
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Re: Marshall sounds from a DC-5

Post by jpistolas » Wed May 20, 2020 9:37 pm

The Dirty Little Secret gets me close enough. Been using it with a 60's twin I inherited. Got to do a new gear day. Lots got left to the only other musician in the family.
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