Check out my Marshall "Artiste" combo - clips

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Check out my Marshall "Artiste" combo - clips

Post by Danocaster » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:58 pm

I played some guitars for an artist yesterday. It was a "modern rock" tune so I fired up the old Marshall.. This amp was called the "Artiste" and is mentioned in the Marshall book as their biggest mistake ever.

Mine's a '72 and I've always LOVED this amp.. I think it delivers pretty classic Marshall tones

Here's my goldtop plugged straight in.. NO eq - NO compression - NO pedals.. Just the amp turned up to about 7

the verse gtrs have some fx added via Soundtoys plug-ins.. But except for the drums , bass, and vocals - every other sound is the goldtop / marshall combination

whatdya think ??

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9577467" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by clavin » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:30 pm

I think that don't sound like a mistake...
awesome. I like the track.

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Post by Danocaster » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:36 am

thanks

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Post by secndshft » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:33 pm

Nice playing Dano. And that amp. :? :? :? :?

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Post by Danocaster » Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:46 pm

secndshft wrote:And that amp. :? :? :? :?
it's got THAT sound...

just turn it up to 6 or 7 - hit an A chord - and you're a rock star !!

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Post by chrisjedijane » Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:14 am

Sounds like a Marshall to me - why did they say it was such a mistake? IMHO Marshall started making mistakes consistently right after the JCM900...

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Post by secndshft » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:02 am

Danocaster wrote:
secndshft wrote:And that amp. :? :? :? :?
it's got THAT sound...

just turn it up to 6 or 7 - hit an A chord - and you're a rock star !!
You know, I've always felt that way with my Tremolux. Sadly I don't get it to 6/7 very often. There's nothing like an amp's sweet spot.

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Post by Orang Goreng » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:18 am

chrisjedijane wrote:Sounds like a Marshall to me - why did they say it was such a mistake? IMHO Marshall started making mistakes consistently right after the JCM900...
Don't you mean right before the JCM900? ;)
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Post by chrisjedijane » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:23 am

haha, I guess! I like the early 900's though...

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Post by dug » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:26 am

chrisjedijane wrote:haha, I guess! I like the early 900's though...
I love the 900s. Great amps.

Sounds great Dano! :)

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Post by Domm » Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:28 am

sounds great!
now with 900's ive owned 2, the clean sounds on them suck!!!!! shared eq, sux! dependability and functionality are great. toured with them for 2 years tried every trick in the book to get good clean sounds but ended up buying an single channel 50 watt 800 and all my problems went away! i play right on the verge of breakup for clean and the 900 just didnt do that well.

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Post by chrisjedijane » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:22 am

Yeah, they are good. I've played some later ones which weren't great, though...

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Post by Jay » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:54 am

The guitar player in my last band used a 900 with my Les Paul most of the time—no pedals just amp drive. It sounded shit on its own but once you put in the mix with my guitar, live or recorded, it worked very well. This Artist combo sounds good obviously but I can't stand this song. Still, Dano could play through a Pignose and it would sound fantastic. Good players know how to make just about anything sound cool.

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Post by Danocaster » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:06 am

Jay wrote:This Artist combo sounds good obviously but I can't stand this song.
I get it.. he wasn't even gonna have me play on this track because he knew it wasn't "my style". But that's what made it particularly fun for me - it's just something I never play.. He calls me for all his ambient / alt-pop indie stuff - and his slick RnB "pop" stuff.. we did another track the same day and he was referencing a "mellower"Jason Mraz.

That's part of the fun of doing sessions - ya never know what you're gonna have to pull out yer back pocket. One tune may be Sade , the next Thrice , and then a dance tune.. You gotta be able to at least "fake" anything

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