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Re: Marshall 18watt Reverb

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Yeah, I'd love to see that if you find one. If you're just looking to add reverb to an 18 watter, the "single valve reverb" method works very well.
And once again I’ll say that adding reverb to a Marshall 18W is a desecration! :evil: There’s enough natural chime and shimmer in the amp already, and the combination of distortion plus reverb just results in a mess. Note that none of the great famous vintage Marshall amps had reverb, and no doubt, there were good reasons.
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Re: Marshall 18watt Reverb

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Mon 04/13/20 10:07 pm
JMPGuitars wrote:
Wed 09/20/17 6:39 am
Yeah, I'd love to see that if you find one. If you're just looking to add reverb to an 18 watter, the "single valve reverb" method works very well.
And once again I’ll say that adding reverb to a Marshall 18W is a desecration! :evil: There’s enough natural chime and shimmer in the amp already, and the combination of distortion plus reverb just results in a mess. Note that none of the great famous vintage Marshall amps had reverb, and no doubt, there were good reasons.
ZP you should be proud about witnessing one day surfbands use Marshalls on stage!!! Listen to early mermen. They overdrive all the time..WITH reverb!! And it sounds awesome !!!😃
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Re: Marshall 18watt Reverb

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Mon 04/13/20 10:07 pm
And once again I’ll say that adding reverb to a Marshall 18W is a desecration! :evil: There’s enough natural chime and shimmer in the amp already, and the combination of distortion plus reverb just results in a mess. Note that none of the great famous vintage Marshall amps had reverb, and no doubt, there were good reasons.
I know. Check this moron out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY-C290qE-4

That guy made an EF86 18 Watter in a combo - with reverb! And then played a jazz box through it?! What a mess. :lol:
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Re: Marshall 18watt Reverb

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JMPGuitars wrote:
Tue 04/14/20 6:59 am
zaphod_phil wrote:
Mon 04/13/20 10:07 pm
And once again I’ll say that adding reverb to a Marshall 18W is a desecration! :evil: There’s enough natural chime and shimmer in the amp already, and the combination of distortion plus reverb just results in a mess. Note that none of the great famous vintage Marshall amps had reverb, and no doubt, there were good reasons.
I know. Check this moron out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY-C290qE-4

That guy made an EF86 18 Watter in a combo - with reverb! And then played a jazz box through it?! What a mess. :lol:
Wow!! That's an easter atmosphere!!! Who can spot the egg hidden in the video ? 😉
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Re: Marshall 18watt Reverb

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Wow!! That's an easter atmosphere!!! Who can spot the egg hidden in the video ? 😉
Well if you think that was bad, the dude made a version of ZP's Superlite TMB, but with EL34s and even more reverb! https://youtu.be/PeRZXThV54s?t=215
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Re: Marshall 18watt Reverb

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JMPGuitars wrote:
Tue 04/14/20 7:53 am
Bieworm wrote:
Tue 04/14/20 7:13 am
Wow!! That's an easter atmosphere!!! Who can spot the egg hidden in the video ? 😉
Well if you think that was bad, the dude made a version of ZP's Superlite TMB, but with EL34s and even more reverb! https://youtu.be/PeRZXThV54s?t=215
No Josh..not bad at all man. Sincerely!
Just joking with your shiny hair-do. Don't worry, mine's almost alike. I trim mine at level zero...so just a little bit 0.5mm brush.
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Re: Marshall 18watt Reverb

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Bieworm wrote:
Tue 04/14/20 8:16 am
No Josh..not bad at all man. Sincerely!
Just joking with your shiny hair-do. Don't worry, mine's almost alike. I trim mine at level zero...so just a little bit 0.5mm brush.
😄😄😄
Lol, I just realized what you were saying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prtby_sHyD8
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Re: Marshall 18watt Reverb

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JMPGuitars wrote:
Tue 04/14/20 7:53 am
Well if you think that was bad, the dude made a version of ZP's Superlite TMB, but with EL34s and even more reverb! https://youtu.be/PeRZXThV54s?t=215
I feel sick. I think I'm going to throw up :cry:
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Re: Marshall 18watt Reverb

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JMPGuitars wrote:
Tue 04/14/20 8:45 am
Bieworm wrote:
Tue 04/14/20 8:16 am
No Josh..not bad at all man. Sincerely!
Just joking with your shiny hair-do. Don't worry, mine's almost alike. I trim mine at level zero...so just a little bit 0.5mm brush.
😄😄😄
Lol, I just realized what you were saying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prtby_sHyD8
:lol: :lol: :lol:

BTW I have the same shiny "hairstyle", but with a big bushy beard.
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Re: Marshall 18watt Reverb

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zaphod_phil wrote:
Tue 04/14/20 11:10 am
JMPGuitars wrote:
Tue 04/14/20 8:45 am
Bieworm wrote:
Tue 04/14/20 8:16 am
No Josh..not bad at all man. Sincerely!
Just joking with your shiny hair-do. Don't worry, mine's almost alike. I trim mine at level zero...so just a little bit 0.5mm brush.
😄😄😄
Lol, I just realized what you were saying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prtby_sHyD8
:lol: :lol: :lol:

BTW I have the same shiny "hairstyle", but with a big bushy beard.
All about compensating the loss 😎
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Re: Marshall 18watt Reverb

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Bieworm wrote:
Tue 04/14/20 4:33 am
zaphod_phil wrote:
Mon 04/13/20 10:07 pm
JMPGuitars wrote:
Wed 09/20/17 6:39 am
Yeah, I'd love to see that if you find one. If you're just looking to add reverb to an 18 watter, the "single valve reverb" method works very well.
And once again I’ll say that adding reverb to a Marshall 18W is a desecration! :evil: There’s enough natural chime and shimmer in the amp already, and the combination of distortion plus reverb just results in a mess. Note that none of the great famous vintage Marshall amps had reverb, and no doubt, there were good reasons.
ZP you should be proud about witnessing one day surfbands use Marshalls on stage!!! Listen to early mermen. They overdrive all the time..WITH reverb!! And it sounds awesome !!!😃
I totally agree that generally distortion +reverb does not sound great.

However, also early Mermen an awesome band for sure!!!!!
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