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"I have this one set at half-power, at 50 watts, running into a Marshall 1960B cabinet. So we're getting a little bit of speaker break up out of it. We're in the modern gain side of it, but if you notice the gain on it is actually quite low. And so the idea with this is to just have a slightly hairier sound out of this than what the Fender is doing. So it's just something to kick in, a little push over the cliff, as the great Nigel Tufnel once said. I was expecting this to be the main amp, but for some reason the Vibro-King is not the only amp he's using by any means. The way we're kind of selling on it now is that when he does kick this one it's going to be for the tunes that are kind of driving a little bit harder. But he is doing several tunes on this set that are more of a clean sound oriented thing so I think that's really more why. I don't think that he just likes the Fender over the Marshall. I just think that it fits the set better. This is defintiely the one that he likes to use quite a bit," says Jeff Beck's guitar tech.more
In 2004 BtP asked Geoff, on a Norwegian fan's behalf, what amps, instruments, and other 'essentialities' he used to get his characteristic sound. Here's Geoff's reply: Marshall DSL100 amplifier Marshall 1960A 4 x 12" cabinet with Celestion G12-75 speakers Behringer V-Amp2, for effects Guitars: Fret-King Corona (Strat-type) and Sid Poole Les Paul replicamore
There's a reason Marshall has been the distorted sound of rock and roll for so long. After owning a small solid state Marshall, I wasn't in a rush to get an expensive tube version. Found mine on sale at GC and haven't looked back. Large selection of tones - sparkly cleans, crunchy rhythm, and two explosive lead settings. The independent reverbs are a good feature, as is the effects loop and half power switch. Paired with my Fender Super Sonic, I can't imagine ever needing another amp!
For more than 20 years I've owned a JCM 800 100 watt head split channel. I sold it. After I bought some good amps but to my feel not the right amps. I now have a DSL 100H. I pleased again...