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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-10-2007, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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I've never been a Marshall guy and in fact I'm usually fairly harsh on Marshall most of time but I finally broke down and bought a Marshall Zakk stack. I came home yesterday and was happily suprised by a UPS delivery that I actually wasn't expecting yet.


I've never owned a Marshall stack and I figured I'd snag a Limited Zakk version when the oppurtunity arose. I snapped a couple pics to share







Looks like a full sized stack from that angle


I wasn't getting much of a tone with my RG20th but these active pups in my ESP EC-1000 seemed to really bring this amp to life. Defintely a night and day difference in tone with the actives over the passives.







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haha nice
do you need to crank it a fair bit to get a decent sound?
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Don't like MGs TBH
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It sounds OK at low volumes and not being real tubes (Marshall should make a tube version - 20wtts with 2 1x12 cabs) the volume doesn't affect the tone much.

I bought it for the novelty. I wanted a cool practice amp and I have wanted a Micro Marshall since the late 80's seeing the red versions back in High School. I wasn't expecting a monster tone but with the EMG 81/60 set in the ESP I get a fairly heavy tone - suprisingly heavy actually.

I've personally NEVER liked the Marshall solid state stuff but for fun and the absurdness of a "Spinal Tap-esque" size I couldn't pass it up
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Congrats!
Water it every day and this is what it will grow into.....

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...and eventually this:

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Water it every day and this is what it will grow into.....

Classic

A pair of these Micro's would be sweet!! I'm am sooooo tempted to actually bring it to a gig and pick up a Mikro Ibanez, again, for the absurdity of it all
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Heh, that's cool. What does one of the micro Wyldes go for? It's sort of a badass looking practice rig.


I agree, one of those with a tube preamp section modeled on a gain-modded JCM and a pair of EL84's in the power amp would RULE. I'd even buy one, and I'm a Mesa whore.
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I'm a Mesa whore as well. My next REAL amp(s) will be a new F-50 Mesa 1x12 and an Express 5:50 Mesa medium head.

These are limited runs in the "Zakk" finish for $350 respectively. I paid $50 more for the limited cool looks over the $300 price of the basic plain ones.

I was close to pi$$ing myself when Peavey almost released a tube version (20wtts) with two 1x12 cabs of the 5150 when EVH was still endorsed. He didn't sign off on it so the only ones that got made are the ones EVH himself owns - - selfish prick
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Is it just me or has Yngwie finally got so fat that he now dwarfs his stacks...? He's about 10 feet talll!! Aaaargh!! Giant Yngwie!!!
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Quick!!! Save the children!!!
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And someday your Marshall will turn into this:

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I'm a Mesa whore as well. My next REAL amp(s) will be a new F-50 Mesa 1x12 and an Express 5:50 Mesa medium head.

These are limited runs in the "Zakk" finish for $350 respectively. I paid $50 more for the limited cool looks over the $300 price of the basic plain ones.

I was close to pi$$ing myself when Peavey almost released a tube version (20wtts) with two 1x12 cabs of the 5150 when EVH was still endorsed. He didn't sign off on it so the only ones that got made are the ones EVH himself owns - - selfish prick
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Have you played the Express 5:50 yet? I've only played the 5:25, but it was unimpressive enough that I didn't even bother to give the 5:50 next to it a try. The clean is almost as good as the F-30 clean (which flat-out rules), but while I could see the "Blues" mode being fun in 5-watt mode cranked waaaay up with a Strat, the "burn" mode was sort of an anemic version of the F-series distortion that proceeded it. If you're already planning on buying a F-series, I don't really see the point of going for the 5:50 as well, especially since even in 5-watt mode it's still impractically loud for a bedroom amp. I'd say either just get an F-series (the F-30 is probably both loud enough that you can use it for anything you'd use the F-50 for, yet low wattage enough so you can still drive the poweramp a bit), or get an F-series and something else, like maybe a Lone Star Special or Stiletto Ace, that's different enough from the F-series so it makes it worth having both.

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You guys must think I have some very magic water

Maybe I'll pour some on my .........
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