Cousin Muely wrote:I had every thing you just said back when all this was the latest. I ran it all through the clean channel of a JCM 800 stack with a Gibson Explorer. Even people who knew nothing about guitar used to ask about that sound i had. It did sound really good with the tube warmth, headroom and 8 speakers. Other guitarist used a similar but not as tech as mine setup. Everything we played sounded like Boston on guitars but I always thought Boston sounded pretty damn good anyway. LOL! I lost every bit of that in a Bar fire where we played.
They're the reason why the first time I heard an older Marshall with a Treble Booster I thought "That's It!" I don't know for sure if that was Scholz's idea but that's what it reminds me of.
ClassicRock88 wrote: That was Scholz's idea. Boston is my favorite band and I've done an inordinate amount of research into the Boston I and Don't Look Back tones. That's what really originally made me a Marshall fan! He used metal panel Super leads with a power soak to bring the volume down. He boosted the Marshalls with a line booster and an MXR 6 band which peaked out in the 800hz frequency band. That band is the Boston sound. After I found that out I had already acquired a JCM 800 and I put a 6 band like that set up the way he had it. With a bit of verb or delay in the loop it nailed it. I could also get the sound through an MG100. Basically take an aggressive British amp and goose the high mids with an active EQ. That's the core guitar tone and it's not one of these "it's in his hands" tones. It sounds like Boston. Unfortunately Scholz said the Marshalls broke down too much with that kind of treatment and he decided to build something that would make that sound but that wouldn't melt power tubes and OT's.
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