Vintage switch

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bredian, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Bredian


    Apr 22, 2011
    My guitarist is playing bass in another band - temp gig - is borrowing a decent Ibanez SR 300 ish and a Marshall MB combo.

    Using the Marshall during a practice he shows me the "vintage" tone switch. What a piece of c...p it wasn't like turning on the tubes, it wasn't SVT like, or Bassman like, or anything ... it was like turning off the tone.

    The misunderstanding continues...
  2. I've seen this type of thing before. The switch simply placed a capacitor across the signal and filtered out a bunch of highs. "Vintage" right...
  3. Bredian


    Apr 22, 2011
    Ultimately he did borrow/use my GK for the gig to get my current sound.
  4. TheRealKong


    Mar 17, 2011
    Can't find a "Vintage"-Switch on my MB 4410-Combo. What model we are talking about? I like the sound of the MB 60, and I still own a MB 4410. This amp made up my mind about the words "Marshall" and "Bass-amplification" in no time.

    OK, I have to admit, I bought this combo because my beloved SWR Redhead went up in smoke and I had to get me an amp fast, because we had to do a prestige gig the next day. The MB 4410 was the only amp with more than 100 Watt (crappy practise amps) I could find in the stores.

    I was astonished, fine sound with the tube channel, and mixed up with the SS-channel it was a killer! I use it together with an old sealed 410-cab, that is built from the specs of an Ampeg 810, cut in half.

    Nowadays I have an old Peavey TVX 410 as extension cab, perfect match to the MB 4410.

    I just played the MB 4410-stack for about three times on stages, until I could get another Amp. Now it stands in the rehearshal-room of my third band, and it gets used once a week. I would have kept it, but my band made me buy "pro gear", so I did.

    The Marshall-stack is replaced by a GenzBenz GBE 1200 and a Tecamp L 810''-cab. OK, who am I to cry about this change...
  5. Bredian


    Apr 22, 2011
    OK I "lied"

    It is a Marshall MB30 with a "Modern/Classic" switch.

    Just fighting my little battle with small minded people with old bass technology (sound) or palm muted plucking stuck in their heads.

    I had a dream I was reincarnated as a sound engineer and told the guitarist standing in front of the Marshall stack with his wall of pedals and hot coil modded strat that even though his guitar at FOH sounded like an early 50s L5 "not to worry as it fit in the mix just fine" meanwhile telling the drummer with his double rows of toms mounted on frames that I adjusted him so "Ringo would have used his FOH tone"