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The Metro Session: Marshall 1987XL Bray-Modded and “The Husk”

18 Sep The Metro Session: Marshall 1987XL Bray-Modded and “The Husk”

Intermission: Marshall playing now.

More on this guitar: “The Husk

Note: should anyone being interested in why during playing I’ll go the amp and change a setting, reason was, I had left presence to 10. I put it back to 0 and reverted playing. Later on, I’ll go back to the amp and re-set presence at 10 for woman tone.

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Fil "SoloDallas" Olivieri
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19 Comments
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    MrNachoplaza
    Posted at 20:07h, 13 December

    An awesome sounding amp, really vintage but powerful i think. Is this plexi an original or a reissue from the late 60’s?

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    Lorenzo
    Posted at 09:10h, 24 September

    Fil sono senza parole. Ci stava comunque quel “mi sembrava più brillante, mavvaffan****” hahaha :)

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 09:38h, 26 September

      Ouch che vergogna… 😛

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    Ryley
    Posted at 11:31h, 19 September

    lovvee this Fil, the marshall deffs sounds a bit stiffer than the metro, but both great tones :)

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    Mick
    Posted at 07:35h, 19 September

    Outstanding preformace Fil.I can’t wait to hear somemore of you maybe some software reviews or tutorials soon.That would be nice.:D

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    286luca
    Posted at 18:09h, 18 September

    great playing fill!! funny to hear you speacking italian! :)

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    redlinechavez
    Posted at 18:07h, 18 September

    hey how are you?
    I have a couple of questions first, do you own this place you’re playing in? and, what is woman tone? I’ve heard that expression numerous times.

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      Hardrockerdave94
      Posted at 07:06h, 19 September

      Woman tone is where you roll of all of the tone on your guitar using either the middle or neck position, but have pretty much everything else on full. If you listen to white room by Cream you’ll hear it when Clapton’s soloing.

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    Kinglance
    Posted at 17:13h, 18 September

    This video is terrific again Phil! Bello! Magnifico, fantastico!!! 😀 It seems for me that this amp sounds a little bit more agressive. The Metro sounds more sweeter, softer and a little bit finer. Again 10/10! 😀 Keep them coming! 😀

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    TheBrowling
    Posted at 15:46h, 18 September

    You really got the woman tone, it is amazing, really Claptonian!

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    Dave4433
    Posted at 14:11h, 18 September

    I don’t know.
    This marshall does sound like you would expect from a marshall of that era.
    To my ears it jus has something that The Metro amp does not have, but it’s just me.
    Sounds great btw, I think this one is the best one yet to play the solo for Alright Now :)

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      Dave4433
      Posted at 14:14h, 18 September

      by “the best one yeat” I mean the combo of Marshall and the LP, and your gifted hands, ofcourse.

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        SoloDallas
        Posted at 14:16h, 18 September

        Thanks for clarifying, but I think I knew what you meant. All of you who are here are always more than kind and ever most inspiring in your comments. So are you, Dave.

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 14:15h, 18 September

      To me it’s the additional drive it has that makes the difference. This is why I asked George Metropoulos for another head with more drive. Also, I was saying, kid permitting tomorrow I am going to shoot another little video with the Klon in front of the Metro, to “kick it” further in drive. I am curious to see if it works or not.

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    Tyler
    Posted at 13:54h, 18 September

    I have to admit that I was skeptical when you said your metro amp was better than the marshall but now I understand. The metro has something extra that I just can’t describe but I think it’s a noticable difference.

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 14:03h, 18 September

      Things always need to proved. This is one of the scopes of solodallas.net
      I would say that the bray is more “acid”. Stiffer.
      The Metro is ballsier, more controls sensitive, warmer. I can imagine the Metro with a tad more drive: fantastic. Next attempt I may try tomorrow at lower volume here – and record it – is with a Klon box in front of it to add more drive, boosting the channel

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    skhan007
    Posted at 12:59h, 18 September

    I definitely like the sound of this set up. Very great detail coming through. That guitar looks simply amazing!

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 13:03h, 18 September

      Thanks mate. I like it too, though I prefer George’s amp. This one has a plus for me, that being, slightly more drive, as modified by Bray for me. It makes it easier for me to play, as my guitars – the old ones – have all kind of weak PUs. This one has real ’50s PAFs, measured bridge 7.4 and neck 7.2

      BTW I LOVE this guitar.

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