Marshall Shred Master
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Marshall Shred Master

Shred Master, Distortion from Marshall in the Effects series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 16 reviews )
 14 reviews88 %
 1 user review6 %
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Audience: Anyone Value For Money : Excellent
Blackstrat607/05/2018

Blackstrat6's review" So glad I held onto this pedal!"

Marshall Shred Master
I bought this from a friend along with a Roland JC 120 a long time ago now, it was my first "bigger" amp and with this pedal I was in heaven. Not too long after I started making payments on my first Marshall halfstack, a 1st gen 8100 with an 8412 cabinet which had the same contour knob as the shredmaster, just more. I always kept this pedal around, it was great for a quick portable option or even used with headphones or a portable stereo. I regrettably parted with the JC 120 but I have turned down many offers on this pedal even though it saw very little use for a long time. I dug it out a while back and realized its amazing running into an all tube amp and have fallen for it again 25 years later. I had to clean up the pots and was able to rig up a battery door latch because I was sick of the ancient duct tape holding the battery cover (broken tab). It looks pretty good compared to others I have seen and it works great after a little love. I hope in another 25 years its still going strong!

I have been running this through a b52 st100a and my old marshall 8412 cabinet (head died but cab is going strong) and a 1984 carvin x100b head and 4x12 cabinet. The only other effect I use is a 1st version morley bad horsie vai pedal. Mostly I play an old esp explorer (ex-350) and an old Horizon which i'm pretty sure is a "19th street guitar" (its just like Page Hamilton's from Helmet but black) Both have floyds (horizon has the sinclaire) and I run EmG's in both. An 81/85 in the explorer and an 81 in the horizon, both with 18v mod. Gotta love some of that era's gear!
moosers01/30/2010

moosers's review

Marshall Shred Master
The Marshall Shred Master is a distortion pedal that I have experience using with an electric guitar.  Of course like most pedals you can use this with any electronic instrument, but it is designed for guitar and that is the only instrument that I have used the pedal with.  The pedal is pretty basic as far as characteristics, containing a 1/4" input and output and the option to power it with either nine volt power supply or battery.  This can't be racked up in anyway as it is to be controlled by your foot.

UTILIZATION

The Marshall Shred Master has a good amount of different parameters to work with, although you can't get too many varying sounds from the pedal.  Rather, it just allows you to finely tune the one sound that it is good at.  You've got parameters for gain, bass, contour, treble, and volume.  Even if you don't have much experience with distortion pedals, you should be able to use the pedal easily since it really only has knobs for volume/gain control and EQ.  If you find that this is too complicated for you, I'd check out the manual, but I haven't seen it myself so I can't say anything about the way that it is put together.

SOUND QUALITY

While the Marshall Shred Master does lack versatility in terms of the kinds of music that it can be used with, the sounds that it can get are pretty impressive.  The pedal is really only suitable for use with heavier forms of rock and heavy metal as the distortion heard from the pedal is really heavy.  I guess I can see this coming in useful in other scenarios, but for the most part this should be treated as a pedal to be used for metal and heavy rock.  I generally don't play too much heavy rock, so I've only used this pedal in a number of instances for recording sessions with a hard rock band, and was definitely able to get some pretty thick and full distortion tones with the pedal. 


OVERALL OPINION

Since the Marshall Shred Master is no longer manufactured, and has become well known among pedal connoisseurs, used models of the pedal go for quite a bit of money.  This isn't to say that it is the most expensive pedal out there, but it won't be all that cheap to get one of these in your hands - especially considering that it isn't too versatile of a pedal.  However, if you play a lot of heavy rock music and need a fat distortion pedal, I'd definitely try this one out as it will give you that thick and full distortion sound without a doubt.
MSM-Workshop07/13/2010

MSM-Workshop's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall Shred Master
Analog distortion pedal, shredmaster not see mode.

USE

Simple operation of the switches.

1- bright for a brighter sound, east marshall.

2 Switch clipping of origin and asymmetric led. It offers possibilities tales on low gain, thanks to the clarity of the LED.

The contrles are significantly amliors.

SOUND QUALITY

The shred t rorint to sound more British.

The components have t upgrads for more fidelity and intelligibility notes. Notemment graces double oprationnel amplifier Jrc 4558D and Rc 4558P!

But also reduces the breath t. The bass is fleshy presents without dborder.

She wants dsormais more versatile and efficient in its rglages. It offers more pure and sharp sounds.


NOTICE GLOBAL

A pedal that is worth the detour. Enough research and vintage, it mritait background Rvision for dlivrer his true nature!
botard06/11/2010

botard's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The bomb!"

Marshall Shred Master
It's a pedal saturation - overdrive that hides a multitude of sound. It is pure analog. Made in Englanland!

UTILIZATION

The config is pretty simple:

5 knobs: Gain / Bass / Treble / Contour / Volume.
By playing with these 5 parameters you get a palette of its very (very) wide. Bluesy sound to the fighter metalheads.
Like any pedal has a type (Marshall), but the combinations are so numerous that each had to find his or her sound.

SOUND QUALITY

It's pure analog there is no real fuss. It sounds simply.
I use my Fender Start with all the possible config, even if the bulk metallic sound is not really my thing. But if I am in need of big sound I clear my ibanez and I put the gain and contour has donf and Disco.

Otherwise I opt instead for her "good rock" without too much edge and a healthy dose of winning.

For me it's a perfect sound that I prefer a thousand times in his flat instead of BOSS DS-1 or Metallzone and consort.

OVERALL OPINION

In fact this was my first pedal 15years ago. I had then sold because I was young and stupid then dazzled by the multi-effects. Because the finances did not allow me to have both, I had sold to buy a Digitech RPxxx (who passed away since).
Now I am delighted to have found this little gem (no longer manufactured, only OCCAZ!). I do not intend to let go!

vetouille11/18/2009

vetouille's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall Shred Master
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What are the effects or types of effects available?

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I would say that it is a channel amp from Marshall Entire (JCM 800) we have the ... Overdrive, Fuzz, Crunch, Distortion ... A wide range of sounds!

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What technology is used? (Analog, numrique, lamp ...)

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100% analog technology! Schma the basic classic but effective!
The PCB is well made trs, the components of quality (Resistance Carbone, LF AO 353 on my Shred N ') all Made In England!

UTILIZATION

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Configuration gnrale Is it easy?

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The configuration is simple in the sense that we Sets the pedals like an amp channel! As against the combinations are many, take the time to rgler the sound to the amp and guitar ...

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The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

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I got it used so no manual! But rglages are instinctive!

SOUND QUALITY

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The effects are they effective, suitable and adequate ralistes?

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The sound is beautiful whatever the rglages! It is a sounding pedals, which has an own characters! This is fairly typical marshall lgre with sound compression ... But the sound of the crunchy hard trs, it remains "musical" and follows the sound of your guitar and your playing! It leaves nothing to spend and highlight the smallest ducks in your game ...
The contour rglage can vary the heat and color of the effect!
The rglages are trs sensitive except for the gain that is effective at the end of race ...

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Which instruments do you use?

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Vigier Excalibur Custom with a Music Man HD212 Combo Amp Thirty one, Boss DD-3 and G-LAB Wah wah Wowee.
Professional sound quality for concert, RPET 'and studio!

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What are those you prfrez, you dtest?

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I love the warmth of the pedals! You want to find the lamp that is behind this case mtal! It sounds better than the pedals that cost lamp 2 3 times more expensive!

I like less the lack of smoothness of the gain that rglage effective than the limit (3 / 4 of rglage)

OVERALL OPINION

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How long have you use it?

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1 month!

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Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

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So many effects! Numrique of the analog! (Boss DS-2, Boss ME-5, Boss GX700, Korg AX1500G ...)

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What is the particular feature you like best and least?

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I love music and the warmth that comes out of the pedals!

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How do you report qualitprix?

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I bought it on Ebay for around sixty dollars! I think I have a good deal at couraging for the quality!

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Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...

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Yes no problem!!
ncicolini01/30/2009

ncicolini's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall Shred Master
Everything has been said

UTILIZATION

Simple, effective, robust ...

SOUND QUALITY

I use it during the holidays where I play on a small 20W amp transistor Japanese brand "Kent" on which I plug a Gibson Les Paul GT Guitar Of The Week # 15 coupled with the Shred Master. When I push a little sound, I feel like I have a small tube amp, it's great!

OVERALL OPINION

I found it to 5 euros in a garage with a footswitch when I started guitar.
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I did not know this pedal and I left in a corner for a while, until I really got interested, and I came across the c **.
How a small foot found in a flea market at 5 euros could be as well?

If one day I get a pedal board, it will go!

This is a great pedal that I recommend!
Ritonkeupon04/12/2008

Ritonkeupon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall Shred Master
A good old distortion pedals, everything t said I think. My copy is 10 years bienttfter n964080246. Fully analog good sr.

UTILIZATION

The potentiomtres are effective unless a default Typically, the gain is not progressive and trs is effective only five hours of midday.

SOUND QUALITY

The sound is legendary, I used multiple configurations and I've never lass. The sound remains attached to the 90's, I have tried many distos and I have yet to find what his typical trash, the big Texas blues to the Trash metal.De fact, we like it or not. But it really helps to dmarquer the Big Muff, ProCo Rat and other metal zone and a DS ... It sounds like no other h h. Whether or distortion boost, it's a great pedals.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 10 years, bought the 400 F era. This was my distortion pedals Premire true, it never leaves me. But on occasion I would advise caution is not the case trs tench is a real nest dusts and sometimes corrosion. What may have consquences fcheuses. I DEFINITIONS remake that choice, my attachment to push me 10. Inflation, on occasion, it may be justified but it is not always true that footstomp marked the spirits.
Marty6210012/21/2007

Marty62100's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall Shred Master
Does everything said.

UTILIZATION

Simple, like any pedals. With a little time to adapt to the contour button to learn all the useful.

SOUND QUALITY

The good one is clearly in the Marshall. If you do not like the sound, do not even try.

Shredmaster, I do not really understand. For me it is the hight flow shred of mdiator out here is not really a PDAL "trash." This is a brand worthy of his pedals, rock see big, big, rock but not a trans PDAL of trash. Anyway ...

On by plugging it feels a terrible efficiency, I believe that I have never heard a sound pedals as well as the! It's clean can go from the disto od, ca dborde not a hair! trs and that Marshall!

The contour knob allows a range of its quite big. The pedals will delight anyone who wants a little or a little more in his Marshall amp, or want to be sure to buy a distortion that hard no doubt.

Go for it Go for it!

OVERALL OPINION

Trs Trs good pedals if you like the sound Marshall. And even for the owner of a JMC or other it allows for a channel with a more independent egalistion:

Plutt practice!
A strong advisor.
orphee1102/22/2007

orphee11's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall Shred Master
As already said, it's an overdrive. It's tough

UTILIZATION

Standard configuration
We can just blame the fact that some knobs are not progressive, it is exaggerating the settings to feel the difference.

SOUND QUALITY

Here we are! In fact it depends on what you are looking for metal, death metal and trash ... it is obvious that it is not for this ...
While not the holy grail of pedals saturation is a very interesting pedal full of fish. However it is not in the register of the Mesaboogie modern sounds, but rather in the register of a JCM800 (to give an idea).
I play a Gibson Les Paul Studio, I tried a bunch of different amps (and of various qualities) transistors and lamps, or 4x12 combos ... and I never had a sound of shit .. . it sounds always god of fire
In fact it's not like you plug a pedal and it sounds without touching anything, it must set and adjust the settings to the amplifier and there ;-) it does not may be a certain try but it sounds good!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a year, and if we take the time to make adjustments on the pedal and the amp, it sends the wood! I tried lots of pedal including Metalzone boss that I have not liked it (you see! Not need to say that is shit) and I really enjoyed the Shredmaster for its fishing and low.
Following is a question of taste.


Ah! I recall trying the stuff, that means the studio test, repeating on stage enough to play over 10 minutes in a store ...
pnico01/27/2007

pnico's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall Shred Master
Distortion pedal but I think you guessed

UTILIZATION

Good if you are not and if you are mancho grateux it should not be hard

SOUND QUALITY

Then there is room for me to say a g a 100w amp marchal valvstate h and k an ibanez rg an epiphone Les Paul Standard (micro EMG) collections vox pedal pedal (I pass the details) and I find that the sound is worthy of shred is nothing to do with a mt2 or even any other distortion pedal winded it can be good for blues or rock and small rols (you know that ki is played with a guitar size coffin with the banana on the head). C is a pedal that has a good sound néamoins I do not recommend if you have a marshal amp aurra you see better its the same for me the sound of this pedal is off topic unless you have a wall of speakers not tried g to boost my amp but it should not be great

OVERALL OPINION

I tried it in a store on the gear similar to mine
no matter what it took his vo vo mieu not a good amp that dobe
I do not at the council