About a year and a half ago I purchased my first Marshall. I never used distortion or overdrive pedals with it because the tones in the amp are awesome. I have have been a long time Fender amplifier player. Fender amps are regarded as the ultimate "pedal platform".
Guitar Hack had mentioned that he prefers his Marshall with pedals over the Fender amps with pedals so I thought I would give it a shot.
In this video, I am using three overdrive pedals into a Marshall DSL40CR on the clean channel and the Fender Blues Deluxe on the clean channel. Both these amplifiers are at gig volume (118dB) and are mic'd up with an SM57.
Both of these amplifiers are mine and I have been using them for a long time now.