Considering a Marshall

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Jelly Roll Horton, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    OK, I'm thinking mine is as well & I wasn't totally off on it having a low power mode, I was just misremembering it as being 3 way on a separate switch from the output selector. Does the back panel on yours have the same label for the switch/jacks that has Headphones\Low Power Mode on the left side of the switch? I noticed the manuals I'm finding have that label as just Headphones...
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  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Right?! That’s a Lead12 v2 in the vid. I’m fortunate enough to have an original v1, Bass12, Lead20 and Lead30.
    Johan makes them sound amazing but every time he demos those little POS amps the prices double. It’s getting ludicrous.
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  3. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Here's the back panel switch on mine :


    For the 10" cab speaker loudness :
    - When you switch on Headphones, you have the attenuator mode.
    - When you switch on Ext.Speaker 16R, you have the normal mode.

    Another tip of interest @Sid Nitzerglobin : adding a filter choke on your Class5. It's quite a cheap an easy mod to do, and it makes the amp hum dead-silent. :cool:

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  4. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    No hate for marshall here, loved my bluesbreaker, i agree there are better amps for lower vol. Practicing though
  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Interesting... basically a handwired JCM800

  6. BatmansGretsch

    BatmansGretsch Electromatic

    Dec 3, 2019
    The only problem I have with Marshall is trying to sell them on again if you want to upgrade or get a different Marshall.

    The market is flooded with the new DSL series for example and you will take a hit unless you have something like a JCM800/900 Plexi or something like that, but even then trying to sell them on isn't as easy unless they look really good condition.

    So that's my take. If you buy a Marshall don't expect it to sell it off so quickly... if at all... and you are probably better off buying a used DSL than a new one because there are loads out there in mint condition that are used and just like buying it out of the warehouse brand new for half the price. People selling gear at half price indicates how much of that gear is around.

    Silver Jubilees might be more what you are looking for.
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  7. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Mine has the switch, is labelled just headphones. Tried it, it totally cuts the sound off when switching to headphones position, no attenuation to main speaker. I did find an online manual that showed the low power setting.

    No attenuation on mine when switched to headphones, speaker is just off.

    Fired it up to test it out, haven't played through it in years. Great little amp! Still sort of reminds me of a Plexi.

    Hadn't played this Les Paul in many months, also cool to get hands on it again.

    Man that thing does sound great! Looking around, looks like not a lot of them in the States? I'll keep my eye out for one.
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  8. davenumber2

    davenumber2 Electromatic

    Nov 1, 2019
    Columbia, MO
    I really like the Origin 20C. Here's a good demo.

  9. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    That's true of any big brand amp. Shoot, even some great "booteeks" take a beating and are slow to sell.

    The market is tough now. Lots of new and old stuff, any brand, but with fewer buyers than sellers.

    Always an exception model, but overall, just not a good time to sell anything.
  10. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    I use a BlackStar Ht Club 40 all tube amp. Some guys from Marshall left and started their own company. I like it better than the Marshall I use to own. The 40 is very powerful and you can dial in just about any sound.
    It has several gain stages but breaks up really well on the clean channel which has two different stages very clean and the regular which can get breakup depending on how hard you play. There are lower wattage amps in their lineup than the one I have which I use for performing. I'm looking into a second lower wattage one for home. Give one a try. You might like it.
  11. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    My first amp was based on Marshall: Carvin half stack. As a teenager in an apartment, dont know what I was thinking. Fun as hell though.
  12. stratoblaster

    stratoblaster Electromatic

    Jan 13, 2013
    Scottsdale AZ
    I've got a 50th Anniversary, 1 Watt, JCM2000 and I can't believe how happy it makes me! It wasn't the 1 Watt Anniversary Marshall I wanted, but I got a great deal on it so I popped on it. It's got 2 channels (clean and gain), effects loop, and .01 watt switch on the back. It also loves pedals. I would say it needs pedals. I'm not sure it's loud enough for a band, but for a jam/practice amp it's absolutely killer.

    Had a Class 5, didn't love it. It was a one trick pony for me. Had a Vintage Modern 2266 which was a great amp, but it was heavy and too loud for my needs.
  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    So if you would mainly use it for recording why not consider a JMP1?
    Absolutely professinal preamp. (Ask Mr. Gibbons.)
  14. salvatore

    salvatore Electromatic

    Nov 29, 2017
    Durham, NC
    The new Marshall Studio Vintage 20 amp head (1959 SLP ).
    These are switchable to 5 watts.

    I got one two months ago and it mimics, as far as tone, my mid- nineties 100 watt 1959 SLP.
    I run mine into a closed back 2x12 cabinet.

    I love the 5 watt feature.
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