More NAMM amps: Marshall Studio series :)

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Sid Nitzerglobin, Jan 29, 2019.

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  1. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    SC20H (the JCM800 one)

    Specifications:

    Valves: 2x ECC83, 1x ECC83 (phase splitter) and 2x EL34

    Speakers: 1x10" Celestion V-type 10" (combo only)

    Channels: Single channel w/ high and low sensitivity inputs, preamp and master volume controls

    Speaker Outputs: 5x1/4" jack sockets (16Ω load / 8Ω load / 4Ω load)

    Power Control: 20W or 5W

    Outputs: DI output

    Equalization: Treble, middle, bass and presence controls


    SV20H (the 1959SLP one)

    Specifications:

    Valves: 2x ECC83, 1xECC83 (phase splitter), 2x EL34

    Equalization: Treble, middle, bass and presence controls

    Channels: Single channel w/ 4 separate inputs, High and low sensitivity loudness controls

    Speaker Outputs: 5x 1/4" jack sockets (16Ω load / 8Ω load / 4Ω load)

    Power Control: 20W or 5W

    Outputs: DI output

    Speakers: 1x10" Celestion V-type 10" (combo only)

    Here's a crazy long demo from Anderton's w/ both:


    I was pleasantly surprised to see the price closer to $1K than 2 w/ them being made in England too. I'm thinking your power tubes should last forever w/ them only asking for 10W a piece out of the EL34s and the 5W setting and DI out are really nice additions IMO.

    I dunno if I could bring myself to part w/ my 4210 JCM800 or Remedy, but these have me actually half contemplating the idea at any rate...
     
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  2. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Electromatic

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    Jan 11, 2019
    Wokingham
    I have the 2525H which has been included in this range (with some slight typo changes on the front panel). It's a great amp and I've played a few gigs with it and an acoustic drummer with no problems about headroom. Great range of tones and a very nice clean tone too.

    I also have the older JMP1-H 1 watt head, but obviously this isn't a gigging amp, so I'm toying with the idea of selling it and buying the new Vintage 20watt model from this range. I tried my G5622T through the JMP1-H last weekend, so I've a good idea how it'll sound through the 20 watt model. I already have a custom made 1x12 cab that would be a great match for the Plexi head too. Currently fitted with a V30 like the new range cabs, but I also have a 2x12 with Greenbacks to try it through.

    ...and I thought my Fender '64 Custom Deluxe reverb would be my last amp for a long while. :)
     
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  3. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    I'm a bit in the same spot cab wise, I've got an '80s 1966A (& a bunch of great speakers I could load it w/) that I think one of these would live w/ most of the time. The new cabs do look very nice to me though, especially the vintage styled one.

    I think the JCM would probably be in a bit more danger of being replaced than the non-MV Remedy if for no other reason than the portability advantage and space savings the SC20H would provide, but then again it's also significantly more practical in non-loud as hell band scenarios... I think there a good chance these will wind up showing up at the local stores though so I'm going to do my best at not thinking about the decision making process of actually getting one until I've got to experience them in person and let the sound/feel make the lion's share of the decisions for me.
     
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  4. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Considering that I had to sell an all original vintage annie JCM800 full-stack in porn white for EUR 2.500 some months ago this price is still laughing in my face bitterly.
     
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  5. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    Yeah, they're still not cheap, but given where the pricing of anything not assembled on the Pacific rim sits nowadays, I applaud them nonetheless for the price point (assuming they don't turn out to be junk that is...)
     
  6. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Electromatic

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    Jan 11, 2019
    Wokingham
    I came across a 'B stock' open box Vintage head tonight. It wasn't the small discount, but the fact that I can have it sooner as most UK shops seem to be waiting for delivery now, so I've ordered it. Should arrive on Tuesday, which is perfect timing as we have a studio rehearsal on Wednesday and I'll be able to crank it up a bit.
     
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  7. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Electromatic

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    Jan 11, 2019
    Wokingham
    I got my Vintage today...can't see where the mark is supposed to be on the front panel, so can't complain about the condition and I got £30 off for it (plus the prices have gone up about £25 on top now).

    Haven't tried it with my Gretsch yet (sorry my Les Paul was handy and I didn't have long as it's in my living room and my wife had finished work). Sounds very loud (as expected), so I'm looking forward to tomorrow night and being able to crank it a bit.

    Plexi 1.jpg

    Plexi 2.jpg

    Plexi 3.jpg
     
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  8. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
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    Looks great man, I'm looking forward to your feedback when you've had a chance to to get it up to ramming speed!
     
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  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Wow. That looks mighty fine.
    Why do two EL34 deliver 20 watts, only?
    A standard 50 watt Marshall has two EL 34, too.
     
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  10. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
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    I thought the same thing, I assumed it's a design decision to provide the tonal character of the EL34s w/o all the output but ???
     
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  11. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Electromatic

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    Jan 11, 2019
    Wokingham
    I've just ordered an attenuator for it...tried it in the studio last night, but found even in 5 watt mode it was louder than we usually play at (was using the studio's 4x12 Marshall cab). I did try 20 watt briefly, but was too much for that room, but the good thing was that the sound didn't seem to change (unlike my Mini Jubilee), just got louder.

    At least with the attenuator I'll be able to play it cranked at home to get used to how to set it up and mix the two gains with my various guitars. Last night I used my Hot Rod Tele (Dimarzio 36th Anniversary neck and a SD 'Lil '59 in the bridge) and got some lovely sounds out of it. I want to have a try with my G5622T (of course) and also my Strat, so I might take those to the next rehearsal.
     
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