Picked up a Marshall Orgins 5c 1x8

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by JCW513, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. JCW513

    JCW513 Gretschie

    Sep 21, 2017
    I REALLY didn't need another amp, I mean really don't. That being said, I always wanted one and it was on clearance for $300.. I love my Vintage 47 amps, but I wanted something more modern... Modern meaning late 60s-mid 70s...

    It sounds amazing. I was playing Cream songs, Yardbirds and some Zeppelin. Now I need a Les Paul...

    Now I gotta sell of 3 or 4 amps, 5 or 6 guitars and I'll be happy.

    Sorry no pics yet, I've been pretty sick and feel too lazy to take them.
  2. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Congrats.Ive been giving the Origin 50h some serious thought, i don't really have a use for a giant amp but still.....
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  3. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Congratulations ! :cool:

    I have the Origin 5C 1x8" predecessor : the Class 5 1x10"...


    Is the Origin 5C smaller in size ? Yes - I just checked it :

    Class 5 = 502 x 390x 230mm / 12kg
    Origin 5C = 466 x 369 x 191mm / 9.4kg

    The controls are also different, with supplementary gain and booster facility for the Origin 5C for modern tone, I guess :

    Class 5 :

    Origin 5C :

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  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, I haven’t played one but it seems a nice amp.
  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Origin 5C 'Tilt"? Explain, please.
  6. reckless toboggan

    reckless toboggan Electromatic

    Jul 22, 2019
    Think Plexi.

    Tilt all the way counter-clockwise (full left) is low sensitivity, bassy-er input.

    Tilt all the way clockwise (full right) is the high sensitivity, trebley-er input.

    Tilt in the middle is input 1 and 2 jumpered.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2019
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  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Classy little screamer. Congrats.
  8. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Sweet little amp, congrats! I was only vaguely aware of these. I'll always have a soft spot for Marshalls. Still have 2, but sometimes still miss my full stack with a 100w and a 50w Plexi.
    Awesome, I love my little Class 5. Always sort of reminded me of a little Plexi. I got the white Guitar Center special edition (just had to have it). Thought of buying a black one to go with it, but never got around to it, then they quit making them, and for awhile it seemed no one was selling them.

    That is cool to know, thanks. Always ran my Plexi's jumpered, usually with both volumes dimed. My mother must've been a saint. What is that ringing noise?
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2019
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  9. reckless toboggan

    reckless toboggan Electromatic

    Jul 22, 2019
    I've always wanted a Class 5. Still do.

    Slam an Xotic EP Booster into the front end of that Origin for pure 70's heaven.
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