2525h

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  1. Chris4189

    Chris4189 Well-Known Member

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    My amp tech does consignments for customers and I rolled in on my lunch break today and he had a lightly used 2525 head on consignment for $750.

    I’ve never played a silver Jubilee and honestly just always assumed they were a high gain Hollywood sound amp and ive always been a JTM/super lead guy and music fan. I plugged an R9 into it running through a metro 2x12 cabinet loaded with two M65 creambacks and on the clean channel. Holy crap!! I was totally God Smacked!! Such a controllable and versatile amp!! That little thing can do everything from country chicken picking to 80’s metal without any problem! I was floored!
     
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    Kinkless Tetrode Well-Known Member

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    If you liked that you will be blown away by the fullsized 100 watters...Literally..lol
     
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    Chris4189 Well-Known Member

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    I’ve already been shopping lol

    I’ve got several 100 watt Marshall’s and only a few 50’s, some I’m digging on a 2550.

    I’m starting to favor the midrange and less head room of the 50’s vs 100’s.
     
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    JacksonCharvelAddict Well-Known Member

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    I would love a 2550. Wish they would have reissued that one. It is like the perfect size. The small ones are still really loud at home and not loud enough at a gig and the 100 watters are too loud no matter where they are at..lol.
     
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    Used 2555x was just been ordered via GC.
     
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    I continue to be surprised at the way the 'Studio' version has suddenly 'come on the scene'...the 2525H Mini Jubilee is exactly the same amp, bar the logo (to align it with the other new Studio models). I think I've had my 2525H (and matching 2x12 cab) for 2 years and it gives fantastic results with all my different guitars and styles of songs. It doesn't surprise me you were impressed enough to go and find it's bigger brother. :)

    We did a gig and the main band's guitarist asked to use my 2525H/cab after we played (doing a wide mix of classic rock/pop/rock and roll). He played it clean using a Gretsch doing a set of Northern Soul songs and it worked perfectly for that too...for once I got to hear it from the audience. :)

    I have the new SV20 head, which I do enjoy, but going back to the 2525H I find I can get a much wider range of sounds from it.
     
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    Kinkless Tetrode Well-Known Member

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    If I didn't already have a 50 watt I would have acquired the 2555x. I went for the 2525H because of already owning a 50 watt, coupled with the my gigging experience. I have played small gigs where the 50 watt was still too much amp.

    The 2555x is still on my radar to complete the set though. It's just a matter of budget priorities.
     
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    Foolish me for writing it off as a metal amp only. The guy who own the 2525h is an ABB cover band and said he cab nail Sky Dogs and Dickey’s early 1986 and 1959 tone as well as Warrens Solando tone with it. I find that very easy to believe.
     
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    I was surprised as well.
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    I have the 2525c its a beast! great crunch and lead tones. I bet the Jube might have ruled over the JCM800 if they were not limited back then who knows? No pedals needed for metal 80's style and you have 2 channels. I never played a loud 800 so what do I know? but do love its mid range.
     
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    My 2558 is a nice compromise. Heavy but 50 watts and 2x12.
     
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    Yes it will, because of the range of gain and also because of how effective the eq is. They really like PAFs for that style too. They respond nicely to picking dynamics and volume knob adjustments which opens up a wide range of tone.
     
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    I think the 2558 is the only original Jube model I would hunt down and pay a fortune for. Killer best of both worlds amp right there. i would like to try one of the smallbox heads too.
     
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    I have the 2525H and i use a 1960AX with it. I've seen the just a metal amp references and that always caught my eye as this amp is easily the most swiss army knife of any Marshall I've had. But unlike a swiss knife it isn't just a collection of tools to get you by its a freaking big ass roll around tool box with very nice tools to work with.
     
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    Funny that everyone says they heard it was a metal amp. When the 100 watt was reissued back in 2015 people told me I wouldn't like it because it wasn't metal enough. I ignored the naysayers and bought one anyway. I do think it needs a boost or two upfront for heavier styles like thrash but it can crank the classic Priest tones with no help. With my OD9 and ZW44 upfront and it can hang with any "metal' amp out there.
     
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    I have an original 1990 black 2555 and a 2525C. Both absolutely terrific amps. Will never sell either of these!!
     
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