Best Small Watt Marshall For Thrash Metal And Classic Rock

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  1. metal4life71

    metal4life71 New Member

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    Looking at the new studio 20 watt Marshall JCM 800 or mini Silver Jubilee Marshall amp to complement my Peavey 6505 amp for classic thrash metal and classic rock. Thoughts?
     
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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member

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    Neither one has the gain of a 6505 but the Jubilee has a lot more than the 800. You need an OD pedal to do metal with an 800 and not necessarily with the SJ. Wherpther that matters to you or not is personal. The 800 has that grunt and raw growl, the Jubilee is a different beast, not as bright but such responsive EQ.
    The best bet of course is to try each of them to see what you like better.
    Personally I would go with the Jubilee, 2 channels, more gain on top, ultra responsive EQ.
     
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    :welcome: To the forum, like JR stated in his post the best thing you can do is play them both , and let your ears decide. Cheers Mitch
     
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    Thrash metal AND classic rock.... Maybe you're a Mesa Mark V 25 customer and just don't know it?
     
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    A JVM or DSL will cover that entire range. Anything else will need an OD in front of it.
     
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    For those tones, I'd get a Studio Classic, SD-1 and MXR 10-band EQ.
    A 2203 IS the tone of 80s thrash metal after all, and it's do classic rock with ease.
    SD-1 to boost it for high gain, MXR EQ set for those thrash tones.
    Done.
    The Jube is an amazing amp, but quite a bit smoother, and overall not as bright, raw, agressive and in-your-face as a 800.
     
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    I'm thinking get a DSL20 head or combo.
     
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    Classic thrash metal through a Marshall is a boosted JCM800. SC20H would be what I'd look at.
     
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    I like my 2203 its definitely in your face raw. Dont know how it compares to the studio model though.
    I've been interested in the studio jubilee but nobody around here has one to go and try. I dont want to order one and decide I dont care for it then return it or be stuck with it.
    If you can go try them out to compare would be the best.
     
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    Yes again, if you don't mind using an OD pedal, the SC20 would be killer. Depends on versatility too I suppose. The problem I personally have with the DSL 20 is that it has only the clean and Ultra 2, kind of extremes.
     
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    LRT#1 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have clips of these studio models with no pedals in front or in loop?

    I know you can find clips on YouTube but never know if there is pedals involved.
     
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    I’d trust that most YouTube clips that don’t specifically state a pedal is use isn’t using a pedal. There are tons of clips out there already.
     
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    I have both the old DSL15C and the new DSL20CR. The new DSLs have a redesigned Ultra Gain channel, which no longer has the very large amount of gain on tap that the DSL15C had. The new DSLs have a very nice and more refined-sounding Ultra Gain channel (a la Jubilee) that will take you from light crunch, to JCM800, and all the way to modern metal. If you don't require the absolute, absolute best, I recommend the DSL20H with a closed back cab. The only note I would add is that the DSLs have a lot of treble on tap, which can sound fizzy on more conventional settings with bright pickups. The key to good tone on those amps is to keep Treble quite low (around 0–3, but definitely below 5) and Presence high (I keep mine on 8). Once dialed in right, the DSLs are capable of great tones at very affordable prices. I also have a 6100LM, a three-channel flagship amp from the '90s that at the time was the best of the best that Marshall had to offer, and like both amps' tones equally and don't think the DSL sounds inferior or cheaper in any way, at least as far as my ears can tell. So, I recommend that the OP also look at the new DSLs as a possible choice. He might decide he likes them and save a bit of money in the process. Lots of nice amps to choose from.
     
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    The mini Jubilee will get plenty aggressive with the right boost. Killer amp, I loved mine. Also had the SV20H. Hated it.
     
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    Thanks!! Good to know!! A nice change with the new series.
    Crap. Makes me want go look at a 40CR with the 6 button.
    Except for the 6101, TSL and JVM...
     
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    I would grab a Studio Classic. I love mine, and I'm a big Alice in Chains, Tool, and Metallica fan. I tell you, with an overdrive up front the Studio Classic just has that it factor. I have a short clip of the Studio Classic and I'll post it. It's not boosted, and more of a classic rock tone, since that is another part of what you're seeking.
     
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