Just had to buy a vintage modern...

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by SuperBeaver, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. SuperBeaver

    SuperBeaver New Member

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    Guys just so you know, there are some good deals out there today.

    This ends on EBay uk in just over an hour...


    Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 | eBay

    Doesn't look to be too expensive...
     
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    Holme Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Wow! How much do they usually go for?
    I was expecting them to be dearer than that!
    They're classed as one of the 'Top' Marshalls aren't they?!
    :wow:
     
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    Yea but I think a lot of people don't know how to use them. It's not a bedroom or guitar shop amp. It's like an old school 'jumped' Plexi in the sense that you have the two 'channel' type vol controls. Also it sounds best when the master is well up, just like an old 60's 70's non master :headbanger:

    Also I think a lot of dudes are just finding it tough at the moment :(
    So the 2nd or 3rd amp in your collection is biting the dust to pay the mortgage. Not cool...
     
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    The Ozzk Well-Known Member

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    You thief!!! :fingersx::fingersx::fingersx::dude:
     
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    Holme Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    It's one of those things mate,it's uncool for the seller but 'hella cool' for the buyer!
    The joys of recession......:(
     
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    I'm not rich by any means but I registered as self employed about a year ago and got quite a bit back from the taxman :wow:
    I know. Unheard of...

    I am intending to buy as many amps as I can and keep em for years...
     
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    Holme Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    If you're starting a collection mate,nows the time to do it!
    It's like a first time house buyer that's saved a large deposit,there's some fair savings to be had!

    :cool:
     
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    Bloody hell!
     
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    Nah, they are too far away from where I live. It would cost too much to drive up their. I was going to buy the AFD100 that they have in stock. Who knows, I might still buy it too lol :fingersx:
     
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    Very nice. Killer amp and great price! I've had my 2466 for two years now and love it more all the time. It just kills in my blues rock trio, perfect for early ZZ and Johnny Winter, Black Keys.

    Have fun and crank it!
     
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    Now that we are discussing cheapo Marshalls, I should mention the 100W JMD:1 head I bought as broken on ebay a month or so ago. The cab bottom edge was cracked and the amp would not power up. The amp came in the Marshall box with footswitch, manual and all cables. Turns out the issue with the amp was the +12V connector to the front panel board had become disconnected. I plugged this back in, glued the crack in the cab, and the amp works and looks as new. Took about 10 minutes to fix, not counting the time took to check the bias and other functions.

    The price? $165. I love ebay. :)
     
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    A student of mine recently found a 2210 in a skip (dumpster for our American friends). Wouldn't power up. The reason?

    Blown fuse.

    Our throw away society is disgusting for some. A joy for others...
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Christ, he must have been doing a triple take to make sure his eyes weren't deceiving him :wow:
     
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    He's only 13 so he didn't even know what it was other than he'd seen one similar at my house.

    When I told him how lucky he was he just shrugged and said "is it ok?"

    Dude... It for free. Of course it's ok.
     
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    MonstersOfTheMidway Well-Known Member

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    Vintage Modern amps are great! Have fun playing it.
     
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    I just got one too to try out and see if I like it-

    at first, completely unimpressed...and disappointed- could not hold a candle to my JMP...fizzy too-

    then I started swapping preamp tubes (all 12ax7s)- very little changes overall, just slightly different flavors of fizzy gain

    then I threw in a 5751 (v1) and....wow, that amp came alive- a really nice hard rock crunch (HG), fizz is pretty much gone and (it might be my pickups) but, it has this great definition in the mids now that is kinda 3D-ish

    the amp got me listening

    can't wait to see how it hangs with the band
     
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    I think it can sound fizzy at low volumes on the High Dynamic range but the way I'm using it so far is on the Low Range with the Mid boost engaged and the 2 gain controls about 3o'clock and the Master Cranked. I think it needs to be almost treated as a non master amp and have as much power amp overdrive as possible. That way it seems to be very useable with the controls of the guitar changing up your tone from overdriven to clean. Old Skool style. Right up my street.
     
  18. MKB

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    Back in the day most Marshalls would not sound bad no matter where you turn the knobs. However this limited their versatility. Recently many Marshalls are much more versatile and are capable of many tones, but the bad side is it takes longer to get a handle on them. The VM is one of these, you really have to work with it to get its best tones out. It can be easily set up to sound fizzy and bad. But get it set up right with your guitar and technique, and it is magic.
     
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    +1

    Very well said. The tone controls on my '77 1987 head don't really work :lol:
    And as regards the volume. It doesn't really get much louder after 3. Just dirty and dirtier...

    Heavenly tones, if that's what you're after. If you're after something else. You're kinda fucked...:applause:
     
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    I will never sell my VM. Very happy with it.
     
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