Marshall 30th Anniversary Series thread (6100 / 6101)

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  1. Tonton

    Tonton Active Member

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    All new owners of 6100's...welcome to the dark side!

    I noted the bulky thread was deleted.
    So let's start from here again and show your beautiful 6100's.
    A central thread to share tips, settings and mods and discuss about the best Marshall ever made!

    6100LE (blue with brass chassis- limited to 800, EL34s)
    6100 (blue - no brass chassis, no limited batch but only build in 1992, EL34s)
    6100 (black with EL34 build in 1993 - 1994/5)
    6100 (black with 5881/6L6 from 1994/5)
    6100 LM (black with 5881/6L6, LM=Lead Mod which means more gain in the 3rd channel)

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  2. Force235

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    Got my LE about a year ago, let me not assume people know what the LE is. It is the "Limited Edition" all brass version that came out during the first year of production, only 800 made, hand signed COA, numbered chassis, sounds like heaven.
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    Force235 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, by the way, in the spirit of excess, I have two...
     
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    Here is my humble blue 6101 stack

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    Some recent pre-amp tube experience:
    I wanted to get more difference between channel 2c and 3.
    When I bought I replaced all with standard JJs.

    So i ordered some JJ high gain selected and Tung Sol high gain selected for position V3 to V5 to spice up more Ch3. I have already a JJ V1 and Tung Sol V1 selected low noise for V2 which is first tube for Ch2 and Ch3.

    First the high gain JJ's, not that much sound difference but definitely a lot more sustain.
    Then the Tung Sol, these blew me away, what a difference! didn't expect this.
    So much richer, dynamic and harmonic sound, not too bright at all (which i read) and nice full deep and also nice highs. Ch3 really opened up for me.
    Maybe just personal taste but putting back the JJs is to me a bit dull more boring sound suddenly.
    In V1 is already a nice Mullard, maybe i should also find a nice Tungsol for V6 to maximize my Ch2 experience also :)
     
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    HOT TUBES 70 Well-Known Member

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    IMO , the greatest amp Marshall has ever made !!
     
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    Force235 Well-Known Member

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    Nice rig, I wasn't aware that they made an extension cab for the 6101. Thanks for the info on the tubes, I was thinking of getting some TungSols, now I will for sure.
     
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    But probably the ugliest footswitch ever made... !
     
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    Thanks, yes the blue cab is called 6912
    It also has the 200W Celestion G12 Gold S303 in it, the combination is nice.
    More open back combo with a closed back cab with 2 bass-reflex pipes in it.
    It is a little stacked monster: 100W with 400W of speakers :hbang:

    due to quite separated tubes it is nice to play with.
    A dedicated clean, and i put tested low noise tubes in V2 position which is most important tube.
    and as i just described some high gain tested ones in the follow stages of Ch3 (V3,V4,V5)
    CH1: V1
    CH2: V2, V6
    CH3: V2, V3, V4, V5
    (V7 just phase inverter)

    If i see brass logo one, i always get bit greedy and want to collect also one :(
     
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    Hot Tubes, do you own 4 of them?
     
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    Not when you upgrade the LEDs to match the channel colors... lol[​IMG]
     
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    Yep !! In reverse order of the amp front panel ;) But footswitch look like "cheap", why they didn't put Marshall logo on top instead of the back ? Really look like a replacement footswitch !

    When I found my 6100, I asked to the guy if this footswitch is original lol... The only weird thing is that my footswitch has a date code of 2001 but 6100 was available from 1992 through 1993-94 ?! This is why I though this was a replacement footswitch ;)
     
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    What I like about the logo on the back is that on a stage, the audience can see it.... will get pics shortly of my rig. Tonton, will try a Tung Sol in V3 as well, have nice NOS Marty tubes in it currently (Mullard in v2, Raytheon, RFT etc) but can always try one of my TS to see. Thx for that!
     
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    I have 2, a Le and a LM, was expensive to retube both..... Great amps,esp channel 2, "B" mode!:D

    Sigi M has 2 FULL LE STACKS!!!!! in his museum in Germany!
     

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    Hey guys, which Tung Sol tubes did you throw in preamp?
     
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    Could anyone explain or give a detailed rundown on the different versions of 6100's (Limited Editions, etc)?
     
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    NO !!!
    I wish brother !!:hbang:

    I have a 1996 6100LM

    I run a quad of TAD 6L6GC RCA Black Plates , or for fun and a change i have a four pack of Gold Lion KT66 output tubes !

    These are killer amps , so many guys over the years have discovered these amps and have been blown away at how good they sound !!!
     
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    HOT TUBES 70 Well-Known Member

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    I have 4 of these in my Pre section as we speak , it took a bit of getting used to , but i really like them after they soften up a bit !! :yesway:

    These are the old version :
    www.thetubestore.com - Tung-Sol 12AX7 Audio Tubes
     
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    The 6100LM was made all the way up into 1998 iirc .... :hmm:
     
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    You can use any midi type foot controller to switch channels if you don't like the standard Marshall footswitch .

    Or any midi multi F/X unit can be programed to do the same thing as well , as i do with my TC Nova System . :shred:
     
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    I upgraded the LEDs in my head to 5mm super bright water clears !! :slash:

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