Marshall 30th Anniversary Series thread (6100 / 6101)

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  1. EKIN

    EKIN New Member

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    The 6100 has 3 separate channels (quite ). This let you tweak your sound with different tubes.
    With the TSL100, sounds 2 & 3 share the same tubes, and, as for the JCM 900, even the eq is shared by the 2 channels so clean is usually unusable.

    So, as it is basically the same poweramp design , you have to compare preamps.

    The 6100 has a very nice clean, can crunch just a little or more and let you solo with far enough drive. It is the great winner of the preamp section.
     
  2. The Dose of Harmony

    The Dose of Harmony Well-Known Member

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    Well i just ordered i hope everything come s good
     
  3. CraigP

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    Sweet! Post clips later....or send it back! LOL
     
  4. Eduberto Palitroke

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    Just fooling around on the crunch channel.

    Marshall 6100, 2A, no effects.
     
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  5. stephan_l

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    Hi all :)
    I bought my first 6100 back in 1992, just after they were anounced in germany. Serial Z00094.
    In 2009 i had the "great" idea to sell the amp :eek: Ich Trottel. The new owner was a lucky guy, since i really care for my stuff.
    Well, some days ago a 1992 anniversary '"found me" and i had to buy it. Very good condition, just a little dust on the out- and inside and the pots were a little noisy as expected. The serial is very close to my old amp.....says nothing, but i like it :D

    After cleaning the pots and the outside, a quick check on the bias i just love this amp. It growl and screams like a Marshall should. Im so glad the 30th Anniversary is back here. The EL34 are old Mesa labeled "STR440", so my guess ist, they are finished, but still working good. Going to do a cap job and putting new tubes in.

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  6. Kelia

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    Man!!,... your favorite movie must be Austin Power !!.....haha!......nice job !
     
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  7. Kelia

    Kelia Well-Known Member

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    Hey Ricky ,.....you still have yours !?......never tried one of those !
     
  8. mdk

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    Hi!
    I don't see much activity here. Is anyone still around?
    I have 6100/6101 LEs I'm thinking about maybe getting rid of. Just checking to see if there is any real interest.
     
  9. Dulli

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    Ît´s just a working horse and never quits. Use it as an amateur musician Thought about selling it (weight!). In Germany €1.500 - 2.000 if in excellent condition. Borrowed it to a professional for a gig. He - user of Kemper an other new stuff: never sell it; you won´t get sound and quality in one box again (Rock, Blues, Country). So i´ll keep it, am still satisfied - and ther´s not much to say for me! :)
     
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  10. HOT TUBES 70

    HOT TUBES 70 Well-Known Member

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    Yep , i'm still rock'n my 6100LM i've had since near new !!

    TAD 6L6GC STR Black plates in the output section .
    Tung Sol and Mesa SPAX7A pre amp tubes .



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  11. HOT TUBES 70

    HOT TUBES 70 Well-Known Member

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  12. i3oosted

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    Can anyone tell me what the damping switch on the back does? Also what amp does each mode represent? Thanks.
     
  13. mad5066

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    Thinking about pulling the trigger on a 6100 blue non LE, thoughts?
     
  14. stephan_l

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    I think, if the amp works, you like the sound and the price is fair.......buy it :hbang:
     
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  15. mad5066

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    well happy NAD to me, blue version not the LE 1k with the footswitch and roadcase (mint condition)! was eyeing the studio series but figured this is a lot more bang for the buck.
     
  16. stephan_l

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    Congrats :jam:
     
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  17. Jethro Rocker

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    Taken from maanual:

    High damping gives tight speaker movement and is ideal for clean sounds, where a precise and defined response gives
    sweet clear picked notes and chords.
    Low damping, with greater speaker movement, suits breathing heavy overdrive and full distortion. In the auto position
    the amp automatically selects high damping for clean selections and low damping for crunch and lead. It is probably
    best to leave the amplifier in auto mode for normal use.


    Three modes can be selected on Channel 2. Mode A is a
    low gain, natural valve overdrive reminiscent of an
    original JTM 45. Mode B is crunchier with the feel and
    drive of a 1959 Super Lead amp or early Master Volume.
    Mode C gives high gain drive similar to the JCM 900
    master volume amps.

    I find Mode B to be more like an 800 since there is a gain control.
     
  18. The Dose of Harmony

    The Dose of Harmony Well-Known Member

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    Fuckkkkkk yes Dude!

    6100 rules!
    Clean channel awesome !
    Crunch channel awesome!
    Lead channel awesome too!

    that amp its good on everything !
    From blues to metals
    From Jazz to rock!
    You just need to understand the amp get the manual !
    Lot of options there!
     
  19. Mitchell Pearrow

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    Thanks
    Congratulations on your new amp.
    Play it good health, I have never had the chance to test drive one of these babies.
    Cheers to great tones that are waiting for ya.
    Mitch
     
  20. i3oosted

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    I thought channel 3 was the JCM 900 and mode C was the 800.

    Is there any reason to take dampening off auto then?? Has anyone experimented with it here?
     

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