Marshall 30th Anniversary Series thread (6100 / 6101)

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  1. HOT TUBES 70

    HOT TUBES 70 Well-Known Member

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    Some of the best melodic rock/metal that i have heard over the last few years has come from Sweden , Finland , these guys rock !!!

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    Not surprised the amp sounded better, I know the 6100 is awesome, I was surprised strangers, people who don't understand the equipment, also noticed how much better the Marshall sounded, that's what surprised me - people went out of their way to tell me so...
     
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    Picked up a 6960A cab, not mint, but pretty nice...no brass though
    G12T75s
     
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    Blue cab or black ? :hmm:
     
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    Thats because it didnt destroy their eardrums or become so annoying they buckled under tone dismay anxiety/nausea disorder. :D
     
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    blue, it doesnt look bad at all...was a shitty pic, no grille tears some minor tolex tears....rusty rivits....200 bucks and came with a extra G12T75
     
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    Here's a shot of the 6101 in action, sort of. The bass player stands over it as the tubes heat up before the last show. I put it in front of me angled on the Standback stand, I can catch the full brunt of it while keeping it away from the singer. Chicks, right...?

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    I don't have a 6100 but I sure do want one though, I remember seeing Alex Lifeson with one during most of the 90s up until Rush went on hiatus for several years
     
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    you put the 6912 on the other side of stage for some sound spread?
    or just go with the 6101 by itself
     
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    By itself, no room to pack the 6912 :mad:
    Ran the DI for FOH sounded awesome onstage.
     
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    someone bumped against your mids and presence knobs :)
     
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    I was very surprised when I looked at the 6100 schematic for the Master Volume and Low Volume Compensation circuit. This amp uses a 22K value pot for the MV.

    :hmm:

    You usually see 1MEG there. I have seen a few 250K values, but how is the 22K giving such a wide range of volume? Even more surprising as brutally loud as this amp is.

    :hmm:

    Anitoli, you out there?

    Maybe its due to having a higher audio signal than you would see in the other Marshall models, and a higher value pot did not give a good varied range throughout its travel?
     
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    You're right RickyLee - my 6100 is the loudest of all the Marshalls I have ever owned. It's brutal.

    DP
     
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    Is anyone aware of a running list of where the 800 LE 6100s might be? I'd love to know what's out there, probably a lot of interesting stories. I wonder if any have been destroyed.
     
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    Ricky, i think the value of the 22k pot might have to do with the fact that it's being driven by an op-amp rather than a tube and could have something to do with the impedance. It could also have to do with the LVC circuit to make it operate properly. I do know that the pot is not an audio taper but a linear. This pot type prevents stacking and the it doesnt do anything until the very end scenario. It stacks the resistance evenly.
     
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    All i know is that i just came home from my local music store where i played a modified JVM410H , and it was pretty damn nice i have to say !! Trace from VooDoo did a shit pile of mods to this head , Mercury Magnetics Trans , Choke , and some other tweaks with caps & resistors , and a new quad of Mullard power tubes !!

    Make no mistake , i still love the 6100 !!
     
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    Tubes, I noticed in another thread you use a fancy pants Midi controller. Me being Midi illiterate, can you use any footswitch Midi controller -ie- a simple 3 button footswotch Midi? Dont know how it works.
     
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    Sorry for the late reply , I over looked this ....

    You can use almost any multi effect unit that has MIDI to switch the channels on your 6101 / 6100 amps , and there is a plethora of companies who make midi type switchers that can do the job as well , another one that comes to mind that has a very small footprint , and a low cost is the Tech 21 Midi mouse !!


    TECH 21 - Midi Mouse
     
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