NAD 2203X

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  1. bad565ss

    bad565ss Well-Known Member

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    2019-12-04 18.35.26.jpg The new king of the hill in my stable.
    2010 2203X. It still had all of the original tubes in it and was a bit screetchy.
    A matched quad of Ruby EL34b power tubes and a mix of JJ and Marshall branded 12ax7 pre-amp tubes and it's in fine working order now.
     
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    dptone5 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the new amp!! Love my 2203X.

    Here are my settings:

    P = 2
    B = 8
    M = 4.5
    T = 4
    MV = 0.5 (for home use)
    Pre-Amp = 8

    I have found that keeping the Presence low at 2 and the Pre-amp at 8, it really thickens up the tone. I don't use any pedals for rhythms and for solos, I hit it with the BB Preamp and it is pure joy!!!

    DP
     
  3. LPMarshall hack

    LPMarshall hack Well-Known Member

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    Nice!!
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member

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    Oh man, What a great amp!! Congrats @bad565ss! To me, that amp is the quintessential Marshall Amplifier. The sound and tone is legendary, and it's what Rock & Roll is all about!

    Enjoy in good health! :thumb:
     
  5. Sustainium

    Sustainium Well-Known Member

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    Awesome amp!
    I have no use for one of those,
    but strangely I want one.:drool:
     
  6. LCW

    LCW Well-Known Member

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    Sick amp brotha! Congrats on a fine purchase indeed!
     
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    Congratulations on that beast bro.
    Play it in good health.
    Cheers
     
  8. pedecamp

    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I just tried those settings on mine it was total mud! How are you getting good tone!
     
  9. MonstersOfTheMidway

    MonstersOfTheMidway Well-Known Member

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    @OP:
    JCM800 2203X is a great amp. I hope it delivers exactly what you need.
     
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    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    Nice, did you pick it up locally, or ebay/Reverb/...?
     
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    bad565ss Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. This was a Ebay purchase so I was a little nervous. It's in real good shape.
    Nice counter punch to my 2204. I may sell my Rockett Retro 1987 now.
     
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    K2JLX Well-Known Member

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    Congrats dude, I have the same amp but a June 2018 production.
     
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    Chris-in-LA Well-Known Member

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    Just turn the pre amp and bass down to 5, it’ll brighten right up. But you probably knew that.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I have everything on 5 and volume on 1, dont need to be anywhere else. :yesway:
     
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    I know DP ,he has some of the most awesome string approach & attack i have ever witnessed.
     
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    dptone5 Well-Known Member

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    I am using Greenbacks Pedecamp, which may play into this. I also play Strats with humbuckers. The combination is great for me. If I turn the presence up to 5, it gets brighter than I like. I do like my Marshalls a little on the darker side, which is why my Jubilee is my #1.

    You are too kind my good friend, and thanks for the compliment!!
    :cheers:
     
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    BftGibson Well-Known Member

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    that Queen song you did was incredible. I used to always watch you play on Sunday...truly inspiring on that LP !!
     
  19. ampmadscientist

    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    Start the reactor... Free Mars!
    565, gone wild.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I'm using greenbacks too right now. Maybe my amp is darker than yours or your amp brighter than mine. Would be cool to compare them side by side, I'm gonna invite you over! :yesway:
     
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