Return My Origin 20h For A Studio Vintage?

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  1. Sailindawg

    Sailindawg Active Member

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    @OP

    From my own experiences, if you are only a home player, go with the amp that's easiest to deal with volume management wise and still gets the tones your after.

    If your gigging, well, whatever works for the music and venues your playing at. Since the Origin is new to you and you got such a great deal, lived with that for a while & learn that amp. And you did get a great deal on it!
     
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    Funnily enough, that's actually accurate for how a JTM45 or Plexi-era 1987 would sit on a regular 1960 cabinet.
     
  3. BanditPanda

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    If longevity of the amp and it's components are your main concern then may I suggest that you should have no concern. I am of the opinion that just because the Studio Series is put together in GB does not mean that it will have a maintenance free or longer shelf life than the Origin line put together in Vietnam.
    The Origin cab you have loaded with the GB's will be outstanding.
    BP
     
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    BanditPanda Well-Known Member

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    MDF is an engineered wood composite that is similar to particle board, but is much denser and stronger than particle board. Imagine if all of the sawdust was swept up from other wood product manufacturing processes, and then that sawdust was mixed with binders and pressed into large sheets the size of plywood.
    And because it’s pressed so hard at such high temperatures, there are no voids in MDF like you find in particle board.
     
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    I have noticed that on those MDF cabs there is a potential problem. If you change out speakers you better be extra special careful. Those T-nuts can come loose much easier on MDF than birch plywood.
     
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  6. ricksconnected

    ricksconnected Well-Known Member

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    from the demos ive heard, these are 2 different animals.
     
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    ricksconnected Well-Known Member

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    of course and the price difference reflects
     
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  8. shades of blue

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    I honestly don't have an issue with MDF. Over on TGP, MDF gets a bad rep, but to me if it is sturdy and saves some money, I'm ok with it. I just can't get over how good the cab looks in person though. Makes the entire stack look legit!
     
  9. BftGibson

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    smart move...origin & dsl got a lot of marshall covered..peeps will lead you to think you need this or that,,but those 2 as your heads will be a a lot of marshall goodness.........
     
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    I agree 100%!
     
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    You are one of the ones who absolutely proves it !! real life vids..no bs..just playin !!
     
  12. Mitchell Pearrow

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    That looks the way they had always, prior to the JCM lineup !
     
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    I thank you brother, that’s a hell of a compliment! Cheers my brother’s
     
  14. marshallmellowed

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    From a technical point of view, if you're using, or would be using, the amp primarily as a clean pedal platform, the change probably wouldn't justify the added expense. However, if your looking for something you don't currently have (ie. different distortion character, 4 hole design...), and you have the bug to buy one, you should return the Origin and get the SV. If the bug has bitten you, it most likely won't go away, and you'll be faced with selling the Origin at a loss to fund the SV down the road. If you were outside the return period on the Origin, things would be different. My 2 cents.
     
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    Correct, but you can always rotate the speaker a bit and reset the t-nut in fresh MDF. Been there done that. :yesway:
     
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    Nice rig! You gotta get the SV20 and test them side by side and send back the one you don't want. That's the only way!

    I did exactly that with the ORI20H and DSL20HR, and sent them both back LOL.
     
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    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    If that's doable, I agree, A/B comparisons leave no question.
     
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    And that there is exactly the problem :) Those T-nuts don't set very well in MDF. You get what you pay for!
     
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    yes you do but in this case its not a deal breaker imho.
     
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    Yes. dump it for the Studio Vintage....
     

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