Silver Jubilee Studio 2525H Review and Demo

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  1. rick16v

    rick16v Well-Known Member

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    Sold mine for a JVM. The Jube cleans are way better, but I wanted a channel switcher and the shared gain and non foot switchable crunch was a deal breaker for me
     
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    Guitarjon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the encouraging comments everybody! In some other forums there are usually more people who like to complain about things but everybody is so friendly here!

    The SC20H might be perfect for you in that case!

    I hear ya. I have both so I don't have to sell either. The JVM is amazing and I mean amazing for high gain but I agree that the cleans on my JVM410H are just a little sterile. The Jubilee has those nice chimey and bright cleans which to me is much more Marshall-like.
     
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    I like pushing the cleans with single coils it great for a little more pop! you can set the clean for cleans and push it with a Spark boost to get into crunch mode that's 2 channels basically then you have the red:)
     
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    Great demo again jon ' Great playing also. What are you using to record your demo ' if you do not mind sharing.
     
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    Pulling the rhythm on and using the red channel helped a lot on my strat neck pup! sounds great loud. Pushed in is like a bass boost.
     
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    Right now I don't have any clips and pics readily available. But I will post some soon, if of any interest.
    I followed the schematic of the 2554 combo (using a resistor in favor if the choke due to lunchbox size). I made a PCB using regulated DC heaters, because that's what I have used for most of my DIY amps since like 10 years.
    I also made the loop footswitchable, which I used for some time, but now don't because I reduced FX (downsizing board).
    Other than all that the schematic is pretty much "stock".
     
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    Found some (bad) pics and the schematic on my phone...
     

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    ...and finally an audio track for my amp. Info on the recording in the description.
     
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    I've been eyeing these for a while now, and your excellent demo has definitely turned up the GAS. Love the look of the limited edition too!
     
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    Nice like that tone , and playing.
    Cheers
     
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    Ive got the combo version (original mini silver jubilee before rebranding). It’s a phenomenal amp. Super versatile. Sounds equally great with my Strat, Les Paul and Jem.

    I’ll need to try the lead channel with pull pot engaged after reading this thread- I had been under the impression that wasn’t generally advised. The crunch certainly works well on the clean channel.
     
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    Definitely try it as it has a big impact on the tone imho. It's a great feature to have to shape your tone!
     
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    Oddly enuff I was just going to post your demo here! I echo these positive sentiments. Great demo.
    From that other page where you also posted this I noted that quite a few players opined that the 20W amp couldn't hang in a band setting.
    Many variables to consider course.
    BP
     
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    Cheers! :)

    Yeah, low-wattage amps don't work for everybody. It just really depends on your personal situation and demands. For a live setting I really think people should try it out for themselves. It depends on what kind of tones you're after, how loud your drummer plays, if you need very clean cleans and if you don't or do mind a bit of power amp breakup.
     
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    sounds sick man, This is really making it difficult to choose between which 20 watt Marshall to get. I was gonna go for Sv20 but I've always had my eye on this Jube. Nice work
     
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    Just ordered an sv20h and matching 2x12 and looking at getting one of these in the near future for higher gain stuff, ive heard some people say the 5 watt mode on the jubilee isnt as good as the new studios. And how loud is it in 20w with the master down? Im not looking for bedroom volumes but not deafening either. Ill have to try one out but i think having the sv20 and the 2525 will do all the gain sounds I want as i dont use pedals for my drives sounds (besides a klon to push the plexi) Let me know of any cons
     
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    Play the 5 watt a lot its good on the Jube
     
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