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Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Adrian R, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Musicmaniac

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    It's the cornerstone of rock! :dude:
     
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    Adrian...do you have a thread on here that details what changes you made concerning a choke and OT on the DSL?
    BP
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, many actually...just search for it. I love my DSL with the mods. Classictone/Heyboer trannys and a 3H choke; that's it. Cool bias too...Acts allot like an 800....short volume taper and plenty of good organic, high fidelity crunch.
     
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    Thanks. Will do.
    BP
     
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    It still had the original Mullards in it, both pre and power amp. I left one 12ax7 in the preamp and saved the other two.
    Was hoping to put some nice NOS Mullards in the power amp but none of them could match the 30 year old ones? So much for NOS, I sent them all back.
     
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    Neil Skene Well-Known Member

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    The DSL is a monster with the mods!
    I did the PT, OT and Choke.
     
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    Oh no. :ohno:

    The 2555X has fallen out of grace.
     
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    Ha!! I know man, VERY underrated. I've been saying this for years now, and there is always a few whom think I'm full of dung, and yet have to check one out themselves....You Neil, based on that clip you posted, have a great ear for that classic Marshall voicing. .I respect your opinion man. DSLs modded in the manner as mentioned combined with the right tubes/biasing...preamp tubes as well are awesome. Very organic, dynamic, great fidelity and CUT like an 800. Their still not 'quite' as clear sounding as a good 800, but their damn close...yet offer more flexibility. I think the modded 2000 DSL is the best value out there in a British, all valve, full power Marshall head.
     
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    Got me some of that good stuff as well.
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    the 2204 are classic amps for sure but some sounded better than others as in some were really sweet and some not so...
     
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    The speakers they get plugged into can have a HUGE impact!
    Just Sayin'
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    2204 is the standard for all other amps to be measured by. In other words..."the best amp ever made".
     
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    D3CD3880-66CC-48A9-B4CE-F24979FBEA79.jpeg My 1984 and 1989 2204’s. Simple brutality
     
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    yep
    those amps go hand in hand with the g12-65's
     
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    Is that the Creamback speaker Celestion is currently making?
     
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    nope. the creamback is a high wattage (65 watts) reissue of the vintage greenback that was rated at 25 watts.
    every jcm 800 effectionado should make it a point in their life to try them with the g12-65's. Pure heaven!
     
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    Doesn't WGS make a good clone of that speaker?
     
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    Yes. G12-65's and my old early 80's model 1982 bottom cab with G12-80 444 cones. Best with my '83 2204.

    I have to say, my JCM 800 2X12 with early 90's V30 was pretty awesome with the 2204 as well. But it was very punishing loud. You have to dial back some mids for sure.
     
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    I never tried the WGS
     
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    Great score, Adrian R.

    The JMP and JCM 2203 and 2204 are probably some of the greatest amps ever built. Fantastic stage amps and irreplaceable in the studio as well.

    Try some old GE EL34s. I've tried just about every kind of tube and they are my all-time favorite for these amps. They're getting rare and expensive but they'll last for years
     
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