The Official Marshall Studio Classic Thread Sc20

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  1. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member

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    Well ordered mine late yesterday, it was shipped today. My sales guy threw in UPS prime ground shipping, so I should have it by Monday,....or Tuesday at the latest.

    Anyone already have them,....I’d love to hear your opinions or even some clips if possible.

    Head or Combo!
     
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  2. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member

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    I chose the Classic over the Vintage because it has a master volume. I’m a strictly at home player these days and it seems the Marshall Vintage needs to be turned up quite a bit to get that classic Plexi tone. Too loud I’m sure for my applications.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Same reason here. Although it might be fun to get a Vintage some day and put a ppimv in it.
     
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  4. Len

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    Just got my SC20H from Sweetwater this afternoon. Only had a few minutes of TV volume playing with it, but it sounds great through my 1936 cab.

    Later this week I’ll try it out at band practice and through my Unleash to get a little more volume out of it if needed.
     
  5. BanditPanda

    BanditPanda Well-Known Member

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    C'mon Lenny you're the first on here to receive that amp and you're gonna make us wait 'til next week for further observations and comments on the amp ?:wtf:
    BP
     
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  6. Len

    Len Well-Known Member

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    Got a lot of stuff going on this weekend with family, so won't have time to play the amp much till tonight or tomorrow :(.

    First impressions:
    - It sounds like the online demo videos
    - It can sound shrill at low volumes, so you need to keep the treble and presence a little low.
    - The guitar pickup type (low vs high output) impacts the amount of gain you get out of the amp.
    - It cleans up relatively nice when the guitar volume is rolled down (not as well as a Pexi of course)
    - It's pretty loud (will have to wait to confirm this till I get it to band practice on Wed)
     
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  7. BanditPanda

    BanditPanda Well-Known Member

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    ok Lenny. Thanks. It's a start. lol
    BP
     
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  8. jchrisf

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    It always seems to me from the vids that the JCM800 sounds a bit trebly with not much bass. Is it true with the 20 watt head.. is there much thump?
     
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  9. eastsidecincy

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    New studio Marshalls !...I am so excited !....:locked:
     
  10. Len

    Len Well-Known Member

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    There’s low end that appears to be part of the EQ’ing. You’re not going to get much thump out of a small amp with small OT. If you want thump then get a 50W or 100W amp.
     
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  11. Fender

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    It Indeed is a bright amp (original 2204/2203 and the SC20 must be the same), designed to cut in the mix.
    Yet many users snipped one or even two bright caps to make it a darker amp. I suggest making this kind of modification switchable via a little toggle switch as in a loud gigging situation, you might want to get that brightness back...

    But anyway, if you put the gain on 10, one of the bright caps is bypassed, so many people just put the gain on ten and use the volume of their guitar to roll-off the distortion and maintain a more bassy sound...
     
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  12. Fender

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    and please post gut shot as soon as you get one, anyone who ordered it...
     
  13. Len

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    Just played it a bit more with my Ultimate reamper. Being able to crank the master volume past noon tames the high end a bit.

    It retains a little high end raspiness, like a Plexi, so when you pick softly or turn down the guitar volume there’s a bell-like chime to the tone.

    Reacts well with my effects in front (Timmy, delay, chorus, etc).
     
  14. Len

    Len Well-Known Member

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    I did a mod like that to my DSL40. Different value bright caps via a toggle switch. Just select which one based on the volume I’m playing at.
     
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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member

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    Which cap is bypassed? The one on the Volume pot?
     
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  16. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member

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    Here’s a pretty good video where the tonal difference,....

    ....between the combo with the 10” speaker and the cabinet with 12” speaker,....

    ,....is very evident!

    10” combo starts at 10:37

     
  17. Len

    Len Well-Known Member

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    On the DSL40 it’s C19.
     
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    Getting mine this week.
     
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  19. Fender

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    Yeah the gain pot or preamp volume. The 1nF is bypassed on 10 (obviously as it stands on the pot where it's bypassed when full turned clockwise)
    There, it doesn't feel like you lack thump or bass :D
     
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    The combo sounded better imo in that demo. The head was slightly muddy sounding. Maybe the pickups? Anyway I want the combo to go with the Marshall 1x12 I already have to make a mini stack and still have the combo portability
     

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