The Official Marshall Studio Jubilee Thread

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  1. Biff Maloy

    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    There are several posts on this amp here but after 400+ pages for the Classic and Vintage models this amp deserves it's own thread. I have played the SV20H and i get it. That one more than nails my cup of tea. I will own both down the road.

    I remember seeing the Original Jubilee's back in 87 when i bought a JCM800 2210. I only had eyes on the 800. With that, i still had never played a Jubilee until i bought my 2525H when they came out a few years ago.

    I go through phases with my Origin 20H and DSL20HR but the Jubilee is the best sounding of the three imo. I tend to go for the same sound no matter what i plug into though. Lots of mids, bouncy low end. I like a bright harmonically rich tone. If it takes a pedal to get it there (Origin) I'll use it.

    The good thing about the 2525H is i don't need much. I don't like stacking up pedals anyway but my setup is pretty simple. My 2 main guitars are a Gibson R7 Goldtop Les Paul and a Fender AVRI 1959 Stratocaster. I run them into a Dunlop Mini Wah - TC Viscous Vibe (Looking to replace with a Fulltone Vibe later) - Polytune - Xotic EP Boost set to minimum 3db default. Effects loop has a TC Flashback X4 Delay that is controlled by a MIDI Mouse and a HOF Reverb which is not always used playing with folks. More a bedroom ambience and is set and forget. These 2 pedals are in a rack drawer that contains Furman power supply for everything which sits right above the head. 1960AX 4x12.
    Killer sounding rig and both those guitars just sing through this. Very versatile but i always go for the same sound no matter what. Work guitar volumes and tones, step on the EP for more.

    Maybe this will get some attention. It's understandable the new models are getting the attention but the Mini Jubilee is just as good as any of them.
     
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    Kinkless Tetrode Well-Known Member

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    My 2525H is pre "studio." Does it still count?

    The MJ really responds to tube rolling. They make a noticeable difference with these amps. Yes, the MJ responds to picking dynamics and guitar volume riding good as well.
     
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  3. Biff Maloy

    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah. Mine is pre label change also. I jumped on it as soon as they came out. I knew i wanted it. I hate not being able to crank an amp like a 50 or 100 watt. 20 watts is perfect for my use.
     
  4. punchingboy

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    I've got Studio Jubilee combo. I think it sounds amazing. I don't often have time to play, but when I do it's nice.

    My only real gripe is, I wish it had a built in reverb. I have a reverb pedal, but wish I didn't need it. I don't enjoy playing totally dry.[​IMG]

    I like having several switching options if I want it, plus the 12" speaker, and it's a little unique-looking.

    I almost got the SC, but for about $100 more you get many more options.

    https://imgur.com/a/d2lOmqY
    https://imgur.com/a/lXG896u
    https://imgur.com/a/VSNSunk
    https://imgur.com/a/zYU2Wfg
     
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    Looks Fantastic :)
     
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    The part about using the clip feature on the lead channel pushed me to play around with that more. I've had my 2525H since they came out a couple years ago. I always felt like that channel had enough gain without it so i just went with it. I used it a lot on the rhythm side though. But, on the lead channel it's much more than just added gain it's the spice it adds. I've always loved my Les Paul into this amp no matter which channel. My Stratocaster sounded good as well but now that little bit was the extra something i was missing.

    Somebody here a while back asked an odd question that i understood. My Stratocaster is a really good playing guitar and sounds great not even plugged in. But, i haven't found one of my amps that quite translated it like i hear it acoustically. This amp does it in spades now. I thought i had it dialed pretty good up til now.

    Great advice man!!.
     
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    Is the mic in the picture an E906, or an E609?
     
  8. headcrash

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    Hey Biff, I believe the Rhythm Clip feature was intended to be effective only in the clean/normal or rhythm channel (hence the name). However, the switching scheme in the Jubilee is laid out really quite clever, it does a lot with just one relay, so it can not prevent the rhythm clip to have an effect on the lead sound, when engaged.
    It doesn't add gain, or better: distortion, but as you say, a little spice or a different flavour. I guess the developers decided to leave it that way, since they maybe thought, some would like it (they were right obviously).


    By the way: I embrace this thread, because I am a HUGE fan of the Jubilee. I don't have a 20W MJ or SJ, but I built myself a clone of the 50W 2554 Combo as a head in the exact same format/size of the MJ.
     

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    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    It's odd that i dismissed that clip feature so quickly on that channel and just never revisited it. I remember thinking at the time it wasn't doing much. Everybody that has one knows how eq sensitive these amps are so maybe that came into play. I also wasn't going for any hard rock or metal tones either.
     
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    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody remember Tim Renwick's solo on Another Brick from Floyd's Delicate Sound of Thunder? I have no idea what he used there but that one part was a huge tone influence to me back then. I was already a big Gilmour fan but man i loved Renwick's solo tone on that. He had the kind of juiced but not over the top Strat sound i like. The tone I'm getting now reminds me of it. It can purr or it can rip.

    Ok. Time for somebody else to brag.
     
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    I had to go look. 906.
     
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    Thanks for starting this thread Biff! I recently just pulled the trigger on my studio jub with custom aesthetics from CME (Chicago Music Exchange). Amazing customer service btw. I wanted one for awhile but really wasn't sure about the grey tolex. Still getting to know the amp but I love what it does. I always use mine with a weber attenuator. Great cleans awesome crunch, excellent marshall distortion soundsx, and super responsive eq. I think it compliments my 6100 very nicely. I would eventually like to get the SV and SC but are in no rush for them.

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    That one looks pretty cool.
     
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    Looks great in Black
     
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    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was way over due.

    Those custom aesthetics look really good. I've been seeing them and if i was going in new on one I'd get a custom. A 2 or 4x12 done up like that would look really nice. I like that look better than the black and white racing stripe model Sweetwater has although i don't dislike it but that looks better.

    I'm the same about the SV and SC. I'll get them eventually. As good as they are I've just never been in a hurry about it. Even though the SV will most likely be my number one setup the Jubilee is so volume friendly. I can get a great tone in my studio that translates over to loud and jamming with friends. I don't use an attenuator. I just use the lead master.
     
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    Count me in. Pre-Studio series 2525H owner here. Love it. I usually run mine through a 2x12 cab with a G12-35XC pair.
     
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    nice Kutt! I run mine with a pair of V30s, sounds really nice. Also mine came with tungsols el34b, JJ V1 and chinese V2 and V3. I haven't gotten around to tube rolling yet.
     
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    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't mind picking up a used 1960AV or 2551AV locally to try with mine. Those particular speakers are one of the few i haven't had any experience with. No problem with the Greenbacks and i tend to prefer them but wouldn't hurt to see.
     
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    All the clip does to the lead channel is make it slightly quieter. It does nothing at all tonally for that channel IMO. It was designed as mentioned, to add diode clipping to the clean channel. Lead channel already has this.
    I have never used the clip intentionally with the Lead channel to get any different tones. I have had an original Jubilee since 1987. What is it you are hearing that I don't?
     
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    Nice! I passed on an original full stack the same year. I had never heard of it it was so new.

    I said the best description i could above. It adds a little something. You saying it makes it quieter was my take initially and that was all i gathered from it at the time. Lead channel has plenty of gain and more than i need so i moved on. But, it making it quieter means it does something in that channel. I have the gain up higher than usual now. I actually played this amp mostly from the rhythm clipped channel for a good while and practically all Les Paul.

    Don't know what else to tell you other than play with it if you're curious. Keep in mind i just went on what the guy i quoted above mention and either in that post or that thread how it made vintage Strat pickups come alive. It seemed to do just that for mine.
     
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