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Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Michael Roe, Jan 26, 2019.
A square-wave is a square-wave.
How loud is that? Are you using an attenuator?
"Band" loud but not ear bleeding. I use a small Clear Sonic shield to deflect some sound.
I gave up on attenuators. They only retain good tone at -3db.
All these complaints about popping in the loop when you turn on/off a pedal: I didn’t have that issue, mine pops with two pedals in the front of amp. My chain there is. Compressor->od/boost->vibe
Doesn’t do it on my 2203 plugged in the same way. Any ideas ?
Edit. It’s the bogner Lagrange and bbe soul vibe that pop. Both are true bypass: the boss compressor is silent on switch on/off.
But Segeborn says "So, let's go", before he plays the same riffs, over and over. No one else is doing that.
I would guess the input circuitry in the 2 amps is different in some way.
2203 had no loop!
I was actually referring to the 2203 reissue. When I re-read his post, I think he was actually referencing popping/no popping on pedals placed in front of the amp(s). Either way, I have no popping issues with the loop in my 2203x, so let's just say the loop in the 2203x (2203 reissue) is apparently a better designed loop than what they're using in the Studio amps.
I’m wondering if it’s useable as a home amp? I guess without an attenuator I’d be having to use pedals to get any decent drive tones out of it, which kind of defeats the purpose :-/
Depends how loud you can have it at home. Even in the 5 watt mode, cranked it will still be loud.
Defeats the purpose??? Its not made for a bedroom amp. But its way more useable than a 50 or 100 watt amp.
Just buy a small power solid state amp for bedroom.
I’ve got a Friedman Runt at the moment which has got a really good master volume so sounds great at home. I guess this new Studio Vintage isn’t really going to suit me from what’s being said. I was kind of hoping an attenuator wouldn’t alter the tone so much :-/
while it is fair to say that the tone of any low gain amp relies on power tube distortion, you could at least try putting a true clean boost such as the Dunlop MC401 in front of the amp and then a volume/attenuator in the loop. You will then get the pre-amp to distort but run the power section pretty clean.
Rather than running an attenuator after the power amp between the head and cab?
Anyone know if the 5w setting sounds good for micing in smaller clubs?
I haven´t got mine yet but i have the Mini 2525C and it works great without micing in smaller clubs in 5w mode, i run it with a Betabuddy and a Maui LD 28.
In a band situation i think i would go with 20w mode.
Sorry for the confusion, i didn't mean attenuator as in a power amp attenuator soaking away the Watts, I meant attenuator as in the case of a "volume control" .. so signal level rather than power level..
iirc these are both passive so if the fx loop is unbuffered, you may want a buffer in front of these to prevent tone suck
Anybody compared the studio vintage to the 1987X?
Cost the same (new vs. used), and the sound?
I too would love a lower watt plexi and had considered a 2061 or 1974
The new Sv20h looks interesting. However, after viewing the gut shots, to me it looks cheaply made. I'm guessing the transformers are Asian sourced and not Drakes? Just based on perception, Marshall's earlier PCB amps and PCB amps from Friedman, Mesa etc., appear to be better made. But, I'm no expert so maybe someone more knowledgeable can chime in here
The Sv20h does sound good in clips, I just wouldn't want to be busy with issues. If I don't find a good vintage 2061 or 1974 I might give the Sv20h a try. That said, I wouldn't call a 2061 or 1974 anemic by any stretch of the imagination.
I wonder if that Michael R/T mod can be done to these?