What makes A New Amp Smell Sooo Good??

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  1. MarshallDog

    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Ever notice how a new amp smells? Just sitting there in silence but yet it still lets off a beautiful scent? Is it the Tolex glue? Its not the electronics, no, electronics, wire, tubes dont smell that good. I am curious!
     
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    I think it's a combination of the tolex and the wood.
    I bought a 1977JMP that had been recovered by Marshall and it smelt good but there was something missing about the smell compared to my cabs and amps that I bought brand new. Sometimes on a hot day in my room I get a slight wiff of the New Marshall Smell but most of the time it is a distant memory.

    When is Marshall going to release "Liquid New Marshall Smell" so I can wipe a bit on to rejuvenate the aroma.
     
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    Depends on where it was made !!!:hmm::lol:
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    We'll have to ask SolarBurn if that would be a " panty dropping " fragrance. :monkey:
    BP
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    same as with new guitar cases. its the glue.
     
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    With you here. Smell is a very powerful sense. Jools Holland once said that he buys his vintage cars on the basis of what the interior leather and carpet smell like. Also when the heat from the valves and transformer react with the wood and tolex and glue, a bit like how a single Malt Scotch or a fine Bourbon gets its colour and flavour from an Oak cask.

    Or maybe we should both just get out more MDog ? LOL :)
     
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    Ooh err matron, sounds like something for the bedroom department Neil :) X
     
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    ….or the smell of a Les Paul or my dog who just farted sitting next to me :)
     
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    That smell is same thing in new cars it triggers male hormones .
     
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    If so, thats a great off gas for once...lol!
     
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    It's cause when the amp is new it releases pheromones to attract a mate.
    (this is what you smell result of amp porn)
    But as the amp gets older, it becomes less interested in sex and settles down.
    As I have said before: it's better to keep your amp covered when you are not using it.
     
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    Boing!
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Well now!
     
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    And thats why we might bond with an amp!?
     
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    You're not keeping it covered, are you?
     
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    Was it shipped?
     
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    oh? Did that smell like a single Malt Scotch or a fine Bourbon ? :rofl:
    BP
     
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    But was the dog playing the Les Paul? Now that's the difference.
     
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    The sweet aroma of antici.......pation :cheers:
     
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