Would the Origin 50 Head work for me?

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  1. mrloud100

    mrloud100 Member

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    I'm looking for a early '70s "Metal Face" Marshall tone. The 1987x is OK but I would prefer a master volume. I really like the YJM100 but they stopped making them and it is much more than I would like to spend. So that kind of landed me on the Origin 50 Head. I think it looks great. I would love if it had an additional channel but I could use a preamp pedal so that isn't a deal breaker.

    I have heard reviews that the Origin 50 Head is a Class 5 only louder? Is that true? I have tried the Class 5 and it wasn't what I'm after.

    I need suggestions for a new Marshall that nails more vintage tones. I just don't need buzzy distortion please.
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum, I am going to have a biased opinion, but I am going to say yes, it’s quite a bit like the 1987, but does have its own voice, I can get 80’s hair metal, 70’s hard rock, and it will do late 70’s Priest, with out breaking a sweat!
    And if you turn the volume knob down real low you can get a very biting blues tone out of it, like I said I am going to have a very biased opinion!
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    This is one of the ways I like to hear it!
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    Sounds GREAT!
     
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    I gonna say yes too. I used to play a 1959 back in the day. I love my Origin 50h. Through a good cabinet, it sounds killer. Here are a couple of clips I recorded on my iPad. Straight into the Origin.

     
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    Im gonna second all the yes’s and welcome to the Forum Dude!
     
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    That sounds great brother
    :band: :cheers:
    mitch
     
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    This is a pair of them, only this time I am only using the mxr 10 band eq, and no SD1.
    The guitar is a 2019 Traditional.
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    As I said in my first post,
    I am a bit biased in my opinion.
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    What cab you using? I have a 2x12 with Greenbacks...
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    I am using mg cabs, in the clip with the tobacco burst the white mg cab has 2 greenbacks in it and the mg cab on the other side has 2 eminence golds in it.
     
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    Nice. I want at least a 4x12 so I think I'm going to end up getting a Origin 412B. I'm not a huge fan of slant cabs. It's weird that they are selling the Origin cabs as 16ohms and not 8ohms.
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if I have told you yet
    But :welcome: :cheers: To the forum
     
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    The 16 ohms cabs are so you can plug both of them into the 2 8 ohms taps
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up!
     
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    I can offer this for your consideration, Origin 50 head and 4x12 cab, no pedals.
     
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    That sounds awesome bro!!
     
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    Do you like the Origin cab? How is the quality?
     
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    Ordered a Origin 50 Watt Head. I'm going to see how I like it first then if it passes I'm going to consider getting a Origin 412B Cabinet.
     
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