2061 - Should I or Should I Not?

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  1. BrentD

    BrentD Active Member

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    Maybe the thread title answers the question, I don't know. I have wanted a 2061x/cx for a long time, and taken steps to get one. I found a good deal on a new 2061 head and cab, but even then the cost is giving me pause.

    If you have a 2061, can you tell me how you feel about it? I'm not lacking for nice amps as I've got others, but that doesn't make the GAS go away.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Have you played one yet? That would be the deciding factor.
     
  3. BrentD

    BrentD Active Member

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    I have. It was glorious, and really gets at my favorite Marshall sounds without the volume of a JTM45 or a 1987. I unloaded the X cabs I had due to not wanting to lug them around, but the 2061 might still be too much for home.

    For me, the question becomes one of any amp being $2800 glorious.
     
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    too loud for home use imo,but for live it nails it.:wave:
     
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    Great amps, would definitely recommend getting one. I use a strat and a vintage modified jaguar with mine and they really cut through the mix in the band I'm in.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    At home use a pedal. Buy it, you like it.
     
  7. schwa

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    The 2061x is my favorite Marshall, but I don't consider it a "home use" amp.

    I often attenuate it when I use it at jams/rehearsals.
     
  8. dariosicily

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    Ciao, after one year playing in small clubs & medium venues my 2061x with the hot plate set at -4 or even -8 dB, last week I was forced to play it with no attenuator and... I really discovered a new world... playing it at 6 both channels with AC booster pushing it, the tone is completely different than when you put the sucker THD..

    I can't believe I missed to play this marvel properly for one year.

    try not to attenuate, the tone does compensate the minor saturation of the EL84s, and it's way much better.

    I sold the hot plate the day after, that's it.
     
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    The Hot Plate is a tone sucker.
    The "Alex" attenuator, now made by Scumback, is not.
     
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    To be clear - I don't always attenuate, and when I do only as much as necessary.

    My point was that IMO, the 2061 is loud - sometimes even too loud for some clubs and rehearsals.

    Playing a 2061 at home is a good way to meet your local police.
     

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