+1. The ORI is a neat amp, but it cannot compete with the absolute legendary Marshalls like the 2203 and 1959. It's a price point amp to get you in the ballpark of old school Marshall tone-but it won't win a World Series.Tatzman makes a great point. That's some heavy competition you have to judge against a budget amp.
I've gone full circle. Big power back in my younger days, lower wattage recent years and now back to the real stuff.
I had every 20 watt Marshall makes minus the SC. Dumped them all for a Germino Lead 55LV. All those amps are fine but I don't regret getting rid of them. I will never go back down in wattage again.
I'm not a good guitar player and don't ever obtain a tone I'm happy with. That said I did a small clip and replicated it with the 2203, The SLP, The JVM (both crunch orang red and OD orange), The Origin-20, And even A Bugera infinium 1960 for good measure.If all the other amps sound great with your playing only the Origin 20 does not - then it's just not the right amp for you.
I don't think it's rocket science to dial it in correctly, so it seems you just don't like how that amp sounds.
Why messing around with it any longer?
There may be something to this here. You have a ton of british-voiced (Marshalls) in the stables and the best of the best at that.Those are your ticket. Dont waste any more
money for lower grade stuff. Unless youre
getting it for free or dirty cheap...but then a
waste of time still.
Sell it, wait for a good deal on a jtm45.
Its not that much bigger but plain and simple
a better amp which sounds good at any setting
and is a logical onpar addition to your amps i listed above.
With the gear you have, I am starting to consider simply believing your contention of having bad ears and/or hands.I'm not a good guitar player and don't ever obtain a tone I'm happy with.