High vs. Low Powered Marshalls

junk notes

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20 watt toys. Compared to my big iron amps? Stop. I'm with you bud. There is a significant difference.

100 watts. Open. Just fingering...
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Just a word from the sponsor...?

You all talk girly.
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Play. I understand I can't...most internet fux cant.

I can. And will. The player is always above the circuit. Deal with it. Pussy? What a great distraction.
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the bigger iron gives a broader audio spread. My big amps kill my SC as far as audio field. Really easy to measure ear wise and body wise.
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You got the jist of it. There is a sweet spot between master and preamp pot. So Fucking what! Play what you want. With authority. Or be dainty like most the fux I meet!
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I'll play whatever the Fuck I want. May be good it may be shit. I never kid myself.
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Just restocked the fridge. Come over whenever you feel and help yourself to several cold ones. ;-):cheers:
 

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I think he is saying that the big iron makes or breaks you, and that he is agreeing with OP - in his own way lol
Don’t make that mistake Junk,.... it could be dangerous,...very dangerous! No one should ever think they completely understand @solarburnDSL50,....tragic mistake that could come back to BITE you,...hard and long.

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O.K. @scozz, point taken. Heck, you all are invited to come over and dime Plexi circuits. Bring your guitar @scozz!
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Most here know that I am a big iron Plexi guy, and being soo close to picking up an SV head and am excited to get a mini-me Plexi. (and the SC -why not? lol)
Also that Marshall has no 1992 offering in the SV, and will be modding mine to Superbass nullifying the warranty :shock: (sorry)

I realize I will not be "pushing air"... and awaits exploring to get max results alongside speaker cabs and configs, variac's and attenuator's. A plethora of sorts.
 

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O.K. @scozz, point taken. Heck, you all are invited to come over and dime Plexi circuits. Bring your guitar @scozz!
:cheers:
Most here know that I am a big iron Plexi guy, and being soo close to picking up an SV head and am excited to get a mini-me Plexi. (and the SC -why not? lol)
Also that Marshall has no 1992 offering in the SV, and will be modding mine to Superbass nullifying the warranty :shock: (sorry)

I realize I will not be "pushing air"... and awaits exploring to get max results alongside speaker cabs and configs, variac's and attenuator's. A plethora of sorts.
Have a great week end Brutha'! :cheers:
 

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Don’t make that mistake Junk,.... it could be dangerous,...very dangerous! No one should ever think they completely understand @solarburnDSL50,....tragic mistake that could come back to BITE you,...hard and long.

:cool: :fingersx: :fever: :hbang:

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Just restocked the fridge. Come over whenever you feel and help yourself to several cold ones. ;-):cheers:

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O.K. @scozz, point taken. Heck, you all are invited to come over and dime Plexi circuits. Bring your guitar @scozz!
:cheers:
Most here know that I am a big iron Plexi guy, and being soo close to picking up an SV head and am excited to get a mini-me Plexi. (and the SC -why not? lol)
Also that Marshall has no 1992 offering in the SV, and will be modding mine to Superbass nullifying the warranty :shock: (sorry)

I realize I will not be "pushing air"... and awaits exploring to get max results alongside speaker cabs and configs, variac's and attenuator's. A plethora of sorts.

I have too much fun with SC. I'm sure that mini Plexi is awesome too. And I will prolly get one sooner than later. One thing I won't do to it is attenuate it. I don't have to be quiet where I live and it makes me and my Marshall amps happy.:shred:
 

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Great thread and useful comparison by the OP!

Personally I think the SV20 rocks and is still 100% plexi through and through. There's totally some compromises, but it is a truly wonderful amp. I think Marshall hit the ball out of the park with these.

I too have a strong preference for the 100W'ers over the 50s, but lets face it, if we could only have a 1987 and nothing else we'd still be totally happy right??? I feel the same way about the SV20, and with its convenience factor I probably put more hours on it than any of my other amps.

Just a small clarification for the OP. The breakup point of the output tubes is a factor of the biasing vs the plate voltage vs the OT primary impedance, and is unrelated to the wattage. It would be totally feasible to design a 20W EL34 output section that was completely clean all the way to 10 (or 11 :dude:). I've actually considered putting a small resistor in series with the volume pot(s) to push back the break-up point. You'd lose a little of ultimate amount of gain achievable, but I don't go anywhere close to that anyway. I actually think this would be a good mod for the SVs. The volume pots are on little break-out boards so it would be easy-peasy.
 


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