- Jun 5, 2022
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Yeah I like the Studio series. I also have an Origin 50. I use Greenbacks or Creambacks with them.
Next are my Slash settings
Next is the Pedalboard. This is the exact same one I use with my SC20h JCM800.
Most of those pedals worked great with the 2525 except for the Boss SD-1 and the sometimes the DD3 believe it not. Now I didn't really need the SD-1 with the 2525. It had all I needed for Slash in the dialing-in. The MXR Black Label Chorus is the exact same as an MXR Analog Chorus. It is fun to add that from time to time. The two knobs for bass and trebs at the off position (not seen in the image). I didn't add any WAH yet.
So was the Slash tone there? Yes, it was. Not with all the bells and whistles of a record production or maybe even its bigger 100W brother, but it was there and highly enjoyable. This amp sounds great. It might even be better sounding than the JCM800 (a bit of a one trick pony) and the Plexi, but they do their own thing.
So about the Boss SD-1. Is that suitable for the 2525 or is it an amp you use without an OD? What OD fits this amp?
This Marshall is unlike any other Marshall I have tried. It is not like the JCM800 or Plexi. It is something else sort of between a country-rock sounding amp (I played some ZZ Top and it sounded awesome) and a high gain amp, which is strange because I expected a medium gain like the others and to add an OD for overdriven tones, but the tones sounded overdrive enough to my ears when you dialed things up. That is my definition of a high gain amp anyway (no need for OD on one channel). So that was surprising, but maybe it's just me.
Forget the settings you see on the Boss EQ pedal. That was more like rolling off the high-end, some increase around 1khZ and the bass end at normal. That Talisman plate reverb sounds great with all the amps I have played it with. The DD3 I wasn't so crazy about with this amp. Not sure why as I thought it would also work with it.
This amp easily had more tones than the other Studio series. It has a way more sensitive EQ controls. There appears to be a boost to the bass as you dial past 6. It has lots of Marshall bottom end if you want it. Like the JCM800 sounding bottom end. It sounds like a Marshall but doesn't behave that much like one with those EQs and other controls.
I have other pedals I can swap out and try, but any suggestions are welcome. I am obviously not just going to play Slash with it. It seems this looks like my new go to Marshall amp for anything that is not using a Plexi or JCM800. I am expecting to cover a lot more tones with this than the others. At least those are my thoughts.
Overall, very happy, but still coming to terms with all the features with the push pull knobs.
I think that is the Studio series done for now. Took me a year to get all three. I had a DSL15 back in 2017 but sold it in 2020. I could never get a good tone from it. Maybe I needed to play more down tuned stuff with it, like C Standard or something.
Edit: You can skip all the soundcloud tracks on the other pages and listen to the below video instead. This was done on day 4. Direct to amp. No pedals. No microphone. Phone camera. I wanted to see if I could get a tone from the amp first that I liked. Today I was playing with a pedalboard and will mic it up later and do another video of another song.