- Jun 13, 2010
- Reaction score
- Across the World
Welp, you guys were right!! The Origin 50(h) is here... and let me say - WHAT A SMOKIN' AMP! It's absolutely different than what I'm used to with my JCM 2000 DSLs ( 50 & 100), JCM 900 SL-X 2500, 3315 and 3210s in the most RADICAL way.
I can't believe I held out this long. It annihilates for having those glassy cleans while being SO FAT under the fingertips...OR can get VERY Bassman-ISH. Take your pick - SO many tones are in this beast. I have mine set up with little gain and hitting the front end with an SD-1 juicing a RAT. Don't be fooled, the amp EATS pedals and still shows it's true colors.
I can't believe how high I can run the Treble on this beast and I LOVE IT. Typically, I'm a ZERO Treble and cranked Presence guy. I get more of the chewy bite from my pedals. I love THAT tone for a Marshall, but this is in another class all on its own!
Low power is phenomenal as it really tightens up the amp. High power gives it a little more sag but I can't pick one over the other. They're both fun to use! TILT is awesome which gives me some really nice presence and clean bite. The pull Boost gets SUPER wooly and as I've read, "flubby" as well. I agree. It's useable, but I haven't experimented much with it just yet.
[ Edit:] WITH the SD-1 and RAT II in tandem , it gets HUMONGOUS. Crank the Volume ( or to your surrounding ability) and use the Gain for volume. If it gets too wooly, loose or SAGGY, play with the TILT and PRESENCE. Best controls to TIGHTEN the amp to your liken. Add LOW OUTPUT which will also TIGHTEN your tone.
Anyways, I could go on all night. Thanks for ALL the tips and info here from the Marshall fam. I can NOW see what the attraction is for those old classic Marshall tones. I think I might have a good taste for it now. Yeah baby!