Origin 50C - Bad Odor

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  1. shredless

    shredless Well-Known Member

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    Lies! No one kicks a lil tuna out in the middle of the night
     
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    I've had two Origins, the 5 that I sold, and the 20 combo that I still have, and neither had any smell, aside from the "new amp" smell that goes away quickly, and isn't at all what I'd describe as bad.
     
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    Yes sir, I am an owner.

    And no, there is no odor from mine, unless you count the stinky clams I play now and then.
     
  4. Mitey

    Mitey New Member

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    Same issue, the grill cover wreaks. I'm finding that this amp was just a mistake all the way around. You can't use a gain pedal in the FX loop, didn't know that. When I turn amp on or off the amp it makes a loud "pop" with the FX loop on, even when the FX are all off. The one good thing about it is that you can DI into a recording device without the speaker attached.
     
  5. Mitey

    Mitey New Member

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    Does your amp make a "pop" sound when you turn the amp on or off with the FX loop engaged? Mine does whether the FX in the pedalboard are on or off. I also didn't realize that you can't use a distortion or gain pedal through the loop as well.
     
  6. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Mine as long as volume is turned down to 0 the pop is minimal on start up or shut down, and to use the loop you already know you have to have the footswitch plugged in to activate it, I have always put my dirt pedal into the front of the amp, have never tried it in the loop.
    Good luck, I know the Origin is not for everybody but I am getting along with mine just fine, and it’s far cheaper in cost than a 1987. .
    Cheers
     
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  7. Mitey

    Mitey New Member

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    I was told by Marshall to turn off the switch before turning off the amp and to never use a gain or distortion pedal in the loop.
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Ok the no gain or distortion in the loop is a first for me.
    Thanks
     
  9. Sg-ocaster

    Sg-ocaster Well-Known Member

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    May I suggest Summers Eve???:shrug:
     
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    What? Well-Known Member

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    Better keep the cats away from it. Your amp might get the cat scratch fever. Then you'll only be able to play Nugent songs through it. Hahhyyy!

     
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  11. MarshallDog

    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    With all the amps I have bought new or used, none of them had Tolex glue that smelt bad, not one!
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    That’s right its got to be A LOT of tune lol!
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    My experiences have been if the amp is loaded with JJ tubes It will pop but when I put in better tubes the pop is gone. My last new amp the Fender 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb did it. I replaced the tubes and its gone now, dont figure!?
     
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  14. Avenger

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    I have received an Origin20c a few days ago and I simply love the smell that comes out when the amp is warm! lol

    It is a very weak smell; have to stick my nose in the grates to feel it, but it's definitely something different than a solid state's... different material cooking in a tube, I guess. Thing gets pretty warm in minutes, can feel the warm airflow out of the top vents!
     
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  15. OriginOfTheSpecies

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    Mine just smelt new/kind of pleasant. I do remember a housemate many years ago getting a new Marshall practice amp that smelt bloody awful.
     
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    Sometimes electrical fittings can smell when hot, typically some of the plastic tings that secure lampshades if you use 100w or 60w bulbs.
    Odd that a new amp should do it.
     
  17. Mitey

    Mitey New Member

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    These Origin50 combos smell awful. I do like the fact that I can run this into my VS-1880 and not have the amp's speaker connected but the design isn't the best either. I should have just bought the head and the a cabinet later, I doubt that I would ever use it in a live setting.
     
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    My Origin 50C smells just fine no issues at all!
     
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