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Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Mitey, Sep 2, 2020.
Lies! No one kicks a lil tuna out in the middle of the night
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. .
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.
Ok the no gain or distortion in the loop is a first for me.
May I suggest Summers Eve???
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!
With all the amps I have bought new or used, none of them had Tolex glue that smelt bad, not one!
That’s right its got to be A LOT of tune lol!
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!?
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!
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.
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.
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.
My Origin 50C smells just fine no issues at all!