The Official Marshall Studio Classic Thread Sc20

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Well ordered mine late yesterday, it was shipped today. My sales guy threw in UPS prime ground shipping, so I should have it by Monday,....or Tuesday at the latest.

Anyone already have them,....I’d love to hear your opinions or even some clips if possible.

Head or Combo!
 
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I chose the Classic over the Vintage because it has a master volume. I’m a strictly at home player these days and it seems the Marshall Vintage needs to be turned up quite a bit to get that classic Plexi tone. Too loud I’m sure for my applications.
 

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I chose the Classic over the Vintage because it has a master volume. I’m a strictly at home player these days and it seems the Marshall Vintage needs to be turned up quite a bit to get that classic Plexi tone. Too loud I’m sure for my applications.
Same reason here. Although it might be fun to get a Vintage some day and put a ppimv in it.
 

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Just got my SC20H from Sweetwater this afternoon. Only had a few minutes of TV volume playing with it, but it sounds great through my 1936 cab.

Later this week I’ll try it out at band practice and through my Unleash to get a little more volume out of it if needed.
 

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C'mon Lenny you're the first on here to receive that amp and you're gonna make us wait 'til next week for further observations and comments on the amp ?:wtf:
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Got a lot of stuff going on this weekend with family, so won't have time to play the amp much till tonight or tomorrow :(.

First impressions:
- It sounds like the online demo videos
- It can sound shrill at low volumes, so you need to keep the treble and presence a little low.
- The guitar pickup type (low vs high output) impacts the amount of gain you get out of the amp.
- It cleans up relatively nice when the guitar volume is rolled down (not as well as a Pexi of course)
- It's pretty loud (will have to wait to confirm this till I get it to band practice on Wed)
 
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It always seems to me from the vids that the JCM800 sounds a bit trebly with not much bass. Is it true with the 20 watt head.. is there much thump?
There’s low end that appears to be part of the EQ’ing. You’re not going to get much thump out of a small amp with small OT. If you want thump then get a 50W or 100W amp.
 

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It always seems to me from the vids that the JCM800 sounds a bit trebly with not much bass. Is it true with the 20 watt head.. is there much thump?
It Indeed is a bright amp (original 2204/2203 and the SC20 must be the same), designed to cut in the mix.
Yet many users snipped one or even two bright caps to make it a darker amp. I suggest making this kind of modification switchable via a little toggle switch as in a loud gigging situation, you might want to get that brightness back...

But anyway, if you put the gain on 10, one of the bright caps is bypassed, so many people just put the gain on ten and use the volume of their guitar to roll-off the distortion and maintain a more bassy sound...
 

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and please post gut shot as soon as you get one, anyone who ordered it...
 

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ok Lenny. Thanks. It's a start. lol
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Just played it a bit more with my Ultimate reamper. Being able to crank the master volume past noon tames the high end a bit.

It retains a little high end raspiness, like a Plexi, so when you pick softly or turn down the guitar volume there’s a bell-like chime to the tone.

Reacts well with my effects in front (Timmy, delay, chorus, etc).
 

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It Indeed is a bright amp (original 2204/2203 and the SC20 must be the same), designed to cut in the mix.
Yet many users snipped one or even two bright caps to make it a darker amp. I suggest making this kind of modification switchable via a little toggle switch as in a loud gigging situation, you might want to get that brightness back...

But anyway, if you put the gain on 10, one of the bright caps is bypassed, so many people just put the gain on ten and use the volume of their guitar to roll-off the distortion and maintain a more bassy sound...
I did a mod like that to my DSL40. Different value bright caps via a toggle switch. Just select which one based on the volume I’m playing at.
 

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It Indeed is a bright amp (original 2204/2203 and the SC20 must be the same), designed to cut in the mix.
Yet many users snipped one or even two bright caps to make it a darker amp. I suggest making this kind of modification switchable via a little toggle switch as in a loud gigging situation, you might want to get that brightness back...

But anyway, if you put the gain on 10, one of the bright caps is bypassed, so many people just put the gain on ten and use the volume of their guitar to roll-off the distortion and maintain a more bassy sound...
Which cap is bypassed? The one on the Volume pot?
 

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Here’s a pretty good video where the tonal difference,....

....between the combo with the 10” speaker and the cabinet with 12” speaker,....

,....is very evident!

10” combo starts at 10:37

 

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Here’s a pretty good video where the tonal difference,....

....between the combo with the 10” speaker and the cabinet with 12” speaker,....

,....is very evident!

10” combo starts at 10:37



The combo sounded better imo in that demo. The head was slightly muddy sounding. Maybe the pickups? Anyway I want the combo to go with the Marshall 1x12 I already have to make a mini stack and still have the combo portability
 

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