The Official Marshall Studio Classic Thread Sc20

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  1. Fisheth24

    Fisheth24 Active Member

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    Hey guys, I didn't want to come back to the thread until I knew what I thought about the SC20 and you know what, I really like it. It's a fantastic head for the price in the UK. Sure you could probably get a Ceriatone for less in the States, but as I'm in the UK, it would cost me like 2K to get one from Nick, which wouldn't be worth it, at least for me.

    I did a short clip of my SC 20 going into Logic with some Wall Of Sound Impulse Responses.



    This thing is perfect for me, it's light, manageable to carry and I think it'll hold up volume-wise with a band (based on using it with my 1960A)

    I think Marshall is onto a winner with these.
     
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    killa tones!
     
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  3. Fisheth24

    Fisheth24 Active Member

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    It does sound good, it's not exactly crankable in my living situation through a 412, but I can't wait to get it burning at rehearsals when they're allowed again in the UK!
     
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    with my combos I crank them its best when loud! you should love it
     
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    ken361 Well-Known Member

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    Speaker myths debunked

     
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    rolijen Well-Known Member

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    I held out as long as I could. Finally pulled the trigger yesterday! Will arrive late next week. Can’t wait! Thanks for all the great info in this thread. Will report back.
     
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    Madfinger Well-Known Member

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    Very informative vidio. Thanks for posting.
    :cheers:
     
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  8. rolijen

    rolijen Well-Known Member

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    SC20H - 1 (1).jpeg
    NAD: SC20H arrived!!! Can't wait to put it through its paces later today! I'll report back!!!
     
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  9. rolijen

    rolijen Well-Known Member

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    OK, so I just got done with work and plugged in. I am very pleased.

    I have a 1987x that I love. I have an SV20H that I've tried to love but just can't get the thick tone I crave. Honestly, it's a great amp but it doesn't hold a candle to the 1987. But, after 20 minutes of playing the SC20H, this is what I've been missing. Similar DNA to the SV for sure, but the SC has more of everything that makes the SV great. Two words that come immediately to mind are thicker and ballsier. The V-Type speakers are perfect for this amp. I didn't like them with the SV and instead went with greenbacks for that amp.

    Of course, it's very early, but I'm really enjoying NAD. The SC20H is totally worthy of the high praises given here on the forum.
     
  10. wntbtw

    wntbtw Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on your new amp! I have one also & LOVE it!

     
  11. solarburnDSL50

    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Mine was good straight in. Now it's phenomenal. Fun as fuck. No apologies.

    :eddie:
     
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    TXOldRedRocker Lech-rechaun Gold Supporting Member

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    Very cool! I just switched from an SV20H to an SC20H. My 2x12 has a Vintage 30 and a heavy Creamback. The SC20H definitely gets incredibly full, but tight tones. Fantastic amp. Currently resting my hand. Playing it now with a Les Paul.

    Congrats! Your setup looks sweet!

     
  13. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Oh man that looks sweet! Congrats man! :cheers:

    It that cab new, and does it have the stock V-type speaker’s? Just thinking about new speakers and break-in time.

    If they’re new and you like the tone now, they’ll only get better and better as they break-in.
     
  14. rolijen

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    Thanks, man! The cabinet is actually an MX212 I bought for my DSL20. When I got my SV20 and matching SV212 cab last year, I took out the V-Types and put a pair of UK Greenbacks in the SV212. The V-Types went into the MX212. That cabinet has been rocking about a year now and the V-Types have really opened up nicely. It sounds fantastic with the SC20 head. I have played this SC20 everyday since it arrived earlier this week and it puts a smile on my face every time! Although I have thoroughly enjoyed the DSL20HR, I will probably let it go now. The SC20H has replaced it atop the MX212.
     
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    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    That just looks proper together.:agreed:
     
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    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    It's a players amp. When we spend time with it? It really delivers. I still get a smile when I plug in and I've had mine quite awhile.

    It doesn't fail me. I fail it.:D
     
  17. ShatteredVitreous

    ShatteredVitreous Well-Known Member

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    You guys are idiots, making me want to buy another SC20h......I hate you all! :duel:

    I have a damn JCM800, why am I wanting an SC20h, and I want a Revv G20 too.

    "Marshall to the left me, Revv to the right here i am, stuck in the middle with GAS' :band:
     
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    Congrats!!!
     
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    @rolijen
    Congrats on your new amp brother.
    Cheers
     
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  20. Fisheth24

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    Removed the Bright cap from my SC20, I'm finding it so much more usable at lower volumes, had to compensate for the treble and presence, but overall really recommended.

    Looking or a drive to stack with my SD1, thinking about a Tumnus of some sort, what do you guys think?

    Edit!

    @rolijen congrats on the new amp!
     

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