The Official Marshall Studio Classic Thread Sc20

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  1. solarburnDSL50

    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    Looks like you and me set up L2 similarly. We definitely love the same music.

    I want to get an Origin 50 combo now. Put it in my room as my daughter has moved back and occupies the big cab/amp room. Love her more. She SHH at all the amps and cabs strewn throughout the house and into the garage.

    Both my daughter's are Marshall girls. Like they had a choice.:D
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    That sounds about right my brother, and you have wonderful daughters !!
    Cheers
     
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    I'm startin' to want that Lynch Mod...
     
  4. solarburnDSL50

    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    Sicko!:D

    :cheers:
     
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    Sorry if this has been answered already, does the 5 watt mode have way more gain than the 20 watt mode? Or just break up like sooooo quickly?
    I was screwing around with the tele, high input, sd1, 0 gain Max volume etc and it wasn't quite there, so switched up to the blacktop filtertron gretsch and the saturation lvls just went through the roof.
    I had the master at about 4 to 5, pre amp on like 3 and the thing started sounding like my dsl5cr on high gain channel. I checked the mv on the guitar and it was like only at 5 or so.
    Switched back to 20 watt mode and it's almost like it started breathing again and more importantly I suppose, articulating.
    Was the darnedest thing...
     
  6. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I think it’s just a matter of headroom, less of it in 5 watt mode.





    Fletcher Munson?
     
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  7. GregM

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    Prolly the headroom, but I just didn't expect it at so low settings, was still pretty loud in 5watt mode so I'd think the former rather than the latter.
    Was just so muddy... Hadn't run into that before ( mind you I'm more used to the 20 watt mode with no pedals heavily attenuated)
    Edit. Sorry to further the story, screwing around with hells bells and couldn't differentiate when you start lifting off fingers in the verse part.
     
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  8. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    When I first got mine I was on the 5 watt mode for a few months, then I went to 20 for a year or so, all attenuated. Now I’m back on the 5 watt setting, for almost a year now.

    I’m enjoying the subtle touch of compression the 5 setting provides, and I can also crank the volume a bit more on the 5 setting, cooking the power tubes that much more.

    No doubt I’ll be back on the 20 in the near future. :D
     
  9. Gaz Baker

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    I had an interesting experience 2 days ago, that I thought of as soon as I read your post.

    (FWIW, I do run an attenuator of sorts, but that shouldn't matter in my case, as it's always on.)

    3 of my 4 guitars have BareKnuckle pickups in them, (3 different sets.) all with varying results.

    The Squier Tele, has the B.K. "Warpigs" in it, which I have previously found to be too hot, resulting in far too much gain.

    That was until 2 days ago.

    Up until recently, I have been stacking 2 O.D. pedals for heavier gain.

    So on Saturday, I tried the Tele. 1st just straight in the amp, pre amp and master set to 7, and then clean boosting with an 808 modded TS9 with the same dial settings.

    Holy shit! Even straight guitar and amp, there's enough gain to play some pretty heavy shit. I was really surprised just how well that worked.

    Suddenly, my Tele has got a place in my studio, instead of lurking around the TV in the lounge.

    My point being,... It's possible your pickups could have a lot to do with your situation?

    But as for the 5 watt mode, I don't think it has any more gain than the 20 watt mode. Maybe slightly more compressed? Which may give that impression slightly.
     
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    Ain't it the truth! I'm a Humbucker player. 8 guitars with HB's. One of them has Fralin Pure PAF's. Fralin offers them in the 3 winds, offering different output levels. The set I have are the lowest output. That guitar hooked up to my SC20H on 5 watt mode is the most articulate, beautiful Marshall sound. Better than any Gibson, Seymour or Dimarzio pickups I have.

    You make a very important point in your post @Gaz Baker!

     
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    Pickups are something I see that's overlooked, or underestimated quite often.
    Even just adjusting the height of pickups can make a difference that a lot of people don't think about.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah I agree, my 82 LP Custom has the original vintage Tim Shaw pickups, which are a lower output pickups, and that guitar sounds incredible thru my SC20.
     
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    I had an 82 4010 but sold it a few years back. Now have the SC20h. How do you think they compare? If i recall it seems the SC20h has a little more gain. But are they close. I'm asking because I miss that 4010. thanks
     
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    If you love this amp,try it with Greenbacks or Vintage 30's mixed. It's insane. Also G12t-75 sound really good too.
     
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    IMO add grill cloth to that list..
     
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    My SC20c is going to get a work out on Saturday night; a (drummer) friend's 60th birthday and I've been asked to guest in the band for his guests. Really looking forward to it as I've had my SC20c a couple of months now and really got used to how I like to set it (mic'd up in this fairly large hall):

    Dress Rehearsal 1.jpg

    Dress Rehearsal 2.jpg
     
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    Yes I agree that the SC20H has more gain than the 4010--at least w/ the MV below '2' which is where I 'idle' them. The 4010 just has more horsepower available.
     
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    Looking forward to your experience playing it live.:agreed::eddie:
     
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    Have fun! Looks like an echo chamber, should be interesting.
     
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    Looks as if it will be a great time.
    Cheers
     
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