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The Official Marshall Studio Classic Thread Sc20

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by scozz, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, we were struggling a bit with feedback last night, but 150 people should help soak up some of the echo. Will definitely have fun; I know them really well and I can act the fool a bit and play the 'rock star' with plenty of interaction with the other players and singers. I'm wireless, so might have a wander into the crowd if possible. Can't wait as it's the first proper gig post lockdown...last time I played in public was March 2020 doing an acoustic/vocal open mic set.
     
  2. marshallmellowed

    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    It'll be great, good luck!
     
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  3. riffpowers

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    What speakers are we enjoying with our sc20’s?
    I need to get a cab !!
     
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  4. solarburnDSL50

    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    I like Eminence GB128, Celestion GB's, and V30's but only cause they're in a Orange PPC 412. V30's sound killer in that Orange cab. So do Marshallz.

    Soon I'm going to try a Celestion Anico Goldback. I got's to know.:agreed:
     
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  5. ken361

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    The JJ are brighter then EH it seems to me I like them in the SV for the moment:) have to checkout TADs sometime
     
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  7. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Looking forward to hearing how it works out, have fun man.
    :cheers:
     
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  8. PelliX

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    OK, let me be rather clear with my question and apologize upfront for hijacking a thread. This seemed the apt place, though. I've been eyeing the SC20h for a while now, and I've mentally pulled the trigger. Unfortunately, due to the morbid fear of virii being transmitted by jack plugs, I'm unable to test this first hand. I'm not interested in the wattage difference, but I'd like to hear the 'general consensus' on how the SC20 matches up to a 'real' 2203 reissue. To be a little more specific, the cathode bias makes me a little dubious. As a (happy) DSL20 and AC15 owner, for example, I have no problem with cathode bias as such, but I'm skeptical as to how this compares to the 'bigger brother'. From what I can tell, the pre-amp section should be as good as identical, but it's the output stage that has me wondering. Correct me if I'm wrong, of course.

    Let me be clear, I'm not asking whether it's a great amp, or whether I can get some specific tone out of it - I'm interested in knowing whether it's worth paying more for the 'full size deal'. Re-sale value and so on are not on my list of concerns, either. Does it sound and respond like a 2203, in a nutshell?
     
  9. marshallmellowed

    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    Depends on how close one is content with. As anyone that owns one will tell you, the SC20 is a good sounding amp, for a 20w amp. Does a 2203x sound better, of course it does. At home, I play through my 2203x 90% of the time. If I were hauling a "2203" type amp back and forth to practices, it would be the SC20, unless I was competing with another 100w, then I'd take the 2203x, not for the volume, but for the "bigger" sound. If you never compare them, you'll be perfectly happy with the SC20, so there's that.
     
  10. PelliX

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    Thanks for the reply - appreciated! :)

    So, what is the difference, then? I mean, I know the slightly more ballsy, powerful sound you get from a 100W amp, but I'm wondering about sustain and what is generally called "spongier" sound. Again, I'm not against that, all things equal I prefer the DSL20 over the 40 for example and I love that VOX purr and chime - what I'm looking for here is that 'stiffness' (no giggles, please) and punch. FWIW, I'm pretty much set on the SC20, but I don't like investing 'just short' of what I want - might as well do it right first time.
     
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  11. Gaz Baker

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    Sounds to me like you've answered your own question.
    Get a 2203 and never be left wondering. :cheers:
     
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  12. PelliX

    PelliX Well-Known Member

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    Ugh, would need to get a new matching rug then.

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    Thanks, though. The SC20 it is, all things taken into account!

    EDIT: Somehow fudged the C for a V in SC20. Bugger me... corrected now.
     
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  13. Gaz Baker

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    Fuck yeah!
    I like that.
    Where do I get one?
     
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  14. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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  16. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I enjoy Tony’s videos, he’s fun to watch. The thing about tubes I don’t get is how one can be sure one brand name is any different than another brand name, when all the tubes manufactured in the world all come from 2 or 3 different factories?

    These factories slap on the tube whatever brand name they’re selling to. So you could buy tubes with two different brand names that could be the exact same tubes from the same factory.

    Am I missing something here?
     
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  17. ken361

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    least we know the tads are burnt in and tested
     
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    I am assuming they are made in the same factories but to different clients designs. Wouldn't be hard, a die for jj a die for blabla etc etc.
     
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  19. PelliX

    PelliX Well-Known Member

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    No, you're spot on and Tony is, once again, talking out of the wrong orifice.
     
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    ken361 Well-Known Member

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    My dealer told me that tubes are sorted out to like 3 grades some company's got the better tested tubes over the others GT was like last
     
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