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The Official Marshall Studio Classic Thread Sc20

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

  1. GregM

    GregM Well-Known Member

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    And yeah I think I have 8 or 9 guitars, 3 have humbuckers, but I have an 89 lp standard coming in mid October, original bill lawrence bridge pup. I look at photos of it everyday lol
     
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    Yeah, the AC15 is prone to that; I tend to let the Marshall do the thump. I like a tight bass and the AC15 doesn't lend itself toward that in my experience. The two need to complement each other - not compete. The stock Shuguang valves in the VOX work(ed) a lot better than the JJ EL84's I tried. That was just a dark bass-y spongy mess without much character somehow. I don't know what you've got in there, but I'd avoid JJ in the output stage in those amps.
     
  3. GregM

    GregM Well-Known Member

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    All stock at this point in time.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I know you haven’t had the amp for very long but I can tell you the longer you own it, the more you’ll find it fits a number of music genre.

    I have a question though,… you said you use the “low input” most of the time, do you mean the low sensitivity input or is it the lower 5 watt mode you’re talking about?

    I usually use an extra boost when I play my Strat or Tele, they seem to do better with a boost and a touch of extra gain.

    I’m not a high gain player, so most of the time the preamp volume is at 4 or 5 with humbuckers. With single coils it’s about at 6, with a clean boost using a TC Spark pedal. :D
     
  5. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I didn’t even think that it could be a typo, my impaired brain went right to,… you just decided to go with a different Marshall. Lol.

    I think you’ll enjoy the amp. :cool:
     
  6. PelliX

    PelliX Well-Known Member

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    Man, after that post I went off to a party and got rather, uhm, blattered. Came home late (or early). Got up this morning and saw how you guys took the ball and ran with it... :rofl:Sorry... really, really bad typo!
     
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  7. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I’ve never used TAD, I think I’ll check them out. The last time I purchased tubes was a matched set of Mullard New Production EL34s from the Tube Depot.

    Now after seeing Tony’s video, I’m not completely sure they were matched. I don’t have any reason to think they were not, but I don’t have a way to tell for sure.

    You seem to have confidence in stuff like that from TAD? You did mention they provide some data with the tubes, would you elaborate on that?
     
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  8. PelliX

    PelliX Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I was a little unclear - I don't buy TAD, because I simply prefer to know the real manufacturer. Regardless, they do indeed provide specs for they matched pairs/quads. Watch the referenced video, or google for pics. They all at least seem to list a TC and PC value (trans-conductance and plate current). If you are to believe their site, and I would give them the benefit of the doubt, they test

    - Plate Current (PC) and Amplification (TC)
    - Low Noise Test
    - Microphonic Test
    - Sonic Tests
    - Shock Tests
    - Listening Tests
    - Shorts & Leakage Tests

    As far as 'confidence' is concerned, any valve can go suddenly blow up. Knowing the manufacturer won't help you there. Likewise, if I bought matched valves and got a total mismatch, I'd return them.
     
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  9. Gaz Baker

    Gaz Baker Well-Known Member

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    @PelliX .....

    I noticed in your O.P. you're a DSL player/owner.

    let us know your opinion once you've had some time with the SC.

    I went from a DSL40c, to the SC. (Head & matching 2x12)

    From the first chord struck, I heard a massive quality difference, in a very pleasing way.

    Obviously, there's nowhere near the amount of gain on tap, but I brought a basic single channel amp, with the idea of adding a couple of pedals to get whatever diversity needed.

    Two years in, and I'm still fizzing every time I plug it in.



    Ironically, I have been using the preamp dial between 3-7, no pedal boost, and I am a high (ish) gain sort of guy.

    Sometimes, the extra articulation/clarity that comes from less preamp, still seems to sound quite heavy, especially in a mix. Could also be a hot pup output too I suppose.
     
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  10. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah I think that’s true, especially the pickup part, I’m running vintage, and medium output pickups in my two LPs.

    And for some reason I think, if I’m not mistaken, you have high output pickups in your guitars?
     
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    Gaz Baker Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I believe that 3 of four of them are hot.

    I'm not sure if you'd call the burstbuckers in my Traditional hot, but even they sound grunty.
     
  12. PelliX

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    Sure, I'll keep you posted. :thumb:
     
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    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    :lol:

    U know I's kidding? I being more serious than Julie? Greg? WTF we even yipping at?
     
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    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    Sorry bro if I offended.:cheers:
     
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    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    Pardon me my buds. Love you guys. Sorry bout me saying stupid shit. Totally enjoy your experiences!
     
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  16. PelliX

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    It's ordered, should be arriving on the 15th. Got some discount on an unboxed one. Let's see what shape it's in when it gets here.
     
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    GregM Well-Known Member

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    U didn't, I liked your post the day you posted it.
    And grats PelliX
     
  18. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats on ordering the amp man I’m sure you’ll like it. :agreed:

    As for open box gear, I don’t like to spend a lot of $ on gear, so when I’m in the market for something I’m always checking for “open box” items.

    Every time I’ve ordered an open box item, I’ve never found anything wrong of any significance, ever. I’ve never returned an open box item I’ve purchased either.

    So I’m a fan of open box gear overall. Although I’ve only bought open box gear from either MF or Sweetwater, so I can’t speak to any other venders open box policies.
     
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  19. PelliX

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    I'm prepared to spend what it takes, but discount is always welcome. :D Also, I'm not much of a warranty type. After a few years it's your own problem anyway, right.
     
  20. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Congrats on your amp purchase.
    Cheers
    Mitch
     
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