The Official Marshall Studio Classic Thread Sc20

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  1. Old Punker

    Old Punker Well-Known Member

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    I have recently stumbled upon this setting as well. I have MV around 6 - 8 and Gain around 1 as well. Gorgeous tones! I now use this anytime I'm after the metal face Plexi type tone. Gain will vary between 1 and 4, depending on the exact tone I'm after. Also got a good Sabbath tone with MV on 10 (along with some extreme EQ settings).

    I had no idea how versatile this amp was when I first got it.
     
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    No! I saw all the YouTube reviews, it's a 1 trick pony! They wouldn't lie!
     
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    Old Punker Well-Known Member

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    :funny:
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    All of my amps are one trick ponies, I tend to make them all sound similar.
    But I would still like to add the SC20H in white to my humble hoard.
    Cheers
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I’ve been saying this since shortly after buying the amp, it’s a very versatile amp, ime.

    The master and preamp volumes interact with each other exceedingly well, and they’re incredibly responsive, even to very small adjustments.

    There are so many tones just using the two volumes, I didn’t realize how interactive they are are at first.
     
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    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    Yep, 2203's have been doing versatile for decades, and the 20w retains those characteristics, only on a smaller scale.
     
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    Have you played the SV? having jumped channels adds a nice clear low end and not too bright as the SC. These are freaking loud for 5 watts.
     
  8. GregM

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    I haven't played the sv, don't want to or I'll probably end up with one!
    The sc can get closeish to the acadaca tones I love, which I can live with quite happily, and then go full bore jcm mode aswell.
    It's a trade off, but if I had the sv I'd be trading aswell so....
    Can't have it all unfortunately ( and keep the missus happy aswell)
     
  9. LCW

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    Fucking love this amp!! Does old school Metallica to a T!!!! :dude:

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    That's not surprising! I got a really nice SOAD tone with mine when I tried it. Can't wait to try some Randy Rhoads era Ozzy tunes, now that the guitar tab books that I ordered have arrived.

    Nice Studio too, mine is the same color. Does yours have the 498T bridge too?
     
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    Thanks. Yes 498T. One of my favorite pickups.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    This is me, I know it’s a great amp, and I’d love to own one, but I can’t, so in my mind I’m better off not knowing personally how great they sound! Lol! :D

    Great looking setup too! :agreed:
     
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    I am with ya buddy, if I could swing both in white. I would post a NAD
     
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    Lol, no need, we all watch your clips, even us non origin owners, so I'm pretty sure we would all know :)
    Keep on rocking it Mitch!
    ( in the free world or not, whatever)
     
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    Hey guys,
    I am interested in getting the SC20h. I haven't read the whole thread but i was wondering, are the effect loop issues now fixed with newer amps?
    Also how is the built quality of the SC20h?
    Thanks!
     
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    Build quality is excellent.
    Not fixed but not really an issue for most of us unless you run around to the back of your amp and turn the fx on and off mid song.
     
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    Nice set up. The head confuses me as I'm used to seeing the controls on the combo in the opposite order. :)

    I've been using my SC20c exclusively for rehearsals and will be gigging it again next weekend. I've started using the 20 watt mode, gain set low to about 2 and master according to taste to get the balance right (no soundman and amps aren't mic'd up). This gives a good base sound to play with and the pedals add extra drive, or (sacrilege) other distortion/fuzz for certain songs. I'm using a Strat with an Eric Clapton mid boost, so the guitar output is quite 'hot' compared to a standard passive Strat.

    Recordings we made during rehearsals confirmed that previously my solos and riffs didn't stand out enough, even the rest of the band asking me to turn up (there's a first!) but they are happy now.

    The best thing I discovered was borrowing a friend's amp stand, so I can actually hear what I'm playing now rather than blasting my legs.
     
  18. GregM

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    Amp stand pfft
    Just chuck a browneye at the audience all night and you will hear it fine.
    ( I actually just wanted to say something so we were back on top of the SV20 thread....
    Screw those guys!)
     
  19. junk notes

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    :lol:

    Currently I am working on a getting the SC head, mainley to incorporate it on gigs, and that it offers an effects loop. I have not gigged the SV yet or have been in a Live scenario, but having the effects loop really helps the articulation in your tone.. (edit: going to need more Skittles lol!)

    The amp stand thing for the SC 1x10 combo might be benificial to your ears (at reheasal), but (Live) you loose the important bass coupling that is much needed in your tones with this 10" combo.:2c:
     
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  20. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    What’s your main amp for gigging Junk?
     

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