The Official Marshall Studio Vintage Thread Sv20h

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  1. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Just clarifying Pede, don't start no trouble!

    (see what I did there!:naughty: :facepalm:)


    Actually my OCD absolutely would not allow me to let Dillon go!! I tried, I really did, but everything I typed sounded condsending when I read it back to myself.

    So that last post was all I had left. :D
     
  2. Georgiatec

    Georgiatec Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Looking for something I don't remember what.
    :applause::applause::applause::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Sustainium Well-Known Member

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    Yes Sir, and I doubt he would be impressed with my spelling.:lol::lol:
     
  4. Graham G

    Graham G Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    This a thank you to everyone who has responded to my questions in this thread.
    I have decided to hold off on buying the SV until our gigs start up again,but I will buy one when we're gigging again.
    I have learned quite a bit on the Forum about drive/boost pedals & the difference that can be made using different speaker types & cab types,in all my years gigging I've mainly used combos & just used them as I bought them,without much thought to the speakers & for the last 25years the only Speaker Cab I have owned & used,with about 5 different heads is my EV loaded Mesa 1 x 12",i have never bought a "matching" cab for the heads I've owned,just used the Mesa.
    But,after the comments to my posts in this thread,I've bought an SC212(a local used one),to go with my ORI20H,well I got to use it last night at band practice & i'm really surprised at how much better the SC cab is with the ORI than the Mesa I don't think gigging volume will be a problem with this cab,i'm sure you guys know all this,but i'm old & set in my ways,so I didn't.:)
    Thanks again. :band:
     
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    tce63 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    The SC212 and SV212 cabs sound great, and even better after a few hours of playing.
     
  6. SupaR6

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    +1 on the Minimass from me as well. I have a smaller music room and a 2x12 cab so it can easily get loud. I don't notice too much high end drop until the amp is past noon (at least to my ears).

    I do love this amp. I play it more than anything else I have.
     
  7. tce63

    tce63 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    :welcome: to the forum.

    Cheers :cheers:
     
  8. marshallmellowed

    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of attenuators, I'm still liking my Power Brakes these days, slightly edging out the Mass 200.
     
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  9. G the wildman

    G the wildman Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to produce EVH type sustain through my SV20.

    How what pedals do I need?
     
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    He relied on sheer volume to get sustain. I saw VH on the F.U.C.K. tour, one of the loudest stages (and concerts) I ever heard. A few meters from the stage, it was almost unbearable.
    You definitely can get that with the SV (I get it with the SV and OCD in front), but you need to crank it up to the point where if you don't ride your volume pot, it goes into feedback almost instantly, as he did.
    Only pedal I think could get you close to that is the Digitech FreqOut. But at the end of the day, there's no substitute for sheer volume and actually learning to somehow tame the beast.
     
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  11. Georgiatec

    Georgiatec Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    A lot of us are old and set in our ways Graham.....It's just we love buying gear.
     
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  12. Biff Maloy

    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. About the SV20H, I told an old guitarist friend of mine who's long been quit playing and out of the loop on gear that this was the best amp I'd bought since my JCM800 in the 80s. It has totally lived up to my expectations. It's my primary go to.

    I'm glad i have the 2525H though. It's so volume friendly and came in handy yesterday playing tribute to EVH without ear splitting volume.
     
  13. Mitchell Pearrow

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    :welcome: To the forum
    Cheers
    Mitch
     
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  14. Graham G

    Graham G Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I suspect the tricky bit,might be the playing :D
     
  15. G the wildman

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    Thank you Skyburn,

    1 Are you saying that I will not achieve this with my attenuator on.

    2 Is my Boss OD1X as good as an OCD or should I add one of them to my arsenal?

    Cheers G
     
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    G the wildman Well-Known Member

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    Yup
     
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    G the wildman Well-Known Member

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    Ok guys,

    i have stacked two od pedals and EVH is here. Next question is. Will this level of gain damage the amp?
     
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    with a preamp pedal will get you in the territory.
     
  19. marshallmellowed

    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    No, it will not damage the amp.
     
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  20. WellBurnTheSky

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    No it won't damage the amp. Though it has real chances of sounding like complete mush, but that's another story altogether. See below.

    1) I'm saying you won't achieve both the sustain AND the dynamics. He pretty much played everything with basically one setting, just relying on the volume pot and playing dynamics to go from almost clean on 3:16 or the intro to Hot For Teacher to raging high gain, infinite sustain. Stacking pedals will give you the sustain, but at the price of dynamics (and IMHO of tone and punch).
    Again, the key to that tone and response is volume, to the point where you can play one note, grab harmonic feedback and keep it alive pretty much forever. To me that's the main reason why tube amps still are the ticket, never got quite that with any sims, or playing at low volume.

    2) if the OD1X is anything like the old OD1, it's quite a bit brighter and "toothier" that the OCD, which is centered at a lower point in the mids (which makes it a tad warmer), and has a pretty different character. The OCD works for me in my rig for my playing and the tone I'm after, but I can't guarantee it'll work for you. No substitute for trying it out and see how you like it. That's the main reason why I started building my own pedals, so I could try lots of things and not spend ungodly amounts of cash in the process. Plus it's fun to do, and I can fine tune them to my liking (my OCD clones are of a specific version of the circuit which is my favorite, for instance).
     

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