The Official Marshall Studio Vintage Thread Sv20h

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  1. whitecloud

    whitecloud Active Member

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    I really hope this amp and others in the Studio series great success. I'd like to have the Mini Plexi but for now want my 1300 bucks and the Origin 20h is making me happy. Demos so far sound good out of the gates but do notice most have the amp cranked. I agree with others that it will be a loud 20 watts so it may work for some and have others complaining. So for now the grass isn't greener for me at least Yet. :)
     
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    Is your grandson on this board:)
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    No he’s not a member here only I am, but he helps me out on all the gadget frustrations I have, posting clips, photos, he schooled me on how to do it and I payed attention! Cheers
     
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    I had a couple 15 watt amps in the past fenders, class 5, ect. The Vox handwired 15 watts was pretty loud and held up to the 6505 peavey combo at 60 watts which really seem that loud:( the vox I always wanted a little volume with that amp. I really want to try these new marshall they look and sound good.
     
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    Im referring to the Volime Box now, not the OD.

    It can only be used in the loop, I want to stress that,...ONLY in the effects loop!!

    I run it first in the loop, and it works great. But I’m only using it with my Dsl1hr right now,....not much of a test with it. But it quiet and works the way I’m eager to use it with the Marshall Studio Classic I ordered!
     
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    I hear ya! it would be a little different voiced so having 2 amps might be good:)
     
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  7. scozz

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    Like I said prior,....I’ve only used it with a 1 watt amp so far, (Dsl1hr), it works great, I turn the volume all the way up and adjust the output with the volume box.

    I did notice a drop in distortion, the gain was lower. It had a really nice tone though. You could actually hear the power amp pushing hard!

    Like I said, I’m looking forward to using it with my 20 watt Classic!!

    I did order the Classic over the Vintage because of the preamp volume,....just in case my Volume Box doesn’t work as expected. :D
     
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    Have you tried the volume box in the loop? I thought thats where Carl meant it to be used.
     
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    Yes, I realize that but I noticed that you have it immediately after an od pedal so I wasn’t sure if you were using in front of the amp as a signal buffer or in the loop and you were also running an od pedal in the loop.
     
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    I did the same thing with a
    I did the same thing with a boost pedal in the loop, works like a charm. Kept gain on zero on the pedal and used the pedal's volume as a master volume. A volume pedal in the loop should perform the same way.
     
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    Well, if it works with a 1987x...
    I guess it’s workable with the 5w mode.
     
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    Ok well thanks for pointing that out to me @chiliphil1,....sometimes my brain doesn’t work too good. I mistakenly put it outside the loop with my OD and eq pedals!!!! I’ve now put it where it belongs,...in the loop!

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    Funny thing though, it worked! Weird.

    Oh well,... it’s not the first stupid thing I’ve done,...and it won’t be the last.

    Carry on, :p
     
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    That don't work worth a shit.
     
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  14. scozz

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    Yup,...it’s in the loop now....

    It actually works great both ways, but yes you’re right,...it’s recommended to be used IN the loop.

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    Agreed... you lose all the power amp drive, which is the whole point of a plexi...sure, there's some preamp drive, all of the power amp drive will be lost
    J
     
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  16. assaf110

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    Well, I guess “work” or “won’t work” is a subjective thing.
    If you expect arena face melting tones at “don’t wake the baby” levels, then yeah, it won’t work.
     
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  17. Fender

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    it's compromise but the compromise is still better than with a full power 1959 or 1987 : you use the volume pedal when @home so you lose some of the drive (there's some left if you crank it more on the preamp side, juste another tone), but you can use it at full volume in rehearsing/gigging situation which was not really the case with 1959 and 1987 :eek:
    PPIMV is not bad, but it's just slightly better than a classic MV or a volume pedal in the loop, far from perfect too...
     
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    I would imagine the volume boxes with a Plexi would give you the same results as a non-cascade 2204. Don't most of those who have them turn them into regular cascaded 2204s?

    I just remembered the One Wire Mod exists. My new worry is how a PPIMV would work with the different power section (especially the low power mode), and if I could remove just the FX loop board and use that to put the PPIMV in.
     
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    So whats the result, you got your amp setup how you want, some overdrive or gain setup, then this box in the loop to attenuate your volume without losing any gain? I have not found any videos demoing this gadget not even Carl LOL.
     
  20. Bke

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    The best tone you can get at home will not be the best tone the amp can give IMO.. But.. i still prefer in a major way the sound of an amp like this with maybe a little attentuation, volume pedal or similar in the loop with maybe a boost out front to any SS amp (Roland cube etc) sure its not the same as cranking the amp on stage but its never going to be.. so always a compromise and unfortunately some of us live in places where we have to manage the volume well beyond what the amp is designed for. Is it worth it? well, thats an individual decision based on what you can afford and whether the compromise is worth the increased cost vs lower (and maybe\subjectively) cost solutions... of course there is the modelling world, but that's another thing altogether.
     

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