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What happened to the Marshall MA100h Amp?

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Wolf-3D, Jul 16, 2021.

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Who here's Boss DD-3 burned out WITH a perfectly logical explanation?

  1. Me and I fixed it!

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  2. I dunno, I just replaced it

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  3. Dont get me started, the mystery continues,,,,

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  1. Wolf-3D

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    That’s pretty trippy. And they balance it by putting a transformer on each end!
     
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    It’s an interesting amp, the guy who worked on it had me in there talking for over an hour, haha. But he did a fine job. Sounds better than the others I’ve listened to. A lot warmer. Say how do you erase comments btw? I didn’t post photos properly on an earlier response
     
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    I don’t think you can delete a comment completely. Maybe if it’s a duplicate. Otherwise you just delete the text and leave a single period.
     
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    That’s the only way I know how to do it..
     
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    When Marshall first started making affordable amps in Asia it was very fashionable to piss on their chips....mostly by folk that had never played them.
    The Haze amps were made in India and suffered a similar reception. The 40 combo did have issues, Good sounding amps though.
    The MA series was trying to fill the gap left by the JCM600 and JTM30/60 amps. Affordable valve amps for players that didn't want to drop serious money on UK built products. This also included the Hybrid JMD-1 (digital pre-amp models of Marshall classics into a traditional Marshall EL34 valve power amp).
    I think their lack of success was more to do with their build origin than their capability. I think since then, people have got more used to the idea of amps, like everything else, being built in Asia and the DSL amps have been a great success for Marshall, ironically with a better reliability rep than their UK made JCM2000 predecessors.
     
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    Ok, now I want to know how @Wolf-3D burned out a Boss DD-3 WITH a perfectly logical explanation.
     
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    You just read my mind as I instantly thought the same
     
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    +1 and on point
     
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    I don't know how he did it, but I blew one by connecting a 8.4v ni-cad battery via the 9v DC input....smoke, lots of smoke, very bad amounts of smoke. :facepalm:
     
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    Compare the tiny transformers in the MA100 to JCM 800 transformers:
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    The MA100 power transformer is particularly puny.

    Big iron has a different sound and feel. More headroom, more definition, more punch, more bass. (While the power transformer doesn't see the audio signal, its current capacity has a big affect on the amp's dynamics.)
     
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    I bought a MA50 head in the past, but I sold it after 10 days. It had really a scarce tone, especially at low volumes, and wasn't able to accept pedals decently.
    Tone was flat, lacking of bass and mids and without any dynamic.
    Maybe with some mods and changing tubes......:(
     
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    I was jammung with some guys, one of mine a friend with a MA 100. I had my HAZE 40c. The drummer kept asking why is that(Haze 40c )so much louder? It sounded much fuller than MA. That might be why it did not catch on. And yes TUBE/Transistor
     
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